Show Notes December 9 - 2017
Buck Dancing, square dance calling, Christmas Tree farming Leo Collins with Blue Bird Christmas Tree Farm in Heiskell, Tennessee. Hear about BlueBird Christmas Tree Farm, Fred Sauceman's "Potluck Radio" segment with Allan Benton's Red Eyed Gravy recipe, and news and events round Knoxville this week of December 9, 2017.
Connect with guests of the show:
Bluebird Christmas Tree Farm:  http://bluebirdtrees.com/
Fred Sauceman: https://www.facebook.com/fred.sauceman
Peg Hambright, artist, musician and owner of Magpie’s Bakery:   https://magpiescakes.com/
Newspaper story written by Mary Constantine about Leo Collins: http://www.knoxnews.com/story/life/2017/11/22/christmas-tree-farms-opening-season-knoxville-east-tennessee/862657001/
December 2, 2017 Show Notes - Food stories with Ronni Lundy, Robert Gipe, and Fred Sauceman.
Working in a pickle factory with Robert Gipe,
You can't eat a deposit slip by Ronni Lundy.
Overnight pickle recipe from Lynn Tolley's recipe by way of Fred Sauceman
Connect with Beardsley Farm and CAPPE 

November 25 - Amy featured an assortment of Bluegrass gospel and thanksgiving themed foods for the holiday weekend.

November 18, 2017 Apple Stack Cake Show Notes:
-Jill Derting Sauceman shares her family memories of her GrandMother’s Apple Stack cake that she makes every year.  For the recipe, go to this link and scroll down to the 3rd entree by Ronni Lundy. http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs020/1103080512258/archive/1109056460614.html
-Fred Sauceman has a new segment from his “potluck radio series” about the Chattanooga Tennessee Moon Pie. Connect with Fred here:  https://www.facebook.com/fred.sauceman
-Ronnie Lundy (Author of the James Beard Award Winning cookbook Victuals) shares her knowledge of sorghum grain and history. Connect with Ronnie here: http://ronnilundy.com/

November 11, 2017 Turkey Show Show Notes:
-Rachel McCormick’s always juicy, always delicious brined turkey recipe. Recipe below.
-Turkey Herding from Fred Sauceman’s “Potluck Radio”. Connect with Fred: https://www.facebook.com/fred.sauceman
-Amy brings you tips on selecting the right size turkey for the crowd, thawing, brining, and cooking your Thanksgiving turkey. All of this information is written below.

Rachel’s always juicy brined turkey recipe:
Brine ingredients:

1 c. Kosher salt
1/2 C. light brown sugar
1 Gallon chicken stock
1 TB. Black peppercorns
1/2 Tb. Allspice berries
1/2 Tsp. Candied ginger
1 Gallon ice water
Directions:
-Put salt, sugar, chicken stock in crockpot, allow to dissolve and then cool.
-Place turkey bread side down in large container (food safe plastic, stainless steel, or a brining bag, or as Rachel used a paint bucket she bought from Lowes), pour brine and water over turkey.
Brine for 6 - 8 hours depending on the size of the turkey. Or average 45 - 60 minutes per lb. in brine solution.
-Remove turkey from brine over the sink. Discard the brine. Rinse the turkey inside and out and pat dry with paper towels.
*It may turn this light blue color, that is OK, means you are doing it right. Don’t panic.
-Truss the turkey’s legs.
Aromatics
Ingredients:
1 red apple (cut in 1/2 or quarters, 1/2 onion, 1 cinnamon stick, 1 c. water. 
Microwave all for 5 minutes and then stuff into bird cavity.
Cheesecloth skin wrapping:
Ingredients:
Cheese cloth (Enough to cover turkey in 1 layer)
1/2 stick Butter (melted)
Herbs De Provence (a couple of pinches)
White Wine (1/2 c. dry white wine)
Melt the butter and add all together, soak the cheesecloth in this mixture for a minute or 2, then drape over the turkey.
*White wine tip use a DRY white wine. Sweet wine will burn the skin. 
Cook:
Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Roast turkey for 30 minutes, then turn it down to 350 degrees. Let it sit there until it is done. (when the meat thermometer reads 160 degrees in the thickest part of the thigh. 
Pull it out of the oven. Remove the cheesecloth, cover with foil until ready.

Tips for selecting, preparing, brining and cooking your turkey

Selecting a turkey:
-Figure on 1 to 1 1/2 pounds of turkey per person
-If you are expecting a crowd (over 12 people, instead of buying a huge turkey, consider buying 2 smaller turkeys. The larger turkeys (say 15 pounds and over) can cook unevenly, possibly leaving you with very dry outer white meat. 
-They also can be so heavy, that they are more difficult to lift, and manage.
-The smaller size birds are more likely to be in stock and the heritage and organic varieties come in smaller size birds.
Fresh or frozen?: If you are planning on using a frozen turkey, be sure to allow yourself ample time to thaw it out.  There are 2 different safe ways to thaw out the bird. Refrigerator or cold water thawing. If you use the refrigerator, it is easy, but takes more time.
To thaw a turkey in ice water, you have to constantly change the ice water every 30 minutes, and rotate the bird to keep the temperature consistent and prevent bacteria proliferation.
Thawing on the counter is not a good idea because of the uneven temperatures in the bird and invitation to bacteria growth.

Thawing: 
Refrigerator thawing
Thaw breast side up, in an unopened wrapper on a tray in the fridge
-Be sure the fridge temp is (40 degrees Fahrenheit or below).
-Allow at least 1 day of thawing for every 4 lbs. of turkey.
-Use within 4 days after thawing.
Cold Water Thawing
Thaw breast side down, in an unopened wrapper, with enough cold water to
cover your turkey completely.
-Change water every 30 minutes and if turkey cannot be completely covered, rotate every 30 minutes to keep the turkey chilled.
Estimate a minimum thawing time of 30 minutes per lb. of turkey.

Brining:
Brining the turkey will make it more juicy. The primary reason to brine the turkey is to ensure the meat is moist as opposed to imparting flavor.
Here are steps to brining:
First thing here is to be sure the container you are going to brine your turkey with will fit in your fridge.
-Purchase a fresh turkey to eliminate the need to thaw, or completely thaw a frozen turkey.
-The night before roasting, remove the giblets and turkey neck. Rinse the turkey inside and out.-Prepare your brine. Be sure to mix ingredients until all of the salt is dissolved.  -If your brine is heated, be sure to cool it to room temperature before brining.
-Place the turkey, breast down, in a large container made of food-grade plastic, stainless steel, glass, or a brining bag. 
-Add brine, covering the entire turkey.
-Place in the refrigerator to let the brine do it’s thing. As a rule of thumb, you should brine your turkey 45 to 60 minutes per pound.
-Remove turkey from brine after recommended time. Rinse and pat dry with paper towels. Cook turkey as desired.

Cooking:  
(For an unstuffed bird, it takes roughly 15 minutes per pound to cook.) If you want to cook a frozen turkey, it will take at least 50 percent longer than the recommended times. This information is from the USDA and is based on a 325°F oven, and a fully defrosted or fresh bird.
*Be sure to remove the pack of giblets from the cavity before cooking. 

Basting: This does not make your turkey moist, it just makes the skin golden.

Natural roasting rack with vegetables:
Create a natural roasting rack for your turkey by layering carrots, onions and celery on the bottom of the roasting pan. Lifting the turkey off the base of the pan helps to increase hot air circulation around the whole bird so that it will get crispy all over. And the vegetables add great flavor to the gravy.

How to tell if the bird is done?
-Put a meat thermometer in the ticket part of the thigh (don’t let it hit the bone) when it reads 165 degrees, it is done.
-If you do not have a thermometer, pierce the thigh with the point of a sharp knife, and if the juices run clear it is done.

November 4, 2017:

The wild Persimmon - Biological facts, winter weather predicting, recipes. 

“The Wild Persimmon of Appalachia” (Diospyros virginiana) - Biology of, with Charlie Kwit , Winter weather predictions with persimmon seed with Crystal Wilson, Persimmon Bread recipe with Mary Constantine (Food Writer for the Knoxville News Sentinel), and the excitement of receiving a 50 lb. bag of Kennebec potatoes from a friend with Jill Derting Sauceman.

Connect with the P”persimmon show guests:
Charlie Kwit - (Assistant Professor in the Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries), University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Crystal Wilson (Turtle Mountain Herb Farm, Rockford, Tennessee)
Mary Constantine (Food writer for the Knoxville News Sentinel)
Jill Derting Sauceman (This lady can cook)

October 28, 2017 Show Notes:
Martha Kern of Strong Stock Farm in Knox County, Tennessee.  Martha and her family own and operate a 900 acre farm where they raise Angus cattle for beef production.  She has been working on this herd since 1948 and they have been raised on grass only.  Her products can be found at Three Rivers Market in Knoxville and served from the Savory and Sweet food truck in Knoxville as well as Good Golly Tamale, Knoxville. 

October 21, 2017 Show Notes:
Live on air fund drive with special guest Jack Neely (Executive Director of the Knoxville History Project) and the History of Market Square, and the Farmers' Market in Knoxville, Tennessee.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Strong-Stock-Farm/187987132906?fref=ts

October 14, 2017 Show Notes:
Gatlinburg, Tennessee residents Allyson and Chris Virden have come up with a proprietary pepper blend called "Olde Virden's Red Hot Sprinkle". Hear their story. East, Tennessee proud. Mary Constantine (Food writer for the Knoxville News Sentinel) shares a spicy, honey, almond butter recipe. 

October 7, 2017 Show Notes:
Peg & Sue, Co-Owners of Cowgirl Creamery. These two women let us know about their business, and thoughts on whole, good 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
https://www.facebook.com/CoveVineyard/  
**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.

