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 – 10 pm – Three Rivers Market will be open on New Year’s Day from 12 noon – 10 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.)

Southern SWAG Conference

January 17th – 20th, Chattanooga Convention Center – Chattanooga, TN, 8 am – 5 pm daily- This conference is the must-attend event for those serious about sustainable and organic farming and creating more vibrant community food systems! This popular event draws over 1,200 farmers and local food advocates from across the nation each year. Offering “field-tested” presenters, a full slate of hot-topic conference sessions and pre-conference courses, several field trips, a poster display and a trade show. For more information visit their website or facebook page.

Books Sandwiched In: Dr. Jason Fletcher, The Genome Factor: What the Social Genomics Revolution Reveals about Ourselves, Our History, and the Future

January 24th, 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, Dr. Jason Fletcher, University of Wisconsin-Madison, will discuss The Genome Factor: What the Social Genomics Revolution Reveals about Ourselves, Our History, and the Future which he has co-authored. Bring your lunch for a one hour program. For more information visit their website.

Member Days!

January 25th – 28th, Three Rivers Market, 9 am – 10 pm – Member Days are here again so mark your calendars for savings! Give the New Year a Fresh Start & stock up on healthy options during Member Days! Three Rivers Market members receive a 10% discount on one entire purchase (excluding special orders and quick orders). Additional member discounts also apply, including 10% volume discounts (such as cases of canned goods, cases of beverages, bags of bulk food items- think big!) and Cock-A-Doodle Deals. For more information visit our website.

All About Seeds

January 28th, UT Gardens, 2 pm – 4 pm – Three Rivers Market works to nourish a healthier people and community. This course is part one of a 7- week workshop series on Edible Gardening. Participants can register for the full series or each individual class. The series will explore the basic principles that all successful edible gardeners need to know. This course focuses on the basics of seed starting, direct sowing, light requirements, media selection and share our favorite seed resources. Participants will also explore the ABC’s of seed saving and give tips for how to best start your own home seed library. To learn more visit their website.


February

Wild Alaska Salmon and Seafood Co-op Visit

February 3rd, Three Rivers Market, 11 am – 2 pm – Wild Alaska Salmon and Seafood, who you will recognize this brand as one of our seafood vendors, will be at the co-op! Stop by to buy fish from this small, family-fisherman-owned operation based out of King Salmon, Alaska. We agree with them when they say, “If you know you farmers, why not know your fisherman?” Learn more about this company & family as well as their sustainable practices on their website.

Fruit Production for the Home Gardner

February 4th, UT Gardens, 2 pm – 4 pm – Three Rivers Market works to nourish a healthier people and community. This course is part two of a 7- week workshop series on Edible Gardening. Participants can register for the full series or each individual class. The series will explore the basic principles that all successful edible gardeners need to know. This course focuses on pruning all types of fruit trees and includes an extensive indoor presentation followed by an exploration in the garden to look at actual specimens. Participants will be given ‘Triple Crown’ thornless blackberry plants to take home. To learn more visit their website.

“Farmers for America” – Free Movie Screening

February 7, Hexagon Brewing Company, 6pm – 9 pm – Three Rivers Market has worked to support Nourish Knoxville, Slow Food Tennessee Valley, and East TN Young Farmers Coalition – all of which are hosting a free screening of the documentary “Farmers for America: A Documentary to Celebrate, Inspire and Support Young Farmers”. The film features twenty-one farmers, including widely-known, local and organic farmer Eliot Coleman of Four Season Farm and reveals the next generation ready to take over, the practices they’re championing and the obstacles they must overcome.
Burrito food truck will be stationed outside from 6pm to 9pm with their signature mission-style burritos featuring local ingredients. The film starts at 7pm. Learn more on their Facebook page.

Fellowship of the Preparation Makers Conference 2018

February 9th – 11th, Long Hungry Creek Farm – Join Three Rivers Market’s biodynamic farmer, Jeff Poppen as he hosts this biodynamic conference. Three Rivers Market is sponsoring the conference whose mission is to help ensure the availability of high quality biodynamic preparations in North America into the future. This year they’ll explore how the treatment, known as the biodynamic compost preparations, helps create the organs of the farm organism. Learn more on their website.

PoP Club at the Winter Farmer’s Market

February 10, Centray United Methodist Church, 10 am – 2 pm – Three Rivers Market will sponsor The Power of Produce (PoP) Club at the Winter Farmer’s Market. This activity provides a fun opportunity for children to engage in the local food system through conversations with farmers, educational games and demonstrations, and exposure to new fruits and vegetables. In addition to participating in educational activities, PoP Club kids receive vouchers to spend, allowing them to make their own shopping decisions at the market. Learn more on their website.

Healthy Soil for Healthy Plants

February 11th, UT Gardens, 2 pm – 4 pm – Three Rivers Market works to nourish a healthier people and community. This course is part three of a 7- week workshop series on Edible Gardening. Participants can register for the full series or each individual class. The series will explore the basic principles that all successful edible gardeners need to know. This course focuses on techniques for soil building and nutrient management. The class will cover methods of cover cropping, composting, soil testing, mulching and more. Participants can bring in a sample of soil from their home garden for an agricultural laboratory soil analysis. To learn more visit their website.

