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Appalachian Persimmon

Season 5, Episode 32, September 15, 2018

Appalachian PersimmonA biological perspective on the native Appalachian Persimmon tree and fruit with Charlie Kwit, Professor of Biology from University of Tennessee.
- Mary “Dee Dee” Constantine with a recipe for Persimmon Bread by way of Morgan Simmons..
- Fred Sauceman with a “Pot Luck Radio” segment on Kentucky’s “Ale-1 8” soda pop.
- Plus news of regional food and farming event.
Links to Guests and PSA information:

Professor of Biology Charlie Kwit: https://eeb.utk.edu/people/charles-kwit/
Fred Sauceman: https://www.facebook.com/fred.sauceman
Crystal Wilson: https://www.facebook.com/turtlemountain.herbs
Mary “Dee Dee” Constantine:https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=dee%20dee%20constantine
Avi Askey, Owner of Overhill Gardens: http://www.overhillgardens.com/
Emi Sunshine: http://theemisunshine.com/

Slow Food Tennessee Valley 11th Annual Pesto Pesto, September 15th, 2018:

3rd Annual Seed Swap, October 27, 2018: https://www.facebook.com/events/2686095624749350/

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Paw Paw Fruit, “Mountain Nanner”, an Appalachian wonder

Season 5, Episode 31, September 8, 2018
“Paw Paw Fruit” - "Mountain Nanner", an Appalachian wonder

Today, we are setting the table with Paw Paw fruit. Sometimes called the Mountain Banana - with a taste that is a sort of cross between a mango and a banana. This is an indigenous fruit to Appalachia - and is a real treat if you can find it. Amy's guest Charlie Kwit, Professor of Biology from the University of Tennessee offers a scientific perspective on the Paw Paw.

Fred Sauceman has a pot luck radio segment on Zarzour’s restaurant, Chattanooga, TN with the late Shirley Fuller. This restaurant is a Chattanooga, TN tradition for 100 years now.

And I’ve got news about some upcoming farm & food oriented events in our region including a new fall CSA offered by partners David Lay Farms and Bales Farms.

Links to Guests and PSA information:
Professor of Biology Charlie Kwit: https://eeb.utk.edu/people/charles-kwit/
Fred Sauceman: Fred Sauceman: https://www.facebook.com/fred.sauceman
Avi Askey, Owner of Overhill Gardens: http://www.overhillgardens.com/
David Lay Farm/Bales Farm CSA: https://www.facebook.com/DavidLayFarms/
Bales Farms: https://www.facebook.com/BalesFarmsTN/
Emi Sunshine: http://theemisunshine.com/
Nourish Knoxville Food Guide: https://www.nourishknoxville.org/local-food-guide/
Slow Food Tennessee Valley 11th Annual Pesto Pesto, September 15th, 2018:
Tickets:  https://pestofesto11.brownpapertickets.com/
Pesto Contest rules and judging criteria: http://slowfoodtnvalley.com/upcoming-events/pesto-contest/.
Century Harvest Farm Foundation Harvest Festival, October 6, 12 - 6:00 P.M.: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/century-harvest-festival-tickets-49338620141
3rd Annual Seed Swap, October 27, 2018: https://www.facebook.com/events/2686095624749350/

 A "mess" of Paw Paw fruit that I (Amy) picked September 4th. An Appalachian wonder.

A "mess" of Paw Paw fruit that I (Amy) picked September 4th. An Appalachian wonder.

 A photo of Shirley Fuller, Charlie Zarzour’s granddaughter, a photo taken by Fred Sauceman back in 2007

A photo of Shirley Fuller, Charlie Zarzour’s granddaughter, a photo taken by Fred Sauceman back in 2007

Paw Paw Butter recipe from: Canning Homemade! Sustainable Living and Preserving the Future.
http://www.sbcanning.com/2013/10/paw-paw-butter-canning.html

Ingredients:
5 lbs pawpaws
2 cups water
1/2 c bottled lemon juice
3 c sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions:
Wash and peel pawpaws, put in stainless or enamel pot,  with the 2 cups water and 1/2 cup lemon juice, without removing seeds. Cook until soft, run through sieve or food mill.

Add pulp back to pan, add sugar, and cook down on low until mixture thickens.  (About an hour)  Turn off heat, add vanilla and stir well. 

Ladle into prepared pint or 1/2 pint jars to 1/4 inch headspace. Remove air bubbles, add more preserves if needed to reach correct headspace.

Water bath for 10 minutes.
******You must make sure each jar is sealed following your hot water process. Do not use old lids, use new lids every time you can.

 

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"Tribute to Stan Brock" Founder & President of of Remote Area Medical, Rockford, TN

Season 5, Episode 30, September 1st, 2018

Tribute to Stan BrockInterview with Stan Brock, Founder  President of Remote Area Medical. Amy features this 2015 interview with Stan Brock, Founder and President of Remote Area Medical to pay tribute to him after his death, Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 at the age of 82. In this show, Stan explains the “RAM” mission, work, and the “Ram Ranger” program located on their farm in Grainger, County, TN. Connect with RAM: http://ramusa.org

-Fred Sauceman’s “Pot Luck Radio” segment with Susan Shelton of Roan Mountain, TN on “Gritty Bread”.Connect with Fred: https://www.facebook.com/fred.sauceman

-Mary “Dee Dee” Constantine shares recipes for pimento cheese. Connect with Mary: https://www.facebook.com/deedee.constantine.3?fref=ts

Century Harvest Farm Fall Festival (October 6, 2018): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/century-harvest-festival-tickets-49338620141

4th Annual H.O.L.A. Lakeway Latin Food Festival (September 1, 2018): https://www.facebook.com/HOLALakeway/

Emmi Sunshine: http://theemisunshine.com/

 Illustration of Stan Brock by Amy Campbell.

Illustration of Stan Brock by Amy Campbell.

