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.
March 2nd, O’Connor Senior Center, 6:30 pm – 10 pm – Three Rivers Market is supporting our community by sponsoring the O’Connor Center’s Annual Pancake Fest where you can enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes! Meet elected officials and local celebrities who will be flipping pancakes. Enjoy entertainment from shows and demonstrations featuring many of the O’Connor groups and live broadcasts from local radio and TV stations! Pick your favorite “flipper” and visit while your pancakes are being cooked. All ages are welcome! In a hurry? Call ahead to order breakfast to-go for you and your entire crew. The money raised at this event will be used to enhance the programs at O’Connor Center and the Daily Living Center (Adult Day Facility). Tickets are available now at their front desk or purchase them at the door-$5.00! Learn more on their Facebook Page.
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.
March 3rd, Appalachian Resource Conservation and Development Council, 1 pm – 4 pm – Join us for the 3rd Annual Johnson City CSA Fair! Meet your farmer, learn options for eating healthier fresh local foods, and become a part of community supported agriculture! This event is free and includes door prizes and kid’s activities. Learn more on their Facebook page.
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.
March 9 – 11, Clayton Performing Arts Center at Pellissippi State Community College – Three Rivers Market proudly sponsors Dragonfly’s 7th Annual Circus Extravaganza “‘Outta’ Space” is an out of this world circus show! There will be stilt walking aliens, Astronauts in trouble, high flying acts, and the always lovable cheeky Cuddles! All proceeds benefit Circus for Everyone – Programs that share the circus with under-served and special needs people! To learn more visit their Facebook Page.
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.
March 17th, Everything Mushrooms, 2 pm – 4 pm – One of Three Rivers Market’s local vendors is hosting an exciting workshop on creating your own mushroom log! Join them for a casual and hands-on mushroom cultivation experience where participants will create their own shiitake mushroom logs. Instruction will include a brief tune up on using powered drills. We will demonstrate the proper techniques for drilling and plugging recently cut hardwoods with fresh mushroom plug spawn. The “mushroom log” will require about one and a half years of incubation time before it begins production, but once it gets going… expect mushrooms several times a year for years to come! Class includes proper care and maintenance, along with tips on provoking mushroom harvests, harvesting techniques, and more. Shiitake mushroom logs are an exciting way to recycle recently cut hardwood and make use of shaded garden areas to produce a healthy and nutritious food! To learn more visit their website.
March 18th, Good Golly Tamale, 5:30pm – One of the main principles of the Slow Food movement is conviviality: the joys received from taking the time to prepare and eat meals together. And if you’re new to Slow Food, you’ll also find out just how good food made with local ingredients tastes! It is in this spirit that they invite everyone to join us for a potluck. Guests are encouraged to bring a dish that includes at least one local ingredient; otherwise, the entry fee is $5/person. Water will be provided; guests may also BYOB. SFTV also prides itself on hosting no waste events, so please bring your own place setting(s). To learn more visit their Facebook page.
March 19th, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 6pm – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded $350,000 in brownfield cleanup grant funds that is being used to remediate contamination on two important City of Knoxville redevelopment sites: the former McClung Warehouses site on Jackson Avenue and the former Sanitary Laundry site, 625 N. Broadway. The City, motivated
by blight-abatement and public safety now owns both sites. Once rehabilitated, the City intends to eventually seek requests for proposals (RFPs) for both the Sanitary Laundry and McClung Warehouses
properties from private re-developers. A mix of uses are envisioned for both properties. This meeting will discuss progress for both projects. To learn more visit their website.
March 22nd – 25th, Downtown Knoxville – 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.
37th Birthday Celebration & Plant Sale
April 1st, Three Rivers Market, 9 am – 10 pm – Three Rivers Market invites you to celebrate our 37th birthday! We’ll have birthday cupcakes from our neighbor, Magpies at 11am – available while supplies last. We want to celebrate spring planting season for our members on our birthday. Co-op members will receive 15% off seeds and garden plants on April 1st – no joke!