Medic Blood Drive

February 17th, Three Rivers Market, 10 am – 4 pm – Three Rivers Market works to nourish a healthier people and community! February is Heart Month and we are supporting our community by hosting a Medic Blood Drive. Stop by to donate blood and save a life. Donors will receive a Medic t-shirt as well as refreshments provided by Three Rivers Market. To learn more visit their website.

Style and Function in the Edible Garden

February 18th, UT Gardens, 2 pm – 4 pm – Three Rivers Market works to nourish a healthier people and community. This course is part four of a 7- week workshop series on Edible Gardening. Participants can register for the full series or each individual class. The series will explore the basic principles that all successful edible gardeners need to know. This course focuses on applying principles of design to vegetable production for a garden that is both beautiful and functional. From raised bed materials to garden color combinations, ways to combine vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers for a garden that is as ornamental as it is productive will be examined. To learn more visit their website.

Growing with the Seasons—Warm and Cool Season Edibles

February 25th, UT Gardens, 2 pm – 4 pm – Three Rivers Market works to nourish a healthier people and community. This course is part five of a 7- week workshop series on Edible Gardening. Participants can register for the full series or each individual class. The series will explore the basic principles that all successful edible gardeners need to know. This course discusses popular warm season crops like corn and tomatoes, cool season edibles such as lettuce, broccoli and some lesser known ones will be covered. Tips and techniques for growing backyard berries both in containers and in the garden will also be covered. To learn more visit their website.

Books Sandwiched In: Dr. Mark Harmon, The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For

February 28th, 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, Dr. Mark Harmon, The University of Tennessee, will discuss The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For by David McCullough. Bring your lunch for a one hour program. For more information visit their website.


March

Winter Warmer

March 2nd, The Standard, 6:30 pm – 10 pm – Three Rivers Market works to support Nourish Knoxville which works in the East Tennessee region to cultivate and support relationships between farmers, artisanal producers, and the community through outreach, education, and advocacy and to build healthy communities through connections to local food. This evening is their third annual fundraising dinner. The menu will be a celebration of the winter harvest in East Tennessee, featuring locally sourced ingredients prepared by Knox Mason and Emilia Chef Matt Gallaher and crew (vegetarian and/or gluten free options available by request.) In addition to a delicious meal, the evening will feature a photo booth provided by Shawn Poynter Photography! Learn more on their website.

Organic Pest Control

March 4th, UT Gardens, 2 pm – 4 pm – Three Rivers Market works to nourish a healthier people and community. This course is part six of a 7- week workshop series on Edible Gardening. Participants can register for the full series or each individual class. The series will explore the basic principles that all successful edible gardeners need to know. In this course, participants will learn chemical free methods to deal with the pests that are ailing their garden. companion planting, mechanical control, variety selection, attracting predatory insects, natural insecticides and more will be discussed. To learn more visit their website.

Irrigation Basics

March 11th, UT Gardens, 2 pm – 4 pm – Three Rivers Market works to nourish a healthier people and community. This course is the final part of a 7- week workshop series on Edible Gardening. Participants can register for the full series or each individual class. The series will explore the basic principles that all successful edible gardeners need to know. This course will simplify this topic with lessons on the most common methods for watering your garden. Learn the basics for a sprinkler and drip system installation, how much water to apply and when, as well as adjusting water pressure, timers, water conservation and rain barrel systems. To learn more visit their website.

Big Ears Festival

March 22nd – 25th, Downtown Knoxville – Three Rivers Market Three Rivers Market has been a supporter of this festival featuring music, film and visual arts since 2009. Declared “one of the most quietly earth-shattering, subtly luminous festivals the world over” by The Oxford American Magazine, Big Ears Festival is a dynamic, interactive experience that explores connections between musicians and artists, crossing all musical genres while interfacing with film, performance and the visual arts. To learn more visit their website.

Books Sandwiched In: Claudia Caballero, The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life

March 28th, 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, Claudia Caballero, Centro Hispano, will discuss The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life by Lauren Markham. Bring your lunch for a one hour program. For more information visit their website.


April

Books Sandwiched In: Dr. Nick Geidner, Whiplash: by How to Survive Our Faster Future

April 25th, 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, Dr. Nick Geidner, The University of Tennessee, will discuss Whiplash: by How to Survive Our Faster Future by Joi Ito. Bring your lunch for a one hour program. For more information visit their website.

Member Days!

April 26th – 29th, Three Rivers Market, 9 am – 10 pm – Member Days are here again so mark your calendars for savings! Get ready for spring and stock up on healthy options during Member Days! Three Rivers Market members receive a 10% discount on one entire purchase (excluding special orders and quick orders). Additional member discounts also apply, including 10% volume discounts (such as cases of canned goods, cases of beverages, bags of bulk food items- think big!) and Cock-A-Doodle Deals. For more information visit our website.


May

Kundalini Rising Yoga Fest

May 18th – 20th, Seven Springs Retreat Center in Maryville, TN – Led by teachers in the​ 3HO and IKYTA​ traditions, ​this ​specially curated ​and intimate ​yoga festival ​is family friendly and ​features gifted practitioners, ​master healing artists, musicians and ​a focus on cleansing and bringing the community ​together in ​health, ​joy, ​celebration and peaceful prayer. Three Rivers Market is sponsoring this festival which will provide vegetarian meals. In addition to yoga, other activities include: camping, drumming around a fire circle, chanting sacred music, and healing classes. For more information visit our website.