Please join me on Saturday, March 2, at 10:30 AM at Stanley's Greenhouse for a special presentation on planning this year's vegetable garden and growing the most popular backyard vegetables.
Garden Talk Radio
I will also be back on the radio, beginning March 2. I will be joining Dr. Sue Hamilton and Andy Pulte from UT Gardens for "Garden Talk" from 8:00 to 9:00 AM on WNOX-FM 100.3. Call in with your gardening questions!
Community Agriculture Fair at Three Rivers Market
On Saturday, February 23, Three Rivers Market looked like Kroger's after Todd and Matt have predicted snow. In other words, it was packed. The event was the 2nd annual Community Supported Agriculture Fair, and by any measure it was a resounding success. One vendor said the crowd was at least triple the size of last year's.
From the snippets of conversation all around me, I could tell that plenty of enthusiasm for local food and local farmers exists in this area.
Inside the store, Knoxville Bread Co-Op, a one woman operation offering CSA-type service for baked goods, was handing out delicious samples, along with other local and regional vendors, including Asheville's Dolci di Maria bakery, Flour Head Bakery, Haze & Co., Magpies Bakery, Roots and Branches, and Yazoo Brewing Company from Nashville.
Here is the list of the participating farms, with web or email addresses where available.
- A Place in the Heart Farm, Campbell County, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
- Clear Springs Farm, Knox County, http://www.clearspringsfarm.org
- Colvin Family Farm, Bledsoe County, http://www.colvinfamilyfarm.com
- Cruze Farm, Knox County, http://www.facebook.com/CruzeFarm
- Good Earth Farmers, Jefferson County, mailto:email@example.com
- Hines Valley Farm, Loudon County, http://www.hinesvalleyfarm.com
- JEM Farm, Hawkins County, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
- McBee Dairy Farm, Knox County, http://www.mcbeedairyfarm.com
- Mountain Meadows Farm, Anderson County, http://www.mountainmeadowsfarmtn.com
- Rocky Chop Farm, Union County, mailto:email@example.com
- Spring Creek Farm, Campbell County, http://www.facebook.com/SpringCreekFarm
- West Winds Farm, Morgan County, http://www.grassorganic.com
- Wild Things Farm, Cumberland County, http://www.wildthingscsafarm.com
- Winged Elm Farm, Loudon County, http://www.wingedelmfarm.com
- Wisner Farms, Loudon County, http://www.wisnerfarms.moonfruit.com
- Zavels Family Farm, Knox County, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org