Having a source of fresh, locally grown produce, is great for consumers and for producers. Blount County Extension office supports local efforts to improve and expand local markets within the county. This includes you-pick operations, roadside stands and our local farmers market.
Extension provides assistance with marketing and production meetings, and assist producers with insect and disease identification and control measures and other IPM tactics. These efforts increase the quality and volume of locally grown produce, thereby increasing sales for producers.
For more information for consumers and farmers on farmers markets, or to locate a farmers market near you, visit the our Farmers Market website.