Rural Resources

Rural Resources Rural Resources Farm & Food Education Center is a non-profit organization that is all about local food!

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Thank you Harbour Freight for the gift card; JJ and Teddy can’t wait to make use of the new tools to do repairs here on ...
10/26/2021

Thank you Harbour Freight for the gift card; JJ and Teddy can’t wait to make use of the new tools to do repairs here on the farm!
#harborfreighthappy

Thank you Harbour Freight for the gift card; JJ and Teddy can’t wait to make use of the new tools to do repairs here on the farm!
#harborfreighthappy

Thank you Tusculum University for the chance to collaborate on this wonderful event!
10/23/2021

Thank you Tusculum University for the chance to collaborate on this wonderful event!

Poor JJ has to say goodbye to his trusty tractor, after many years of faithful service, it’s no longer worth the cost of...
10/19/2021

Poor JJ has to say goodbye to his trusty tractor, after many years of faithful service, it’s no longer worth the cost of repairs 😢. So now we’re on the hunt for a “new to us” tractor.

If you know of anyone with a reliable tractor that they are selling, or even better, willing to donate to Rural Resources, please send them our way.

In the meantime, if anyone has a walk behind tiller that we can borrow this week, that would also be amazing!

Poor JJ has to say goodbye to his trusty tractor, after many years of faithful service, it’s no longer worth the cost of repairs 😢. So now we’re on the hunt for a “new to us” tractor.

If you know of anyone with a reliable tractor that they are selling, or even better, willing to donate to Rural Resources, please send them our way.

In the meantime, if anyone has a walk behind tiller that we can borrow this week, that would also be amazing!

Tickets are still available for our Farm to Table Dinner at The Doak House. You do not have to be a Tusculum alumni to a...
10/13/2021

Tickets are still available for our Farm to Table Dinner at The Doak House. You do not have to be a Tusculum alumni to attend.

Enjoy a delicious meal and support enhancements to the Doak House Museum! Join us for the Farm to Table dinner at the Doak House Thursday, Oct. 21. Some of the food for the dinner has been grown on site! To register, please visit https://bit.ly/3iqYnub .

We are so excited to partner with Tusculum University for this wonderful event. Get your tickets today!
10/06/2021

We are so excited to partner with Tusculum University for this wonderful event. Get your tickets today!

Enjoy a delicious meal and support enhancements to the Doak House Museum! Join us for the Farm to Table dinner at the Doak House Thursday, Oct. 21. Some of the food for the dinner has been grown on site! To register, please visit https://bit.ly/3iqYnub .

Sarah Creutzinger is going to be offering art classes at the farm this fall. Contact her for more information
09/28/2021

Sarah Creutzinger is going to be offering art classes at the farm this fall. Contact her for more information

Sarah Creutzinger is going to be offering art classes at the farm this fall. Contact her for more information

09/21/2021

A big thank you to our sponsors, our guests, and our volunteers for a great Downtown Brewfest!

What was your favorite beer of the night?

Won't you be our volunteer? From taking photos to checking in guests, selling t-shirts and more, we've got a job you'd d...
09/13/2021

Won't you be our volunteer?

From taking photos to checking in guests, selling t-shirts and more, we've got a job you'd do great at!

We rely on good folks like you to make these amazing events possible!

Sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/95zszeb3

Won't you be our volunteer?

From taking photos to checking in guests, selling t-shirts and more, we've got a job you'd do great at!

We rely on good folks like you to make these amazing events possible!

Sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/95zszeb3

We're thrilled to announce that Eshta. will be at Brewfest! We can't wait to get our hands on some shawarma and hand-cut...
09/01/2021

We're thrilled to announce that Eshta. will be at Brewfest! We can't wait to get our hands on some shawarma and hand-cut fries.

Tag a buddy who needs some Egyptian street food in their lives!

We're thrilled to announce that Eshta. will be at Brewfest! We can't wait to get our hands on some shawarma and hand-cut fries.

