Nourish Knoxville

Friends & Farmers

Once a year in the picturesque East TN Fall season, we say “thank you” to all those who give Nourish Knoxville ongoing support. Friends & Farmers is our annual family-friendly celebration and appreciation event and our favorite way to give back and show gratitude for your support.

Whether you’ve donated to support our work, sponsored our nutrition incentive programs, supported the Local Food Guide, volunteered at Veggie Valet, been a vendor at one of our markets, or all of the above, you are a valuable member of the local food system, and we couldn’t do it without you! 

📣 Save the Date:

Friends & Farmers 2024 will be held on Sunday, October 20th, 2024!

Friends & Farmers 2023

This year’s Friends and Farmers was held on Sunday, October 22, 2023, at the beautiful century-old Strong Stock Farm. A working cattle farm established in 1791, Strong Stock Farm sits along the Holston River with views of East Tennessee’s natural beauty. It wouldn’t have been a Nourish Knoxville celebration without some tasty treats and activities including:

  • 🎈 Scenic hot air balloon rides (weather dependent).
  • 🪕 Live music from the Tennessee Sheiks in the Party Barn
  • 🍽 Delicious snacks by local pasta philosopher Dustin Busby of DSB Provisions
  • 🍸 Craft cocktails and mocktails provided by our friends at Libacious
  • 🍻 Craft beer from returning favorite, Wild Spaces Brewing
  • 🍨 Small batch ice cream from Nolan Sherrill of up-and-coming Central Creamery
  • 🐴 Horse-drawn wagon rides around the stunning farmland
  • 🎂 A cake walk featuring local and home-baked goods!

How To Score an Invite

There are several ways to receive an invitation to this very special celebration:

Contact our Community Engagement Coordinator with any questions about Friends & Farmers at


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