Peg & Sue, Co-Owners of Cowgirl Creamery. These two women let us know about their business, and thoughts on wholesome, organic, agriculture and foods. They attended the University of Tennessee and now want to give back to this region by helping to support regional agriculture and hospitality concerns. One way they are doing this is by sponsoring the 1st Annual Great Smoky Mountain Food Days Event. This is an event that celebrates the food, culture and agriculture of our region.
Connect with Cowgirl Creamery here: https://cowgirlcreamery.com/
Great Smoky Mountain Food Days event: http://greatsmokymountainfooddays.com/
September 30, 2017 Show Notes: Muscadines, muscadines, muscadines!
-All about muscadines and muscadine wine by way of James Riddle from The Winery at Seven Springs Farm, visit www.wineryatsevenspringsfarm.com.
Link to The Great Smoky Mountain Food Days Event http://greatsmokymountainfooddays.com/ Win tickets here: https://www.tennesseefarmtable.com/great-smoky-mountain-food-day-event-tickets/
-Kathy Butcher of Rocker Top Organic Vineyard & Wineryhttps://agriculture.tn.gov/Marketing.asp?QSTRING=DETAIL&DISPLAY=2431
-Chuck Hembree of Hembree Muscadine Farm (see listing below)
-Mary “Dee Dee” Constantine - Food writer from the Knoxville News Sentinel with 2 muscadine recipes.
-Link to “The Mother Scuppernong Vine” on Roanoke Island, NC. https://www.ourstate.com/mother-vine/
A Listing of U-Pick Muscadine Farms.
-Call ahead for hours and fruit availability before making the drive.
Cove Vineyard 491 Smalley Ln, Kingston, TN 37763, (865) 776-7924
**If things go as previous years we will be open each weekend ( Sat & Sun ) 11am -6pm thru the end of October. If there is rain or it's extremly wet we will not be open. The road in just gets too bad in wet weather. I look forward to seeing you there. Thanks, Sam
Nolichucky Vineyard (Allan) 6600 Fish Hatchery Rd, Russellville, TN 37860, Phone: Phone: 423-312-6755, Union County: http://nolichuckyvineyard.com
Hembree’s Muscadine Farm (Chuck and Brenda Hembree ) 1984 Old Lake City Hwy., Clinton, Tennessee Phone: (865)-264-4464 *Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Call Ahead.
Tsali Notch Vineyard 140 Harrison Rd, Madisonville, TN Monroe County 37354 Phone: (423) 506-9895http://tsalinotch.com/
Scuppernongs picked from Hembree Muscadine Farm in Anderson County, Tennessee.
September 23 Show Notes:
A visit with food writer Sheri Castle on her work, cookbooks, and feelings on Southern Comfort Food. Plus her topic as key note speaker at the Great Smoky Mountain Food Day Event, October 6 & 7 in Knoxville.
-A visit with Jeffrey Dealejandro on "The Long Table Dinner" taking place September 24th in the Old City in Knoxville to benefit CSA Beardsley Farm in Knoxville.
Links to guests & topics:
Sheri Castle: https://www.shericastle.com/
Great Smoky Mountain Food Days Event: http://greatsmokymountainfooddays.com/
The Long Table Dinner Event: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3076644
CSA Beardsley Farm: http://www.beardsleyfarm.org/
Jeffrey Dealejandro, Owner & Chef of OliBea: https://www.facebook.com/olibeaoldcity/
Amy visits with Remote Area Medical (RAM) founder Stan Brock as Stan describes the work of RAM (headquartered in Rockford, Tennessee) for individuals in need after natural disasters or inability to access healthcare. Stan also describes the "Ram Ranger" program and the RAM farm in Grainger County, Tennessee where this program is taught. Connect with RAM here:
***RAM needs volunteers to provide comfort, assistance, and adoption to animals rescued from hurricane Harvey & Irma. They hope you may provide a home for these animals as well. Please contact RAM at the link above.
"The Great Smoky Mountain Food Days”, an event celebrating the food of the Great Smoky Mountains shaped by the mountains, climate and people”. This event will take place Friday October 6th and Saturday October 7th at the University of Tennessee Welcome Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. With a Smoky Mountain inspired dinner Friday evening of soup beans, corn bread & banana pudding, And on Saturday a full day of presentations, panels, and discussion on preservation, fermentation, farming, and culture along with key note speaker, southern food writer Sheri Castle. This event is the first installment from an endowment of UT Grads Peg & Sue, creators of the highly successful Cowgirl Creamery. Details and ticket information at: www.greatsmokymountainfooddays.com, and by instagram at: #GSMFOODDAYS
6th Annual Niota Fried Green Tomato Festival will take place This event takes place Saturday September 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (https://www.facebook.com/events/314089372375744/)
Mary Phillips of Friendsville, Tennessee shares with us wisdom on canning, marriage, white half runners and peanut beans. Fred Sauceman tells a story about heirloom seed saver Bill Best, and beans.
Plus, news about an event that features the foods of the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee entitled The Great Smoky Mountain Food Days, October 6 - 7th, 2017. Details and ticket information at: www.greatsmokymountainfooddays.com, and by instagram at: #GSMFOODDAYS
Post Modern Spirits owners Eric McNew (co-owner of @Knoxfoodie) & Stanton Webster let us know about some of the spirits they are producing at their new business. Postmodernspirits.com
The Great Smoky Mountain Food Days event details: http://greatsmokymountainfooddays.com/
Farm to table dinner with JEM farm and the craft brewers from Last Days of Autumn are cooking up this Tuesday, August 29th from 6:30 - 9:30. Details:
A visit between cutting hay on a hot summer day with Cruze Dairy Farm's Earl Cruze & Colleen Cruze Bhatti in East Knox County, Tennessee.
