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: Red and greenleaf lettuces; arugula; Cherokee purple, Valencia, Juliet (small roma), hybrid, and cherry tomatoes; Colorado red and Yukon Gold potatoes; red and green basil; spaghetti, delicata, and sweet dumpling winter squashes; garlic; sweet corn; cucumbers; summer squashes; green, Japanese, and Indian eggplants; red, green okra; purple, green long beans.
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