Come Out & Meet Your Farmer!
2019 Kingsport CSA Fair
Where: Kingsport Farmers Market Pavilion
When: March 2 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
We’re excited to bring the CSA Fair series back to the Model City in 2019! This is a wonderful way to connect with local farmers and become engaged in your food system. This gives you the chance to explore healthy food options while supporting our regional agriculture economy. Your family gets to eat the freshest produce and goods our region offers while supporting a farming family. This year, the Kingsport Fair will include 5 farmers and producers. This list gives a brief description of what they have to offer as 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!
River Creek Farm – Pick up locations in Johnson City and Kingsport.
“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. We also offer home or business delivery.”
Pollinator Produce Partners – Pick up locations in Johnson City and Kingsport, TN, Big Stone Gap and Norton, VA, Whitesburg, KY
“Our CSA runs May through the end of October. We have 3 share sizes: a 1/2 share is intended for a single person or couple that doesn’t cook often – produce is distributed in one-serving portions. $288/season. Full-shares are meant for a couple or small family – produce is distributed in 2-4 person servings, $460/season. Family shares are for larger families or folks wanting to do food preservation $600/season. Members receive between 6-10 different vegetables and herbs each week. We run for 24 weeks. Additionally, members receive free admission to all farm events.”
Little Mountain Microgreens – Delivery locations in Johnson City, Jonesborough, and Kingsport, TN
“We deliver to homes, restaurants and offices twice monthly all year round. Subscriptions range from $14 to $40 per delivery for 1/2 trays up to 1 and 1/2 trays of select micro greens. We do live trays or harvested. It’s a perfect way to get fresh local produce year round. Our current delivery area is Kingsport, Johnson City, and some of Jonesborough.”
McCracken Farms – Pick up locations in Kingsport, TN
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“McCracken Cattle company raises grass finished beef. We don’t feed corn or grain to our beef. We don’t fertilize our pastures. We raise beef the all natural way. We deliver to the Kingsport Farmers Market parking lot every week.”
Orchard Creek Farm – Pick up locations in Kingsport, TN
Full Regular Summer CSA Share
$240.00/16 weeks 6- 8 items per week. The item choices are yours, you pick what you want from a list of available options and we fill it up.
Full Micro-Member CSA Share
$200/10 weeks 8 items (microgreens and salad greens only) we pick based on inventory, but if you don’t like something we will not put it in your basket. 😉
Half Micro-Member CSA Share
$100/10 weeks 4 items
“We are passionate about people, plants and animals, we believe in being good stewards of the land and reducing as much waste as possible. We are grateful to be able to offer 100% compostable containers and packaging in order to do our small part in helping our local ecosystem to be healthier and to reduce greenhouse gases in our States local landfills. Our small farm can’t change the world, but our farm can make a difference. We grow food without pesticides, utilizing NO TILL regenerative farming techniques that I have mastered for the past 19 years.
We are also a teaching farm offering work share apprenticeships and classes. We encourage farm visits for those wanting to join our CSA. CSAs are not for everyone, so please ask questions and know what you are committing to before joining. Know your farmer.
We would love to serve you!”