Black Oak Farms 7235 Corryton Road, Corryton, Tennessee 37721 Phone: (865) 687-6900 http://www.blackoakfarmstn.com/

Tsali Notch Vineyard 140 Harrison Rd, Madisonville, TN Monroe County 37354 Phone: (423) 506-9895http://tsalinotch.com/

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/

September 10, 2017 Show Notes:
Amy visits with Remote Area Medical (RAM) founder Stan Brock as Stan describes the work of RAM (which is headquartered in Rockford, Tennessee) or people in need after natural disasters or are not able 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: 
https://ramusa.org/about/ram-rangers/

***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/

September 02, 2017 Show Notes:
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

August 29, 2017: Post Modern Spirits in the Historic Old City, Knoxville, Tennessee:
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: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/506009679732774/

July 15 & 22, 2017 Show Notes:
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. 

July 1 & 8, 2017 Show Notes:
David Rule, of the soon to open Walnut Kitchen in Maryville, TN, Amy’s guest this Saturday onJuly, 01, 2017. 9 a.m. WDVX.com, https://www.facebook.com/thewalnutkitchen/?pnref=story

June 24, 2017 Show Notes: Hops in the Hills Craft Beer Festival and 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/ 

June 17, 2017 Show Notes: 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. Christine is part of a group of people who work to make this festival happen. Hops in the Hills is a not for profit organization that strives to promote Tennessee agriculture, brewing and hop production.

June 10, 2017 Show Notes:
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. 

June 3, 2017 Show notes:
Tiny Houses & Tomato Sandwiches. Tiny houses with Matt Sterling of http://www.sterlingcontractingcompany.com/.  Chef Vivian Howard’s tomato sandwich recipe by way of food writer Dee Dee Constantine 

May 20, 27 Show Notes:
2 time James Beard Award winner Ronni Lundy reads “Messin’ With Greens”, from her book “Victuals” And we also visit with Chef John Fleer, of Rhubarb, Asheville, NC.

May 13 Show Notes:
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: csneed@utk.edu.   https://ag.tennessee.edu/fcs/Pages/Food/FarmersMarketFresh.aspx

Spring Onion Soup recipefrom 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/

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: csneed@utk.edu.  https://ag.tennessee.edu/fcs/Pages/Food/FarmersMarketFresh.aspx

Spring Onion Soup recipefrom Mary Constantine, contact:  https://www.facebook.com/deedee.constantine.3

Nine Lakes Wine Festival information, location, tickets : https://www.ninelakeswinefestival.com/

Ticket Giveaway: Enter to win a pair of tickets at this link: http://www.tennesseefarmtable.com/wine-festival-ticket-drawing/

04/22/2017 Show Notes:
-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/

04/08/2016 Show Notes:
Amy visits with the people behind the Tellico Plains Farmer’s Market which opens April 15th. Plus Mary Constantine shares a recipe for a spring onion soup.. Connect with the Tellico Plains Farmers' Market:  https://www.facebook.com/MCFarmMarket/

04/01/2017 Show Notes:
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/

03/25/2017 Show Notes:
Feature: Dustin & Stacey Busby of Alcoa, TN, owners of the private chef and catering company DSB Provisions
Plus:
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.
•A beautiful gospel song from Jeff Barbara & Sarah Pirkle of Blount Co, TN. 
•And news of events in our Tennessee region.

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/
•Nourish Knoxville, East TN farmers CSA Fair 2017! March 30th, from 4 - 6 p.m.  At the C.W. Cansler Family YMCA, Knoxville, TN.

03/18/2017 Show Notes:
JEM Farm, Nourish Knoxville CSA Fair: A visit with Elizabeth & John Malayter from JEM Farm, Rogersville, TNand learn about the products they offer and the CSA they offer. Also, hear news of the upcoming Nourish Knoxville CSA Fair, March 30th. 
-Contact JEM Farm at: jemfarm@gmail.com
-Contact Nourish Knoxville for CSA Fair details at: https://nourishknoxville.org/event/csa-fair-2017/

02/18/2017 Show Notes:
Seed Saving & Stories with our ole seed saving pal John Coykendall of Knoxville, TN. John tells us how he became a seed saver, some of the varieties he has saved, where to find old time heirloom seed like the ones he saves, and shares some cute stories.

-The Community Supported Agriculture Fair “CSA Fair” Thursday, March 30 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. Located at the C.W.Cansler Family YMCA 616 Jessamine St, Knoxville, TN 37917.
Meet farmers face-to-face and learn about the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program that's right for you! Visitors to the CSA Fair can compare and sign up on the spot or take home a CSA comparison of all CSAs delivering in Knox County and decide later. Workplace groups and corporate wellness program administrators are encouraged to attend and talk to farmers about delivery directly to their office! This event is free and open to the public. Details at https://nourishknoxville.org/

-The Grow Your Garden series! Participants will learn about growing a fruits and vegetables this spring and discuss what to plant, when to plant it, and how to grow a spring edible garden.  Pre-registered participants will take home seeds and starter plants provided by CAC Green Thumbs and the Center for Urban Agriculture.
Choose the time and location that works best for your schedule:
9:00 am on Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum
12:00 pm on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at the Phyllis Wheatley YWCA
5:30 pm on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at SEEED Knox
The Grow Your Garden series is offered through the Center for Urban Agriculture as a partnership between the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum, the Phyllis Wheatley YWCA, and SEEED Knox in an effort to help people grow food for themselves and others.
Details about registration and reasonable fees for this series at: Knoxgarden.org

February 11 Show Notes:  “A Knoxville Tamale Tale” with Jack Neely. Jack let’s us know the rich history of the tamale in Knoxville. It's not all ham, soup beans and sorghum in the culinary history of East Tennessee. Jack tells us about the rich tamale history dating back to as early as 1890!Jack is the Executive Director of the Knoxville History Project. Connect with the Knoxville History Project here: http://knoxvillehistoryproject.org/

February 4 Valentine Day Show Notes:  Twin sisters Helen and Ellen of The Love Kitchen in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Amy made this recording in 2015 ) . Helen and Ellen have fed thousands of people over the years. Ellen has passed away now, but Helen is still feeding people and spreading love to all she meets. Her saying is one from her Father which is “Everybody is God’s somebody”. Connect with the love kitchen here: https://www.thelovekitchen.org/about/

-CAPPE Chili Fest info: http://saveitdontpaveit.org/index.htm

-Nourish Knoxville Winter Warmer Dinner info here: https://nourishknoxville.org/event/nourish-knoxvilles-winter-warmer/

January 28 Show Notes: 
Farmers John & Susan Keller (Tennessee Farmer of the Year for 2014) of Kelmont Farms in Maryville, TN (this farm has been in continuous operation since 1890). Susan & John also let us know about the upcoming CAPPE Chili Fest taking place February 4, 2017. Connect with John and Susan Keller by phone: (865) 983-2174
-Connect with CAPPE (Citizens Against Pellissippi Parkway Extension):  http://saveitdontpaveit.org/about/mission.html

-Mildred Haun Conference, "Foodways: The Intersection of Food in Appalachian Literature, Culture, Traditions, and History”: http://www.ws.edu/special-events/mildred-haun/events/default.shtm

-A evening with Ronni Lundy at Dancing Bear Lodge:  https://dancingbearlodge.com/event/an-evening-with-ronni-lundy/?instance_id=72

January 21, 2017 Show Notes: Allan Benton, Owner of Benton’s Smoky Mountain Country Hams, Madisonville, Tennessee and award winner of a “Folklife Heritage Award by The Tennessee Arts Commission”, 2017. Here the story of how Allan got his Country Ham and smoked bacon the well known products they are today. Allan Benton, one of East, Tennessee’s best known producers. Find Allan at: http://bentonscountryhams2.com/

Fundraiser for Nourish Knoxville https://nourishknoxville.org/ Sunday, January 22, 2 - 6 P.M. at Crafty Bastard Brewery, Knoxville, TNhttps://craftybastardbrewery.com/contact/

January 14, 2017 Show Notes:
Cornbread with Ronni Lundy & more plus Allan Benton's Red Eye Gravy Recipe
This show features an “All Star Cornbread Cooking Line Up” including:
Ronni Lundy (Food Writer extraordinaire, Author of  Victuals)
Shannon Walker (Food Preservationist for Black Berry Farm)
Judy Odell (Co-Owner of Smoky Ridge Apiaries, Maryville, TN)
Dustin Busby (Co-Owner of D.B. Provisions, Alcoa, TN)
Mary Constantine with her Father’s Cornbread Dressing
PLUS
Fred Sauceman (Food Writer) tells us all about Allan Benton’s Red Eye Gravy Recipe (Allan Benton of Benton’s Smoky Mountain Country Hams)

January 7, 2017 Show Notes:
Main interview: A visit with Brian Strutz, owner of A Dopo Pizza in Knoxville, Tennessee.  http://www.adopopizza.com/restaurant
-Blount County Bee Keepers Association meets the 2nd Monday of each month except for the months of September and December, at the Blount County Public Library, Sharon Lawson Room. Contact President Dennis Barry at (865) 414-2116 or barrybuilders@hotmail.com for more information.
-Spent grain pick up: Looking for a farm or beef operation that feeds grain to pick up 250 Lbs. 2 x a week of spent corn used in the distilling process from Jefferson County, TN. If you can use this resource for organic material for your operation, please email me (Amy) @ creativecampbell@gmail.com and I will put you in touch with the person who is looking to off load this spent grain. 

December 31, Show Notes:
-Martha Boggs, owner of The Bistro at the Bijou shares a few stories of her raising in Ducktown, Tennessee and her Hoppin' John recipe http://thebistroatthebijou.com/story.html
-Mary Constantine, Food writer from The Knoxville News Sentinel shares Lisa Smith's Hoppin' John recipe with us as well.  Lisa Smith owns and operates "Big Fatty's" in the Bearden area of Knoxville, Tennessee.  Bigfattyscatering.com.

December 24, Show Notes: Amy played a whole hour of Bluegrass Christmas Music on WDVX.com.

December 17, Show Notes: 
Our guest is Amelia Geis-Scott, coordinator of “The Welcome Table”  -Connect with them at New Providence Presbyterian Church http://www.newprovidencepres.org/welcometable  -And at United First Methodist Church, Maryville http://1stchurch.org/serving-at-1st/welcome-table

Mike McGill’s Christmas Spectacular (a benefit for 2nd Harvest Food Bank) Sunday, Dec.18, 8 p.m., Location: Barley’s in the Old City. $5.00 per person. More information: www.reverbnation.com/mikemcgill or by phone: (865) 521-0092.

