Rural Resources is All About Local Food!
Based in the agricultural heartland of rural Appalachian East Tennessee, we work to connect local farms and food with families. Our region has traditionally been one of small scale subsistence farms where nearly every family milked a cow, kept some chickens, and grew a garden. In recent generations, we've seen a growing disconnect between our families and the food we eat. The results are an aging farming popluation and a new culture of diet-related health illnesses including obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and more.
We want to change all that. Using our community farm as home base and our Mobile Farmers' Market to connect local farms with YOU, we want to help you experience where your food comes from: growing it, cooking it, and eating it. We are involving youth in the experience and working with local growers to promote and distribute real, nutritious food to families all around our hometown of Greeneville, TN and beyond.
Do you want to be a part of teaching or learning? Growing produce for the community? Or do you just want to sink your teeth into a juicy tomato with real taste? If your answer is yes, we want to connect with you! Contact us or check out all the ways you can purchase local food! We invite you to join the fun.
Know Farms - Know Food
We're all about involving youth with local food!
The Rural Resources Farm and Food Teen Training Program teaches at-risk youth in the Greeneville area to grow, cook, and sell healthy local foods. Along the way, they learn leadership skills, give back to community, and even create and run their own businesses.
Click here to watch a video!