Rural Resources is All About Local Food!
Based in the agricultural heartland of rural Appalachian East Tennessee, we work to connect local farms and food with families. Our region has traditionally been one of small scale subsistence farms where nearly every family milked a cow, kept some chickens, and grew a garden. In recent generations, we've seen a growing disconnect between our families and the food we eat. The results are an aging farming popluation and a new culture of diet-related health illnesses including obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and more.
We want to change all that. Using our community farm as home base, we want to help you experience where your food comes from: growing it, cooking it, and eating it. We are involving youth in the experience and working with local growers to promote real, nutritious food to families all around our hometown of Greeneville, TN and beyond.
Do you want to be a part of teaching or learning? Growing produce for the community? Or do you just want to sink your teeth into a juicy tomato with real taste? If your answer is yes, we want to connect with you!