Farm Fresh Appalachia Blog

First Appalachian Farmers Market Association Retreat: A Great Success!

Farmers market managers, representatives, and vendors from across Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia came together in Kingsport for a full day of relationship building and learning at the first ever Appalachian Farmers Market Association (AFMA) Retreat.  There...

Spring! in TN Farm Tour – Farmer Invitation

Spring! in Tennessee Farm Tour Saturday, June 22 1-5pm  Applications must be submitted by April 17. If you are a farmer in Washington or Greene County TN and would like a chance to boost your business this spring, please join us for the 2nd Annual Farm Fresh Farm...

Appalachian Farmers Market Association Spring Retreat 2019

  Appalachian Farmers Market Association - Spring Retreat - April 12, 2019  ** Register by April 5th! ** Join Farmers Market Managers and Vendors from across the region for a full day of relationship building and brainstorming Farmers Market best practices at the...

Kingsport CSA Fair 2019

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...

Celebrating One Year of Farmers Market Promotion

Celebrating One Year of Farmers Market Promotion! Photo Credit: Laura Beth Davidson, Grand Oak Farm/Washington Co. TN Thank you to everyone involved in building community and making this first year so grand!  The ever patient and positive Appalachian RC&D team and...

National Farmers Market Week

If you have ever wondered what it would be like to live in a world where the people truly cared about each other and each others' well being, find a local farmers market. — Casey Campbell, Lindley Farms Creamery (Snow Camp, NC)   Y’all, it’s National Farmers Market...

VA Farm Tour Recap and Thank You

We had a wonderful day of meeting farmers and communing over local food and farm produce during the first Farm Fresh VA Farm Tour. Graced with clear blue skies and beautiful landscape, we all got a chance to see what is to LOVE about the farms of Southwest Virginia....

Turnip for the Farm Tour: TN Tour Details

Turnip for the Farm Tour: TN Tour Details

Do you love the idea of a farm tour, but don’t quite know what to expect? Let us tell you all about it! Our TN Farm Tour will take place throughout Washington County, TN on Saturday, June 23rd. Here’s everything you need to know: Farms will provide a variety of...

5 Reasons to Sign Up for a CSA Today!

5 Reasons to Sign Up for a CSA Today!

By now, you’ve probably heard the term “CSA” or “CSA shares” mentioned by someone you know. What is a “CSA”, and why should you sign up for one? So glad you asked! “CSA” stands for Community Supported Agriculture, and consists of individuals who pledge support to a...

What is a Community Supported Agriculture program (CSA)?

What is a Community Supported Agriculture program (CSA)?

Do you love fresh, local products like meat, veggies, and eggs? Keep reading to learn more about how you can access some of the best fresh, local products our region has to offer AND support our local farms! You may have heard the term “CSA” or “CSA Shares.” Simply...