Foutch’s has always primarily been known as a a meat and food distributor. In the 1970s we started carrying Mountain Valley Spring Water and delivering it to customers. When we made the decision to close down the food distribution side of the business, we moved our focus to the water and coffee side of Foutch’s. We partnered up with Southern Coffee and Spring Water in Chattanooga, Tennessee and have been providing only quality water and coffee to our customers ever since.
It All Started Here
One of Foutch’s first meat stores in Cookeville was this market at 24 N. Cedar Ave. This first photograph is from 1914 and includes T.J. Foutch, left, his son, J.J., at right, and a store employee in the center back.
Foutch’s Distributing was located on Bunker Hill Rd. (the area now located behind Kroger and called Foutch Dr.) for many decades. In 2000, Foutch’s discontinued it’s meat packing and food distribution services and focused on spring water and coffee sales and delivery. Foutch’s is currently located in Algood, TN.
Three generations of the Foutch family join in the company in this photo. From left, J.J. Foutch, his grandson Martin, and son James. Today, Martin’s son Taylor works in the family business.