Union College partnering with community to help host Farmers' Market

Published on
June 13, 2014

Union College is proud to be a collaborative partner of the Knox County Farmers’ Market, which is set to open for the first time on Thursday, June 19.

“The Knox County Farmers' Market is a wonderful project focused on our local food economy,” said Union President Marcia Hawkins. “Union is proud to be involved in this community wide effort to increase availability of fresh produce and support local farmers.”

The Farmers’ Market will take place every Thursday through the end of October from 5-8 p.m. at Paul Baker Law Office, located on Old 25E between Rite Aid and Little Caesar’s Pizza.

The College is partnering with Lend A Hand, Grow Appalachia, the Knox County Health Department, Spread the Health Appalachia, Barbourville Tourism and other community members to help host, run and organize the farmers’ market.

“I'm really excited about the farmers' market starting in Knox County,” said Kathryn Engle of Lend A Hand and Grow Appalachia. “Lots of great people and organizations have worked hard getting this off the ground.”

The rules and regulations for the farmers’ market can be found by clicking here.

The members of the farmers’ market include: Belinda Pritchard of the Knox County Health Department; community members Mary Beth Jewell and Tabitha Hoffman; Engle of Lend A Hand and Grow Appalachia; Lend A Hand interns Laura Brookshire and Hannah Bingham; Meghann Gaunt Chesnut and Monica Clouse of Union College.

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