Aug
1
to Aug 31

Nourishing Change at Three Rivers Market

Beardsley Farm is honored to be the August Nourishing Change recipient at Three Rivers Market! All throughout the month of August, you can round your change up at checkout at Three Rivers, and the extra change goes directly to the farm. We're using the money the build an enclosure and expand upon our bee habitat! Bees help to pollinate about 1/3 of our earth's food. Help us help the bees thrive by shopping a little extra at the market this month!

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Aug
30
6:00pm 6:00pm

7th Annual Raise the Roots

Our 7th Annual Raise the Roots dinner will feature the rich bounties of Summer on the farm. Dinner will be prepared by the owner and chef of The Plaid Apron, Drew McDonald, and his team. Doors open at 6 pm, and dinner will be served promptly at 6:45 PM. 

Guests will have an opportunity to learn about Beardsley Farm, meet farm volunteers, and share their experiences gardening and cooking in Knoxville and East Tennessee. All proceeds from the dinner will directly benefit Beardsley Farm.

The Plaid Apron
1210 Kenesaw Ave.
Knoxville, TN

Pricing: Tickets are $75 per person or $275 for a table of four.

About the dinner: The supper will be vegetarian, and vegan options will be available upon advance request. The supper will be locally sourced and most of the produce is grown at CAC Beardsley Community Farm.

About beverages: Iced tea, and coffee are included in your ticket. Guests are welcome to bring their own wine. Corkage fee is $10 per bottle. Beer and wine will also be available for purchase at the Plaid Apron. 

Special requests: Please email beardsleyfarm@gmail.com if you have any dietary restrictions or needs, to request a vegan option, and for any special seating requests (i.e., You would like to sit with friends who purchased separate tickets).

To learn The Plaid Apron please visit:https://www.facebook.com/ThePlaidApron

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Aug
19
4:00pm 4:00pm

Beardsley Brews

The inaugural Beardsley Brews event, a CAC Beardsley Community Farm Benefit, will be hosted at Schulz Bräu Brewing Company on Saturday, August 19th from 4-9 pm. Beardsley Brews will feature live music and a brew off between some of Knoxville's finest breweries. Brewers are challenged to create a beer using Beardsley Farm’s produce!

This year's contestants are: Schulz Bräu Brewing Company, Crafty Bastard Brewery, Last Days of Autumn Brewing, Cold Fusion Brewing, Fanatic Brewing Company, and Saw Works Brewing Company. Come try delicious beer featuring Beardsley Farm produce!

Beardsley Brews will feature live music.  See the lineup and schedule below.

  • The Pigeons 4:00 PM
  • Red Shoes and Rosin5:00 PM
  • Terraplane Drifters6:00 PM
  • Greg Horne 7:00 PM
  • The Lumber Jackies 8:00 PM

Admission: $10 admission, beer tickets are $3 each.. We can accept cash and credit cards.

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Aug
12
9:00am 9:00am

August Community Workday

Join us on Saturday, August 12th for our August community workday! We will have lots of projects on the farm to work on as a group. Beardsley Farm is able to do a lot of good because of the generous and hardworking volunteers that help us out. Come in closed-toe shoes and dressed for the weather, and don't forget to bring water! Families and groups are welcome.

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Aug
12
8:00am 8:00am

August Farm Yoga

Join us for yoga on the farm on August 12th from 8:00am until 8:50am at Beardsley Community Farm. Our farm yoga class is a Karma class and there is a suggested donation of $5. 

Our friends from the Glowing Body Yoga & Healing Arts will be teaching a refreshing, basic yoga class, appropriate for all ability levels. Bring your own yoga mat and a water bottle. The class will be held outdoors under the Beardsley Farm outdoor classroom shelter. In case of rain, we will move it inside.

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Jul
15
9:00am 9:00am

July Community Workday

Join us on Saturday, July 15th for our July community workday! We will have lots of projects on the farm to work on as a group. Beardsley Farm is able to do a lot of good because of the generous and hardworking volunteers that help us out. Come in closed-toe shoes and dressed for the weather, and don't forget to bring water! Families and groups are welcome.