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Meredith Clebsch on Native, Tennessee Plants

Season 5, Episode 29, August 25th, 2018
Native Plants:  That is our topic on this episode of the Tennessee Farm Table.  With the change in the seasons, lots of us are thinking about fall planting, and landscaping.  I visit with Meredith Clebsch of Greenback, Tennessee and hear why it makes good sense to invest in native plants financially, environmentally, and aesthetically.   Meredith is the Land Directorr at Foothills Land Conservancy and she also co-owned and operated a native plant nursery in Greenback, Tennessee for over 30 years. Foothills Land Conservancy  

Fred Sauceman shares a story about Lemonade from North Carolina Food Writer Fred Thompson and a story about Donna Netherland of Elizabethton, TN and her recipe for “Posh Squash” using yellow crook neck squash. Fred's radio series is entitled "Pot Luck Radio".

Links to guests: 
Meredith Clebsch, Land Director, Foothills Land Conservancy mclebsch@foothillsland.org
Fred Sauceman: Fred Sauceman: https://www.facebook.com/fred.sauceman
Emi Sunshine: http://theemisunshine.com/

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Foothills Land Conservancy, 33 years of preserving mountains, working farms & rural landscapes

Season 5, Episode 28, August 18th, 2018
A visit with Foothills Land Conservancy. This Blount County, Tennessee based non profit organization in it’s 33 years has  assisted in the preservation of over 100,000 acres of cherished mountains, working farms, and rural landscapes in 38 Tennessee counties and across 6 additional states!  2017 was another banner year for the Conservancy! In addition to relocating their organization out to the 300 acre Harris Farm and adding two staff biologists to the team, FLC preserved close to 15,700 acres! Foothills is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and does not receive any financial assistance from local, state or federal governments. They rely on individual and corporate contributions solely to sustain the organization, land acquisition and stewardship funds.

Links to guests and contributors:

Foothills Land Conservancy: http://foothillsland.org/

Fred Sauceman: https://www.facebook.com/fred.sauceman

Emi Sunshine: http://theemisunshine.com/

Recipe for Overnight Pickles:
Shared by Fred Sauceman by way of Lynn Tolley of Miss Mary Bobo’s Boarding House, Lynchburg, TN and great grand niece of Jack Daniels, his closest surviving relative.

Ingredients:
6 medium Cucumbers, peeled and sliced
2 small onions, peeled and sliced.
In a sauce pan, combine the following ingredients:
1/4 c. Sugar
1c. of Apple Cider Vinegar (or white vinegar)
1 tsp. of dill seed
1 tsp. of mustard seed
1 tsp. of celery seed
1 TB. Salt
1/2 tsp. of cream of tarter
Directions:
Bring this mixture to a boil
Boil for 1 minute

Poor hot mixture over cucumbers and onions
Pour everything into a non reactive bowl or jar, cover and and marinate overnight in the refrigerator

These pickles will be ready to eat the next day.

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"JFG Coffee", of Knoxville, Tennessee'.

Season 5, Episode 27, August 11th, 2018
Today, we are setting the table with a Knoxville, TN staple…JFG Coffee. Two guests share JFG Coffee memories. Bill Houston of New Market, TN and Tinah Utsman of Knoxville who’s father was President of the company during the 1982 Knoxville World’s Fair.

Mary “Dee Dee” Constantine (Food Editor of the Knoxville News Sentinel) shares a recipe for using coffee and brown sugar for a delicious steak rub. https://www.facebook.com/deedee.constantine.3

Fred Sauceman https://www.facebook.com/fred.sauceman  shares a potluck radio series with Charlene Odell and an Apple Relish Recipe that came from her Grandmother from Cock County, TN. The recipe is used by the Clinch Filed Sr Adult Center in Erwin, TN and the relish is sold as a yearly fundraiser during the Apple Festival in October in Erwin TN.

More about Bill Houston: Bill Houston is from New Market TN. Many of you may know Bill because he taught art at Carson Newman College for 40 years. He is also an incredibly talented landscape painter, artist, sculptor, and woodworker. And one of the most generous and kind people on the earth. Find information about his art here: http://www.wchouston.com/
Bill is the owner, operator of Houston’s Mineral Well, in New Market, TN. http://www.houstonsmineralwater.com/ Bill’s Grand Father dug this well in 1931 after an epiphany dream and was miraculously healed from a severe kidney ailment by the water from this well which he established and opened to the public. It is still open and run today (and on the honor system) by Bull Houston. 

More about Tinah Utsman: Tinah is a talented photographer in Knoxville, and Her Farther “Coffee Jack” was at one time President of JFG Coffee during the 1982 Knoxville World’s Fair. Tinah runs a non profit where she teaches kids how to take photographs of animals that need to be adopted. https://www.facebook.com/TRU-Dog-Network-195219860507511/

 Illustration: Amy Campbell

Illustration: Amy Campbell

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Pastor Chris Battle of the New Eastside Farmer’s Market, Knoxville, TN

Season 5, Episode 26, August 4th, 2018
Amy visits with Pastor Chris Battle of the New Eastside Farmer’s Market, Knoxville, TN, Pastor Battle is also Senior Pastor at the Tabernacle Baptist Church, and he started the Community Garden that is located right next to the Church which is located in an urban food desert. He would like to see community gardens become more prevalent in areas of need throughout the city. Connect with Pastor Battle through the below link, or by this link to his Church: http://www.mytabernacle.com/

The Eastside Sunday Market takes place every Sunday from 1:00 - 4:00 P.M. in the parking lot of the Tabernacle Baptist Church through the end of August, 2018. The street address is 2137 Martin Luther King Jr Ave. Knoxville, TN 37915. The phone number is: 865-524-2034.