Ron Downer - The little known brew master & judge behind some of East Tennessee's most famous beers- And Hops in the Hills Brew Festival.
Ron Downer, the little known man behind some of our region's most beloved craft brews & one of the judges for Hops in the Hills Craft Brew Fest. Amy's guest, part of her feature on Hops in the Hills Craft Beer Festival, a celebration of fermentation. https://www.facebook.com/hopsinthehills/
Hops in the Hills Craft Beer Festival
We visit with Christine Collins who will let us know about a craft brew festival upcoming in Maryville TN called Hops in the Hills - this is a celebration of fermentation where science and agriculture meet. Christineis part of a group of people who work to make this festival happen.
This festival takes place Saturday, June 24 from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. as part of the weekend long Hot Summer Nights Festival on the streets of downtown, Maryville, TN.
Who was JC Holdway? Why is Chef Joseph Lenn's restaurant named after his Uncle Joe? This podcast is a visit with James Beard Award Winning Chef Joseph Lenn along with Joseph's Mother (Emily Lenn), and his Grandmother (JC Holdway's sister, Juanita Evans). We hear their memories of Uncle Joe, and the inspiration behind the restaurant JC Holdway. The restaurant is owned and operated by the James Beard Award winning Chef Joseph Lenn.
PUS! Fred Sauceman shares a Chow Chow recipe that he learned in the kitchen of Janette & Joe Carter family in Hilton's Virginia.
The Nine Lakes Wine Festival, coming up May 20, working to make Tennessee Wines & viticulture a very real Tennessee Agricultural industry with our guest Rick Riddle of the Winery at Seven Springs
*Be sure to enter your name in the hat to win 2 free tickets to this event!
Fred Sauceman with Mother's Day, Strawberries & Wayne Scott (Strawberry farmer).
May 6, Show Notes: "Strawberry Show":
Ronni Lundy (James Beard Award winning Author for cook book of the year for her book “Victuals”) with her story about “Drive in Strawberry Pie”. Fred Sauceman on strawberries, Wayne Scott, and Mother’s Day. Dee Dee Constantine and Strawberry Jam Recipe. David & Linda Lay on farming strawberries and playing traditional music. Plus news on the @Nine lakes Wine Festival & ticket drawing.
Connect with Ronni Lundy: http://ronnilundy.com/
Fred Sauceman with his story about strawberries, Wayne Scott, and Mother’s Day. https://www.facebook.com/fred.sauceman
Wine festival ticket drawing: http://www.tennesseefarmtable.com/wine-festival-ticket-drawing/
Nine Lakes Wine Festival Link: https://www.ninelakeswinefestival.com/
Dee Dee Constantine (Food writer for the Knoxville News Sentinel) and a recipe for Strawberry Jam: https://www.facebook.com/deedee.constantine.3
David and Linda Lay. Musicians and Strawberry farmers from Rogersville, TN.: https://www.facebook.com/david.lay.372
April 29, Show Notes:
Amy visits with Dr. Chris Sneed, PhD, Extension Specialist, UT Extension Institute of Agriculture, University of Tennessee. We discuss the program developed by Dr. Sneed and Janie Burney, PhD, RD called “Farm Market Fresh”. The primary objective of this program is to encourage fruit and vegetable consumption by limited-resource families. By using their SNAP benefits at farmers’ markets accepting EBT, families can have greater access to fruits and vegetables and learn how to select, prepare and store them in healthy ways.
Contact Dr. Sneed by phone at: (865) 200-4534, or by email: email@example.com.
Spring Onion Soup recipe from Mary Constantine, contact: https://www.facebook.com/deedee.constantine.3
Nine Lakes Wine Festival information, location, tickets : https://www.ninelakeswinefestival.com/
Enter to win a pair of tickets at this link: http://www.tennesseefarmtable.com/wine-festival-ticket-drawing/
-Muscadine wine by way of Rick Riddle of The Winery at 7 Springs Farm in Maynardville, TN https://www.facebook.com/theWineryatsevenspringsfarm/
-A recipe for Blackberry wine cake from Mary Constantine Food writer from the Knoxville Knoxville News Sentinelhttps://www.facebook.com/deedee.constantine.3
Plus an entertaining tale about Thunder road, Junior Johnson, revenuers and the front porch by way of Rick Riddle
-Win tickets to the Nine Lakes Wine Festival, 2017. https://www.ninelakeswinefestival.com/
Dustin & Stacey Busby, Private Catering & Chef, Appalachian Fest, Knoxville. Fred Sauceman & Red Bud Jelly & Tennessee Food events!
Dustin & Stacey Busby of Alcoa, TN, owners of the private chef and catering company DSB Provisions
-Fred Sauceman's story about Red Bud Jelly from Johnson City, TN.
-Dr. Campbell fishing tip according to the budding of the red bud trees from Knoxville, TN.
-2nd Annual Appalachian Fest (Cornbread, apple cake, singing, poetry, and storytelling).
Date: 4.1.2017, Time: 5:30 p/m/ - 9 p.m., More information Facebook.
Links to events:
•Mule Day Details: Marc 27th through April 2nd, 2017 • http://muleday.org/about/
•The 21st Annual Cornbread Festival: South Pittsburg, TN, APRIL 29 & 30,2017• http://nationalcornbread.com/