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We plan to send a weekly message about the farmers market on Fridays, and also a mid-week message with Boone Street Market products and specials.


New Community Garden!

Please help spread the word about Jonesborough’s new community garden!

The Town of Jonesborough’s Parks and Recreation Department is offering both new and experienced gardeners a chance to participate in the Jonesborough Community Garden for the 2016 planting season.

The garden is located off of Hillrise Drive in Jonesborough and space is available on a first come, first serve basis. The land is being offered for use to the public through a shared partnership between the Town and local resident, Jim Eldridge.

There are 24, 4’ x 8’ raised beds available for use by the public for a low fee of $20/year to cover the cost of water usage. Applications are available by e-mailing

In addition to offering residents the opportunity to grow their own vegetables, the community garden is also providing an avenue for residents to grow vegetables for our local food bank, Jonesborough Food Pantry. Any extra produce from gardens will be donated directly to The Jonesborough Food Pantry, which is supported by the Jonesborough Area Ministerial Association.

Funding for the community garden was provided through a grant from the Tennessee Recreation and Parks Association. If you would like to participate by renting a space for the year, or if you’re interested in volunteering, please contact Rachel Conger,

423.791.3869 or

Recipes wanted!!

Our cookbook committee is ready to hear from you! We want your best recipes using fresh local ingredients from the Jonesborough Farmers Market or Boone Street Market. Recipes will be collected all year, but why wait? As we look forward to the arrival of produce season, think about your favorite foods and recipes and share them for our cookbook project! Read more here:
Call for recipes

Any questions? Please contact

job openings, cookbook

We have three part-time positions available starting immediately!

Kitchen coordinator at Boone Street Market

Produce Managerat Boone Street Market

Saturday Market Manager for the Jonesborough Farmers Market

Each position is approximately 10 hours per week, $10 per hour. Find the job descriptions and application link at:

Cookbook! The idea of a Jonesborough Locally Grown cookbook is in the planning stages. Would you like to take part? There’s lots of ways to get involved—writers, photographers, editors, designers and of course cooks! An organizational meeting is scheduled for Feb 16 at 7pm at the Jonesborough Library. Read more here
Cookbook Invitation Letter or contact Pat Sheets at

Vote for a skiing chicken, take cooking classes!

Vote for our skiing chicken!
Have you seen our skiing farm animal window display? If you vote for us, we could win a $300 prize, you could win $100 gift basket!

Voting happens in person at the gift shop of the Storytelling Center now thru Saturday, 10am-5pm. Thanks!

Cook! Eat!
Classes at the Boone Street Market Community Kitchen

Intro to Fermentation—Tuesday February 9, 6:00-8:00pm
Are you interested in learning about fermentation for food preservation as well as personal health? Come join us in this 2 hour class where we will discuss the health aspects and various types of fermentation, and learn how to make 3 different fermented products (sauerkraut, sourdough starter, and kombucha). Workshop cost is $25.00 per person.
Read more/register here:

Herbs and Tonics—Tuesday February 23, 6:30-8:30pm
Instructor Lexy Close shares her favorite herbal remedies for staying healthy during the winter months. There are numerous traditional remedies using local herbs, roots and berries, but buying pre-made teas and tonics can get expensive. However, syrups, teas, tinctures and other remedies are easy to make at home and you can be sure of the quality of the ingredients in the process.
This two hour workshop will cover how to make Elderberry Syrup, Fire Cider Kombucha, and the basics of making Herbal Teas and Tinctures. Workshop cost is $35 per person and class size is limited to 8.
Read more/register here:

30 Minute Mozzarella and Pizza making—Tuesday March 22, 6:30-8:30pm.
Soft cheeses like Mozzarella are actually easy and quick to make in a home kitchen. You’ll be amazed at the flavor difference! Learn how you can transform a gallon of milk into delicious cheese in a fun process you can share with kids.
This hands on class will demonstrate how to make 30 Minute Mozzarella and pizzas featuring the cheese and other local, seasonal ingredients. Workshop cost is $30 per person and class size is limited to 6.
Read more/register here:

100 Mile Holiday Brunch still has seats!

Our 100 Mile Holiday Brunch is on Sunday Dec 20th at 12:30pm, $30.00 per person, and we have 8 seats left. See below for the planned menu.