Here is a listing of ways we can allhelp the East Tennessee Victims of wildfires and the latest McMinn County tornado. 
-The East Tennessee Foundation Neighbor to Neighbor disaster relief fund provides relief for both the victims of the wildfires and of the recent McMinn county tornado. More information: http://www.easttennesseefoundation.org/
-The Dollywood Foundation “My People Fund” is soliciting donations to give the people affected by the wildfires $1,000 per month for 6 months to help them get back on their feet. More information: https://dollywoodfoundation.org/
-To donate to the Red Cross via text, more information: http://www.redcross.org/donations/ways-to-donate/text-mail-phone#Donate-by-Mail
-TEMA: To Volunteer or to send donations, the TEMA call center is open daily from 8:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M. at (865) 586-4483 or online at: east@tnema.org
-Volunteer East Tennessee: To volunteer to help sort the massive amount of donations that have been received, please go to this link to sign up for a shift online: https://www.volunteeretn.org/HOC__Volunteer_Opportunity_Details_Page?id=a0Co000000ElZ3G

December 10: Show Notes: 
Rachel McCormick from Knoxville and her “always juicy, always delicious brined turkey recipe”. Plus, a listing of ways we can allhelp the East Tennessee Victims of wildfires and the latest McMinn County tornado. 

December 3 Show Notes:
Who’s John Egerton? Elizabeth Simms lets us know who this man was & Robert Gipe tells a FUNNY story of his days working in a pickle factory, and Fred Sauceman shares a pickle recipe from Jack Daniel’s great, great, gran niece. Amy recorded Elizabeth & Robert at the Appalachian Food Summit in September. To donate to the Appalachian Food, I have set up a donate button on the Tennessee Farm Table Page. To find more information on this group, connect with them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Appalachianfoodsummit/

Connect with these guests here:

Elizabeth Simms https://www.facebook.com/elsims

Robert Gipe https://www.facebook.com/robert.gipe.5?fref=ts

Fred Sauceman https://www.facebook.com/fred.sauceman?fref=ts

November 26th Show Notes: Mulled Cider Recipe from Mary Constantine, Fred Sauceman on a Turkey dish variation. East Tennessee singer songwriter duo Sarah Pirkle & Jeff Barbara with a beautiful gospel song. Connect with Jeff & Sarah here through facebook. 

Connect with Mary through facebook
Connect with Fred through facebook:

November 16 Show Notes:
Mary Constantine shares an old fashioned Black Walnut candy recipe and memories of Shirley Mcmurty of Manardville, Tennessee plus Amy shares other seasonal recipes.
Candle Making workshop at Marble Springs Historic Site: http://www.marblesprings.net/upcoming-events

November 12 Show Notes:
The recipe of Peggy Sue Sikes Turkey Dressing and gravy by way of her daughter Beverly McGuire Neal and what this recipe means to her family. Plus several East Tennessee listeners and why they support WDVX Radio & the Tennessee Farm table.

Regional Farmers Market closing dates & News:
-Grow OakRidge.org Winter Market http://growoakridge.org Begins Dec 3rd Saturdays 10 - 1:00 pm.

Last days of regional farmers markets:
-Maryville Farmers Market open until Nov. 12 - Nov. 12 is Holly Days with food & craft vendors https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maryville-Farmers-Market/383702188355955
Ebenezer Road Farmers Market (West Knoxville) Tuesdays 3p-6p, until November 26. easttnfarmmarkets.org
Lakeshore Park Farmers Market Fridays 3p-6p through October. In November , 2-5 p. until November 26. easttnfarmmarkets.org
Market Square Farmers Market:  Wednesday from 11a.m. to 2p.m., Saturday from 9a to 2p Through November 19, http://marketsquarefarmersmarket.org/
New Harvest Park Farmers Market (North Knoxville), Thursday 3p-6p Open through Novemberknoxcounty.org/farmersmarket
Oak Ridge Farmers Market, located in the Historic Jackson Square Saturdays 8a- 12p, & Wednesdays, 3p-sellout until November 26.easttnfarmmarkets.org
To connect with Kenner Tree Care, supporters of The Tennessee Farm Table, connect with them here: https://www.facebook.com/KennerTreeCare/
To connect with Magpie's Bakery (supporter of The Tennessee Farm Table) visit their website here: http://www.magpiescakes.com/

November 5th Show Notes:
 

Apple Butter time in Appalachia: Apple Butter making with Crystal Wilson,  Fred Sauceman& Robin Payne Nov. 5th on The Tennessee Farm Table Podcast & Broadcast. Plus, Chef Shelley Cooper (of Dancing Bear Lodge Appalachian Bistro) tells us what she is cooking up for the https://www.facebook.com/Townsendgrainsandgrits/?fref=ts happening Saturday, November 5th.
-Apple Butter Making with Crystal Wilson
Fred Sauceman: -https://www.facebook.com/fred.sauceman?fref=ts with a story about Apple Butter time in Appalachia
-Robin Payne with a recipe for Apple Butter - Connect with Robin by email: Here
-Chef Shelley Cooper (Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro) with her foods she is cooking for the Grains & Grits Festival in Townsend, Tennessee November 5th, 2016 & her feelings on the southern staple, soybeans.
*To connect with Gains & Grits festival , November 5, 2016,  5 - 9 pm, the website is: http://www.grainsandgritsfest.com/

-1st Annual Seed Swap in Knoxville, Tennessee, Saturday, Nov. 12, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.:  https://www.facebook.com/events/925014367582755/

Regional Farmers Market closing dates & News:
-Grow OakRidge.org Winter Market http://growoakridge.org Begins Dec 3rd Saturdays 10 - 1:00 pm.
-Maryville Farmers Market open until Nov. 12 - Nov. 12 is Holly Days with food & craft vendors https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maryville-Farmers-Market/383702188355955
-Fall closing dates and times of our local farmers markets:
Dixie Lee Farmers Market (West Knox County) Saturday 9a-12p, thru November 5th,  dixieleefarmersmarket.com
Ebenezer Road Farmers Market (West Knoxville) Tuesdays 3p-6p, until November 26. easttnfarmmarkets.org
Lakeshore Park Farmers Market Fridays 3p-6p through October. In November , 2-5 p. until November 26. easttnfarmmarkets.org
Market Square Farmers Market:  Wednesday from 11a.m. to 2p.m., Saturday from 9a to 2p Through November 19, http://marketsquarefarmersmarket.org/
New Harvest Park Farmers Market (North Knoxville), Thursday 3p-6p Open through Novemberknoxcounty.org/farmersmarket
Oak Ridge Farmers Market, located in the Historic Jackson Square Saturdays 8a- 12p, & Wednesdays, 3p-sellout until November 26.easttnfarmmarkets.org
To connect with Kenner Tree Care, supporters of The Tennessee Farm Table, connect with them here: https://www.facebook.com/KennerTreeCare/
To connect with Magpie's Bakery (supporter of The Tennessee Farm Table) visit their website here: http://www.magpiescakes.com/

10:29/2016 Show Notes:
The Grains & Grits Festival, A festival of Southern Spirits & Gourmet Grub, taking place November 5th at the Townsend Visitor Center in the Peaceful Side of the Smokies. Amy visits with Kim Farmer Mitchell of the Blount Chamber Partnership and brings you details about this festival. More information @ 

http://www.grainsandgritsfest.com/

To win tickets to the festival, please enter online at this link:

http://www.tennesseefarmtable.com/tickets-give-away-for-grains-grits-festival/

Winter weather forecasting with Crystal Wilson of Turtle Mountain Herb Farm in Rockford, TN:

https://www.facebook.com/turtlemountain.herbs?fref=ts

10/22/2016 Show Notes:
Recipes & tips to making this old fashioned, Appalachian dessert treat. With Peggy Hambright, owner of Magpie's Bakery, Knoxville, Tennessee & Robin Payne (former food editor of Blount Today) to connect with Robin, and to purchase her recipe book, please contact her through email here: robin@hillfam.com

To connect with Gains & Grits festival , November 5, 2016,  5 - 9 pm(Supporters of The Tennessee Farm Table) the website is: http://www.grainsandgritsfest.com/

10/15/2016 Show Notes:
Allyson & Chris Virden of Olde Virden’s Red Hot Sprinkle. A couple right here in East, Tennessee who produce a quality, agricultural, value added product from primary East Tennessee produce right here in our community. For recipes and contact information on Olde Virden's Red Hot Sprinkle visit their website: https://oldevirdens.com/

10/08/2016 Show Notes: 
-Farming and chef couple Amy & Mike of Lost Creek Farm of North Central West Virginia come to town for a pop up dinner at The Central Collective, Knoxville & how they team up with East Tennessee growers to offer a “Farm & Forage Dinner”. https://www.facebook.com/events/302520383473563/
-complete list of our local farmers markets along with seasonal hours, and dates during this tail end of the growing season.
-A gospel song from East Tennessee singing and songwriting couple Jeff Barbara and Sarah Pirkle.  https://www.facebook.com/Jeff-Barbra-Sarah-Pirkle-122383997835812/
-Check out our friends Eric and Mandee's latest blog post about Lost Creek Farms: http://knoxfoodie.com/  

all closing schedule for Farmer Markets in and around the Knoxville area:

Dixie Lee Farmers Market (West Knox County) Saturday 9a-12p, thru November 5th,  dixieleefarmersmarket.com

Ebenezer Road Farmers Market (West Knoxville) Tuesdays 3p-6p, until November 26. easttnfarmmarkets.org

Lakeshore Park Farmers Market Fridays 3p-6p through October. In November , 2-5 p. until November 26. easttnfarmmarkets.org

Market Square Farmers Market:  Wednesday from 11a.m. to 2p.m., Saturday from 9a to 2p Through November 19, http://marketsquarefarmersmarket.org/

New Harvest Park Farmers Market (North Knoxville), Thursday 3p-6p Open through November knoxcounty.org/farmersmarket

Oak Ridge Farmers Market, located in the Historic Jackson Square Saturdays 8a- 12p, & Wednesdays, 3p-sellout until November 26.easttnfarmmarkets.org

