Since the late 1990s Chuck Pruett has been a major force in reshaping the retail food scene in our community. Pruett’s Signal Mountain Market is the latest link in the fascinating story of his influence on developing closer relationships between us, as consumers of food and the sources of our food. Since the first Greenlife Grocery opened on Hixson Pike in North Chattanooga in 1999, Chuck has developed the idea of “real food”—a measure of how close we are to our food sources. A huge gap exists, for example, between meat grown and processed in gigantic corporate facilities far away and poultry, beef, and pork grown locally—where grocer and supplier know one another. The smaller the gap between us and the origins of our food, the more “real” our food is.
Pruett’s Signal Mountain Market