Link to Eastside Sunday Market: https://www.facebook.com/EastsideSundayMarket/

Links to events mentioned during the show brought to our community by area non profit organizations that are specifically local food, farming, or sustainably oriented:

Century Harvest Farms/ 2nd Harvest Food Bank  http://www.centuryharvest.com/

Wine on the Water Event, September 14th: https://www.facebook.com/events/216582812462727/

East Tennessee Young Farmers Coalition: https://www.facebook.com/ETNYFC/

Nourish Knoxville Market Square Farmers’ Market: https://www.nourishknoxville.org/market-square-farmers-market/

Dixie Lee Farmers’ Market: http://www.dixieleefarmersmarket.com/

Maryville Farmers’ Market: http://www.farmersmarketmaryville.com/

East Tennessee Farmers Association of Retail Marketing: http://www.easttnfarmmarkets.org/index.asp

CAC Beardsley Farm: https://www.facebook.com/beardsleyfarm/

Sevierville Market (every Friday):  https://www.facebook.com/events/533684190090056/

Morgan County Farmers Market: https://www.facebook.com/Morganfarmersmarket/

Harriman Farmers Market: https://www.facebook.com/HarrimanFarmersMarket/

Seymour Farmers Market: http://seymourfarmersmarket.org/

East Tennessee Children’s Hospital Farmer’s Market: https://www.facebook.com/events/2015370921838195/

 Pastor Chris Battle of the New Eastside Farmer’s Market, Knoxville, TN, Pastor Battle is also Senior Pastor at the Tabernacle Baptist Church, and he started the Community Garden that is located right next to the Church which is located in an urban food desert. He would like to see community gardens become more pevalent in the community. Connect with Pastor Battle through Market Facebook link:  https://www.facebook.com/EastsideSundayMarket/  or by this link to his Church:  http://www.mytabernacle.com/

Pastor Chris Battle of the New Eastside Farmer’s Market, Knoxville, TN, Pastor Battle is also Senior Pastor at the Tabernacle Baptist Church, and he started the Community Garden that is located right next to the Church which is located in an urban food desert. He would like to see community gardens become more pevalent in the community. Connect with Pastor Battle through Market Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/EastsideSundayMarket/ or by this link to his Church: http://www.mytabernacle.com/

 A picture of "the gleaning fence" basket located in the community garden of the Tabernacle Baptist Church, Knoxville. 

A picture of "the gleaning fence" basket located in the community garden of the Tabernacle Baptist Church, Knoxville. 

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Nourish Knoxville community programs & the Tomato Jam Fundraiser with Executive Director, Charlotte Tolley

Season 5, Episode 25, July 28th, 2018
"Nourish Knoxville community programs & the Tomato Jam Fundraiser with Executive Director, Charlotte Tolley"
On this episode, Amy visits with Charlotte Tolley, Executive Director of Nourish Knoxville. https://www.nourishknoxville.org/ Charlotte describes the work of Nourish Knoxville and how they connect the community to healthy, local foods through the “POP Club” program with kids, the East Tennessee Food Guide, and yearly events. One such event is the annual Nourish Knoxville  “Tomato Jam” Fundraiser - a drinks competition featuring East Tennessee’s Finest Tomatoes and Bartenders.This event will take place Sunday, July 29th, 2018, from 12:00 Noon until 4:00 P.M. at the Mill and Mine, in downtown Knoxville, TN. Link to event: https://www.facebook.com/events/167263563955031/

- Mary (Dee Dee) Constantine who is Food Editor of The Knoxville News Sentinel shares a recipe from Linda Amendt for Spiced Blue berry jam from her Linda’s cookbook “Blue Ribbon Canning” Here is a link to that cookbook: http://www.lindajamendt.com/_font_color__blue__blue_ribbon_canning__font__125746.htm

- Fred Sauceman https://www.facebook.com/fred.sauceman  shares a pot luck radio segment about his ETSU student Aynsley Porchak https://www.facebook.com/aynsleyporchak who is a grand masters fiddle champion in both the united states and Canada from Woodstock, Ontario and she describes her favorite dish “Poutine”.  

Links to events mentioned during the show brought to our community by area non profit organizations that are specifically local food, farming, or sustainably oriented:

Century Harvest Farms/ 2nd Harvest Food Bank  http://www.centuryharvest.com/

Cobbler Festival and Competition, July 28th, 2018. https://www.facebook.com/events/309271572914253/

Grainger County Tomato Festival: https://www.graingercountytomatofestival.com/

Nourish Knoxville Tomato Jam: https://www.nourishknoxville.org/event/tomato-jam18/

Wine on the Water Event, September 14th: https://www.facebook.com/events/216582812462727/

East Tennessee Young Farmers Coalition: https://www.facebook.com/ETNYFC/

Nourish Knoxville Market Square Farmers’ Market: https://www.nourishknoxville.org/market-square-farmers-market/

Dixie Lee Farmers’ Market: http://www.dixieleefarmersmarket.com/

Maryville Farmers’ Market: http://www.farmersmarketmaryville.com/

East Tennessee Farmers Association of Retail Marketing: http://www.easttnfarmmarkets.org/index.asp

CAC Beardsley Farm: https://www.facebook.com/beardsleyfarm/

Sevierville Market (every Friday):  https://www.facebook.com/events/533684190090056/

Eastside Sunday Market: https://www.facebook.com/EastsideSundayMarket/

Morgan County Farmers Market: https://www.facebook.com/Morganfarmersmarket/

Harriman Farmers Market: https://www.facebook.com/HarrimanFarmersMarket/

Seymour Farmers Market: http://seymourfarmersmarket.org/

East Tennessee Children’s Hospital Farmer’s Market: https://www.facebook.com/events/2015370921838195/

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“Lost Restaurants of Knoxville", the book with Author, Paula Johnson

Season 5, Episode 24, July 21st 2018

“Lost Restaurants of Knoxville", the book with Author, Paula Johnson

- My first guest is Paula Johnson, Founder of Knoxville Food Tours, and Author of the Book “Lost Restaurants of - Knoxville”  http://www.knoxvillefoodtours.com/

- Fred Sauceman shares a story from our neighbors in the mountains of western North Carolina in Haywood County - who produce the beloved “Sunburst Trout”. https://www.facebook.com/fred.sauceman

- Plus, I have a list of events that are farming and food related - and a gospel number from Gillian Welch and David Rawlings if you are listening by radio. (Links to all mentioned events below)

Links to events sponsored by area non profit organizations that are specifically local food, farming, or sustainably oriented:

Century Harvest Farms/ 2nd Harvest Food Bank  http://www.centuryharvest.com/

Cobbler Festival and Competition, July 28th, 2018.