Seymour Farmer’s Market: Saturdays 8a - 12:00p noon until October 8.http://www.seymourfarmersmarket.org/

UT Farmers Market (on the University of Tennessee Campus) Wednesday 4p-7p, Open thru October 19thvegetables.tennessee.edu/utfm.html 

10//01/2016 Show Notes:

Show Notes: Food Preservation & the “Canning College” with Dr. Christopher Sneed. We speak on safe practices in canning and how you can get involved with the “Canning College” program that Dr. Sneed created. Amy also has a list of the last opening dates of our regional farmers markets in and around Knoxville.
Fall closing schedule for Farmer Markets in and around the Knoxville area:
Dixie Lee Farmers Market
(West Knox County) Saturday 9a-12p, thru November 5th, dixieleefarmersmarket.com
Ebenezer Road Farmers Market (West Knoxville) Tuesdays 3p-6p, until November 26.easttnfarmmarkets.org
Lakeshore Park Farmers Market Fridays 3p-6p through October. In November , 2-5 p. until November 26. easttnfarmmarkets.org 
Maryville Farmers Market, Saturday 9a - 12 p, Until November 12. (865) 977-1734www.Maryvillefarmersmarket.org
New Harvest Park Farmers Market (North Knoxville), Thursday 3p-6p Open through Novemberknoxcounty.org/farmersmarket
Oak Ridge Farmers Market, located in the Historic Jackson Square Saturdays 8a- 12p, & Wednesdays, 3p-sellout until November 26. easttnfarmmarkets.org
Seymour Farmer’s Market: Saturdays 8a - 12:00p noon until October 8.http://www.seymourfarmersmarket.org/
UT Farmers Market (on the University of Tennessee Campus) Wednesday 4p-7p, Open thru October 19thvegetables.tennessee.edu/utfm.html 

9/24/2016 Show Notes: Pete's Coffee Shop: A historic & current look at how Pete's has become one of Knoxville's most loved institutions. Amy visits with the Natour family (originally from Palestine) about hard work, remembering people's names, good food, and love of family.  http://www.petescoffeeshop.com/  
-Amy also brings news about "Picklefest", 3rd Annual French Broad Pickle Fest happening on Sunday, September 25from noon to 5:00pm at Riverdale School. This free event celebrates the preservation of local food and features pickling & poetry contests, crafts, kids games and more. Plus music performances from Wild Blue Yonder & Eli Fox.  taking place 9/25/2016 from 12 Noon until 5:00 PM. http://frenchbroadpres.org/

9/17/2016 Show Notes: The New Market, Tennessee Community watering hole with Bill Houston & the story of Houston's Mineral Water - still going strong since 1931. 
http://www.houstonsmineralwater.com/   https://www.facebook.com/houstonsmineralwater/ 

9/10/2016 Show Notes: 
Ronni Lundy on Honest Fried Chicken from her 1989 book entitled Shuck Beans, Stack Cakes, and Honest Fried Chicken, The heart soul of southern country kitchens, published in 1989. She is currently on tour promoting her brand new fantastic book entitled Victuals. Ronni Lundy -http://ronnilundy.com/
Fred Suaceman remembers Raymond Bautista, of Raymond’s Fine Foods of Elizabethan, Tennessee.  https://www.facebook.com/fred.sauceman

9.03.1026, 8.27.2016 Show Notes:
Bill Best: Seed saver, founder of the Sustainable Mountain Agriculture Center, Inc.http://www.heirlooms.org/
Food Historian Fred Sauceman (Who brought to us the Bill Best story):https://www.facebook.com/fred.sauceman


August 20, 2016: A visit with Rebecca Williams, the person who is behind the new Oakridge Winter Farmers Market  http://growoakridge.org/

August 13, 2016: James Beard award winning Chef Joseph Lenn, his Grandmother and Mother share stories about food, farm life in the 1930s in Rogersville, TN and Chef Lenn’s great Uncle Joe who is the namesake for Chef Lenn’s restaurant opening soon in Knoxville, Tennessee. http://www.jcholdway.com/

August 6, 2016: Cornbread Commentary - Ronni Lundy & Others
Guest list:
Ronni Lundy - http://ronnilundy.com/
Chef Shelley Cooper - https://dancingbearlodge.com/townsend-tn-restaurants/our-team/
Food Preservationist Shannon Walker -http://www.blackberryfarm.com/farm/artisans/preservationist
Beekeeper Judy O’Dell - https://www.facebook.com/Smokey-Ridge-Apiaries-1376258805962018/
Herb Farmer D. Brown - http://www.honeyrockherbfarm.com/

July 30, 2016: A visit with Johnathan Scott Barrett, author of Rise & Shine, A Southern Son’s Treasure of Food, Family & Friends.  Scott's memories during our visit come from time with family in the North Georgian Appalachian mountains. More information: http://www.johnathonscottbarrett.com/
Featured Regional Events:
-Cheese Making workshop information.
-Oak Ridge Winter Market information: 
-Cancerpalooza, A Farm Benefit to Benefit Carrie Niceley information.
-Dancing Bear Lodge Music & Food Festival information: 

July 23, 2016: Pickle Fever! 
Overnight refrigerator pickles: Food Historian Fred Sauceman shares a recipe for overnight pickles that he received from Lynn Tolley, the great grand nice of Jack Daniels.  This pickle is served at Miss Mary Bobo’s Boarding House, in Lynchburg, Tennessee. 295 Main St. Lynchburg, TN. Phone: (931) 759-7394.

Bread & Butter Squash Pickles, Old Alabama Recipe by way of: Linda Rogers Weiss.  Her blog is called Southern Cooking at Home and it is full of classic, southern recipes! 

Mary Constantine, Food editor of the Knoxville News Sentinel shares great canning tips.

"Country Doctor Story" from Amy's well known and beloved Father (Dr. John Campbell) to commemorate his 88th Birthday, Sunday July 24th. 

Events July 23, and July 31, 2016:
Fruit Cobbler Festival, at Riverfront Park in the City of Harriman, Tennessee tomorrow from 5 pm until 8 pm. With Arts & Crafts, a cobbler competition, live music & a movie at sundown. There is no charge for admission, but there is a small charge to sample cobbler.  More information here.

CAC Beardsley Community Farm would like to invite you to to support your local non-profit urban farm: Our Beat the Bugs With Bugs class will be taught by Master Gardener, Amy Haun. The class will cover the basics of pest management in the garden and how to introduce beneficial insects. The class is free and open to the public. The class begins at 12:15 and goes until 1:30 pm.  More information here.

“Cancerpalooza” Farm Festival to benefit Carrie Nicely.Sunday, July 31 from 4:00 - 10 P.M.  Location: Strong Stock Farm, 8220 Rutledge Pike, Knoxville, TN. 37924. More information here.


July 16:  Bacon & the Bear, Spiced Blueberry jam, Blackberry Dumplins. 
-New Hope Children's Advocacy Fundraiser "Bacon & the Bear" featuring a whole hog from Allan Benton and regional chefs Shelly Cooper (Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro), Travis Milton (Shovel & Pick, Richmond), Ryan Kline (Zombra, Asheville), Renee Merritt (Capital City Club, Montgomery, Alabama).  https://dancingbearlodge.com/event/bacon-at-the-bear/
-Mary Constantine with a recipe for spiced blueberry jam.
-A gospel song by East Tennessee’s Own, True Life Blues https://www.facebook.com/walkingintradition/
-Robin Payne with guiding us along to make blackberry dumplins. 
Find Robin’s cookbook at the following locations: 
Simmons Bank, 710 S. Foothills Plaza Dr, Maryville, TN 37801.
The Village Tinker, Maryville, TN
Glamour on the greenway

July 9: Chef John Fleer, an early pioneer of the whole farm to table eating phenom.  Amy visits with Chef John Fleer of Rhubarb, Asheville, NC. 

July 2: Cobblers, Cobblers, Cobblers! 

June 25: John Coykendall shares the suppertime prayer of Alvin York’s Mama.  Fred Sauceman shares with us the Egg Custard Pie recipe from Gracie (Alvin York’s wife).  Mary Constantine (Dee Dee Constantine ) shares a refreshing salad made with watermelon, mint, and cucumber.  WDVX.com

June 18:  Hops in the Hills Craft Beer Festival, June 25th, Maryville, TN (a celebration of fermentation) Amy’s feature this Saturday @ 9 am WDVX with guest Christine Collins.https://www.facebook.com/hopsinthehills/ Hops in the Hills is a not for profit group that is committed to growing our agricultural & regional economy through fermentation.
And Mary Constantine brings to us Chef Edward Lee's Sorghum & Grit Ice Cream recipe from the cook book written by Ronni Lundy entitled Sorghum Savor.

June 11:  Tiny Houses & Tomato Sandwiches: Tiny houses with Matt Sterling of http://www.sterlingcontractingcompany.com/.  Chef Vivian Howard’s tomato sandwich recipe by way of food writer Dee Dee Constantine 

June 4:  Hillbilly ham man, Allan Benton takes a big chance and it pays off. Big.  How does a little known hillbilly ham producer turn into THE man to go to for all your pig needs? Dearly loved by locals, chefs, and customers across our nation. Join Amy this Saturday& hear the story of Allan Benton and how his country ham went bonkers on 89.9. FM @WDVX @ 9:00. Amy will upload the show before Saturday if you wanna listen here by podcast.  http://bentonscountryhams2.com/

May 21 & 28: Roy Milner of Blackberry Farm Brewery.  Where he is from, how he got into the world of beer, and Blackberry Farm Brewery's Classic Saison Beer.  This beer brought home a gold at the 2016 World Beer Cup Competition beating out over 115 other French & Belgian style Saison beers from all over the world.  The brewery is located in Blount County, Tennessee.  The brew master's name is Daniel Heisler.   

May 14: It's 2016 International Biscuit Festival time in Tennessee until Sunday!  Sat. May 14, Amy broadcast the show @ 9:00 on 89.9 fm WDVX.com in Knoxville. Amy of The Tennessee Farm Table Radio Show & Podcast visited Matt Gallager of Knox Mason restaurant.  Matt was one of the panelists at the Southern Food Writers portion of BiscuitFest (along with Joseph Lenn).  Mary Dee Dee Constantine food writer at the Knoxville News Sentinel shared biscuit moments with us and a recipe for "Touch of Grace Biscuits".