This will be the 4th “100 mile meal” fundraiser we have hosted at Boone Street Market. For each event, we turn the store into a banquet hall for 30 guests, who are served a meal featuring ingredients sourced from our 100 mile radius prepared by a different guest chef—or chefs in this case! All proceeds benefit the operation of Jonesborough Locally Grown (which means the Jonesborough Farmers Market and Boone Street Market).

We are already planning for one gluten-free guest, so if you are gluten free and want to attend…give Karen a call as soon as possible (571-2235).

Call or come by the store to secure your seat! (753-4722)

Here’s the brunch details:

Locally grown holiday shopping ideas!

Hello friends! There are several opportunities to support locally grown this holiday season:

2 more weeks to catch the Holiday market in front of Boone Street Market—Dec 12th and 19th, 11am-3pm. Sentelle’s sausage, woodcrafts, tamales, pet treats, & more!

Locally Grown Gifts!
Local food is the perfect gift for anyone! Here’s two easy locally grown gifts available at Boone Street Market:

Gift certificates, good for Boone Street Market AND the Saturday Farmers Market, available in any denomination. Great teacher’s gift!

Gift baskets—pre-made for $25 or $50, or make your own! We also have free gift bags in many sizes to fill as you wish!

Or if you prefer online shopping….:)

A membership makes a great gift…these are available at Boone Street Market or here: (link)

New or Renewing?

And donations to Jonesborough Locally Grown are also accepted in any amount.

If you want to give a membership or make a donation as a gift, just call (571-2235) or send me an email at and I’ll be happy to provide or send a gift card to your recipient.

Happy Holidays!


Happy Thanksgiving & Holiday Market preview

Thanks to our farmers, thanks to you for your interest and support of locally grown!

Our holiday market opens Saturday with farmers market vendors in front of Boone Street Market and additional crafters at the Storytelling Center. Every Saturday from Nov 28th to Dec 19th!

Participating vendors:
· Wreaths by Eric Isenberg on Nov 28 and Dec 5
· Wreaths & centerpieces by Rogue Harbor farm Dec 5..maybe Dec 12
· Sentelle’s Sausage
· Tim Roberts Pottery
· Barbara Cara Pottery
· Sticky Paws Pet Treats
· Sheek Treats Pet Treats
· Free Reign Farm goat’s millk soap
· Woodshop Kitchen Fine woodwork, spoons, cutting boards
· Dona Eva Tamales and Salsa (starting Dec 5)
· Earth Thyme green cleaning products

Nov 28th is also Small Business Saturday and the tree lighting in Jonesborough (6pm). Boone Street Market will be open until 8pm—We’ll have soup and grilled cheese available all afternoon/evening, plus hot chocolate and more!

And while you’re in town Saturday, be sure to visit our very own Debbie Kruse at her new coffee shop venture…“The Corner Cup” in Old Town Hall!

Happy Thanksgiving, all!

Reminder: End of Season Dinner this Friday!


Our Jonesborough Locally Grown end-of-season potluck is this Friday, Nov 13th 6pm at the McKinney Center in Jonesborough!

This is for all vendors, volunteers and members of Jonesborough Locally Grown! Bring a dish and join us!

Also, everyone is invited to a post-potluck bonfire at Serenity Knoll Farm. So bring a camp chair, too! Serenity Knoll’s address is: 542 Bacon Branch Road, Jonesborough, TN 37659

You're Invited to a Boone Street Market Birthday Party!

Everyone Welcome!
Monday Nov 2 10am-2pm

Planned festivities include

  • apple-butter making by Mountain View Bakery
  • potato roasting by Sunset View Farm
  • fresh roasted coffee by Panacea Roastery
  • Baked goods samples from Farmhouse Gallery and Elke’s Backstube.
  • Birthday cake will be cut and shared at noon!

This is also one of our member appreciation days, with 10% off for members all day!

Tomorrow is a great time to renew or join as as ‘Friend of Locally Grown’….birthday special: 10% off all memberships!

Thank you to event sponsor First Bank and Trust!