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Randy & Barb Arnold

Randy joined the co-op staff in August 2010 and has served as a Cashier, Customer Service Assistant and Night Shift Manager, in addition to lending his considerable handyperson skills to numerous store projects over the years.

Randy states, “Upon reflection at the end of my thirteen years at Three Rivers Market, it almost parallels how my work life began. Although the present conditions of our times are different, the common similarity to my past has much to do with our community.

I became employed at the age of sixteen at a store where my father was employed as a butcher, very similar in size to TRM.  The town of Arnold, Missouri, was just south of St. Louis, and was surrounded by farming communities, mostly German. My father, Louis Arnold, was well known in that community partly because the town was named after his grandparents, but also, he developed a reputation as the town butcher and knew many of the people and their families who had emigrated to this community. The majority of people who shopped there were hard working middle class people, teachers, skilled trade people, firemen, many who would seek Louie’s expertise, or just share what was happening with their families.

My father’s social proclivities are innately indelible in my DNA when I think about the people I encounter each day, whether local or just passing through town. This is a very humbling experience, to get a window into humanity and try to understand what others have to offer and empathize with what they go through. My father passed away a couple years ago, but those memories of his engagement with his community have left me with a sense of purpose and significance that this store is to its community.

Eventually, the “Tom Boy” store went out of business because they could not compete with the large box stores. My mom and dad, who took ownership of that store to finish their retirement, sold off what they had, so that they could cover the debts to their vendors. When I go back to Arnold, I occasionally see local produce at some of the small markets who have survived and am reminded of the produce I would pick at Burchard’s Farm that would be in the case of my family’s store. As I move into the next phase of my life, I look forward to seeing what the next generation of local entrepreneurs, and skilled employees bring to Three Rivers Market. 

While I will be retiring, I look forward to seeing my friends around town. Occasionally, I have run into my former drawing students from Pellissippi State at TRM, and some of our customers when playing at the blues music jams at the old Three Rivers Market location, “Ale’ Rae’s”. We have a great community, and I am grateful to have a part in it.”

Barb joined the TRM team in July 2022 as a Produce Stocker/Receiver and then served as our Human Resources Manager.

She says, “I came to work at Three Rivers Market with familiarity of the store, having been a long time shopper.  Additionally, I am no stranger to the co-op model.  I started a cooperative school with a friend years ago and can definitely say, it was filled with joys and challenges.

Being a part of the Three Rivers Market team for the last year has been an amazing experience. I have been able to meet some of the Board Members and many members who shop regularly.  The sense of community is something I cherish and value.

I am looking forward to continuing my involvement as a member supporting the direction of the co-op.  I have worked closely this last year with Fadi, our current General Manager. I can honestly say what impresses me most about the co-op is the vision, shared by the General Manager, the Board of Directors and the current members and employees. This vision is to continue to make Three Rivers Market a place for everyone.”


Co-op Deals Coupons can now be found in the back hallway adjacent to the bathrooms.

Updated bi-monthly!

Special Event with the
Chicken Librarian:

Using the Whole Apple

October 14th: 5 PM – 7 PM


Special Event with the
Chicken Librarian:

Spooky Mocktails

October 28th: 5 PM – 6:30 PM



Fair trade is an approach to business and to development based on dialogue, transparency, and respect that seeks to create greater equity in the international trading system. Fair trade businesses partner with farmers and craftspeople in developing countries who are socially and economically marginalized to find markets and customers for their goods.

Fair Trade Products & Products with Fair Trade Ingredients found at your co-op:

Aloha Bay
Alter Eco
Andalou Naturals
Assam Tea
Aura Cacia Cocoa Butter
Badger Cocoa Butter Lip Balms
Booda Organics
Cafe Altura
Choice Organic Teas
Counter Culture
Divine Chocolate
Dr. Bronner’s
Endangered Species Chocolate
Equal Exchange Coffees
Equal Exchange Teas
Four Sigmatic
Frog Juice
Good Day Chocolate
Good Food For Good
Honest Tea
Immaculate Baking Company
Just Coffee
La Riojana
Lake Champlain
Lily’s Sweets
Little Secrets
Mavuno Harvest
Mount Hagen
Mountain Rose Herbs
Nordic Naturals
Nubian Heritage
Numi Tea
Nubian Heritage
Nuts For Cheese
Spectrum Naturals
Tcho Chocolate
Theo Chocolate
Tony’s Chocolonely
Vienna Coffee Company
Zhena’s Gypsy Tea

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In October we will be collecting change to help support
Knoxville Community Media.

This year’s National Co-op Month theme is “Owning Our Identity.” Co-ops empower their co-owners to establish a vision for the cooperative that is carried out operationally. So how does this work? Through a collaborative relationship between the Board of DIrectors and the General Manager.

The Board and General Manager actively cultivate a relationship rooted in equity, respect, and mutual support. Board policy stipulates that we work collaboratively and transparently with the General Manager in addressing any issues as they arise.

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The Agenda for the regular monthly meetings is posted at least one week before each meeting on the
co-op’s website.
To request that an item be considered for the Board’s agenda, members can either email the request to or leave a note for the Chair at the Member & Customer Services Desk at the store. Requests must be dated and include name, member number, phone number, email address, or other reliable contact information needed for follow-up.

The deadline for submitting items to the Chair for consideration is four weeks prior to the scheduled meeting.






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Knoxville, TN 37917

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