May 7: Strawberries (where to get em) with Mitchell Hyde of Hyde Farms, Greenback, TN. Memories of well known Tennessee Strawberry growerWayne Scott of Scott's Strawberry & Tom Farm from Fred SaucemanDee Dee Constantine with an easy jam recipe, and a beautiful gospel song from Kitty Wells & Loretta Lynn (if you listen on WDVX.com89.9.fm in the morning) this Saturday on The Tennessee Farm Table WDVX

April 30th, 2016 Show Notes:
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Maryville, TN, annual hosts of "Garden Day", beginning at 8:00 A.M., Saturday, May 7th. With guest speakers seed saving evangelist John Coykendall & horticultural humorist David Montgomery. 100% of the proceeds goes to 4 non-profit organizations: Family Promise, Good Neighbors, Habitat for Humanity, and the Community Food Connection, -This is not a religious event, all are welcome and there is no fee to attend. The only charge is for lunch. For more information, or to purchase $20.00 lunch ticket: https://www.facebook.com/StAndrewsGardenDay/photos

April 23, 2016 Show Notes:
This Saturday, April 23rd @ 9:00 A.M., Amy visits the opening day of the Maryville Farmers' Market w/ crafts on the Tennessee Farm Table radio show & podcast. We also have a visit from Karen Shankle's & her prize winning recipe from 2015 (Karen is a 2 time winner of the National Cornbread Festival). The National Cornbread Festival happens this weekend April 23 & 24th!
Plus Mary Constantine (who is both a competitor & judge in several "cornbread heats" during this year's cornbread festival) If Mary looses, she wins monies for 2nd Harvest Food Bank, if she wins, she wins even more monies for 2nd Harvest Food Bank!

April 16, 2016 Show Notes: Amy's guest is Carey Garland of the National Cornbread Festival held yearly in South Pittsburg, Tennessee. The National Cornbread Festival takes place April 23 & 24, 2016 celebrating their 20th anniversary.  For more information: http://nationalcornbread.com/
Mary Constantine (food writer for the Knoxville News Sentinel) shares her respect for the importance of a 4-H contest she entered as a child.  The cornbread festival is heavily involved with 4-H programs.

April 9, 2016, Show Notes:  The 2016 Spring Blount County Cattle Show.
This radio show & podcast features the endeavors of our future farmers from area schools in East Tennessee.The Cattle show is Saturday, April 9, 2016 beginning at 12:00 Noon at the Heritage High School Livestock facility, in Blount County, Tennessee.  When you are on campus, look for the big red barn.  That is the location of this event. For more information on how to get involved with the work going on at the Heritage Livestock Facility, your contact is: Jon Waters -  jon.waters@blountk12.org.
Food writer for the Knoxville News Sentinel, Mary Constantine speaks on raising her 2 boys on a cattle farm and has a delicious recipe for Vietnamese Beef Stew. http://www.knoxnews.com/entertainment/food-and-dining/mary-constantine-vietnamese-beef-stew-packs-a-flavorful-punch-ep-926307596-353574451.html

 

April 2, 2016 Show Notes:
Setting the table with: A good old fashioned Hoedown, Coffee as steak seasoning with Mary Constantine , Surprise muffins, and gospel music from Sarah Pirkle & Jeff Barbara.
-The Hoedown: This Saturday 12-5 at the Heritage High School Livestock facility. Join us for live music, dancing, BBQ, auction and fun all to raise funding for the greenhouse and livestock facility to help teach these kids marketable skills, responsibility and hard work!  This is a fundraiser for the Continuing Developmental Class and Livestock facility at Heritage High School, Blount County, Tennessee.  https://www.facebook.com/HHSCDC1/?fref=ts
These students and teachers will be my special guest this Saturday on The Tennessee Farm Table.  Really hope you can join us for the Hoedown and the show which describes the work of this educational program.  If you are unable to attend the fundraiser, contributions can always be directed to keperley.camet@Blountk12.org, or jon.waters@blountk12.org.


March 26, 2016 Show Notes:
-Drew & Bonnie McDonald, owners of The Plaid Apron and Cafein Knoxville TN.  Cafe, Knoxville, TN. Drew & Bonnie buy from our local producers (not just a little bit, a lot of bit). http://www.theplaidaproncafe.com/
-Seed Swap: Location: Pikeville, KY. Saturday, April 2, 2016, 12 Noon- 5:00 pm: https://www.facebook.com/groups/434798860004209/
-Eggshell madness, post Easter: Mary Constantine lets us know about what to do what to do with all these egg shells. Mary Dee Dee Constantine
-Heritage High School Hoedown: The HHS Special needs agricultural fundraiser for the campus greenhouse and livestock facilities. Rain or shine. Bring your chair. Saturday, April 2, 2016.  Hours: 12 Noon- 5:00 pm: More information on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HHSCDC1/?fref=ts
March 19 Show Notes:
Old time mountain granny doings concerning springtime with Crystal Wilson of Turtle Mountain Herb Farm tomorrow on The Tennessee Farm Table.
It's spring time in Tennessee and the red buds are in bloom! Appalachian food writer Fred Sauceman has a red bud jelly recipe from the late great Minnie Curtis of the Clinch Mountains. Plus Mary Dee Dee Constantine has a delicious recipe for Spring Onion Soup.
March 12 Show Notes:
We had Allan Benton of Benton's Smokey Mountain Country Hams in Madisonville, TN and Peggy Hambright owner and operator of Magpie's Bakery in Knoxville live on the air as part of the WDVX.com spring fundraiser. Thank you Allan & Peggy for your support!
March 5 Show Notes:
Allan Benton,  Benton's Smoky Mountain Country Hams, Topic "Allan;s growing up", Allan's red eye gravy recipe delivered by Fred Sauceman, Mary Constantine with an African Peanut Butter Soup recipe, and John Coykendall on heirloom seed. My featured guest was Allan Benton, the man on ham, bacon and all things pig.   http://bentonscountryhams2.com/
February 27 Show Notes:
Knoxville native John Coykendall, Master Gardener and seed saver of heirloom seed shares some stories with Amy.  Amy and John worked in the garden at Blackberry Farm together in 2007 where Amy learned from John the importance of these heirloom seed.  Many of the varieties that he has saved can be purchased at http://www.seedsavers.org/
More information on John Coykendall
 http://www.blackberryfarm.com/about/family/team/johncoykendall
February 20 Show Notes:
Bill Houston narrates the story of Houston's Mineral Water, New Market, Tennessee - still going strong since 1931 - Bill Houston is the the owner and operator of this Mineral Well that his Grandfather established.
http://www.houstonsmineralwater.com/
February 13 Show Notes:
Honey for your "honey" - We will talk about Bees, Beekeepers and how important these creatures are to our food system.  We also feature several items made by local beekeepers that make great Valentine's Day treats. Here is a list of resources to locate local beekeepers, their products and businesses that sell their products.
-Call ahead before driving long distances to confirm availability, address, and hours of operation.
Knox County
Fruit and Berry Patch, 4407 McCloud Road, Knoxville, TN, 37938
Honey Possum Apiary, 4062 Stillwood Drive, Knoxville, TN, 37919
Honeyberry Farm, Inc., , Knoxville, TN, 37939
Blount County
Honey Rock Herb Farm, 113 Honey Rock Way, Louisville, TN, 37777
 Smokey Ridge Apiaries - 368 O'Dell Road, Maryville, TN, 37801 Phone: (865) 984-5393
Connect with them on Facebook here:  
https://www.facebook.com/Smokey-Ridge-Apiaries-1376258805962018/
Tuckaleechee Apiaries, 933 Naomi Drive, Maryville, TN, 37804Phone: (865) 661-0426
Sevier County
Walker's Apiary, 1119 Little Cove Road, Sevierville, TN, 37862
*For apiaries in other Tennessee Counties not listed above:
https://agriculture.tn.gov/Marketing.asp?QSTRING=GHO

Restaurants and grocers who sell local honey and local honey related products:
O'Dell's self serve honey stand, Blount County(info above)
Horn of Plenty Marketplace - 924 W Broadway Ave, Maryville, TN 37801Phone:(865) 984-4719
Just Ripe - 513 Union Ave SW, Knoxville, TN 37902Phone:(865) 851-9327
Three Rivers Market - 1100 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37917 Phone:(865) 525-2069
Kroger
Food City

Beekeeper groups and meetings:
Blount County Bee Keepers:  https://blountbees.wordpress.com/
Tennessee Bee Keepers Association: http://www.tnbeekeepers.org/

https://agriculture.tn.gov/Marketing.asp?QSTRING=GHO

February 6 Show Notes:
Memories of JFG Coffee, Knoxville, Tennessee.   With guests are Tinah Utsman, daughter of "Coffee Jack" Utsman who was president of JFG Coffee for 20 years.  Tinah, a Knoxville treasure herself is a photographer and supporter of good things such as friends, family, children who are in need, and homeless dogs. connect with her on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/TRU-Dog-Network/195219860507511?fref=ts This is a picture of her father "Coffee Jack" with his dog "Grip" as a child in Rogersville, Tennessee.  Coffee Jack was President of JFG Coffee for 20 years.  
We also get to hear a story by New Market, Tennessee's W.C.Houston, owner of Houston's Mineral Well.  Bill tells the story of Nettie Ivy who was a New Market resident.  Nettie is the woman who penned the JFG slogan "The Best Part of the Meal".   Bill is an incredibly talented fine artist and a fabulous storyteller.  Visit his website for more information http://www.wchouston.com/
Mary Constantine, Food writer for the Knoxville News Sentinel has a delicious recipe for using coffee as a marinade for steak.  Connect with Mary on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/deedee.constantine.3?fref=ts
January 30th Show Notes:
Let's dream of spring and ramps. Fred Sauceman's fabulous documentary is featured.   Flag Pond, Tennessee Ruitan Club's Annual Ramp dig and many of the members talk about Ramps.  Connect with Fred Sauceman on Facebook. Fred Sauceman is a Tennessee treasure, he loves to collect the history of our foods and people.
January 23 Show Notes:
Apple Cider. Diane Flynt, co-owner of Froggy Ridge Cider FoggyRidgecider.com (Dugspur, VA) is our our feature. She states we should be as concerned with what is in the glass as we are with what is on the plate.  Diane was recorded during the Appalachian Food Summit, September 2015 by Amy Campbell of The Tennessee Farm Table.  Connect with the Appalachian Food Summit working group on Facebook. 
January 16 Show Notes:
-Staghorn sumac and it's use in cooking. Featuring Darrin Nordahl, Author of the book Eating Appalachia and staghorn sumac in cooking.  http://www.darrinnordahl.com/index.php/media
*Please note, this is not the poisonous sumac.  Staghorn sumac has velvety red berries.  The poisonous sumac often has white berries.  Please be sure you can positively identify wild plants before consuming any wild plant.  See images below.
-Mary Constantine, Food Writer for the Knoxville News Sentinel with a warm and yummy recipe for Vietnamese Beef Stew.
January 9 Show Notes:
Khann Chov, Farm Manager of Beardsley Community Farm on the important work of the farm to address the problem of limited access to fresh produce.  http://www.beardsleyfarm.org/