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Jul
15
8:00am 8:00am

Farm Yoga

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Come join us on Saturday, July 15th from 8:00-8:50 for a donation-based yoga class on the farm. This class will be a power vinyasa flow yoga, taught bythe Glowing Body Yoga Studio. Stretch out before a morning of farm volunteering (we have a workday from 9-12!), or come just to the class. 

The class will be held under the pavilion of our Education Center, so please dress weather appropriate. 

All levels and age groups welcome.

Proceeds from this class will support the farm's mission to address food security issues in Knoxville through produce donations, community gardening, and education opportunities. Suggested donation is $5. 

Please bring your own mat if you have one. A limited supply of mats will be provided. 

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Jun
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

Solstice Supper

Join us for our Solstice Supper at the Mill and Mine on June 21st from 6:00-9:00 pm. Cocktail hour begins at 6 pm, and the dinner will be served at 6:45 pm. This festive dinner will be prepared by OliBea's owner and Chef, Jeff DeAlejandro, and Chef Jessica Hammonds. It is brought to us by Moxley Carmichael. The supper will include some of Beardsley's own produce in addition to locally sourced ingredients. 

Tickets are $75, a group of four is $260, and a table of eight is $500. 

Proceeds from this dinner will support the farm's mission to address food security issues in Knoxville through produce donations, community gardening, and education opportunities.

About the dinner: The supper will be vegetarian, and vegan options will be available upon advance request. 

Special thanks to Last Days of Autumn Brewing, Cold Fusion Brewing, Three Rivers Market, and Three Bears Coffee for their generous contribution to our fundraiser.

About beverages: We will serve water, beer and coffee at Solstice Supper.  All guests may bring their own wine.  There is no corkage fee. 

Street parking is available along West Depot Avenue and surrounding streets. The closest public parking lot is under the I-40 overpass at the corner of E. Magnolia Avenue and Williams Street. The lot is a 3-5-minute walk from the venue.

Special requests: Please email beardsleyfarm@gmail.com if you have any dietary restrictions or needs, to request a vegan option, and for any special seating requests (i.e., You would like to sit with friends who purchased separate tickets).

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Jun
17
9:00am 9:00am

Farm Yoga

 

Join us for an hour of yoga on June 17th from 9:00 until 10:00 am at Beardsley Community Farm. Our farm yoga class is a Karma class and there is a suggested donation of $5. 

Our friends from the Glowing Body Yoga will be teaching a refreshing, basic yoga class, appropriate for all ability levels. Bring your own yoga mat and a water bottle. The class will be held outdoors under the Beardsley Farm outdoor classroom shelter. In case of rain, we will move it inside.

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Jun
12
to Jun 16

Farm Camp

Beardsley Farm is so excited to expand its mission of education to include a week-long farm camp for kids! The camp is going to be centered around the theme of growing food and will teach about a variety of topics, including: urban agriculture, sustainable agriculture, food justice, food insecurity, food waste, growing and cooking food, and Knoxville's food systems. Below is the need-to-know:

  • Camp is for rising 4th and rising 5th grade students
  • The cost of camp is $200 per camper which includes a t-shirt, meals, and snacks.  
  • Camp is first come, first serve.
  • Registration can be found here. Please fill out the camp registration form and mail or e-mail the form to beardsleyfarm@gmail.com or P.O. Box 51650 Knoxville, TN 37950
  • Interested in applying for a scholarship for camp? A few scholarships are available for income-eligible participants. Please contact us at (865) 546-8446 or e-mail beardsleyfarm@gmail.com for more information.

 

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Jun
10
9:00am 9:00am

June Community Workday

Join us on Saturday, June 10th for our June community workday! We will have lots of projects on the farm to work on as a group. Beardsley Farm is able to do a lot of good because of the generous and hardworking volunteers that help us out. Come in closed-toe shoes and dressed for the weather, and don't forget to bring water! Families and groups are welcome.

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May
6
9:00am 9:00am

May Community Workday

 

Come out to May's community workday at Beardsley Community Farm! 

Spend your morning helping us tackle the big projects we couldn't do without your help! We are so happy to be getting our hands dirty and hope you'll decide to join us. 

Be sure if you come out that you dress appropriately for the weather, wear close-toed shoes, and bring water. We'll start with a farm tour at 9:00 AM for those who are new to the farm, and then get to work.

