Please visit and shop the Market Square Farmers Market May-December at Market Square in downtown Knoxville.



Market Square Farmers Market

The Knoxville Market Square Farmers' Market opens the first week of May--see Nourish Knoxville for much more information on the market and regional food. Thank you for the support in 2016! It was a great year for organic farming (dry weather = less disease). In the meantime, I have begun to take produce to Three Rivers Market as well as to The Plaid Apron in Sequoyah Hills and to Northshore Brasserie in west Knoxville. At right, a bad photo of a 2016 share, July. I do still have a share or two available for Saturday pickup.





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 policed by member growers. Please see organic farming for details.

John Ledbetter


Lyndon, photo below, died in January 2017. Like most colleagues, he had his charming idiosyncracies. I want him back.


Hines Valley Farm is half an hour west of Knoxville, on the western edge of Lenoir City, 19801 Hines Valley Road.  Email