January 2 Show Notes:
Martha Boggs, owner of The Bistro at the Bijou shares a few stories of her raising in Ducktown, Tennessee and her Hoppin' John recipe http://thebistroatthebijou.com/story.html
Mary Constantine, Food writer from The Knoxville News Sentinel shares Lisa Smith's Hoppin' John recipe with us as well.  Lisa Smith owns and operates "Big Fatty's" in the Bearden area of Knoxville, Tennessee.  Bigfattyscatering.com.

December 26 Show Notes:
A collection of Bluegrass gospel music to celebrate the Christmas weekend.  

December 19th Show Notes:
Michael Colquitt, owner of Bread of Heaven BBQ, Alcoa, Tennessee, catering and food truck.  Beginning deliveries in January.  One of the best BBQ places around, hands down.  Find him everyday in the Big Lots Parking lot, Alcoa, TN.
Revisit with the sisters Helen & Ellen of The Love Kitchen in Knoxville, Tennessee.  These sisters feed people in need.  Their motto is "Everybody is God's Somebody".

December 12 Show Notes:
-Mary Lynn Snyder shares with us her mother Ruby’s favorite holiday recipe for Creamy Lemon Pie.
-Mary Constantine (Food writer for the Knoxville News Sentinel) presents a story about the life of Sarah Ann Geer McIntyre. Sarah was the cook at the hotel in Saltville, Virginia and Mary shares a bit on the life of Sarah and Sarah’s pound cake recipe. This would make a classic Christmas time dessert for your table.
During the Appalachian Food Summit in September, Ronni Lundy, Nancy Bruns and Amy Cameron Evans presented on “Salt”. One of the topics was the “Saltville Centennial Cookbook”. This woman’s life and recipe come to us thanks to Ronni Lundy and the good people who worked so hard to create the Appalachian Food Summit.
-Do you all remember Miller’s Department Store downtown Knoxville?  We have the neatest little story and recipe from Sarah Pirkle’s sister Donna about “Mauzy’s fruit salad” that has to be on the Christmas table or it just is not Christmas in the Pirkle family.  We are proud as we can be of Sarah Pirkle and Jeff Barbara, and the authentic music they write and play from the heart of East, Tennessee.  Sarah’s brother Andrew Pirkle (of Barstool Romeo fame) is also a big musical talent.
Donna’s grandmother Margaret Perry Finley and possibly her mother too used to work at the Polly Anna Tea Room at Miller’s Department store in downtown Knoxville where this was served.
We will hear Donna reminisce about these things on this show.  For more information about Sarah Pirkle, and Jeff Barbara’s music:  http://www.jeffandsarahonline.com/

Mauzy's fruit salad

Mother says start with 5 red apples and cut them in to bite size chunks.

Do the same with 6 oranges and 6 bananas.

Add a can of pineapple chunks, drained.

About 1 pound quartered red grapes

Stir in ¼ to ½ cup of sugar if additional sweetness is desired.

And that is it. Simple but delicious.  Mauzy's fruit salad.

December 5:  Sorghum in Appalachian Cooking. 
-Ronni Lundy and her book Sorghum Savor. Ronni is a well known writer of music, food & culture.  She has worked for years with the Southern Foodways Alliance and is a driving force behind the Appalachian Food Summit. Follow Ronni on Twitter@RonniLundy.
-Fred Sauceman covers his new documentary Sunlight Makes it Sweeter, A Story of Sorghum.  Follow Fred on Facebook and Twitter by using his name.
-Mary Constantine, Food Writer of the Knoxville News Sentinel has a recipe from Ronni Lundy's book - Butternut Squash & Apple bake with sorghum and bacon. Follow Mary on Facebook or Twitter by entering her name.
- Peggy Hambright, owner of Magpies Bakery in Knoxville and her Apple Stack Cake made with Muddy Pond Sorghum.  www.Magpiescakes.com  

November 28: Amelia Geis-Scott.  Amelia feeds an average of 350 hungry people 2 times a week in Blount County, Tennessee at 2 churches at no cost to the guests in a ministry called "The Welcome Table". Everyone is invited to come and share a meal.
Links to the 2 churches that offer this are New Providence Presbyterian Church : http://www.newprovidencepres.org/welcometable and First Methodist Church, Maryville: http://www.1stchurch.org/#/1st-to-serve/welcome-table The menu hot line is:865-681-0804.
-Mary Constantine has a segment and recipe on a traditional Mincemeat.
-Fred Sauceman has a fresh spinach side dish recipe.

November 21: Appalachian Thanksgiving recipes including sweet potato casserole and stuffing.  Our feature interview is Mary Lynn Snyder originally from Harlan Kentucky.  Mary Lynn remembers her mother Ruby's recipes and traditional ways of cooking while growing up in the R.C. Tway Coal Mining Camp in Harlan, KY.
-Mary Constantine, food writer for the Knoxville News Sentinel has a segment on how to prepare venison.
-Fred Sauceman has a segment about "Turkey Picatta" as a twist on traditional Thanksgiving fare.

November 14: What kind of winter are we in for this year? Crystal Wilson of Turtle Mountain Herb Farm (our frequent contributor) tells us what to look for in the natural world for clues on the winter weather. We also will look at the good ole Farmers' Almanac.
Plus:
-Fred Sauceman has a segment on Apple butter.
-Mary Constantine has a segment on Shirley McMurtrie and Black Walnuts

November 7th : "The MAN on HAM, bacon, sausage and all things pig", Allan Benton of Benton's Smokey Mountain Country Ham from Madisonville, TN will be our guest on The Tennessee Farm Table Radio Broadcast and Podcast.
Buy Benton's products at: Bentonscountryhams2.com

October 31:  Knoxville Permaculture Guild interview - this community group works to alleviate poverty through agriculture, food systems, community and design. More information at http://www.knoxvillepermaculture.net/
-Food historian Fred Sauceman with a food memory of a well know (to Elizabethton, TN) restaurateur Raymond Baptiste and a recipe for “Raymond’s Slaw”.  Connect with Fred on Twitter @FredSauceman or on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/fred.sauceman
-Mary Constantine, Food writer for the Knoxville News Sentinel with a recipe of Trout with roasted sautéed spinach and roasted red and green bell pepper.  Connect with Mary on twitter @Skilletsister or on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deedee.constantine.3?fref=ts

October 24th, 9:00 A.M. at The Tennessee Farm Table Radio Show. 89.9. F.M. on the radio dial in Knoxville and streaming live at WDVX.com
David Rule, A Maryville TN Native & the Butcher at Black Berry Farm will be our guest.   Connect with David on Facebook David Rule
Listen on your schedule with our podcast on iTunes or directly from our website at http://www.tennesseefarmtable.com/new-blog/

October 17th at 9:00 A.M. The Tennessee Farm Table Show with the subject of "SALT". 
We visited with Nancy Bruns of the J.Q. Dickinson Salt works.  This 7th generation salt-making family harvests an all-natural salt by hand, from an ancient ocean trapped below the Appalachian Mountains of the Kanawha Valley in West Virginia. We featured this to serve as an example of a progressive, Appalachian, agricultural enterprise with an eye on sustainability.
We also will featured the art of Amy Cameron Evans.  She illustrated the stories found in the "Saltville Community Cookbook" and was Artist in Residence at the Appalachian Food Summit.  Connect with Amy on Instagram and Twitter from her website http://www.amycevans.com.  She has a large assortment of prints and paintings to choose from. Amy Evans Art.  View the work from the Saltville Cookbook on her Instagram page.

October 10th Show Notes:
CORNBREAD and special guest Ronni Lundy on "The Tennessee Farm Table this Saturday Oct. 10 9:00 - 10:00 A.M. on your FM radio dial at 89.9. WDVX in Knoxville and online from anywhere LIVE on the computer at WDVX.com.
Miss the show? Listen on YOUR schedule to this show after 10 AM October 10 www.TennesseeFarmTable.com or as a podcast on itunes.
Ronni Lundy is a big deal in the world of food and food writing. She edited "Cornbread Nation 3" with The Southern Foodways Alliance - Her books regale Appalachian and Southern people and their dishes Hope you can hear this fabulous person give her take on CORNBREAD!

http://www.fireflourandfork.com/ronni-lundy/

 

 

October 3 Show Notes:
-"Paw Paw Fruits".  We visit with Author Darren Nordahl, Author of the book "Eating Appalachia, Rediscovering Regional American Flavors" on the taste and uses of the Paw Paw fruit.
-Mary Constantine has a delicious recipe for a Vietnamese Beef Stew.
-Chef Shelley Cooper of Dancing Bear Lodge and Terra Mae Appalachian Bistros with a recipe for Osso Bucco.
-Crystal Wilson of Turtle Mountain Herb Farm with her United Plant Savers Garden called "Grannie's Garden".
-Karin Shankles, winner of the 2015 Cornbread Cook-off and her winning recipe.
-A Farmers' Market Minute with "Honey Dew Naturals" from Strawberry Plains, Tennessee.


