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.
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"Where can I purchase local food?" you might ask...we say, "Right here, through the Mobile Farmers' Market!" The Mobile Farmers' Market delivers! We know food growers! We seek and find the freshest, the tastiest, and that means the most nutritious food around. Through the Mobile Market you can get lots of choices - if it can be grown here, we can get it to you!
Think fresh, juicy fruits! Think vegetables full of life and taste! think of meats like beef, pork, chicken, and more, that still have taste! And of course there is the sweet stuff of the hive...honey, in a variety of rich flavors and hues. The great thing about the Mobile Farmers' Market is the convenience. We deliver. If you live a fair piece out, well then, we might have to meet you somewhere in town (Greeneville, TN, that is).
You can buy just one thing or you can buy a basket with a variety of in-season goodness. There are so many choices!
To see what's available, click here. We accept all major credit/debit cards as well as SNAP benefits.
Don't hesitate to contact us with any questions you have. We look forward to serving you!
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If you missed the Mobile Farmers' Market webinar, it's not too late!
You can still get in on the fun by clicking here. Join Rhonda Hensley, the Mobile Farmers' Market manager, as she explains the nuts and bolts of our operation, how it got started, and how it's working now! If you've ever had questions about the Mobile Market, this is a great place to get those questions answered. Pass on the word!
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!