Please visit and shop the Market Square Farmers Market May-December at Market Square in downtown Knoxville (location temporarily changed-see below).


sweet potatoes

Market Square Farmers Market

The 2020 Market Square Farmers Market is currently open 9-1 at Mary Costa Plaza, 500 Howard Baker Jr. Avenue, Knoxville-

Due to Covid 19, the market will operate under new restrictions-

For 21 November I have arugula; limited cauliflower and broccoli; curly, red, and lacinato kales; collards; lettuce- red leaf, butterheads, and romaine; garlic; bok choi; tat soi; beets; carrots; cilantro; green, savoy, and napa cabbage; "Asian broccoli;" white (Japanese) and red turnips; fennel; and orange, purple, and white(Murasaki)-fleshed sweet potatoes.

After nine years, I have found an orange sweet potato I like--one tasty at digging--Bayou Belle.

Photo: sweet potatoes, entwined

If you wish to order before market, email me:

I decided against Venmo(Paypal) since they charge business accounts 2.9% plus $.30 per transaction. This would be just under 8% for a $6 order.


I am sold out of CSA shares for 2020.


You may also find Hines Valley Farm produce at Three Rivers Market as well as on the menu of The Plaid Apron in Sequoyah Hills and Northshore Brasserie in west Knoxville.




My USDA organic status is verified by independent inspection under USDA supervision. 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


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