Previous shows:
 

September 26: 
Chef Shelley Cooper of Dancing Bear Lodge Appalachian Bistro in Townsend, Tennessee and Terra Mae Appalachian Bistroin Chattanooga.  Chef Cooper is on of the featured Chefs at the Appalachian Food Summit taking place September 26th, 2015 in Abingdon, VA.
Chef Cooper uses regional ingredients and celebrates the tastes of Appalachian cuisine.  She is one of the featured Chefs at The Appalachian Food Summit in Abingdon VA this weekend.  More information on the Summit by searching “Appalachian Food Summit” on Facebook. @Appalachian Food Summit
SORGHUM! We also visit with Fred Sauceman and his segment about Sorghum.  Fred has a brand new documentary that will be featured at the Appalachian Food Summit.  The documentary is called "Sunlight Makes it Sweeter A Story of Sorghum".  For more information on Fred Sauceman and to get a copy of this documentary, look for Fred on Facebook.
 

September 19: 
Chef John Fleer.  I visit with him at his restaurant "Rhubarb" in Asheville, NC. Chef Fleer will be cooking some some yummy goodness at the Appalachian Food Summit. September 26th in Abingdon, VA.
-We visit with 2nd Harvest Food Bank at the Farmers Market. https://secondharvestetn.org
Minde Herbert of Affordably Organic has a healthy twist on the Appalachian favorite "Corn Pudding"
Food Historian Fred Sauceman with a recipe for "Red Eye Gravy" given to him by Allan Benton https://twitter.com/fredsauceman
Mary Constantine, Food Editor for the Knoxville News Sentinel shares a fresh Appalachian salad side dish recipe. https://twitter.com/skilletsister

September 12, 2015:
We visited with Wayne and Connie Whitehead and talk about the event "Pickle Fest".  Pickle Fest takes place Sunday, September 27th, 12:00 NOON until 5:00 P.M at the historic Riverdale Schoolhouse.  This event is a celebration of local food, with local food food trucks, pickle makers, demonstrations, music, and contests.  Proceeds help the French Broad River Association.  Pickle Fest honors the memory of Harry Pickle, a long time resident and merchant of the Riverdale community.  The FBRA works to help preserve the natural scenic beauty of East Knox County and seeks to preserve the agricultural land of East Knox County. For more information on this event, to find details on the event, and to enter your pickled product in the contests, please visit this link:
http://www.frenchbroadpres.org/picklefest.html

August 29th and September 5th Show Notes:
Beans We visit with several people during this show and talk about Beans.  Pole beans, peanut beans, white half runners, and preserving beans.

PART 1:
Mary Phillips of Friendsville, Tennessee. 
Mary is a descendant of The Walker Sisters” from the Greenbrier area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  We speak with her about canning wisdom, stories of memories eating with the Walker Sisters, and such.

Food Historian - Fred Sauceman Shares with us memories of beans and bean lore with Bill Best (Seed saver and heirloom bean enthusiast from Berea, KY, connect with him here https://www.facebook.com/bill.best.505?fref=ts) in his segment we call “Season’s Eatings”.   Here is an article about Fred Sauceman from Garden and Gun on his latest book “Buttermilk and Bible Burgers, More Stories from the kitchen of Appalachia.  “http://gardenandgun.com/blog/eating-appalachia-fred-sauceman.  Connect with Fred on Twitter @FredSauceman and on facebook https://www.facebook.com/fred.sauceman?fref=ts
Here is a link to other publications from Fred: http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=n%3A283155%2Cp_27%3AFred%20W.%20Sauceman

PART 2:
Dr. Davis Shields – Distinguished Professor of the University of South Carolina
shares stories of several heirloom varieties of beans, seed sources, and news about the propagation of these varieties.  He also shares delightful bean stories of beans.  Dr. Shields is the author of numerous books on the subject of southern foods, writings and culture.  http://people.cas.sc.edu/dshields/

Mary Constantine – Food Editor for the Knoxville News Sentinel has a lovely recipe with local beans.  You can connect with Mary on Twitter @SkilletSister and Face book: https://www.facebook.com/deedee.constantine.3?fref=ts

Minde Herbert of Affordably Organic shares with us nutritional information and a healthy recipe using beans.  Connect with Minde by Twitter @MindHerbert and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/affordablyorganic?fref=ts

Emi Sunshine sings our theme song.  Emi Sunshine a talented singer, songwriter, and musician from Madisonville, Tennessee.  Connect with Emi on Facebook here  https://www.facebook.com/emisunshinemusic?fref=ts

Mary Phillips of Friendsville, Tennessee.  She shares with us her tips on canning and stories from her memories of visiting her kin at the Walker Sister cabin in Greenbrier area of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.  Her Grand Daughter Amy Sawyer took this photograph.


June - 6 - The Public House - Laura Sohn / Broccoli / Bonnaroo
This Saturday June 6th from 9-10 AM on The Tennessee Farm Table radio show, I visit with Laura Sohn of The Public House, in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Laura has a deep history of Appalachian Foodways and sets the menu at the Public House.  She uses locally sourced ingredients and is a champion of our regional producers.  She also works to create innovative sustainable programs at Bonnarroo Music Festival. www,TennesseeFarmTable.com @TNfarmTable
-Fred Sauceman brings praise to Wayne Scott and his Strawberries.
-Minde Herbert @Mindeherbert Has a delightful take on a broccoli recipe. She helps us all eat better on a budget.
- Mary Constantine has a story about Chicken Feet you have to hear.
Hope you can pull up a chair and sit a spell at our Tennessee Farm Table.

Listen online at WDVX.com Can't listen at that time? Listen on your schedule at: http://www.wdvx.com/on-demand/ https://www.google.com/search…
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May 30 - "Amy on the Road" Appalachian Foods and Chef John Fleer of Rhubard, Asheville, NC.
http://www.rhubarbasheville.com/about/chat-and-chew/  -  WDVX.com @WDVX www,TennesseeFarmTable.com @TNfarmTable Chef Fleer is responsible for the success of numerous regional producers and growers in our East, Tennessee region after serving as chef for Black Berry Farm in Walland, Tennessee and his "Foothills Cuisine" concept helped to start the farm to table movement. rhubarbasheville.com @cheffleer
Listen on your schedule at: http://www.wdvx.com/on-demand/

May 23:  HERBS!  D & Jim Brown - owners of Honey Rock Herb Farm, Louisville, TN (and two of the kindest people I have ever met) visited our table.  http://www.honeyrockherbfarm.com/

May 16:  Strawberrie Time in Tennessee and John Coykendall tells us all about his heirloom pea collection, the families who have saved these seeds for generations and stories behind these seeds. A link for more information about John:
http://www.blackberryfarm.com/farm/artisans/gardeners

May 9:  SORGUHM our feature with Author (and founding member of the Southern Foodways Alliance) Ronni Lundy. Ronni has written a book called Sorghum's Savor. So we are going to talk about Sorguhm mostly on the show. 9 till 10. WDVX.com, and on 89.9.FM in and around Knoxville.
To purchase Ronni's book : http://lisaekus.com/titles/sorghums-savor/
-Miss the show? Listen on your time at: http://www.wdvx.com/on-demand/

May 3 - First Full Hour Show 9-10 AMWDVX.com
Charlotte Tolley of the Market Square Farmers' Market, Knoxville, and Nourish Knoxville and the "MSFM" opening day of May 3rd for the 2015 season.
http://marketsquarefarmersmarket.org/
Emily Torgrimson, Founder and Executive Director of Eat For Equity & Bonnaroo Music Festival's BonnaROOTS Community Dinners. https://eatforequity.org/
Jessica Waters, 4-H Youth Development Extension Agent with 4-H Youth Summer Camp  https://extension.tennessee.edu/blount/Pages/4-H-Junior-Camp.aspx

April 25th - Rebroadcast of the February 2015 interview with Helen and Ellen of The Love Kitchen, in Knoxville as a tribute to Ellen and her passing April 22nd of this year.  The Love Kitchen provides meals, clothing and emergency food packages to homebound, homeless and unemployed persons
https://www.thelovekitchen.org/

April 18 - "D" and Jim Brown of Honey Rock Herb Farm http://www.honeyrockherbfarm.com/ in Louisville, Tennessee were our guests.   Promoted the opening day of the Maryville Farmers' Market April 18th which starts the 2015 season. http://www.maryvillefarmersmarket.org/

April 11 - Rebecca Williams of "FARM" spoke with us about the opening dates, farmers, products, and locations of this organization's markets for the 2015 season in our area.
http://www.easttnfarmmarkets.org/

April 4 - Brother and Sister food super duo Amber and Dustin Busby - They along with Century Harvest Farm own and operate "Just Ripe" in Knoxville, Tennessee and have started a brand new online farmers' market representing regional growers called BetterBushel.com  - https://www.betterbushel.com/

March 28st - Spring is upon us, and the fish are biting!  Let's go fly fishing with Ian and Charity Rutter of R & R Fly Fishing this Saturday on "The Tennessee Farm Table" Radio show.  Every Saturday, 9:00 -9:30 am on WDVX.com, 89.9 fm in Knoxville.  If you are too busy farming, or fishing and miss it, listen on YOUR time with the "On Demand" tab at WDVX.com.  
www.facebook.com/randrflyfishing

March 14 - Matt Gallaher, co-owner and chef of "Knox Mason" in Knoxville will be our guest this Saturday, March 14th on the Tennessee Farm Table. Matt uses as many local ingredients from local producers as he can in his restaurant, and he loves to celebrate the classic Southern dishes. Hope you can join us for this visit with Matt. If you can't, listen anytime, on your time on WDVX.com, "On Demand" tab, last 2 weeks are archived.

 

http://www.knoxmason.com/index.html

 

March 7th - Jennifer Nicely of River Plains Farm in Strawberry Plains, Tennessee will talk about pasture raised meats, the benefits and nutritional advantages.  Fred Sauceman has a pork roast recipe using Westwind Farm meats, and Mary Constantine has a recipe for Vetnamese Beef Stew.

http://www.riverplainsfarmgoods.com/

February 28th,  Preparing the spring garden, and selecting garden seed. 
We will have our friend John Coykendall talk about his heirloom seeds, his business of seed saving, and where to find this seed.  We also talk about where to find hybrid seed, and other varieties to suite your needs.

