In a post for the Work Healthy UT blog, Carrera Romanini, Institute of Agriculture AgResearch communications coordinator, explains the Grow More, Give More program, an Institute of Agriculture and Society of St. Andrew service project designed to bring fresh, local produce to people in need.
Farmers Market News
UT’s Farmers Market will open for its seventh season at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 11.
Each week hundreds of East Tennesseans visit the UT Farmers Market to pick up fresh produce, local food, and enjoy a variety of entertainment and activities. The Farmers Market is broadening its reach through Grow More, Give More, a partnership between the Institute of Agriculture and the Society of St. Andrew aimed at feeding Knoxville’s hungry neighbors and reducing food waste.
The UT Farmers Market kicks off Wednesday, May 18, at the UT Gardens on Neyland Drive. The market is hosted by the Institute of Agriculture’s Organic and Sustainable Crops Unit. Neal Denton, Knox County director for UT Extension, will ring the opening bell to kick off the market, which will take place from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. each Wednesday through October.