https://www.facebook.com/events/309271572914253/

Grainger County Tomato Festival: https://www.graingercountytomatofestival.com/

Nourish Knoxville Tomato Jam: https://www.nourishknoxville.org/event/tomato-jam18/

Wine on the Water Event, September 14th: https://www.facebook.com/events/216582812462727/

East Tennessee Young Farmers Coalition: https://www.facebook.com/ETNYFC/

Nourish Knoxville Market Square Farmers’ Market: https://www.nourishknoxville.org/market-square-farmers-market/

Dixie Lee Farmers’ Market: http://www.dixieleefarmersmarket.com/

Maryville Farmers’ Market: http://www.farmersmarketmaryville.com/

East Tennessee Farmers Association of Retail Marketing: http://www.easttnfarmmarkets.org/index.asp

CAC Beardsley Farm: https://www.facebook.com/beardsleyfarm/

Sevierville Market (every Friday):  https://www.facebook.com/events/533684190090056/

Eastside Sunday Market: https://www.facebook.com/EastsideSundayMarket/

Morgan County Farmers Market: https://www.facebook.com/Morganfarmersmarket/

Harriman Farmers Market: https://www.facebook.com/HarrimanFarmersMarket/

Seymour Farmers Market: http://seymourfarmersmarket.org/

East Tennessee Children’s Hospital Farmer’s Market: https://www.facebook.com/events/2015370921838195/

 Paula Johnson, Founder of Knoxville Food Tours, and Author of the Book “Lost Restaurants of - Knoxville”. Connect with Paula, book a tour, purchase tour tickets, and order a book from Paula at:    http://www.knoxvillefoodtours.com/

Paula Johnson, Founder of Knoxville Food Tours, and Author of the Book “Lost Restaurants of - Knoxville”. Connect with Paula, book a tour, purchase tour tickets, and order a book from Paula at:   http://www.knoxvillefoodtours.com/

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"It's Tomato Time in Tennessee"

Season 5, Episode 23, July 14th 2018
"It's Tomato Time in Tennessee”

On today’s show, we are setting the table with Tennessee Tomatoes and recipes - 

- Mary Constantine (Food writer for the Knoxville News Sentinel) shares a recipe for Tomato rich succotash. Connect with Mary “Dee Dee” Constantine: Food Editor of the Knoxville News Sentinelhttps://www.facebook.com/deedee.constantine.3

- Fred Sauceman and his “Pot Luck Radio Segment” on the subject of Tomato Time. Connect with Fred Sauceman “Pot Luck Radio: https://www.facebook.com/fred.sauceman

- Allan Benton “Smoky Mountain discusses the way he likes to cook ham and his favorite way to eat a BLT sandwich. Connect with Allan: https://shop.bentonscountryham.com/

Links to events sponsored by area non profit organizations that are specifically local food, farming, or sustainably oriented:

Century Harvest Farms/ 2nd Harvest Food Bank  http://www.centuryharvest.com/

Cobbler Festival and Competition, July 28th, 2018.

https://www.facebook.com/events/309271572914253/

Grainger County Tomato Festival: https://www.graingercountytomatofestival.com/

Wine on the Water Event, September 14th: https://www.facebook.com/events/216582812462727/

East Tennessee Young Farmers Coalition: https://www.facebook.com/ETNYFC/

Nourish Knoxville Market Square Farmers’ Market: https://www.nourishknoxville.org/market-square-farmers-market/

Dixie Lee Farmers’ Market: http://www.dixieleefarmersmarket.com/

Maryville Farmers’ Market: http://www.farmersmarketmaryville.com/

East Tennessee Farmers Association of Retail Marketing: http://www.easttnfarmmarkets.org/index.asp

CAC Beardsley Farm: https://www.facebook.com/beardsleyfarm/

Sevierville Market (every Friday):  https://www.facebook.com/events/533684190090056/

Eastside Sunday Market: https://www.facebook.com/EastsideSundayMarket/

Morgan County Farmers Market: https://www.facebook.com/Morganfarmersmarket/

Harriman Farmers Market: https://www.facebook.com/HarrimanFarmersMarket/

Seymour Farmers Market: http://seymourfarmersmarket.org/

East Tennessee Children’s Hospital Farmer’s Market: https://www.facebook.com/events/2015370921838195/

 A gorgeous basket of home-grown, heirloom tomatoes grown by James Holder of Blount County, TN.

A gorgeous basket of home-grown, heirloom tomatoes grown by James Holder of Blount County, TN.

 

 

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"Cobblers"- Cobbler Festival & Competition, Harriman, TN - "Pal's Sudden Service" with Fred Sauceman

Season 5, Episode 22, July 7th 2018
 

“Cobblers”
- Amy visits with Rebecca Swepfinger with the City of Harriman sharing news about the upcoming Cobbler Festival and Competition, July 28th, 2018. https://www.facebook.com/events/309271572914253/

If you would like to enter the cobbler competition, please use this link:  https://evogov.s3.amazonaws.com/media/66/media/117057.pdf

- Fred Sauceman and his “Pot Luck Radio Segment” from Johnson City let’s us know about how that very definitive architecture of “Pal’s Sudden Service” restaurants seen in upper East, Tennessee came to be.  Connect with Fred Sauceman “Pot Luck Radio: https://www.facebook.com/fred.sauceman

- Mary Constantine (Food writer for the Knoxville News Sentinel) sets us straight on what is a cobbler, grunt, and slump. Connect with Mary “Dee Dee” Constantine: Food Editor of the Knoxville News Sentinelhttps://www.facebook.com/deedee.constantine.3 

- List of farmers selling berries today at the market, a few pick your own berry operations, and a list of farm and food activities going on in our area.

