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 buy from us!-- Saturdays 9-2 at Market Square* in downtown Knoxville; and Tuesdays 3-6 at the Ebenezer United Methodist Church.** April/May through November.
This week from the farm
Cool weather with much rain has delayed farming, so it will be leaves--lettuces, chard, kale, arugula, te you, bok choi--for a bit.
The cross vine (bignonia capreolata) at right hit full bloom last year on 5 April. I took this photo 8 May, a dramatic example of the later spring.
I have all the csa shares I wish to take on this year. Thanks!
The Hines Valley Farm on facebook has nothing to do with me! It is instead a development group trying to sell land.
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.
**Knoxville Farmers Market operates Tuesdays at 1001 Ebenezer Road, parking lot of Ebenezer United Methodist Church, intersection of Westland Drive.
Hines Valley Farm is half an hour west of Knoxville, on the western edge of Lenoir City, 19801 Hines Valley Road. Email us