Tag a buddy who needs some Egyptian street food in their lives!

We want to thank our Brewfest sponsor Gateway Ford Nissan!The dealership is locally and family-owned, with strong emphas...
08/27/2021

We want to thank our Brewfest sponsor Gateway Ford Nissan!

The dealership is locally and family-owned, with strong emphasis on creating and maintaining relationships with customers and the surrounding community.

We appreciate you, Gateway!

We want to thank our Brewfest sponsor Gateway Ford Nissan!

The dealership is locally and family-owned, with strong emphasis on creating and maintaining relationships with customers and the surrounding community.

We appreciate you, Gateway!

We want to thank Joel Hausser for sponsoring Brewfest! Joel doesn’t have an official logo, but his email signature encou...
08/26/2021

We want to thank Joel Hausser for sponsoring Brewfest! Joel doesn’t have an official logo, but his email signature encourages you to “Plant wildflowers!” You might have seen Joel dressed in the honeybee bear suit at the county fair! If you see Joel at Brewfest, say hi, and say thanks!

We want to thank Joel Hausser for sponsoring Brewfest! Joel doesn’t have an official logo, but his email signature encourages you to “Plant wildflowers!” You might have seen Joel dressed in the honeybee bear suit at the county fair! If you see Joel at Brewfest, say hi, and say thanks!

Beer #2: Blackberry Farm BFB IPA.An unfiltered IPA bursting with fruit, citrus, and complex aromas, this is sure to sati...
08/26/2021

Beer #2: Blackberry Farm BFB IPA.

An unfiltered IPA bursting with fruit, citrus, and complex aromas, this is sure to satisfy drinkers on both coasts and everywhere in between. Including Greeneville, TN.

Beer #2: Blackberry Farm BFB IPA.

An unfiltered IPA bursting with fruit, citrus, and complex aromas, this is sure to satisfy drinkers on both coasts and everywhere in between. Including Greeneville, TN.

As we say goodnight to the Incredible Farm Dinner for another year, we look back at all those that we need to thank one ...
08/25/2021

As we say goodnight to the Incredible Farm Dinner for another year, we look back at all those that we need to thank one more time

First of all, Chef Robert McDonald for the amazing meal. Chef Robert volunteers his time and talents to this event and we couldn’t begin to express how much we appreciate him. If you loved everything on your plate, go check him out at his regular home at Bistro by the Tracks in Knoxville! https://www.bistrobythetracks.com/

Secondly, our sponsors. They’re the bread and butter of this event, and we couldn’t do this without them.

Eastman Credit Union
Jost
Joel Hausser
Farm Credit Mid-America
Andrew Johnson Bank
STK Promotions
Brian Click and Cornerstone Wealth Managemnt
Farm Bureau
Rogers Family Dental
Towne Square Package Store Inc.
The Well Stocked Bar
Greeneville Light & Power System
Hot Yoga on Main

Thank you all so much for your love and support

Special thanks to

First Presbyterian Church for the use of their kitchen

Catalyst Coffee Company for the after-dinner service

The General Morgan Inn for the use of their powder rooms

Field & Flour for the beautiful table arrangements

Brandon Smelcer for drone footage

Bill Watkins and Robert Murray for photography

MECO for the tables

Mountain Chocolate Works for the decadent truffles

The GreeneHouse for the live plants

Ron Metcalf for hosting and playing MC

Our guests--Thank you for spending an evening with us. We hope you had a wonderful time!

Last but not least, our wonderful team of volunteers. They ran and they fetched, they laughed and they smiled, and they stepped out of their comfort zones to try something new. There’s no way we could have pulled the night off without each and every one of you!

Brewfest Beer #1: Blackberry Farm Brewery Classic: Belgian-Style Saison features European noble-type hops, authentic Bel...
08/24/2021

Brewfest Beer #1: Blackberry Farm Brewery Classic: Belgian-Style Saison features European noble-type hops, authentic Belgian Saison yeast, and the finest European two-row malt. 6.3% ABV.

