About Three Rivers Market

Three Rivers Market is a co-op.  We are named after the confluence of the Holston and French Broad Rivers on the eastern edge of the City of Knoxville. These two rivers flow from the Southern Appalachian mountains and combine to form the third river, the Tennessee River, which travels south to Chattanooga and dips into Alabama before coming back into Tennessee delineating Western and Middle Tennessee.  Like the rivers for which we are named, Three Rivers Market nourishes our immediate community, our bioregion of the Southern Appalachians, and our region.

Rivers are fed by small creeks and other tributaries flowing into a larger body. Similarly, we are made stronger by our growing community of members and relationships with our local partners and other cooperatives.

our Mission Statement

Three Rivers Market is a cooperative center of sustainable commerce that exists to benefit its members by creating and nourishing a healthier environment, healthier people, and a healthier community.


Our local and cooperative economy is ethical, sustainable, and strong.

To us this means…

  1. An alternative economy based on the shared values of small, local, and cooperative is growing.

Our community has access to healthy food.

To us this means…

  1. Natural and organic foods and wellness products are readily available.
  2. Food is not wasted.
  3. We will address food justice issues in our community.

Our natural world is respected, protected, and restored.

To us this means…

  1. Pollution is stopped.
  2. Farmland, open space, and wilderness is preserved.
  3. Animals are treated humanely.

Our people are happy.

To us this means…

  1. Our owners, directors, employees, and customers are healthy, knowledgeable, and engaged in the life of their cooperative and community.
  2. We offer meaningful jobs as well as career opportunities.
  3. Our cooperative business is growing, serving as many people as possible.

Click here to read our Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2020-2021.

Click here to read about the history of Three Rivers Market.