Holly Gatlin Cooper, owner of “Fried Green Tomatoes,” has over 18 years of experience in the food industry. Her past endeavors include partner in the Blue Goose Café and managing and operating of The Hermitage House Smorgasbord.
Launched in August of 2012, the Fried Green Tomatoes Food Truck made its debut at the prestigious Wilson County (TN) Fair, one of the largest in the nation. From that very first outing, it was obvious that great southern hospitality combined with delectable fried green tomatoes were a recipe for success.
But, as we traveled around pleasing the palates of folks all across the southeastern United States, we continually received requests from those who wanted to take home our batter mix and The Secret Sauce. We hadn't really considered that but when we stopped to think about it, it made perfect sense - and that brings us to our shiny, new website.
Fried Green Tomatoes partners with Rest Stop Ministries to package and distribute every product you receive.
Rest Stop Ministries is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization in the Nashville, TN area dedicated to holistically restore survivors and stop sex trafficking. RSM provides comprehensive services to female victims of sex trafficking through a 24/7 staff supported residential program of trauma-informed care, for up to two years plus alumni support - all free of charge to the client.
One critical factor in stopping the cycle of victimization is Economic Empowerment. RSM’s Social Enterprise, Good Hope Farms, is the primary vehicle. Through a partnership with Fried Green Tomatoes to package and distribute products, residents will:
- Work in a safe, supportive environment
- Begin earning an income and saving sooner in the program
- Gain valuable job and leadership skills
- Increase self-esteem and confidence
Your purchase is a partnership to Restore Survivors & Stop Oppression!