For you non-drinkers (We have a non-beer ticket for you!): We dig the quilt designs on these beers.

#downtownbrewfest #blackberryfarmbrewery #beerfestival #tennesseebeer

Brewfest Beer #1: Blackberry Farm Brewery Classic: Belgian-Style Saison features European noble-type hops, authentic Belgian Saison yeast, and the finest European two-row malt. 6.3% ABV.

For you non-drinkers (We have a non-beer ticket for you!): We dig the quilt designs on these beers.

#downtownbrewfest #blackberryfarmbrewery #beerfestival #tennesseebeer

Big thanks to our Brewfest sponsor Tennessee Arts Commission! The mission of the Tennessee Arts Commission is to cultiva...
08/23/2021

Big thanks to our Brewfest sponsor Tennessee Arts Commission!

The mission of the Tennessee Arts Commission is to cultivate the arts for the benefit of all Tennesseans and their communities. Their vision is a Tennessee where the arts inspire, connect and enhance everyday lives.

Stay tuned to see what Tennessee Arts Commission is making possible for Brewfest! 🎶🍻🎶

Big thanks to our Brewfest sponsor Tennessee Arts Commission!

The mission of the Tennessee Arts Commission is to cultivate the arts for the benefit of all Tennesseans and their communities. Their vision is a Tennessee where the arts inspire, connect and enhance everyday lives.

Stay tuned to see what Tennessee Arts Commission is making possible for Brewfest! 🎶🍻🎶

Timeline Photos
08/04/2021

Timeline Photos

It is here, what you have been waiting for, Q4 Events!
Ticket sales will go live on Friday at Noon! In the meantime, make a list of what events you plan to attend and get those tickets as they release, most of these events will sell out!

The new school year is upon us! We are taking applications for new students to join our Farm and Food Teen Program. *The...
08/03/2021
Farm & Food Teen Training Program | ruralresources

The new school year is upon us! We are taking applications for new students to join our Farm and Food Teen Program.

*The first year students (6th graders) will participate in a Horticulture class that focuses on gardening and plant and soil science.
*The second year students (7th graders) will learn about Nutrition and food prep in our kitchen.
*The third year students (8th graders) will learn about Animal Husbandry by working with and learning how to care for farm animals.
*The 4th year students (9th grade) will learn about Ag Business and Practices along with participating in entrepreneurship opportunities.
*10th – 12th grade students will have the opportunity to be assigned as Youth Coaches for the 4 year program.

https://www.ruralresources.net/teen-training-program

In this program, teens join a group of 10-15 peers, and progress through a year of growing food on the farm and then a year of cooking and catering with local chefs. The group then progresses to planning and running a farm or food related business for the next two years.

08/02/2021

Did you miss our Incredible Farm dinner on Main this Saturday? 🍷

Our 5th annual was a success!

A true celebration of community, culture and cuisine.

Thanks to our drone photographer Brandon Lee Smelcer 😊

Our 5th Annual Incredible Farm Dinner on Main 🤍#incredibledinner *these photos have been gathered from volunteers and gu...
08/01/2021

Our 5th Annual Incredible Farm Dinner on Main 🤍

#incredibledinner

*these photos have been gathered from volunteers and guests*

There you have it folks! Another successful Incredible Farm dinner on Main! We could not do this without the support of ...
08/01/2021

There you have it folks!
Another successful Incredible Farm dinner on Main!

We could not do this without the support of you all! Thank you to everyone who had hands in this dinner (it took many!!!) and thank you to all our supporters, volunteers and attendees. ❤

#FarmtoTable #incredibledinner

Farm Day Camp has officially come to an end.After a long 2020 year without camp, We returned with plenty of tricks up ou...
07/23/2021

Farm Day Camp has officially come to an end.
After a long 2020 year without camp, We returned with plenty of tricks up our sleeves.
Goats, Creeks, Pigs, Horses, Cows, Hikes, Alpacas, Chickens, Fossils, Rabbits and, Pigeons! (Need we say more?)
Farm Day Camp 2021 is a year that will be forever remembered by our staff, teachers, students and parents!

