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.
September 15th, The White Barn at Cruze Farm, 5 pm – 10 pm – It’s time again for Slow Food Tennessee Valley’s 11th annual Pesto Festo. Three Rivers Market will be sponsoring this year’s pesto contest! Pesto Festo is a multi-course dinner, pesto contest, and silent auction that celebrates and supports local food & local talent. This year’s dinner will be prepared by local chef Joey Edwards; we’ll post the menu on this event page once it’s been finalized. For more information visit their Facebook Event Page and you can buy tickets here.
September 20th, New Harvest Park, 3 pm – 6 pm – The Power of Produce (PoP) Club 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. This week’s PoP Club is sponsored by Three Rivers Market. For more information visit their website.
September 26th, East Tennessee History Center, 12 pm – 1 pm – Friends of the Knox County Library hosts a monthly program focused on important books about critical issues. This month, join Amy Steadman, Center for Appalachian Studies and Services, East Tennessee State University – discussing Ramp Hollow: The Ordeal of Appalachia by Steven Stoll. For more information visit their website.
October 5th, Zoo Knoxville, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Join in the fun with Discover Life in America’s annual fundraising Great Smoky Mountain Salamander Ball! Three Rivers Market is sponsoring this masquerade ball celebrating and supporting the biodiversity of life in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Dress up as your favorite critter and dance the night away! Enjoy catering by Holly’s Eventful Dining, beverages, live music, and free zoo admission. This is a family friendly even with fun for all ages! For more information visit their website or Facebook page.
October 5 – October 7, Long Hungry Creek Farm – Sponsored by Three Rivers Market, prepare yourself for a weekend full of high-quality education with the atmosphere of a seasonal celebration. Please join us for the annual reunion of the region’s sustainable growers, biodynamic enthusiasts, permaculture practitioners, homesteaders, and friends in general. All meals are included and are local, organic and biodymamic complete with hot tea and coffee bar. Free camping is onsite. Classes include: Animal husbandry, Growing vegetables, Eurythmy, Homeopathy, Fermentation, Permaculture, & Beekeeping. For more information visit their website or Facebook page.
October 6th, Knoxville Civic Coliseum Plaza, 2 pm – 6 pm – What began as a gathering of a few dedicated micro-brewers has grown into one of the Southeast’s largest and longest-running beer events. Come for the huge selection of hard to find beers, stay for the great music and local food- all at the beautiful World’s Fair Park lawn in the heart of Downtown Knoxville. Three Rivers Market is sponsoring this event whose profits support Community Shares. This organization supports social, economic, and environmental justice by raising capacity, awareness and funds for local grassroots organizations working on the root causes of these issues. For more information visit their website.
October 6th, Knoxville Expo Center, 10 am – 4 pm – – Sponsored by Three Rivers Market, Scruffy City Vegan Fest is a festival designed to showcase local businesses who provide compassionate and cruelty free food and services, to promote the growing vegan scene in East Tennessee, and to support and encourage participants and attendees to take action in bringing about a more compassionate community and world. Scruffy City Vegan Fest is hosted by Knoxville Farmed Animal Save, a member of The Save Movement Worldwide Network, dedicated to raising awareness of animal cruelty by bearing witness to animal suffering. For more information visit their website.
October 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 program focused on important books about critical issues. This month, join Dr. Mark Littmann, University of Tennessee, – he will be directing a reading based on Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis. For more information visit their website.
November 18th, Mill & Mine, 11 am – 6 pm – The Retropolitan Craft Fair, sponsored by Three Rivers Market, is a hand selected indie-craft marketplace featuring the South East’s finest talents in contemporary craft and design while also incorporating up-cycled goods with a funky, vintage inspired, and fabulously quirky vibe. Jumpstart your holiday season by shopping the best handmade goods in the southeast! With 35+ makers, food trucks, vintage goods, mobile boutiques, adult beverages, and more – there’s something for everyone on your shopping list. For more information visit their website.
November 22nd, Three Rivers Market, 10 am – 3 pm – Three Rivers Market will be open on Thanksgiving Day from 10 am – 3 pm. We’re here to serve our community offering our regular selection of items as well as Thanksgiving sides. Regular hours will resume on Friday (8 am – 9 pm.)
November 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 program focused on important books about critical issues. This month, join Dr. Rocio Huet, UT Department of Medicine, – he will be discussing Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, The Certainty of Dying and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer by Barbara Ehrenreich. For more information visit their website.