Our Saturday Workdays are open to the community, so there is no need to sign up in advance. Come for the whole morning or just come for an hour. We look forward to working with you! If you have any questions email us at beardsleyfarm@gmail.com


We can't spell community without U! See you at the farm!

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May
1
to May 31

Tupelo Honey Charity Giving Month

Dine at any Tupelo Honey restaurant between May 1-31st and help support CAC Beardsley Community Farm! 100% of all collected donations will come straight to Beardsley, plus if we collect the most of all the other charities represented regionally, Tupelo Honey will throw us a volunteer appreciation party! Help us reach this goal and click this link / to learn more. https://tupelohoneycafe.com/charity-giving-month

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Apr
22
9:00am 9:00am

Community Workday and Plant Sale

Come out to April's community workday at Beardsley Community Farm! 

April 22nd sounds like a wonderful day to volunteer outside, doesn't it? Spend your morning helping us tackle the big projects we couldn't do without you. We are so happy to be getting our hands dirty and hope you'll decide to join us. 

We will be selling plants including herbs, heirloom tomatoes and peppers, raspberries, strawberries, ornamentals, and more! They'll be for sale during and after the workday. 

We ask that volunteers come dressed for working hard outside, wear closed-toed shoes, and bring a water bottle. Wearing layers is a good idea this time of year. Our Saturday Workdays are open to the community, so there is no need to sign up in advance. Come for the whole morning or just come for an hour. We look forward to working with you! If you have any questions email us at beardsleyfarm@gmail.com

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Apr
8
9:00am 9:00am

Community Workday and Plant Sale

Come out to April's first community workday at Beardsley Community Farm! 

Spend your morning helping us tackle the big projects we couldn't do without your help in preparation for Spring! We are so happy to be getting our hands dirty and hope you'll decide to join us. 

We will be selling plants including herbs, heirloom tomatoes and peppers, raspberries, strawberries, ornamentals, and more! They'll be for sale during and after the workday. 


We ask that volunteers come dressed for working hard outside, wear closed-toed shoes, and bring a water bottle. Wearing layers is a good idea this time of year. Our Saturday Workdays are open to the community, so there is no need to sign up in advance. Come for the whole morning or just come for an hour. We look forward to working with you! If you have any questions email us at beardsleyfarm@gmail.com

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Mar
18
12:15pm12:15pm

Farm Yoga

Come join us on Saturday, March 18th from 12:15-1:15 for a donation-based yoga class on the farm. This class will be a power vinyasa flow yoga, taught by Renegade Yoga Center co-founder Philip Clift. Stretch out after a morning of farm volunteering (we have a workday from 9-12!), or come just to the class. 

The class will be held under the pavilion of our Education Center, so please dress weather appropriate. 

All levels and age groups welcome.

Proceeds from this class will support the farm's mission to address food security issues in Knoxville through produce donations, community gardening, and education opportunities. Suggested donation is $5. 

Please bring your own mat if you have one. A limited supply of mats will be provided. 

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Mar
18
9:00am 9:00am

Community Workday

Come join us on Saturday, March 18th from 9am-12pm for a Community Workday at the farm! We have a lot of things to do to prepare for spring, and need your help! 

We ask that volunteers come dressed for working hard outside, wear closed-toed shoes, and bring a water bottle. Wearing layers is a good idea this time of year. Our Saturday Workdays are open to the community, so there is no need to sign up in advance. Come for the whole morning or just come for an hour. We look forward to working with you! If you have any questions email us at beardsleyfarm@gmail.com
 

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Feb
25
12:00pm12:00pm

First Community Workday and Annual Seed Swap

Spring is in the air! Get ready for the first Community Work Day of 2017 at CAC Beardsley Community Farm directly followed by our Annual Seed Swap!

The work day, unlike most, will be from 12 pm to 3 pm followed by the Seed Swap, which will happen right after from 3 pm to 5 pm. Come volunteer with fellow community members as we get ready for the spring! We’ll also have a farm tour at noon for those who are new to Beardsley Farm. Come for the whole day, or just swing by! This is a great opportunity to learn about what we do for the Knoxville community. Dress ready to work outside with warm clothes, sturdy shoes and a water bottle.

