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@tsalinotch is located in Monroe County, approximately nine miles off of Interstate 75. The vineyard specializes in muscadine grapes, grown on more than 6000 vines on 21 miles of trellis, covering 35 acres of a 202-acre estate.
The vineyard is open year-round, Tuesday-Sunday, noon-6pm, where you can taste and buy wine and other muscadine products. During harvest season in September and October, they welcome individuals and families to pick muscadines for their own juice, jelly, and winemaking, or just eating! The last full weekend in September, Tsali Notch and @gomonroeorg host the National Muscadine Festival, celebrating the bounty of this native fruit.
#muscadinewine #easttennesseelocalfoodguide #nourishknoxville #upick #tennesseevineyard #easttnlocalfoodguide

Nearly a decade ago, before we were a non-profit and before we had a real office, we could often be found at @oldcityjava working and enjoying a coffee drink. Weโ€™ve accomplished a lot in a decade, and so have Shaun and Meg Parrish, owners of @wildlovebakehouse , Old City Java, and, most recently, @pearlonunion. Every city needs people to constantly make it better, to push the bar just a little bit higher, and these two #localfoodheroes have done just that. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ In the beginning, it was just coffee. Coffee led to baking, which led to food, and the rest is history. Shaun has several years of working in the restaurant industry under his belt, and Meg grew up at her momโ€™s side in the kitchen and at @magpiescakes for some time while in college. But, for the most part, their natural curiosity and drive for anything they are interested in is what has deemed them Best Bakery in America by many a food blogger and writer. ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† They currently use 56,160 local eggs a year, 5,200 gallons of local milk, 3,250 pounds of Carolina ground flour, and pounds and bushels of seasonal raspberries, strawberries, apples, greens, and squash. (Megโ€™s favorites are strawberries ๐Ÿ“ BTW). Why do they choose to source from local farmers? Well, first and foremost, quality of product from local growers. Secondly, as small business owners themselves, they believe supporting other small businesses helps grow the local economy. In the upcoming years, they hope to offer even more seasonally baked goods, increase their ability to preserve, and possibly offer baking classes and workshop (sign us up๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ!) They try to make Knoxville and their businesses a bit better each day. They couldnโ€™t do it without the hardworking farmers and producers out there. Thank you, Shaun and Meg, for supporting local growers and our local food economy (and for your croissants ๐Ÿฅ and lattes โ˜•๏ธ). #nourishknoxville #knoxrocks #bonappalachia #allthebutter #localfoodhero #bakerlife #celebr865

Kyle Carver started his orchard in Cosby in 1942, hand grafting and planting apple trees in his cornfield. The orchard now sits on 75 acres and boasts more than 40,000 trees and 126 varieties of apples ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ. The Apple Barn is open seven days a week to shop for bags and bushels of apples, as well as local honey, house made cider, jams & jellies, fried apple pies, and much more. The neighboring Applehouse Restaurant is open Wednesday-Sunday for home cooked meals overlooking the rolling hills of the orchard.

You canโ€™t help but smile when you talk to Reverend Dr. Vivian Williams. Her passion for her community and work ethic are inspiring. Vivian grew up in Cuba, Alabama, on her familyโ€™s 18-acre farm, and her earliest farming memories are of plowing the cotton stalks with her two mules- Sue and Daisy. Vivian moved to Knoxville in 1965. For nearly three decades she focused on raising her family. In her 50โ€™s she went back to college, and just this year, as a grandmother, she received her Doctorate in Ministry. Go Vivian! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ Vivian has gardened her whole life, but she didnโ€™t think much about agriculture or local food until 2007, when her sister went back to revitalize their childhood family farm. Vivian joined in and ended up starting the Tennessee Chapter of the National Women in Agriculture. The group focuses on food security and educating youth about food. This year Vivian and the group lobbied on Capitol Hill to receive funding to teach inner city school children about agriculture (similar to 4-H in more rural areas).๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒฝ๐Ÿฅฆ Vivian also oversees four Cub Scout groups in East Knoxville. Many of the kids come from homes that rely heavily on food assistance, and so she teaches them how to grow and prepare fresh fruits and vegetables. Vivian maintains four school gardens and is helping revitalize the Austin East High School garden program. Vivian was also a visionary for the Eastside Sunday Market. For years she has brought fresh fruits and vegetables into the community by driving to the farm and bringing produce back to sell, not to make money, but to ensure people have access to fresh fruits and vegetables.
We canโ€™t thank Vivian enough for all she does to impact food access in our community. She truly embodies what it means to be a #localfoodhero, and we are constantly inspired and encouraged by her. #nourishknoxville #knoxrocks #nationalwomeninagriculture #nourishchange #eatlocal #eastsidesundaymarket

Tomorrow is our first Market Square Holiday Market of the month rain ๐ŸŒง or shine ๐ŸŒค from 11am-5pm.
Farmers will also be on Market Square selling produce on meat, eggs, honey, plants from 11am-2pm! ๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฏ #knoxrocks #marketsquarefarmersmarket #eatlocal #nourishknoxville

๐Ÿ“ฃ๐Ÿ“ฃ Help us spread the word! Nourish Knoxville is hiring a part-time, unpaid internship starting Jan 2019 to assist with the creation, production, and distribution of our East Tennessee Local Food Guide! Can be used for course credit. Interested? Send a resume and cover letter to outreach@nourishknoxville.org
#nourishknoxville #easttennesseelocalfoodguide #foodintern

Weโ€™d like to say a big thank you to the Trinity Health Foundation for awarding us a Phase II Grant for the Eastside Sunday Market ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ Weโ€™d also like to thank our amazing community partners, dedicated vendors, and loyal customers. ๐Ÿ’ฏ

Weโ€™re looking forward to a great 2019 season!

#nourishknoxville #eastsidesundaymarket #foodaccess #nourishchange #yay

We โค๏ธ our Friends of Nourish Knoxville and love knowing why they donate to support local food. ๐ŸŒฑ

Let us know why you value local food and @nourishknox by donating today at nourishknoxville.org/donate!
#nourishchange #givingtuesday

Todayโ€™s the day! Letโ€™s do this! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ Show your support by donating to Nourish Knoxville at the link in our profile โ˜๐Ÿผโ˜๐Ÿผor visit nourishknoxville.org/donate

If you value local producers and support local food, set your alarm tomorrow morning to remind you to support Nourish Knoxville for #givingtuesday ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ ๐ŸŒฑ$25 pays for 50 local food guides
๐ŸŒฑ $50 funds one farm inspection
๐ŸŒฑ $200 sponsors a PoP Club. ๐ŸŒฑ $1400 funds our EBT/SNAP equipment

Our online store is open, with @marketsquarefarmersmarket and Nourish Knoxville merchandise, gift certificates, and more. For all orders received today, on #CyberMonday, weโ€™ll throw in a set of postcards!

Tickets to Winter Warmer, our annual fundraising dinner, are on sale now at winterwarmer19.bpt.me. On 2/22/19, join us at @standardknoxville for a locally-sourced meal by @knox_mason and @emilia_knoxville Chef Matt Gallaher and crew. Tickets are $75 each and all proceeds benefit Nourish Knoxville. #nkwinterwarmer19

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