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 produce from the Rural Resources Garden, the Farm and Food Teen Training Program, and local growers in East Tennessee!
Think fresh, juicy fruits! Think vegetables full of life and taste! Think flavorful, nutritious meats like beef, pork! Think delicious, homemade casseroles, pies, and pizzas. The great thing about the Mobile Farmers' Market is the convenience. We deliver to the City of Greeneville. Even better, when you buy meat, veggies, and other products from Rural Resources, you are supporting hard working farmers, as well as Rural Resources work do connecting children, teens, and adults to the land and the food that sustains them.
To see what's available, click here. We accept all major credit/debit cards as well as SNAP benefits.
Coming Soon: we will run a regular route with a variety of fresh veggies for $5.00/bag! Check back for updates.
Don't hesitate to contact us with any questions you have. We look forward to serving you!
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!