Upcoming Workshop: Products of the Hive

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Join Erma’s Bees and Crabtree Farms for a fun-filled and interactive presentation and demonstration of bees and the products we gain from the hive.The workshop will be Saturday, July 16  from 10-12pm at Crabtree Farms. Free for members and $10 for non members.

 
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Ooddles of Zoodles

Tuesday, June 07, 2016


        As spring turns into summer, the bright yellow blossoms of zucchini, as well as other types of summer squash, begin to bloom. With the help of pollinators zucchini energetically produces an abundance of fruit, making it accessible at many markets and farm stands throughout the region from now until October.

 
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Kohlrabi Fritters with Avocado Sauce

Wednesday, June 01, 2016


My name is Maite Bou, I am a Holistic Health Coach, Holistic Nutrition Expert, Educator and Founder and Creator of maitebou.com ( my website will launch in 2 weeks!) In the meantime, follow me on Facebook as Maite Bou to enjoy free, awesomely healthy and delicious recipes, health news, video cooking demos and my upcoming workshops!

 
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Remembering the Yellow Tommy-Toe

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Rachel Otto and her brother, Jonathan, run White Oak Valley Farm. Their grandfather passed down many heirloom vegetable seeds, several of which they continue to grow to this day. She shares this story of her favorite variety of tomato,  the rare “Yellow Tommy-Toe," which came from her grandfather.

 
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Market Opening Dates and Events

Tuesday, May 03, 2016


Spring is here, and that means that local farmers markets are once again reopening or extending their hours for the season. This week in particular is full of exciting market events that feature local food, fun, and fellowship. Join us!

 
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The New TasteBuds is here!

Monday, April 18, 2016

The new issue of TasteBuds, Chattanooga’s free guide to locally grown and raised foods, is hot off the presses!  TasteBuds offers seasonal recipes, articles on local food news and events, and a listing of area farms and local-food related businesses. Copies of the printed TasteBuds can be found downtown at multiple locations, including Niedlov’s Breadworks, Main Street Farmers Market, Signal Mountain Farmers Market,  Lupi’s Pizza, Community Pie or by stopping by Crabtree Farms: 1000 E. 30th Street, Chattanooga TN 37407.

 
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Clarks Bakery

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

For the Clark family, business is all about helping others. Born from the desire to provide healthy, whole grain baked goods for their community, Clark’s Bakery burst into life nearly 15 years ago with a strong dedication to using local ingredients and educating their customers about healthy food choices.

 
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Join Grow Chattanooga

Friday, December 04, 2015


Calling all local food partners!

Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Grow Chattanooga program.

 
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Conference for Young Farmers attracts one of our own

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Seth Shaffer, son of Ron and Cynthia Shaffer of Cleveland, Tennessee, is headed to the 2015 Young Farmers Conference in December. At 23, Shaffer has completed a Master's degree from Green Mountain College, teaches a class on Sustainable Agriculture at Southern Adventist University, helps run his family’s 24.5 acre organic farm, and is an avid, freelance photographer (you probably have seen hundreds of his photos in TasteBuds and in this very blog!). An emphatic learner, Shaffer is looking forward to the opportunity to glean knowledge and skills during the 3 day excursion. “The Young Farmers Conference is basically a way for young and new farmers to get together and learn from the best minds in the business,” Shaffer says. “I’m completely amazed that I got accepted. I’m thoroughly looking forward to it and I’m going to learn as much as I can.”

 
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