Today at the Market Square Farmer’s Market in Knoxville these growers will be selling berries:

David Lay Farms: https://www.facebook.com/DavidLayFarms/

Mountain Meadow Farms: https://www.facebook.com/mountainmeadows.farm/

Colvin Family Farms: https://www.facebook.com/ColvinFamilyFarmCSA/

A Place of the Heart Farm: https://www.facebook.com/groups/130016100353697/about/

Zavels Farm: https://www.facebook.com/zavels.farms?fref=search

*These producers will be all be selling berries at the Market square farmer’s market on Saturdays and wednesdays

Here’s a few “pick your own” your own farms in East, Tennessee:
Knox County:
Beauchene Berry Farm  (Pick your own)

Alice Beauchene, Phone: (865) 693-4221, 9020 Bluegrass Road, Knoxville TN, Phone 865-693-4221, Hours: today, July 7th are 8 -12:00 Noon - they are closing early for a family party. Normal hours are Tuesday, Fridays and Saturdays 8 - 8. On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlueberriesAndBlackberriesOnBluegrassRoad/

Hawkins County:
David Lay Farms near Rogersville has a pick your own operation: https://www.facebook.com/DavidLayFarms/

Louden:
Honey’s Blueberry Farm (Pick your own, they do not use chemicals) 4333 Kingston Hwy, Loudon, TN 37774 Phone: 865-717-9596 Email: ske3077@att.net, They are located 5&1/2 mi west of Lenoir City on Hwy 70. They have pick your own Blueberries, Blackberries, and red Raspberries.

Links to events sponsored by area non profit organizations that are specifically local food, farming, or sustainably oriented:

Century Harvest Farms/ 2nd Harvest Food Bank  http://www.centuryharvest.com/

Wine on the Water Event, September 14th: https://www.facebook.com/events/216582812462727/

East Tennessee Young Farmers Coalition: https://www.facebook.com/ETNYFC/

Nourish Knoxville Market Square Farmers’ Market: https://www.nourishknoxville.org/market-square-farmers-market/

Dixie Lee Farmers’ Market: http://www.dixieleefarmersmarket.com/

Maryville Farmers’ Market: http://www.farmersmarketmaryville.com/

East Tennessee Farmers Association of Retail Marketing: http://www.easttnfarmmarkets.org/index.asp

CAC Beardsley Farm: https://www.facebook.com/beardsleyfarm/

Sevierville Market (every Friday):  https://www.facebook.com/events/533684190090056/

Eastside Sunday Market: https://www.facebook.com/EastsideSundayMarket/

Morgan County Farmers Market: https://www.facebook.com/Morganfarmersmarket/

Harriman Farmers Market: https://www.facebook.com/HarrimanFarmersMarket/

Seymour Farmers Market: http://seymourfarmersmarket.org/

East Tennessee Children’s Hospital Farmer’s Market: https://www.facebook.com/events/2015370921838195/

 The gazebo at the David Webb Memorial Park during the Cobbler Festival, Harriman, TN. 

The gazebo at the David Webb Memorial Park during the Cobbler Festival, Harriman, TN. 

 Another view of the gazebo at the David Webb Memorial Park during the Cobbler Festival, Harriman, TN. 

Another view of the gazebo at the David Webb Memorial Park during the Cobbler Festival, Harriman, TN. 

 Rebecca Swepfinger (Special Events & PR Coordinator, City of Harriman) with her helpful Dad at the City of Harriman's Annual Cobbler Competition & Festival.

Rebecca Swepfinger (Special Events & PR Coordinator, City of Harriman) with her helpful Dad at the City of Harriman's Annual Cobbler Competition & Festival.

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The University of Tennessee Culinary Institute Preservation Kitchen. Clara Robinson's "Hot Tamales"

Amy visits with Jospeh Blauvelt (Chef & Culinary Instructor) UT Culinary Institute, Knoxville about the new Preservation Kitchen located at the UT Visitor Center. This is a new program, free to the public offering free use of the kitchen, equipment and expertise in food preservation to the community.
Fred Sauceman shares a food history memory of the 20 years that Clara Robinson made and sold Hot Tamales on Magnolia, Avenue in Knoxville, TN.

Links to my guests:
Joseph Blauvelt, Chef and Culinary Instructor with the University of Tennessee Culinary Institute Preservation Kitchen http://rhtm.utk.edu/the-preservation-kitchen/

Fred Sauceman offers up Knoxville food history story about “Pot Luck Radio: https://www.facebook.com/fred.sauceman

Links to events sponsored by area non profit organizations that are specifically local food, farming, or sustainably oriented:

Century Harvest Farms/ 2nd Harvest Food Bank  http://www.centuryharvest.com/

Cobbler Festival, Harriman, TN: https://www.facebook.com/events/309271572914253/

Wine on the Water Event, September 14th: https://www.facebook.com/events/216582812462727/

East Tennessee Young Farmers Coalition: https://www.facebook.com/ETNYFC/

Nourish Knoxville Market Square Farmers’ Market: https://www.nourishknoxville.org/market-square-farmers-market/

Dixie Lee Farmers’ Market: http://www.dixieleefarmersmarket.com/

Maryville Farmers’ Market: http://www.farmersmarketmaryville.com/

East Tennessee Farmers Association of Retail Marketing: http://www.easttnfarmmarkets.org/index.asp

CAC Beardsley Farm: https://www.facebook.com/beardsleyfarm/

Sevierville Market (every Friday):  https://www.facebook.com/events/533684190090056/

Eastside Sunday Market: https://www.facebook.com/EastsideSundayMarket/

Morgan County Farmers Market: https://www.facebook.com/Morganfarmersmarket/

Harriman Farmers Market: https://www.facebook.com/HarrimanFarmersMarket/

Seymour Farmers Market: http://seymourfarmersmarket.org/

East Tennessee Children’s Hospital Farmer’s Market: https://www.facebook.com/events/2015370921838195/

 This is a picture of Clara Robinson by way of Fred Sauceman. Fred shares a food history memory of the 20 years that Clara Robinson made and sold Hot Tamales on Magnolia, Avenue in Knoxville, TN on this podcast from his "Pot Luck Radio" segment.

This is a picture of Clara Robinson by way of Fred Sauceman. Fred shares a food history memory of the 20 years that Clara Robinson made and sold Hot Tamales on Magnolia, Avenue in Knoxville, TN on this podcast from his "Pot Luck Radio" segment.