April 2nd, Three Rivers Market, 8 am – 10:30 am – Fast & fresh, made in-house with the finest local, seasonal, and organic ingredients – all these describe the new breakfast offered at the co-op! We are excited to offer Breakfast starting April 2nd! Breakfast will be offered Monday – Friday from 8 am – 10:30 am. You can expect to find delicious offerings such as sausage & vegetarian sausage biscuits, meat & vegan burritos, steel cut oatmeal, cheesy & vegan grits, potatoes, scrambled eggs & tofu scramble. Start your day off with a hot meal at the co-op!
New co-op hours will be 8 AM – 9 PM starting April 2nd. For more information visit our website.
April 7th, Nashville Fairgrounds Exhibitor Building, 10 am – 6 pm – Hop over to our capital for Nashville’s 3rd annual Nashville VegFest to celebrate the plant-based lifestyle! This is a public event whose mission is to provide information about the benefits of a plant-based diet for health and the benefit to animals. The event will include speakers, chef demos, vendors, entertainment, raffle prizes, children’s activities, non-profit organizations, and much more! For more information visit their website.
April 7th, Appalachian Acupuncture and Healing Arts – Johnson City, TN, 10 am – 1 pm – The Appalachian mountain folk carried many traditions around spring herbal tonics. This class will discuss the reasons and health benefits from our ancestor’s times and how it can be applied to modern challenges to health and lifestyle. The class includes: guidelines for identifying several medicinal spring herbs, health benefits and safety precautions of these plants, harvesting, make and enjoy a green tonic drink in class, and recipes. For more information visit their website.
April 14th – 17th, Jacob Building at Chilhowee Park – Friends of the Library, one of Three Rivers Market’s nourishing change recipients, hosts an annual used book sale. Shop for a cause — the Knox County Public Library! They have over 50,000 carefully selected used books! Lots of accessible parking, including handicap parking, as well as EASY CURBSIDE PICK-UP for your purchases! For more information visit their website.
April 21st, 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! They’ll be here to provide great deals on seafood as well as samples of their product to our customers. 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.
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.
April 26th – 29th, Three Rivers Market, 8 am – 9 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 3rd, Blackthorn Club – Jonesborough, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Coach Phil Fulmer will be the special guest beekeeper at this event where proceeds will support pollinator friendly habitat in the Jonesborough area. Fulmer will join us to talk about bees, life and football as you enjoy honey-laden hors d’oerves and a special cocktail. An array of honey samples from the local area will be available for tasting. And a special beer brewed using Coach’s honey will be released in his honor during the event by Johnson City Brewing. For more information visit their Facebook page.
May 5th, UT Extension Sullivan County, 9 am – 11 am – Come be introduced to plants growing wild and in our gardens that can be made into products to heal, protect regenerate, and make our skin more comfortable. This class will set you up for many years of self-care, gift-making for loved ones, and value-added market products. We will sniff and sample several skin care products made locally. Handouts will be provided including herb spotlights and basic recipes. This class will lead us into the afternoon Fine-Tuning Salves for Market class! For more information visit their website.
May 5th, UT Extension Sullivan County, 12 pm – 3 pm – Beloved Native American instructor, Cindi Quay, shares her traditional teachings and years of experience in herbal products business, Cindi’s Sacred Garden. We will dive deeper into making salves for topical application, fine-tuning issues we may have encountered along the way. Everyone will leave with a freshly made jar of salve as well as ample handouts of selected plants and salve recipes. This class will guide you in: plant suggestions products to create, & raising the quality of your herbal-product business. For more information visit their website.
May 6th, Mill & Mine, 10 am – 5 pm – This fair, sponsored by Three Rivers Market, brings creators out of their studios to celebrate all things artsy, crafted, and most importantly retropolitan. Each vendor is chosen exclusively after a juried event. They are then curated based on one-of-a-kind products, creativity, and retropolitan swagger. For more information visit their website.
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.