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Looking to 2014

Dear Customers, Vendors, Followers, Supporters!

Thanks to one and all for a great 6th market season in 2013! By way of “year in review” we invite you to see Amanda Churchill’s beautiful collection of photographs that is now assembled in one place—you’ll see market scenes, a couple of farm visits, and lots of the farm to table dinner. Many beautiful photos here!
2013 woven studios album

Next, an immediate challenge. We want to update you on Karen Heiney of Kany Farm. Karen has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. She is beginning chemotherapy and radiation. Karen has health insurance, but she faces a double whammy of expensive medications and loss of farm income. If you would like to help out, there are a few ways to do so:

  • bring a frozen casserole/meal that serves 2-4 to the online market pickup on Jan 8th.
  • make a donation to the “Heiney Health Fund” that we have set up at First Tennessee bank. You may make a deposit directly or Debbie will collect donations at online markets. All contributions will be anonymous.
  • Want to help deliver eggs/feed chickens? Talk to Debbie!

The Heineys want everyone to know how very grateful they are for the support they have already received from our market community.

As we keep Karen in our thoughts, we also wish for you ALL a healthy and happy 2014.

We are thankful for our wonderful market community—and look forward to another great year ahead.

See you online starting next week, during our 7th Saturday market season next summer, and one day soon, at Boone Street Market!

All the best,
Karen, Heidi & Debbie

Online market open 12/20/13

Welcome everyone, the market is open for your shopping pleasure. This is our last market until Jan. 8, 2014 so stock up on your favorite things.

Last minute gifts? We still have gift basket kits available to create a basket of goodies from the farmers market.

Order now through Sunday 12/22 at noon and pick up your order Monday 12/23 from 500 to 600pm at the Jonesborough Visitors Center. We will be set up in the large meeting room.

Happy shopping

Last December Market, farmer in need

Our final market in December will be MONDAY DEC 23 (with ordering Friday the 20th 2pm-Sunday 22nd at noon). This is due to the Visitor’s Center availability and wanting to get your fresh local ingredients and gifts delivered as close to Christmas as possible!

There will be no market on Wednesday Dec 25th or Jan 1st, but our normal Sunday-Tuesday ordering and Wednesday delivery schedule will resume January 8th for rest of the winter.

Now, I am very sad to share some difficult news. We have a farmer in need of your thoughts, prayers, and help. Karen Heiney (Kany Farm) has been diagnosed with advanced cancer and is entering into the fight of her life.

Here is Karen’s address, if you would like to send a card or note:

Mike & Karen Heiney
360 Cooter Lane
Bulls Gap, TN 37711

As you can imagine, Mike and Karen are overwhelmed by this news, Karen’s hospitalization, and their need to keep the farm running. I am trying to learn from Mike what they most need right now—if you would like to pitch in to help, please contact me directly and I’ll fill you in.


JBO Online market open 12/8/13

The market is open for your shopping pleasure.

Along with our usual food items we have a number of gift items. Shop local and support your local artist.

Reminder: There will not be a market next week.
The final market before Christmas will be Monday Dec. 23rd.

Sorry to announce that Rogue Harbor will not be offering their wreaths this year. They are under the weather with the flu.

We will be located in the large room at the Visitors Center this week and the 23rd.

Order now through Tuesday 12/10 at noon and pick up your order Wednesday 12/11 at 5pm at the Jonesborough Visitors Center.

Happy shopping

Market open--special gift options in December

Market is open for ordering for delivery Wednesday 12/4!

Shop local this holiday season by making a gift from the farmers market!

  • We have a new gift basket kit to help you create your own gifts. We provide the basket, cello wrap, string and gift card, and you fill as you wish!

    Our Gift Basket Kits are FREE with orders of $50 or more (or by donation). Find them under “Market Merchandise and Gift Certificates” and add to your order if you want one!

Another special item this month only:

  • Farmers Market Mugs by Tim Roberts, Two sizes, 1/2 of purchase price donated to market! Find them under Market Merchandise…pair in a gift basket with coffee and a gift certificate for bread or croissants!
  • And remember, Market Gift Certificates are available in any amount!

All these items are further described in our product listings below, and will be available at all markets in December (12/4, 12/11 and special Monday market on 12/23.)

Happy shopping!

Market change

Due to the possibility of some nasty weather moving into our area Tuesday night and Wednesday we are making the following changes to the market this week.

1. The market will be shut off today at 300 pm for ordering.
2. Pickup will be tomorrow, Tuesday at the normal time, 500 pm at the Visitors Center.

We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause. The safety of our vendors and customers is priority and we want to ensure all the Thanksgiving orders are received before Thursday.

If you haven’t ordered yet please place your order before 300 pm today.

Any problems picking up on Tuesday, please contact me at 423-794-8644.


JBO Online market open 11/24/13

Hello everyone, the market is open for your Thanksgiving dinner shopping.

Check out the assortment of fresh herbs available.

Order now through Tuesday 11/26 at noon and pick up your order Wednesday 11/27 *at *5pm **at the Jonesborough Visitors Center.

Please make sure you mark your calendars for pick up, I will send a reminder on Wednesday.

Looking at the schedule ahead for December, we will have markets on:
*Wed. 4th
Wed. 11th
Mon. 23rd *
There will not be a market the week of the 16th due to unavailable space at the Visitors Center.

Happy shopping and Happy Thanksgiving!


JBO Online market open 11/17/13

Hello everyone, the market is officially open.

Only 2 market shopping weeks left until Thanksgiving, get your dinner fixings here.

Order now through Tuesday 11/19 at noon and pick up your order Wednesday 11/20 at 5pm at the Jonesborough Visitors Center.

Happy shopping

Local Food VISTA job opening HERE!

Please help us spread the word about this position!

Looking for the right person to help lay the groundwork for a vibrant locally-grown economy in Northeast TN, and play a key role in opening our much-anticipated farmers market store in historic downtown Jonesborough. We have a full-time AmeriCorps VISTA position with stipend and education award, trained and supported by the exceptional Appalachian Coal County AmeriCorps team. Help open “Boone Street Market” and make a real difference in agricultural economy and healthy eating here in Northeast Tennessee.

Position starts Feb. 2014.

Application and information here:

Thank you very much,
Emily Bidgood & Karen Childress
Appalachian RC&D Council & Jonesborough Locally Grown

JBO Online market open 11/10/13

Hello everyone, the online market is open.

For all that have been asking and waiting, we have honey! Please welcome Cantarroso Farm.

Order now through Tuesday 11/12 at noon and pick up your order Wednesday 11/13 at 5pm at the Jonesborough Visitors Center.

Happy shopping