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Southern Church Hosts 100-Mile Creation Care Potluck Meal

Do vine-ripened tomatoes make you the envy of neighborhood gardeners? Do you already belong to a Community Supported Agriculture group of farm customers? Why not share your love of homegrown food with the rest of your community?  Maybe you have a new recipe to share? Local food is regaining popularity for many reasons, one being […]

Continue Reading By on August 2, 2013 in agriculture, climate change, energy, faith, farmers market, food, green, local, sustainable

Busy Lifestyle Food Choices at Co-op

Too busy to cook?  Still in college?  Single and don’t care about family meals?  You might find your healthiest food-on-the-go options at your local food co-op! In Knoxville, Three Rivers Market boasts of being the only independent, locally-owned food co-op in Tennessee.  The extensive salad bar offers luscious organic selections of greens, legumes and meats, all […]

Continue Reading By on September 22, 2011 in conscious consumerism, eating better, fitness, food, local, shopping, sustainable

Market Offers Sustainable Food Choices for Families

As the parent of a young child, Allyn Richardson says she considers food one of her most important purchases.  She appreciates the wholesome choices at Three Rivers Market in East Tennessee.  “With the selection available at the new location, we have no reason to shop anywhere else (other than farmer direct). They offer just about […]

Continue Reading By on September 20, 2011 in Appalachia, conscious consumerism, eating better, frugal, local, organic, parenting, shopping, sustainable, thrifty

Seasoned Canners Preserve for Families

Seasoned Canners Preserve for Families Natalie Kennedy and Ann Smith’s mother used to cook food outdoors in an open kettle before canning it.  She didn’t use the extra step of putting full jars into a boiling water bath.  And she sealed jams with paraffin wax.  Now the Morgan County, Tennessee sisters are learning the latest food safety techniques for canning.  They’ve gone […]

Continue Reading By on August 1, 2011 in eating better, farm, garden, grow, local, sustainable

Canning College: Part 2

Amy and Matthew Spangler had already tried preserving some food at home before attending their local extension service Canning College.  Amy grew up understanding how gardening and canning worked.  But, Matthew finally decided he needed to learn, as she explained, “Because I’m a country girl and he was a displaced city boy.” She was proud […]

Continue Reading By on July 6, 2011 in eating better, food, garden, local, organic, sustainable, with our own hands

Sipping Lavender Lemonade

Does any drink say summer better than lemonade?  I know, we’re all trying to cut out sugars and syrups.  But if I’m going to splurge this summer, I don’t know of anything that tastes better than the lavender lemonade served up by The Parlor. This lemonade kisses you with a flavor that makes you pucker up for more.  We […]

Continue Reading By on June 24, 2011 in Appalachia, Big South Fork, culture, eating better, local, music, sustainable

Farm Market Canning Demonstrations

Think you’re just too busy to preserve any of the summer’s fresh foods yourself?  Or concerned that it’s too complicated?  Casey Littell says if you can boil water, use a timer and follow basic directions, you’re ready to start canning. Littell volunteers on behalf of Slow Food Knoxville to teach canning techniques at her local […]

Continue Reading By on June 16, 2011 in eating better, farm, food, fresh, garden, local, summer

Organic, Hydroponic Greens

Heart of Christmas Farms Composting and good dirt are such fundamental parts of most organic gardens that it’s hard to imagine any other way.  What if you didn’t need any dirt? Heart of Christmas Farms is proving that it can be done, on rural acreage a short drive from Orlando, Florida. Richard and Diane Kann have built […]

Continue Reading By on June 13, 2011 in farm, Florida, garden, local, organic, sustainable