February 21st:  Red Eye Gravy & Cornbread.  

Let’s talk about RED EYE GRAVY and CORNBREAD in the morning!  Fred Sauceman has a segment where he regales RED EYE GRAVY.  We are so honored to have Fred be a contributor to The Tennessee Farm Table.  Did you know he wrote “Corn Bread Nation 5, The Best of Southern Food Writing?  Well he did.  And he is the man on southern food.

  We also have chefs from Century Harvest Farm, Shannon Walker, and Beekeeper Judy Odell of Smoky Ridge Apiaries giving their take on cornbread.

  We are also so fortunate to have Mary Constantine (Food Writer for the Knoxville News Sentinel) as a weekly contributor as well.  She shares with us a treasure….her Daddy’s Cornbread Stuffing recipe.

  We also will hear music from Little Jimmy Dickens, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, and the Stanley Brothers.

February 14th:  Valentine's Day Treats.   Helen and Ellen of "The Love Kitchen" serve our community and feed people who would otherwise go hungry.  Hear about how you can become involved, and the important impact this organization has on out community - through food.  We also have some sweet treats to tell you about!
http://www.thelovekitchen.org/

February 7th: "Ham Meat".  We celebrate the pig on this day.  Our contributors include:  Allan Benton of Benton's Country Mountain Smoked Hams We talk about "Prosciutto", which is a "$10.00" word for country ham sliced thin and fried!  http://bentonscountryhams2.com/    Mary Constantine, Food writer for The Knoxville News Sentinel has a segment entitled "Blackberry Ham".  Fred Sauceman has a segment about Allan Benton's Prosciutto.  And we get to hear a new duet with Gillian Welch and Ralph Stanley. 

January 31st:  Collard Greens - We visit with Bob and Anne Neyland (General Neyland's eldest son and daughter-in-law) about General Neyland's favorite southern foods.  We also have visiting chefs heralding the great green of the southern table.  Chef Matt Gallaher owner of Knox Mason Restaurant in downtown Knoxville, TN.
http://www.knoxmason.com/index.html  Headcorporate chef of Ruby Tuesday, Peter Glander.  Minde Herbert of Affordably Organic gives us nutrition information and healthy cooking tips on collards. https://www.facebook.com/affordablyorganic   And Mary Constantine, food writer of the Knoxville News Sentinel shares a collard recipe with us

January 24th:  "Peas".  Master gardener and seed saver John Coykendall on the importance of saving seeds and southern field peas from his collection. 
http://www.blackberryfarm.com/about/family/team/johncoykendall

January 17th:  Cornbread - We hear about Dr. Joe Johnson's favorite cornbread, and numerous regional chefs talk about how they make cornbread.

January 10th:  Colleen Cruze Bhatti talks about Cruze Farm BUTTERMILK

January 3rd:  Turtle Mountain Herb Farm  - Herbal Treatments for flu

December 27th - Drew and Bonnie McDonald of "The Plaid Apron", in Knoxville, Tennessee.  A real live "farm to table" restaurant that anyone can go to taking holiday orders for desserts. 
http://www.theplaidaproncafe.com/

December 20th - Allan Benton of Benton Smoky Mountain Country Hams in Madisonville, TN. Allan talks about his "Prosciutto".  A great gift idea for the holidays.

http://bentonscountryhams2.com/

December 13th -  We visit with Joseph "Leo" Collinsof Blue Bird Christmas Tree Farm in Heiskell, Tennessee.   This is a place where you can take the family, and pick out your tree.  They also have a craft cottage with local crafts, jams, jellies and honey.  The gift items are almost entirely made from our region's bounty by local artisans. 
http://bluebirdtrees.com/

December 6th - Beekeepers Coley and Judy O'Dell of Smoky Ridge Apiaries.  Judy makes value added crafts for gifts from beeswax and they process some of the finest honey around.   You can purchase honey and value added products by the Odells at the following locations, or at their self serve Honey Stand 24 hrs a day at their home.  Great local gift idea.

http://www.agriculture.tn.gov/Marketing.asp?QSTRING=DETAIL&DISPLAY=1676

Saturday, November 29th -  Eddie Faircloth of Sweet Pea's BBQ and Soul house. We speak with Eddie Faircloth, April Faircloth, Joshua Russell and the man who provides the collard greens to sweet Pea's Tim Chambers. http://www.sweetpbbq.com/

Saturday, November 22nd - We will visit with Chef Bruce Bogartz of Icon Restaurant.  We talk about Thanksgiving food memories, how he learned baking from his Granny, and his food take with his new venture at Icon restaurant. 
Website: http://knoxvilleicon.com/

Saturday, November 15th - We will discussed "Mountain Medicine" with Chrystal Wilson of Turtle Mountain Herb Farm in Rockford, Tennessee. 

Saturday, November 8th - We discussed fall Squash including pumpkins with Jeff Ross, Garden Manager and Artisan at Black Berry Farm.

Saturday, November 1st - We had an encore performance from Shannon Walker, Preservationist, Bee Keeper, and Artisan at BlackBerry Farm, Walland, Tennessee.

Saturday October 25th -  "Muscadines" with 2 special guests: Chuck Hembree of "Hembree Muscadine Farm" in Anderson County, Tennessee.  http://www.buyappalachian.org/listing/hembree-muscadine-farm
And Kathy Butcher of "Rocky Top Organic Vineyard and Winery" in Rockford, Tennessee.   http://www.rockytopwinery.com/

Saturday, October18th - Our topic was "Persimmons" with Jim Millsaps of Blount County, Tennessee.

Saturday, October 11th at 9:00 AM - Allan Benton of Benton's Country Mountain Smoked Hams will be my guest.  We are going to talk about "Prosciutto", which is a "$10.00" word for country ham sliced thin and fried!  http://bentonscountryhams2.com/

October 4 - Eating organically, affordably with Minde Miller Herbet.  Minde shared tips and suggestions of how we can eat better on a budget.  Her company is called Affordably Organic.  Connect with Minde: affordablyorganic.com

September 27 - Bryan Alexander of Knox Compost.  We interview Bryan about his innovative, sustainable solution to food waste and how he started his business Knox Composts.  Connect with Bryan: http://www.knoxcomposts.com/

September 20th - Shannon Walker Preservationist and Beekeeper at Blackberry Farm, Walland, TN.  Shannon discussed his work at Blackberry and his preservation of Appalachian food history.

September 13th - "Back Yard Sustainability" with your neighbor and, chicken raiser and backyard homesteader, Tiffany Kimbro.

September 6, 2014 - Century Harvest Farm,Greenback, Tennessee. http://www.centuryharvest.com/

August 30, 2014 - Sheri Liles, Liles Acres Organic Farm, Maryville, Tennessee.  http://www.lilesacres.com/

August 23, 2014 - John Coykendall, Master Gardener of BlackBerry Farm. Topic "Heirloom Peas".  http://www.blackberryfarm.com/about/family/team/johncoykendall

August 16, 2014 - Dr. Joe Johnson,  President Emeritus, University of Tennessee.  Topic "The Importance of 4-H".  http://elps.utk.edu/Faculty_Staff/johnson.html

August 9, 2014 - Colleen Cruze, Cruze Farm Girl Dairy, Topic is "Buttermilk", http://www.cruzefarmgirl.com/

August 2, 2014 - John Coykendall, Master Gardener of BlackBerry Farm. Topic "Heirloom Butterbeans".  http://www.blackberryfarm.com/about/family/team/johncoykendall

July 26, 2014 - Allan Benton,  Benton's Smoky Mountain Country Hams, Topic "Ham Meat",  Our very first flagship show.  My featured guest was Allan Benton, the man on ham, bacon and all things pig.   

http://bentonscountryhams2.com/

 

In the images below, you will see some of Amy's past guests.

Amy with Allan Benton -Photo - Amy Campbell.

Amy with Allan Benton -Photo - Amy Campbell.



Photo - Amy Campbell

Photo - Amy Campbell

Show #2, August 2nd
"BUTTERBEANS"

John Coykendall shared recipes, stories and facts about the heirloom Butterbean seed he has preserves, shares and promotes.  John Coykendall is a  master gardener, seed saver, story collector, person from a different time, and celebrity of the growing world John Coykendall. 

Photo - Amy Campbell

Photo - Amy Campbell

Show #4, August 16th
"Focus on 4-H"
Guest: Joe Johnson, President Emeritus, University of Tennessee   Dr. Joe Johnson and Amy discussed our 3rd show the importance of 4-H, and how to become involved,  and some of Dr. Johnson's favorite foods.  In addition to Dr. Johnson's numerous activities, he has served on the Board of Directors of the Tennessee 4-H Foundation and is very passionate about our UT Ag Department.
 

Amy with Allan Benton October, 2014.

Amy with Allan Benton October, 2014.

Heirloom seed saver John Coykendall at my kitchen table, sharing his knowledge of seed saving with us.  He is here writing down histories, stories, and names of some of his collection of filed peas.  

Heirloom seed saver John Coykendall at my kitchen table, sharing his knowledge of seed saving with us.  He is here writing down histories, stories, and names of some of his collection of filed peas.

 

 

 

 

 

Photo - Amy Campbell

Photo - Amy Campbell

Show #3,  August 9th
"BUTTERMILK"
My guest was Colleen Cruze Bhatti, the topic was Buttermilk.   Miss Colleen will talked with us about why Cruze Farm Buttermilk is so good, the nutritional value of buttermilk, and her personal style of farming.

http://www.cruzefarmgirl.com/

Shannon Walker is the preservation kitchen at Blackberry Farm.

Shannon Walker is the preservation kitchen at Blackberry Farm.

Minde Miller Herbert of Affordably Organic.

Minde Miller Herbert of Affordably Organic.

Logo for "Cruze Farm Girl" created by Amy Campbell

Logo for "Cruze Farm Girl" created by Amy Campbell