The Annual Seed Swap will happen right after the work day so feel free to come to just the swap. One gardener’s extras are another gardener’s treasures, so come share rare heirloom seeds and talk up your favorite gardening tricks. This is a free event, and attendees do not have to bring seeds to the swap. 

If there are any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact to email us at beardsleyfarm@gmail.com.

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Jan
27
to Jan 28

Snow Day 2017

The 9th annual Snow Day, a CAC Beardsley Community Farm Benefit, will be hosted at Barley's Taproom and Pizzeria at 7 pm on Friday, January 27th 2017. 

Snow Day will feature seven performances by a diverse group of local musicians, a soup contest between some of Knoxville's finest restaurants, a Homegrown and Homemade Beard Pageant, and a silent auction. 

We want to ask and encourage local artisans, businesses, and organizations to participate in the large silent auction by donating prizes. 

Local Musicians: J-Bush, Big Bad Oven, Count This Penny, Kelle Jolly, The Pinklets, Pleases, and Matt Nelson and Caleb Hall. 

Snow Day has become a very popular Knoxville tradition with over 800 attendees and support from over 100 local businesses in Knoxville. These businesses included several restaurants, local retail, and media outlets. Snow Day is an important event for CAC Beardsley Community Farm that helps raise about 15% of the annual operating budget.

Pre-order discounted tickets on Brown Paper Tickets: $8 for soup AND admission (plus processing fees).

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2722946 

At the door: $8 admission, plus $5 for soup. We can accept cash and credit cards.

Why: To benefit CAC Beardsley Community Farm and your community. To support sustainable urban agriculture and food justice in Knoxville.

Sponsors: Barley's Taproom and Pizzeria, the Knoxville Mercury, WDVX, WUOT, WUTK, and Flour Head Bakery. 

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Dec
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

Winter Solstice Supper

Join us for our Winter Solstice Supper at OliBea in the Old City on December 21st from 6:00-9:00 pm. This festive dinner will be prepared by OliBea owner and chef Jeff DeAlejandro and Chef Winter Hose. The supper will include some of Beardsley's own produce in addition to locally sourced ingredients. Tickets can be purchased at http://wintersolstice2016.bpt.me/ 
 

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Harvest Festival
Oct
23
1:00pm 1:00pm

Harvest Festival

Come celebrate the fall harvest at CAC Beardsley Community Farm with a free, family-friendly community event on Sunday, October 23rd. Harvest Festival will celebrate the farm, the community, and all things fall. Enjoy free food, children's activities, live music, and tours of the farm. Parking will be available at the Wesley House, Mobile Meals, and the Ed Cothren Pool. Come dressed in your Halloween costumes!

Free Food: Enjoy chili and greens made with ingredients from the farm, Flour Head Bakery’s cornbread, mulled cider, and more. Be prepared to enter in the 1st annual watermelon eating contest! Special thanks to Flour Head Bakery, Three Bears Coffee and Whole Foods for their generous donations.

Children’s Activities: This event is perfect for kids! Children's activities will include paper hats, face painting, ring toss, nature crafts and more! There’s something fun for every child to enjoy. Don't forget that Halloween costumes are encouraged!
 

Music LIne up:

1:00- The Lumber Jackies

1:35 Kathryn York

2:10 Ajeet Khalsa and Dancing Spider Yoga

2:45 Kelle Jolly

3:35 Jubal

4:10  Ameriband


If you've never been to Knoxville's only urban demonstration farm, now is your chance! Bring the whole family to this exciting seasonal event. In case of inclement weather, this event will be canceled. Please check beardsleyfarm.org and our Facebook page for updates. Call 865-546-8446 or email beardsleyfarm@gmail.com with questions.

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Oct
8
9:00am 9:00am

Community Workday and "Cover Crops" Class

Come out for our Community Workday on Saturday, October 8th from 9:00 AM to 12 pm. We have a lot of work to do on the farm as we plant for the fall, and prepare for the colder weather. We need help from you to make it happen! The work day will be followed by an optional class about cover crops.

