Community Supported Agriculture

Community Supported Agriculture or CSA is a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a local farm.

Below are farms with CSA drop offs in 2018 at Three Rivers Market:

care of the earth community farm | knox county

Contact: Megan Allen-Lazaro
Phone: 865-978-0561
Email: careoftheearthcommunityfarm@gmail.com
Website: Care of the Earth Community Farm
Method: USDA Certified Organic
CSA since: 2008
Available: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Full Share: $850, 33 weeks of produce + $75 refundable bin fee
Half Share: $475, bi-weekly shares of produce + $75 refundable bin fee
Winter Share: $250 (contact to confirm price)
Payment options: Full payment upfront OR three payments through the season. Winter share payments are typically due in November.
Drop off days and locations:
Wednesday – Webb School off Dutchtown Road, 2:30 – 4:15pm
Wednesday – Three Rivers Market, 6:00 – 6:30 PM
Wednesday – Island Home Park 5 – 5:30 PM
Saturday – Fountain City, 9 – 9:30 AM
Saturday – Bearden Security Central Storage, 10 – 10:30 AM
Saturday – Sequoyah Hills, 10:45 – 11:15 AM

Crooked Road Farm | Knox County

Contact: Jonny Buchanan
Phone: 865-577-2938
Email: crookedroadfarm@gmail.com
Website: Crooked Road Farm
Method: USDA Certified Organic
CSA since: 2013
Available: All
Shares Include: Produce CSA and Produce & Eggs CSA
Full Share: 2 sessions, 12 weeks of produce each, each session $240 for produce only and $300 for produce and eggs, spring/summer May 2nd – July 18th, fall/winter August 29th – November 14th
Payment options: Full payment due at the beginning of each session
Drop off days and locations:
Monday – 7543 Widow French Lane, on-farm, 4 p.m. – 6:30 PM
Thursday – Three Rivers Market, 4:30 – 6 PM
Saturday – Market Square Farmers Market, 9 am – 2 PM

Garden Delivery CSA | Jefferson County

Contact: Stephen Clements
Phone: 865-397-7679
Email: gardendelivery@gmail.com
Method: Certified Naturally Grown
CSA since: 2008
Available: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Shares Include: Non-traditional CSA. No shares. Variable member-determined amounts of produce and free-range eggs from organically-fed hens. $25 membership fee to join for new members, covers all of 2016. $15 membership fee for returning members. Membership fee paid with first order.  A weekly order form is emailed each Friday to members who choose the items they want. The selection varies by week/season.  There is no requirement to order every week.
Payment options: $15 for returning members/$25 for new members membership fee for one year + price of order; Cash or check upon delivery/pick-up.
Drop off locations:
All deliveries are on Wednesdays
Downtown Dandridge, Dandridge Lake “dike” parking lot, 3:15 – 3:45 PM
Jefferson City, Bonner Center, Carson-Newman University, 3 – 4 PM
Knoxville, Three Rivers Market, 4:45 – 5:30 PM
West Knoxville, John Bynon/West Hills Park, 6 – 6:30 PM

LACEWING FARMs | KNOX COUNTY

Contact: Brian Ader
Phone: 865-521-0542
Email: brianader@lacewingforms.com
Method: Follows organic standards
CSA since: 2015
Available: May-November
Shares Include: Vegetables with add-on egg option
Full Share: $260 for 13 weeks, $500 for 26 weeks
Payment options: cash, check, card
Drop off locations: 
Wednesday – Three Rivers Market, 5:30 – 6:00 PM
Saturday – Market Square Farmers Market, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sunday – Lacewings Farms, 6:30 – 7:00 PM

If your entry needs to be updated, or if your farm has a CSA program and you would like to use Three Rivers Market as a drop off, email us at info@threeriversmarket.coop. 

Csa Frequently Asked Questions:

has the information provided been verified by three rivers markeT?

No, so please ask your farmer questions, request copies of certifications or licenses, ask to visit the farm, or do your own research.

does the sale of prepared foods require a permit?

Prepared foods including baked goods, jams, and jellies require permits from Tennessee Department of Agriculture Regulatory Service.  Prepared foods must be sold in compliance with Tennessee Department of Agriculture and County Health Department regulations.

what are the standards for selling eggs in tennessee?

All eggs should be cleaned, sanitized and sold in containers labeled to indicate the producer of the eggs.

what are the standards for selling dairy products in tennessee?

All dairy products sold in Tennessee must be registered.

which farms are certified organic?

The Certified Organic farms will have a certificate and you can verify Certified Naturally Grown farms here.