Essential Business – Special Report: Small Business, Big Mission

Essential Business – A Business Journals Special Report: Small Business, Big Mission Neither a tornado nor the COVID-19 pandemic could derail the Turnip Truck’s expansion plans By Marq Burnett  – Reporter, Nashville Business Journal May 27, 2020, 10:58pm EDT During the first five years, John Dyke exhausted every ounce of energy and used every penny he had. He… Read more »

The Local Business That Could: Meet The Turnip Truck’s John Dyke

The Local Business That Could: Meet The Turnip Truck’s John Dyke by Ashley Haugen Ashley is StyleBlueprint’s Editorial Director. She loves storytelling and the opportunity to explore the South via the content on StyleBlueprint.   John Dyke opened the first Turnip Truck store back in 2001 in East Nashville. Since then, the business has expanded to now have… Read more »

Fight for survival: Buckling down to stock the shelves

John Dyke, owner and founder of The Turnip Truck, opened a new grocery store a week after the entire nation was essentially shutdown during the pandemic. NASHVILLE BUSINESS JOURNAL By Marq Burnett  – Reporter, Nashville Business Journal May 1, 2020, 7:05am EDT To better understand the scope of the challenges small businesses are facing due to the coronavirus,… Read more »

Our first hour of operation is now exclusively for the elderly and immune-compromised

  Nashville, as we work to help feed our community, the Turnip Truck is committed to the safety of our employees and shoppers. We are taking the following protective measures: – Beginning Tuesday morning and continuing daily, 7-8 a.m. shopping will be exclusively for our elderly and immune-compromised customers. – Hand sanitizing stations are installed… Read more »

Turnip Truck Will Open Charlotte Ave. Store Friday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Furthering his mission of bringing the finest farm-fresh food to Nashville, Turnip Truck founder and owner John Dyke will open his third full-service natural grocery store at 5001 Charlotte Ave., Friday, March 27, at 10 a.m. “Two weeks ago, much of the equipment for this store was destroyed by the tornado,” Dyke… Read more »

Turnip Truck set to open West Nashville store

With the increased need for groceries and other household items due to COVID-19, the Turnip Truck is proceeding with plans to open its third location.

Turnip Truck owner and founder John Dyke announced the full-service natural grocery store will open at 10 a.m Friday at 5001 Charlotte Ave.

“People need food, so I come to work”

‘People need food, so I come to work’: Tennessee grocery workers keeping shelves stocked Sandy Mazza, Nashville Tennessean Published 10:04 a.m. CT March 24, 2020 The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a pandemic. Reported illnesses range from very mild to severe, including death. Agencies anticipate widespread transmission will occur in the U.S. in coming months and recommend… Read more »

‘Against all odds’ new Turnip Truck grocery store opening in west Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Locally owned natural foods grocery store Turnip Truck is opening a third location in Nashville. Owner John Dyke says against all odds after losing much in the March 3 tornadoes, the new store is opening at 10 a.m. Friday at 5001 Charlotte Avenue. Read more at FOX17

Area groceries confront virus on multiple fronts

Nashville-area grocery stores — unlike so many other now-shuttered businesses throughout the city — continue to operate. But those operations have assumed a decidedly different approach and vibe compared to the business-as-usual period prior to the COVID-19 outbreak. The signs are obvious: Customers and store employees wearing germ-repellent gloves and masks, aisles and shelving having… Read more »

UPDATE 3/16/20 What The Turnip Truck Is Doing In Response to COVID19

Friends, due to the City and Federal call to action regarding COVID19 virus, and in order to take every precaution we can, we are CLOSING OUR HOT AND COLD BARS at both stores until further notice. Instead, we will make pack-outs of many of those items to provide our customers with access to salad items… Read more »