At Hines Valley Farm we grow vegetables of superb taste; sell locally to keep our produce fresh; and farm according to USDA organic rules in order to minimize environmental harm.
Please visit and shop, Saturdays 9-2 at Market Square* in downtown Knoxville.
Market Square Farmers Market
This week from the farm: arugula; spaghetti, butternut, delicata, and sweet dumpling winter squashes; garlic; green, Japanese, and Indian eggplants; red, green okra; purple, green long beans, red or green leaf lettuces.
Frequent rains most of summer have killed many items prematurely. This is the cost of fungicide-free food. Fall crops should begin in 2-3 more weeks.
I have learned that many assume that all market farmers sell organic produce. This assumption is false. The majority of growers in the Knoxville markets are conventional. My USDA organic status is verified by independent inspection. Some farmers operate under the "certified naturally grown" standard similar to USDA organic: this regime is self-policed by member growers. Please see organic farming for details.
*Market Square lies between Walnut, Wall, S. Gay, and Union streets downtown.
Hines Valley Farm is half an hour west of Knoxville, on the western edge of Lenoir City, 19801 Hines Valley Road. Email us