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Pictured: Joseph Blauvelt, Chef & Instructor at the University Culinary Institute, Knoxville -  Preservation Kitchen http://rhtm.utk.edu/the-preservation-kitchen/. If you would like to offer your expertise as a speaker, please Email Joseph directly at: jblauvel@utk.edu

 

 Pictured: Some of the equipment for use by the community at the University Culinary Institute, Knoxville -  Preservation Kitchen http://rhtm.utk.edu/the-preservation-kitchen/

Pictured: Some of the equipment for use by the community at the University Culinary Institute, Knoxville -  Preservation Kitchen http://rhtm.utk.edu/the-preservation-kitchen/

 Strawberry jam being made in the University of Tennessee Culinary institute Preservation Kitchen.

Strawberry jam being made in the University of Tennessee Culinary institute Preservation Kitchen.

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Chef Shelly Cooper, Executive Chef & Head of Culinary Operations, Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro, Townsend, Tennessee

Season 5, Episode 20, June, 16, 2018

-Chef Shelly Cooper, Executive Chef & Head of Culinary Operations, Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro, Townsend, Tennessee. A celebration of Appalachian Cuisine. Amy visits with Chef Shelley Cooper and hear about growing up, attitudes on food, and her strong feelings about the use of the word edamame in the  American South.

-Fred Sauceman shares a “Pot Luck Radio” segment on: The Chatanooga Tennessee made Moon Pie which is celebrating it’s 100th birthday this year. 

-Big list of events and happenings that are food, farming, or agriculturally related

Links to my guests personally, or businesses:

Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro, Townsend, Tennessee:  https://dancingbearlodge.com/townsend-tn-restaurants/

Fred Sauceman “Pot Luck Radio: https://www.facebook.com/fred.sauceman

Links to events sponsored by area non profit organizations that are specifically local food, farming, or sustainably oriented:

Century Harvest Farms http://www.centuryharvest.com/,  2nd Harvest Food Bank volunteer link: 

East Tennessee Young Farmers Coalition: https://www.facebook.com/ETNYFC/

Nourish Knoxville Market Square Farmers’ Market: https://www.nourishknoxville.org/market-square-farmers-market/

Dixie Lee Farmers’ Market: http://www.dixieleefarmersmarket.com/

Maryville Farmers’ Market: http://www.farmersmarketmaryville.com/

East Tennessee Farmers Association of Retail Marketing: http://www.easttnfarmmarkets.org/index.asp

CAC Beardsley Farm: https://www.facebook.com/beardsleyfarm/

CAC Beardsley Community Farm Annual Solstice Dinner: Beardsley Farm - https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3414443

Sevierville Market (every Friday):  https://www.facebook.com/events/533684190090056/

Eastside Sunday Market: https://www.facebook.com/EastsideSundayMarket/

Morgan County Farmers Market: https://www.facebook.com/Morganfarmersmarket/

Harriman Farmers Market: https://www.facebook.com/HarrimanFarmersMarket/

Seymour Farmers Market: http://seymourfarmersmarket.org/

East Tennessee Children’s Hospital Farmer’s Market: https://www.facebook.com/events/2015370921838195/

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“Feastivals”, “A Celebration of Appalachian Cuisine & Culture” part of the “Mountains of Music Homecoming Festival”, Virginia.

Season 5, Episode 19, June, 10, 2018

Links to guests:
Amy visits with Katie Hoffman and Jean Haskell (Editor of the Encyclopedia of Appalachia) who are the ladies behind “Feastivals”, “A Celebration of Appalachian Cuisine & Culture” and is the culinary arm of the “Mountains of Music Homecoming Festival” . These 3 dinners take place June 9, 13th and 16th at 3 different locations in Virginia.  http://mtnsofmusic.com/feastival/

Dr. Katie Hoffman: https://www.facebook.com/katie.e.hoffman
Katie Hoffman’s Cast Iron business: https://www.facebook.com/Vintagekitchencastiron/
Dr. Katie’s Company name and contact information: “Appalworks” Arts & Cultural Heritage Consulting & Promotion. www.appalworks.com

Dr. Jean Haskell: https://www.facebook.com/jean.haskell.75
Jean’s expertise and contact information: Dr. Jean Haskell, Appalachian Highlands Consulting. Regional Development, Historic Cultural Resources Management, Research, Grant Writing, Writing, Editing, Speaking. Email: jeanhaskell415@gmail.com

Fred Sauceman shares an episode of “Pot Luck Radio” on the subject “Polk County Hot Slaw” - a specialty of Watson’s Grocery in Benton, Tennessee.
https://www.facebook.com/fred.sauceman

Plus a huge list of food and farming related activities in the area presented by area non profit organizations - Links below:

Links to events sponsored by area non profit organizations that are specifically local food, farming, or sustainably oriented:

Century Harvest Farms http://www.centuryharvest.com/,  2nd Harvest Food Bank volunteer link: 

East Tennessee Young Farmers Coalition: https://www.facebook.com/ETNYFC/

Nourish Knoxville Market Square Farmers’ Market: https://www.nourishknoxville.org/market-square-farmers-market/

Dixie Lee Farmers’ Market: http://www.dixieleefarmersmarket.com/

Maryville Farmers’ Market: http://www.farmersmarketmaryville.com/

East Tennessee Farmers Association of Retail Marketing: http://www.easttnfarmmarkets.org/index.asp

CAC Beardsley Farm: https://www.facebook.com/beardsleyfarm/

CAC Beardsley Community Farm Annual Solstice Dinner: Beardsley Farm - https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3414443

Sevierville Market (every Friday):  https://www.facebook.com/events/533684190090056/

Eastside Sunday Market: https://www.facebook.com/EastsideSundayMarket/

Morgan County Farmers Market: https://www.facebook.com/Morganfarmersmarket/

Harriman Farmers Market: https://www.facebook.com/HarrimanFarmersMarket/

Seymour Farmers Market: http://seymourfarmersmarket.org/

East Tennessee Children’s Hospital Farmer’s Market: https://www.facebook.com/events/2015370921838195/

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Chef John Fleer, Rhubarb Restaurant, Asheville, NC

