Boone Street Market:
The CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is up to 28 members and is still accepting a few more for the remainder of the season. The 18 week season is more than half over with 8 more weeks of box deliveries left. So far, it is responsible for generating over $10,000 in farm revenues for the participating farmers.
The market has started a series of 100 Mile Dinners. The first was held on Sunday July 27th and sold out very quickly. Two more will be held this year on the following dates: Sept 27th and October 18th. The meals are almost 100% store product and are prepared by a local culinary enthusiast.
The BSM has a licensed and inspected Community Kitchen that is available to rent for small food producers in the area. Fees are $10/hr and several times throughout the week are available. Anyone who wants to cook, can, bake or dehydrate food for sale in the store or at an area farmers market is welcome to book time. Call the market for more details: (423) 753-4722.
Jonesborough Locally Grown:
Once again the Farm to Table Dinner has sold out quickly and Chef Alex and everyone are making preparations for August 22nd. The dinner takes place at a long table that stretches over a block down Main St in Jonesborough. A beautiful table setting compliments artfully prepared dishes from local ingredients. Proceeds from this annual fundraiser go to the Farmers Market for events, music and to help keep farmer/vendor space as inexpensive as possible.
The Boone Street Market will be selling local pasture raised Thanksgiving Turkey from Preservation Farms in Telford. We will start a reservation list at the market and there will be a limited quantity of 45 birds.
Welcome, Ashley Cavender!
Ashley recently graduated from ETSU, where she found her passion for local food and agriculture! She started volunteering at the Farmers Market on ETSU’s campus and ended up managing it for 2 years. After graduation she wanted to become more involved with local food and agriculture and ended up at the Boone Street Market. She is a part of the CARES Americorp Program. Her Americorp title is Local Food Market Coordinator, but says she is basically the assistant manager and kitchen manager. She also coordinates the lunch menu which is served on Thursday,Friday, and Saturday. She also helps prepare the breakfast at the Jonesborough Farmers Market each Saturday. There is also the occasional 100 Mile Dinner hosted in the store or catering which is delivered to the appropriate location. Lastly, the commercial kitchen is open to anyone who wants to use it. Boone Street wants to be an outlet for vendors, bakers, etc. so they can make their product to sell in the store or at the local farmers markets!