The Cover Crops Class, which will begin at 12:15 pm, will cover building soil health through sowing nitrogen giving and erosion controlling crops such as clover, oats, rye, and winter peas. Fall is the very best time to apply cover crop seeds while the soil rests and builds through the winter.

 

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Sep
10
9:00am 9:00am

Community Workday and "Preserving the Harvest" Class

Community workdays are from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and gardening classes are 12:15-1:30 p.m. Come to one, another, or both! Tasks at workdays usually involve weeding vegetable gardens, harvesting, mowing, basic carpentry, and everything in-between. 

The "Preserving the Harvest" class will discuss how what to do with your summer bounty through canning, freezing, drying, and fermenting. 

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Sep
8
6:00pm 6:00pm

Raise the Roots Benefit Dinner

Join us for a unique dinner at The Plaid Apron on Thursday, September 8th from 6-9 pm.

Our 6th Annual Raise the Roots dinner will feature the rich bounties of Summer on the farm. Dinner will be prepared by the owner and chef of The Plaid Apron, Drew McDonald, and his team. Doors open at 6 pm, and dinner will be served promptly at 6:30 PM. 

Guests will have an opportunity to learn about Beardsley Farm, meet farm volunteers, and share their experiences gardening and cooking in Knoxville and East Tennessee. All proceeds from the dinner will directly benefit Beardsley Farm.

The Plaid Apron
1210 Kenesaw Ave.
Knoxville, TN

Pricing: Tickets are $60 per person or $200 for a table of four.

About the dinner: The supper will be vegetarian, and vegan options will be available upon advance request. The supper will be locally sourced and most of the produce is grown at CAC Beardsley Community Farm.

About beverages: Iced tea, and coffee are included in your ticket. Guests are welcome to bring their own wine. There will be a wine corkage fee of $10 per bottle. Wine will also be available for purchase at the Plaid Apron. 

Special requests: Please email beardsleyfarm@gmail.com if you have any dietary restrictions or needs, to request a vegan option, and for any special seating requests (i.e., You would like to sit with friends who purchased separate tickets).

To learn more about Beardsley and The Plaid Apron please visit: www.beardsleyfarm.org and https://www.facebook.com/ThePlaidApron

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Aug
13
9:00am 9:00am

Community Workday and "Organic Disease Control" Class

Community workdays are from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and gardening classes are 12:15-1:30 p.m. Come to one, another, or both! Tasks at workdays usually involve weeding vegetable gardens, harvesting, mowing, basic carpentry, and everything in-between. 

The Organic Disease Control class will cover plant health, disease prevention, identification, and management. 

 

 

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Jul
23
9:00am 9:00am

Community Workday and "Beat the Bugs...With Bugs" Class

Community workdays are from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and gardening classes are 12:15-1:30 p.m. Come to one, another, or both! Tasks at workdays usually involve weeding vegetable gardens, harvesting, mowing, basic carpentry, and everything in-between.  

Our "Beat the Bugs...With Bugs" class will cover pest management, pest identification, and how to beat garden pests with beneficial insects. Master Gardener, Amy Schuster Haun will be teaching the class.  

 

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Solstice Supper at the Standard
Jun
20
6:00pm 6:00pm

Solstice Supper at the Standard

Join us at Solstice Supper 2016 at the Standard in Downtown Knoxville on Monday, June 20th from 6:00-9:00 pm. The unique dinner will be prepared by OliBea owner and chef Jeff DeAlejandro and his team and is supported by Moxley Carmichael. The supper will include some of Beardsley's own produce in addition to locally sourced ingredients. 

The Standard
416 W. Jackson Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37902

Tickets are available hereTickets are $65, a group of four is $240, and a table of 8 is $450 (plus service fees). 

Proceeds from this dinner will support the farm's mission to address food security issues in Knoxville through produce donations, community gardening, and education opportunities.

About the dinner: The supper will be vegetarian, and vegan options will be available upon advance request. The dinner will be served promptly at 6:30 pm.  

About beverages: We will serve water, tea, and coffee at Solstice Supper. All guests may bring their own wine. There is no corkage fee. 

Special requests: Please email beardsleyfarm@gmail.com if you have any dietary restrictions or needs, to request a vegan option, and for any special seating requests (i.e., You would like to sit with friends who purchased separate tickets).

 

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