Season 5, Episode 18
June, 2, 2018

Amy visits with Chef John Fleer, Rhubarb Restaurant, Asheville, NC. http://rhubarbasheville.com/

Fred Sauceman visits with King Tut’s Grill, Vestal, Tennessee. https://www.facebook.com/fred.sauceman

Plus a huge list of food and farming related activities in the area presented by area non profit organizations. (Links below)

Links to mentioned events during the show as a public service to area non profit organizations:

Century Harvest Farms http://www.centuryharvest.com/,  2nd Harvest Food Bank volunteer link: 

East Tennessee Young Farmers Coalition: https://www.facebook.com/ETNYFC/

Nourish Knoxville Market Square Farmers’ Market: https://www.nourishknoxville.org/market-square-farmers-market/

Dixie Lee Farmers’ Market: http://www.dixieleefarmersmarket.com/

Maryville Farmers’ Market: http://www.farmersmarketmaryville.com/

East Tennessee Farmers Association of Retail Marketing: http://www.easttnfarmmarkets.org/index.asp

CAC Beardsley Farm: https://www.facebook.com/beardsleyfarm/

CAC Beardsley Community Farm Annual Solstice Dinner: Beardsley Farm - https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3414443

Sevierville Market (every Friday):  https://www.facebook.com/events/533684190090056/

Eastside Sunday Market: https://www.facebook.com/EastsideSundayMarket/

Morgan County Farmers Market: https://www.facebook.com/Morganfarmersmarket/

Harriman Farmers Market: https://www.facebook.com/HarrimanFarmersMarket/

Seymour Farmers Market: http://seymourfarmersmarket.org/

East Tennessee Children’s Hospital Farmer’s Market: https://www.facebook.com/events/2015370921838195/

 Chef Fleer behind the cafeteria line dishing out his ham and ham sauce at the 2nd Appalachian Food Summit.

Chef Fleer behind the cafeteria line dishing out his ham and ham sauce at the 2nd Appalachian Food Summit.

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Brenna Wright, Owner of Abbey Fields Urban Farm, “Knoxvilles Neighborhood Farm”

Season 5, Episode 17, May 26, 2018
- Interview with Brenna Wright, Owner of Abbey Fields Farm, “Knoxvilles Neighborhood Farm” (Urban Farming in Knoxville, TN)

- Fred Sauceman’s “Pot Luck Radio” segment about “King Tut’s Restaurant” in Vestal, Tennessee.

- A list of upcoming events that are food, farming, or agriculturally related presented by area non profit organizations. Details and links below.

Links to Guests:

Abbey Fields Farm: http://abbey-fields.com/

Fred Sauceman “Pot Luck Radio: https://www.facebook.com/fred.sauceman

Links to mentioned events during the show as a public service to area non profit organizations:

Century Harvest Farms http://www.centuryharvest.com/,  2nd Harvest Food Bank volunteer link: 

East Tennessee Young Farmers Coalition: https://www.facebook.com/ETNYFC/

Nourish Knoxville Market Square Farmers’ Market: https://www.nourishknoxville.org/market-square-farmers-market/

Dixie Lee Farmers’ Market: http://www.dixieleefarmersmarket.com/

Maryville Farmers’ Market: http://www.farmersmarketmaryville.com/

East Tennessee Farmers Association of Retail Marketing: http://www.easttnfarmmarkets.org/index.asp

CAC Beardsley Farm: https://www.facebook.com/beardsleyfarm/

Art from the Hills Art show: https://www.facebook.com/artfromthehills/

CAC Beardsley Community Farm Annual Solstice Dinner: Beardsley Farm - https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3414443

Sevierville Market (every Friday):  https://www.facebook.com/events/533684190090056/

Eastside Sunday Market: https://www.facebook.com/EastsideSundayMarket/

Morgan County Farmers Market: https://www.facebook.com/Morganfarmersmarket/

Harriman Farmers Market: https://www.facebook.com/HarrimanFarmersMarket/

Seymour Farmers Market: http://seymourfarmersmarket.org/

East Tennessee Children’s Hospital Farmer’s Market: https://www.facebook.com/events/2015370921838195/

 Brenna Wright (Owner, operator of Abbey Fields Farm, "Knoxville's Neighborhood Farm".  http://abbey-fields.com/

Brenna Wright (Owner, operator of Abbey Fields Farm, "Knoxville's Neighborhood Farm". http://abbey-fields.com/

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Tennessee Wine & Cider - Nine Lakes Wine Festival - Nikki Riddle & Michael Coombs of The Winery at Seven Springs Farm

Season 5, Episode 16, May 19th, 2018
Tennessee Wine & Cider - Nine Lakes Wine Festival & Nikki Riddle of The Winery at Seven Springs Farm, Maynardville, Tennessee.

Links to guests:
Nikki Riddle, The Winery at Seven Springs Farm: http://www.winerysevenspringsfarm.com/

Fred Sauceman with a “Pot Luck Radio” segment on Kentucky produced “Ale-8-One soda Pop.: https://www.facebook.com/fred.sauceman

Nine Lakes Wine Festival takes place May 18,19,20th, 2018:  https://www.ninelakeswinefestival.com/

Links to mentioned events during the show as a public service to area non profit organizations:

Century Harvest Farms http://www.centuryharvest.com/,  2nd Harvest Food Bank volunteer link: 

East Tennessee Young Farmers Coalition: https://www.facebook.com/ETNYFC/

Nourish Knoxville Market Square Farmers’ Market: https://www.nourishknoxville.org/market-square-farmers-market/

Dixie Lee Farmers’ Market: http://www.dixieleefarmersmarket.com/

Maryville Farmers’ Market: http://www.farmersmarketmaryville.com/

East Tennessee Farmers Association of Retail Marketing: http://www.easttnfarmmarkets.org/index.asp

CAC Beardsley Farm: https://www.facebook.com/beardsleyfarm/

Art from the Hills Art show: https://www.facebook.com/artfromthehills/

CAC Beardsley Community Farm Annual Solstice Dinner: Beardsley Farm - https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3414443

 L - Rt: James Riddle, Nikki Riddle, Michael Coombs of  The Winery at Seven Springs Farm , Maynardville, Tennessee. 

