Upcoming Events

Here are just some of the great events coming up in our community. If you know of an important, educational, or entertaining event that would appeal to co-op customers and is related to our work promoting healthier community, healthier environment, and healthier people, please email us and let us know the details.


January

Delayed Open New Year’s Day

January 1st, Three Rivers Market, 12 noon – 9 pm – Three Rivers Market will be open on New Year’s Day from 12 noon – 9 pm. We’re here to serve our community offering our regular selection of items as well as traditional New Year’s fare on our hot bar. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, January 2nd (9 am – 10 pm.)

Farm Dreams

January 12th, Organic Grower’s School – Concord, NC, 10am – 4 pm – If you’re in the exploratory stages of starting your own farm, this entry-level workshop is designed just for you. You will receive practical, common-sense information on sustainable farming and hear from experienced farmers running successful farms in Western NC.To learn more visit their website.

Holistic Financial Planning

January 21st – 22nd, Organic Grower’s School – Alexander, NC – Learn this whole farm planning and decision-making framework that helps farmers take into account their triple bottom line – their economic, environmental, and social viability. It is a fantastic workshop with out-of-state presenter that could likely be a game-changer for how you think about farm finances.To learn more visit their website.

Books Sandwiched In: Zach McKenney, Janesville: An American Story

January 23rd, East Tennessee History Center, 12 pm – 1 pm – Friends of the Library, one of Three Rivers Market’s nourishing change recipients, hosts a monthly lunchtime program focused on important books about critical issues. This month, Three Rivers Market co-owner, Zach McKenney, UT Department of Sociology will discuss will discuss Janesville: An American Story by Amy Goldsteinn. Bring your lunch for a one hour program. For more information visit their website.

Orchid Growing Workshop

January 27th, UT Gardens, 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Three Rivers Market works to nourish a healthier people and community. This workshop, hosted by Three Rivers Market co-owner John Tullock, will introduce some of the most popular genera of orchids and explore the growth requirements of these beauties so that you can successfully grow them at home. By gaining a deeper understanding of their natural habitat, you will be well equipped to coax their charming blooms for years to come. To learn more visit their website.


February

Navigating Farm Labor

February 12th, Organic Grower’s School – Alexander, NC, 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm – This 6-hour workshop will showcase how to structure labor on a small farm through the eyes of established regional farmers. Legal and financial considerations will be highlighted and discussed to better understand which labor structure best fits your farming model. To learn more visit their website.

Homestead Dreams

February 16th, Organic Grower’s School – Arden, NC, 10 am – 5 pm – Whether you own or rent a home or live in a rural or urban setting, you can learn to incorporate small-scale, self-sufficiency and sustainability into your life through this entry-level, one-day exploratory workshop. To learn more visit their website.

Farm Dreams

February 16th, Organic Grower’s School – Concord, NC, 10am – 4 pm – If you’re in the exploratory stages of starting your own farm, this entry-level workshop is designed just for you. You will receive practical, common-sense information on sustainable farming and hear from experienced farmers running successful farms in Western NC.To learn more visit their website.

Tool Sharpening Workshop

February 27th, UT Gardens, 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Three Rivers Market works to nourish a healthier people and community. The first step to a great food is a great garden. Make sure your tools are in good working order for this year’s growing season in this hands-on class with garden machine guru, Ben Cordes. Learn best practice for keeping your tools clean and sharp for longevity and functionality. Bring your dull pruners and learn the basics of sharpening using metal files, wet stones, sandpaper and an electric grinder. To learn more visit their website.