The feedback and support we have received is extremely appreciated and we cannot wait to be back in 2022 with even bigger plans!

Rural Resources Expands Programing Under New Leadership
07/20/2021
Rural Resources Expands Programing Under New Leadership

Rural Resources Expands Programing Under New Leadership

Teen programming at Rural Resources is expanding under the leadership of director Merri Younce. Younce took the helm of the organization in May.The Teen Program has offered hands-on education in

Our Farm Day Campers LOVED making their birdhouses! Farm Day camp is almost finished and we don't want to see these smil...
07/06/2021

Our Farm Day Campers LOVED making their birdhouses!

Farm Day camp is almost finished and we don't want to see these smiling faces go!

What's been your favorite part of Farm Day Camp?

Farm Day Camp registration is still open for the upcoming weeks!

To register, complete the attached forms and bring them by our office or email them directly to [email protected]

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1J7FfzLyoIh1qMUD1SikRv2LtpwWzjPDz?usp=sharing

To inquire about scholarships for Farm Day Camp; please contact [email protected]

https://www.ruralresources.net/farm-day-camp-forms

#FarmDayCamp #farmfresh

Farm Day Camp registration is still open for the upcoming weeks!Our Farm Day Campers have been busy building bird houses...
06/28/2021

Farm Day Camp registration is still open for the upcoming weeks!

Our Farm Day Campers have been busy building bird houses, feeding the animals and learning about worms!

To register, complete the attached forms and bring them by our office or email them directly to [email protected]

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1J7FfzLyoIh1qMUD1SikRv2LtpwWzjPDz?usp=sharing

To inquire about scholarships for Farm Day Camp; please contact [email protected]

https://www.ruralresources.net/farm-day-camp-forms

#FarmDayCamp #farmfresh

06/26/2021

As Dairy Month comes to an end, we would like to thank all of our farmers for all of their hard work! 👨‍🌾

A cow will produce an average of 6.3 gallons of milk each day. That’s more than 2,300 gallons each year! 🐄

#farmtipfriday

Our Incredible Farm Dinner on Main is sold out! We cannot wait to see everyone on main this year! If you'd like to add y...
06/18/2021

Our Incredible Farm Dinner on Main is sold out!
We cannot wait to see everyone on main this year!

If you'd like to add yourself to our Waiting list (in case we have spots open up)
Please email your name, email, phone number, and how many tickets you may want to [email protected] to reserve your place!

Thank you for continually supporting us!

Our Incredible Farm Dinner on Main is sold out!
We cannot wait to see everyone on main this year!

If you'd like to add yourself to our Waiting list (in case we have spots open up)
Please email your name, email, phone number, and how many tickets you may want to [email protected] to reserve your place!

Thank you for continually supporting us!

We only have 40 tickets remaining! Our Incredible Farm Dinner on Main is a true celebration of local community, culture,...
06/16/2021

We only have 40 tickets remaining!

Our Incredible Farm Dinner on Main is a true celebration of local community, culture, and cuisine.

July 31st @ 7PM

Our guest chef, Robert Mcdonald iii plans to prepare a locally sourced farm to table meal featuring
+Fresh Farm Salad
+Pasture Raised Pork prepared 3 ways
+Citrus Herb Bread Pudding

This meal will be served with Wine provided by Towne Square Packing Store & The Well-Stocked Bar.

Live music, Local Food, and a meal that gives back, The answer is simple, Get your tickets before it's too late.

https://www.ruralresources.net/events-2/incredible-dinner-general-tickets-4

We only have 40 tickets remaining!

Our Incredible Farm Dinner on Main is a true celebration of local community, culture, and cuisine.

