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Kids Day at Oak Ridge, Tennessee Farmers Market

“Where does your body get its energy?” “Batteries?” “Your body runs on food…” “Who knows where we get protein?” asked the guest at the front of the room. “Protein bars,” answered the anxious 3rd grader holding up his hand! “Well, that’s a processed food,” retired teacher Marjorie Ford answered patiently.  The East Tennessee farmer went […]

Continue Reading By on May 22, 2015 in agriculture, children, family, farm, food

UT Student Market Promotes Organics

UT Market Students returning to campus at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville will have a fitting alternative to the usual fast-food destinations. Their classmates in the organic crop production program are serving up a fresh market with food and entertainment planned through mid-October. Students can shop the UT Market without having to cook. Market […]

Continue Reading By on August 2, 2011 in eating better, farm, garden, green, grow, organic, sustainable

Mobile Farmers’ Market Feeds a Community

Roasted beet salad, fresh local spinach and scallions sound like menu details from an upscale restaurant.  They’re what’s new this spring at the cafeteria of Takoma Regional Hospital in Greeneville, Tennessee.  Chef Mary Goldman is excited to include some fresh, local produce for the first time this year.  A chef getting a say over wholesale food orders for her […]

Continue Reading By on May 30, 2011 in eating better, farm, garden, grow, organic