Farms Attending the First! Kingsport CSA Fair
We live in such a local food rich area and are excited to bring the CSA Fair series to the Model City this year! The CSA Fair is a wonderful way to explore all of the options our farms have to offer. This year, the Kingsport Fair will include 6 farms and producers. During the farm you can expect to meet farmers, enjoy free kid’s activities, and have lunch with the folks from Main Street Pizza. This list gives just a brief description of what they have to offer and each farm runs their CSA differently. For more information about an individual farm and their offerings take a look at their website or Facebook page and join us at the Fair!
Come Out & Meet Your Farmer!
River Creek Farm — http://www.rivercreekfarmcsa.com/
We are a year-round CSA offering large ($39) and small ($29) farm shares as well as bakery shares and farm fresh eggs. Our farm shares are fully customizable. We offer multiple pick up schedules to meet your family’s needs. Pick up weekly, biweekly, or monthly. We offer pick up at either locations of the Main Street Pizza Company, in downtown Johnson City or Kingsport., and in downtown Bristol. We also offer home or business delivery.
Grand Oak Farm — www.facebook.com/Grand-Oak-Farm
Grand Oak Farm is run by owner, Dana York, and head farmer, Camille Cody. The 140-acre farm has been in Dana’s family for multiple generations, though this is the first time it has been used for growing produce and flowers. With 2 acres in intensive, soon-to-be-certified organic production they are excited to offer a small CSA program to locals in the Johnson City and Kingsport areas. Growing nearly 150 different varieties of vegetables and cut-flowers, you can be assured to receive some old favorites and some exciting newbies in your shares each week! From arugula to zucchini is what we like to say, and with various size options and pick-up locations, they hope you’ll find a share that suits your local veggie and/or flower needs!
Pollinator Produce Partners — pollinatorproducepartners.com
We grow all our produce without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, herbicides or fungicides. Our CSA runs from May-October. We have 1/2 shares, full shares, and family shares, for $288, $460, and $600 respectively. We deliver in Big Stone Gap, VA, Norton, VA, Whitesburg KY, and Johnson City TN, and are considering adding a Kingsport VA pickup if there is enough interest. Members are also welcome to arrange pickup at our farm in Duffield, VA.
Willow Bend Farm / Farms to Families CSA — www.facebook.com/farmstofamilies
We organically grow (non certified) fruits and vegetables and partner with other small producers in order to provide a greater diversity of products. Our CSA runs from mid May through mid October. We offer a medium share ($22 per week) perfect for 1-2 or more people and large share ($33 per week) perfect for 3-4 or more people. We offer subscriptions from 4 weeks through the whole 22 week season. Option to pick up every other week. We have pick up locations in Kingsport, Bristol and Johnson City and offer delivery for a fee. We accept SNAP/EBT/Food Stamps and offer work trade opportunities.
David Lay Farms — https://www.facebook.com/DavidLayFarms/
4th generation to farm our land in the Goshen Valley of Hawkins County.As late as 2017, we were USDA Certified Organic. We continue to farm sustainably, and use Integrated Pest Management for disease, insect, and weed control. Very traditional, seasonal fruits and vegetables grown. Our share is a 1/2 bushel box. $400/ share, and runs 16 weeks. Starting in mid May, or when the weather allows. Delivery and pickup locations will be determined once everyone is on board, and we get folks mapped out. We will make it as convenient as possible.
Orchard Creek Farm — http://www.orchardcreekfarm.com/
We grow food without the use of herbicides or pesticides using no till biological gardening and permaculture techniques. By becoming an Orchard Creek CSA share member; The choice is yours, you choose what is in your basket each week, or pick from our list of what you like and we will mix it up every week for you. You get to visit the farm, so you can see where your food comes from and how it is grown (we encourage this). You receive weekly recipes and regular farm updates. We grow over 100 different crop varieties LOCALLY on our farm, without the use of herbicides or pesticides!