July 31st @ 7PM

Our guest chef, Robert Mcdonald iii plans to prepare a locally sourced farm to table meal featuring
+Fresh Farm Salad
+Pasture Raised Pork prepared 3 ways
+Citrus Herb Bread Pudding

This meal will be served with Wine provided by Towne Square Packing Store & The Well-Stocked Bar.

Live music, Local Food, and a meal that gives back, The answer is simple, Get your tickets before it's too late.

https://www.ruralresources.net/events-2/incredible-dinner-general-tickets-4

Our incredible farm dinner on main will be held downtown on July 31st @ 7pm!Each ticket is for a 5 course meal including...
06/15/2021

Our incredible farm dinner on main will be held downtown on July 31st @ 7pm!

Each ticket is for a 5 course meal including wine prepared by our guest chef, Robert McDonald III

Get your tickets here
https://www.ruralresources.net/incredible-dinner-in-downtown

Our incredible farm dinner on main will be held downtown on July 31st @ 7pm!

Each ticket is for a 5 course meal including wine prepared by our guest chef, Robert McDonald III

Get your tickets here
https://www.ruralresources.net/incredible-dinner-in-downtown

Address

2870 Holly Creek Rd
Greeneville, TN
37745

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 4pm
Tuesday 9am - 4pm
Wednesday 9am - 4pm
Thursday 9am - 4pm
Friday 9am - 4pm

Telephone

(423) 636-8171

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Thank you all my lovely volunteers for making sure that everyone had a fantastic evening! I am super impressed with the hard work the teenagers put in. You have no idea how happy you made me last night. You Lily, Anne, Maya, Zach, Andy, Zach, Griffin, Liam and of course Kristoffer my exchange student. Your parents did raise you really well 💖. And Emily Bidgood: I truly loved your total dedication yesterday! You made me laugh so much... Thank you💖 Steve Tipton and Robin, I don't even know how to thank you! You have been working this event for all those years and I know I can rely on your super professional way of handling everything 💖 Robert McNeese , I don't think I thanked you last night for helping behind the scenes and making sure we had light in the kitchen and plants and just jumping into action when needed. Heather McNally-Gonzalez I didn't get to thank you either for making delicious chocolates and helping the entire day in the kitchen! 💖 Barbara is not on fb, so I will just call her, I would appreciate if you could let her know how thankful we are for all her work throughout the years 💖 Shawn Wilson your last minute commitment to help was just wonderful and I am pretty sure the kiddos enjoyed every minute with you :D
Thanks rural resources for the cookout. The food was good.
https://www.facebook.com/bonniejhollywood.cutts/media_set?set=a.10156691815178802&type=3 Some pictures for you. will be adding more there eventually
By any chance, does anybody know of a cow or goat milk producer that is local to the Greene County area who will do a bottle exchange or sells in glass containers?
I want to share a mini documentary I made for ETSU about Rural Resources many years ago. It only played at a function they were having. I had forgotten about it. While looking through some old jump drives, I found the shortened version. (ETSU made me cut it down from 10 minutes to 5). Sadly, I was unable to locate the longer version. I think this one still highlights their mission and why its necessary to help kids and to the future of farming.
I know you're being asked for money left and right today. But can I ask you to consider giving to this amazing organization? I've just started with Rural Resources Farm and Food Education Center as the Marketing and Event Coordinator. I'm so excited to be a part of this incredible group! Even I gave today. Because you know what, FB and Paypal are matching donations today. So if you give $10 so a teen can get seeds to start their garden, another teen gets help too!! Thank you everyone! #GivingFoodSecurity #GivingTuesday
I had a chance to spend some time with Sally and the other fine folks at Rural Resources. The work they do is inspiring and a credit to what caring, devoted, creative individuals can accomplish. I am so happy I made the short trip out to see the work going on there. I returned back to my community in Cocke County invigorated. Thank you.
Taylor Boles
Beautiful job at the Incredible Farm Dinner on Main!