Beginning Farmer Support

Offering workshops, mentoring, and support for beginning farmers across northeast Tennessee

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The Quilt Trail

A folk art movement across America, to tell the story of place and community and promote local farm businesses

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Sowing Seeds of Success

“Sowing seed, helping feed, inspiring youth to take the lead” with Build It Up through weekly after school programming for little kids and capacity building and teen employment at local high schools
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Land and Water Conservation

Helping farmers and families conserve working lands and waterways for the benefit of future generations

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Spotlight: Youth Learning Life Skills

 We are proud to partner with Sheri Cooper, teacher/councelor at Johnson City’s Alternative Center, and her Foodtopia program, where kids get hands on training in cooking, gardening and growing for market. Austin is 17-years old and a recent graduate of Science...

Spotlight: Roan Mountain Future

In 2013 Ethan Gouge traded his career as a U. S. Marine officer for a chance to put a newly formed passion into practice: restoring his grandparents’ overgrown farm property in Roan Mountain. Ethan married Katie in October of 2014 and together they are bringing Roan...
Spotlight: Local Food at Local Businesses

Spotlight: Local Food at Local Businesses

Thanks to Leah Matson at AccelNow who profiled new farm entrepreneurs, including Katie, at their online blog. Katie Bashor is the Farm Operation Manager at River Creek Farm, a five-acre farm in Limestone, TN owned by Jamie Dove and Elise Clair. In addition to being a...
Mountain Masala: November 5th

Mountain Masala: November 5th

Keep Calm and Curry On November 5th … or…  Mountain Masala brings spice to downtown Johnson City A one-night curry stand will dish up good food for a good cause at the first annual Mountain Masala Appalachian Curry Dinner, Saturday November 5th from 4:00pm...

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