L - Rt: James Riddle, Nikki Riddle, Michael Coombs of The Winery at Seven Springs Farm, Maynardville, Tennessee. 

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Strawberries & Mother's Day with David Lay Farms, Fred Sauceman, Ronni Lundy and Mary Constantine

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Season 5, Episode 15, May 12th, 2018:  "Strawberries & Mother's Day" with David Lay Farms, Fred Sauceman, Ronni Lundy and Mary Constantine.

- We visit with David Lay of David Lay Farms and hear about this year’s pesticide free strawberry crop and both he and Linda Lays musical talent. https://www.facebook.com/DavidLayFarms/
- Ronni Lundy reads a story entitled: “Drive In Strawberry Pie” from her 1999 book entitled: “Butterbeans to Blackberries, Recipes from the Southern Garden” http://ronnilundy.com/
-Fred Sauceman of Johnson City and his radio project called “Pot Luck Radio” shares a segment about Tennessee strawberry grower Wayne Scott and Mother’s Day. https://www.facebook.com/fred.sauceman
- Mary Constantine Food writer from the Knoxville News Sentinel with an easy strawberry jam recipe. https://www.facebook.com/deedee.constantine.3

Links to events:

Century Harvest Farms website: http://www.centuryharvest.com/

East Tennessee Young Farmers Coalition: https://www.facebook.com/ETNYFC/

Nourish Knoxville Market Square Farmers’ Market: https://www.nourishknoxville.org/market-square-farmers-market/

Dixie Lee Farmers’ Market: http://www.dixieleefarmersmarket.com/

Maryville Farmers’ Market: http://www.farmersmarketmaryville.com/

East Tennessee Farmers Association of Retail Marketing: http://www.easttnfarmmarkets.org/index.asp

CAC Beardsley Farm: https://www.facebook.com/beardsleyfarm/

Nine Lakes Wine Festival: https://www.ninelakeswinefestival.com/

East Tennessee Plant Swap: http://www.easttnplantswap.com/

Art from the Hills Art show: https://www.facebook.com/artfromthehills/

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Century Harvest Farm Foundation Open House with Jen Patterson

Season 5, Episode: 14
- Century Harvest Farm Foundation is helping to rebuild lives with food and farming. We hear from Jen Patterson (Executive Director of Century Harvest Farms Foundation) and hear how they conduct their work and details about the open house happening 5/5/2018 from 12:00 Noon - 6:00 P.M.
-Fred Sauceman shares a timely Mint Julep cocktail recipe.
-Plus, music from East Tennessee songwriters and musicians Alex Leach, Emi Sunshine, and Sarah Pirkle. And a big list of farming and food activities going on in our area.

Links to guests:
-Executive Director of the Century Harvest Farm Foundation Jen Patterson, on the Century Harvest Farms Foundation Open House 5/3/2018 from 12:00 Noon - 6:00 P.M. : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-house-fundraiser-tickets-45145157381

-Fred Sauceman of Johnson City of featuring Jacquiline Evans from the Maker’s Mark distillery in Loretto Kentucky sharing her recipe for mint julieps.

https://www.facebook.com/fred.sauceman

Links to events:
Century Harvest Farms Foundation Open House: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-house-fundraiser-tickets-45145157381

Century Harvest Farms website: http://www.centuryharvest.com/

East Tennessee Young Farmers Coalition: https://www.facebook.com/ETNYFC/

Nourish Knoxville Market Square Farmers’ Market: https://www.nourishknoxville.org/market-square-farmers-market/

Dixie Lee Farmers’ Market: http://www.dixieleefarmersmarket.com/

Maryville Farmers’ Market: http://www.farmersmarketmaryville.com/

East Tennessee Farmers Association of Retail Marketing: http://www.easttnfarmmarkets.org/index.asp

CAC Beardsley Farm: https://www.facebook.com/beardsleyfarm/

Nine Lakes Wine Festival: https://www.ninelakeswinefestival.com/

East Tennessee Plant Swap: http://www.easttnplantswap.com/

Art from the Hills Art show: https://www.facebook.com/artfromthehills/

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Pictured L - Rt. : Chris Burger (Proprietor of Century Harvest Farms, Jen Patterson (Executive Director of Century Harvest Farms Foundation, and Mike McConnell of Sugar Mama's Knoxville.

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Ronni Lundy "Messing with greens". Fred Sauceman - "Ramp dig" in Unicoi County"

Season 5, Episode 13, April 28, 2018:

Guests:
Ronni Lundy reads from her 2 time James Beard Foundation Award winning book entitled "Victuals, An Appalachian Journey with Recipes"   in this recording she reads from "Messing with Greens". 
Fred Sauceman shares an experience of a "Ramp Dig" in Unicoi County with a "Pot Luck Radio" segment. 

Links to events:
Century Harvest Farms Foundation Open House: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-house-fundraiser-tickets-45145157381

Art from the Hills Art Show: https://www.facebook.com/artfromthehills/

Nine Lakes Wine Festival: https://www.ninelakeswinefestival.com/

East Tennessee Young Farmers Coalition: https://www.facebook.com/ETNYFC/

Nourish Knoxville Market Square Farmers’ Market: https://www.nourishknoxville.org/market-square-farmers-market/

Dixie Lee Farmers’ Market: http://www.dixieleefarmersmarket.com/

Maryville Farmers’ Market: http://www.farmersmarketmaryville.com/

East Tennessee Farmers Association of Retail Marketing: http://www.easttnfarmmarkets.org/index.asp

CAC Beardsley Farm: https://www.facebook.com/beardsleyfarm/

CAC Beardsley Community Farm Plant Sale link: https://www.facebook.com/events/156868888326752/

National Corn bread Festival: http://nationalcornbread.com

Blount County Bee Keepers website: https://blountbees.wordpress.com/

Blount County Beekeepers facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/546554372208131/

Blount County Bee Keeper Association Field day information (April 28th, begins 10:00 A.M.) : Charlie Parton, 865-776-1875

 

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