Dec
21
6:00 pm18:00

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/ 
 

Jan
27
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.

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


Nov
5
9:00 am09:00

Community Workday

Come out to our last community workday of the year! Our workdays are from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Tasks include weeding, preparing garden beds for winter, harvesting, and other special projects. 

Harvest Festival
Oct
23
1:00 pm13:00

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.

Oct
8
9:00 am09:00

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.

 

Sep
10
9:00 am09:00

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. 

Sep
8
6:00 pm18:00

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

Aug
13
9:00 am09:00

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. 

 

 

Jul
23
9:00 am09:00

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.  

 

Solstice Supper at the Standard
Jun
20
6:00 pm18:00

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).

 

Apr
30
10:00 am10:00

Skill Share Workshops and Plant Sale

CAC Beardsley Community Farm is happy to announce a day of workshops: Skill Share. We hope to bring together individuals with different levels of experience in gardening for a day of learning and connecting. We have three workshops scheduled for the spring Skill Share; please see the following for more in-depth descriptions. 

Our Spring Skill Share will also feature our plant sale. Choose from a wide variety of herbs, heirloom tomatoes and peppers, raspberries, strawberries, ornamentals, and more! A full list of plants will be posted here and on our website prior to the plant sale.

Activities will be provided for kids, too! Bring the whole family for this spring community event.

Purchase tickets and see class descriptions here.

Schedule of Events:

10:00 am: Tour of CAC Beardsley Community Farm with Light Refreshments

11:00 am: Herb Propagation with David Pease  

1:00 pm: Raising Backyard Hens with Kodie Underwood

3:00 pm: Hydroponics 101 with Ty Nance and Peyam Barghassa
 

Apr
23
9:00 am09:00

Community Workday & Summer Planting Garden Class

Community workdays are from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and gardening classes are 12:30-2:00 p.m. Come to one, another, or both!

Our summer planting garden class will focus on when and what to plant, plus some tips on harvesting and maintaining great summer fruits and vegetables. 

Apr
9
9:00 am09:00

Community Workday & Soils 101 Garden Class

Community workdays are from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and gardening classes are 12:30-2:00 p.m. Come to one, another, or both!

Our soils 101 class will help you understand the building block of growing healthy plants, including soil pH and important nutrients.

Mar
19
9:00 am09:00

Community Workday & Spring Planting Garden Class

Community workdays are from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and gardening classes are 12:30-2:00 p.m. Come to one, another, or both!

Our spring gardening class helps you understand when and  how to plant spring crops, how to create diversity in the garden, why companion planting is important, and more. 

Feb
27
12:00 pm12:00

Community Work Day and Annual Seed Swap

On Saturday, February 27th, join CAC Beardsley Community Farm for our first Community Workday of 2016 and our Annual Seed Swap!

From 12:00PM to 3:00PM, 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.

From 3:00PM to 5:00PM, after the workday, join us for a Seed 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.

The Seed Swap will happen indoors, rain or shine, but in case of inclement weather please check our Facebook page for Workday updates.

We’ll also be selling our 2016 Gardening Calendar at a discounted rate of $12, perfect for planning your garden with your new seeds, as well as our NEW Beardsley Farm T-shirts.

If you have any questions, contact us at 865.546.8446 or email us at beardsleyfarm@gmail.com. We hope to see you there!

 

Jan
22
Jan 23

Snow Day 2016

  • Barley's Taproom and Pizzeria

The 8th annual Snow Day, a CAC Beardsley Community Farm Benefit, will be hosted at Barley's Taproom and Pizzeria at 7 pm on Friday, January 22nd 2016.

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

CAC Beardsley Community Farm is Knoxville's only urban demonstration farm that helps get fresh, healthy, local food to Knoxville's under-served communities.

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. So far, silent auction prizes include a 2 night stay at the Butterfly Gap Retreat, a 1 night stay in the King Suite at The Oliver Hotel, a CSA Half Share with Abbey Fields, one craniosacral therapy session with Dr. Natalie Kurylo, tickets to the Knoxville Zoo, tickets to see the Ice Bears, gift certificates to several local Knoxville businesses and so much more!

More prizes are expected to be donated between now and January 22nd, and local artisans, businesses, and organizations are encouraged to participate in the large silent auction.

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.

Featured Musicians: Mic Harrison And The High Score, CrumbSnatchers, Old City Buskers, Roman Reese, Scruffy City Syncopators, Sunshine Station and more.

Soup with Flour Head Bakery Bread: This year's contestants are: Olibea, Babalu, Sweet and Savory Truck, Sunspot, Tupelo Honey Cafe, Tootsie Truck, and more...Come try delcious soup featuring local ingredients!

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

At the door: $8 admission, plus $5 for soup

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, Knoxville Mercury, Flour Head Bakery, Nathanna, WUOT, WUTK, WDVX, and Yelp.

Wondering when you can catch a certain act? Here is the Snow Day schedule:

Upstairs—Soup Off & Silent Auction area

7:00-7:40- Old City Buskers

8:00-8:40- Jon Whitlock Trio

9:00-10:00- Roman Reese

10:00 sharp! Silent Auction Ends

Downstairs-----Main Stage

7:40-8:20- Sunshine Station

8:45-9:45- Scruffy City Syncopators

10:15-10:45- Homemade and Homegrown Beard Pageant

10:45-11:30 Mic Harrison and the High Score

12:00-1:00 Crumbsnatchers

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Dec
17
5:00 pm17:00

Eat for Change: Help Support Beardsley!

  • Chipotle

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support CAC Beardsley Community Farm. Come in to Chipotle at 204 Advantage Place in Knoxville on Thursday, December 17th between 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm. Bring a flyer, show it on your smartphone, or tell the cashier you're supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Beardsley Community Farm! Tell all of your friends!

Dec
12
Dec 16

Bookfair Benefit for Beardsley

  • Barnes and Noble
garden books.jpg

Support CAC Beardsley Community Farm this holiday season at the Barnes and Noble Bookfair in West Knoxville (8029 Kingston Pike) on Saturday, December 12th!  Interested in the convenience of shopping online instead? No problem! There will also be an online Bookfair between December 12th and December 16th. 

Between 15 and 25% of your purchases will benefit CAC Beardsley Community Farm’s new education center!  Help us build a library!

How does it work?

  • Mention that you are supporting Beardsley Community Farm PRIOR to making your purchase at checkout. 
  • Print off the Bookfair voucher found here and present the voucher prior to making your purchase when checking out at the Barnes and Noble in West Knoxville.

OR

  • If shopping online type in the 8 digit voucher code: 11671005 at checkout.

Beardsley’s biblio-wish list:

 Help CAC Beardsley Community Farm build a library which will help us educate the surrounding community on sustainable agriculture and healthy eating.  We are in need of several books from children's books to informative books on specialized gardening skills. Click here for the complete list.

Want to volunteer? 

Gift wrapping is needed on December 12th and donations will be collected to support Beardsley Farm. Contact beardsleyfarm@gmail.com to sign up.

*The purchase of gift cards, Barnes & Noble memberships, textbooks, magazine subscriptions, video games, and other items Barnes & Noble may exclude from time to time in its sale discretion are not eligible for bookfair sales. Institutional discounts may not be applied. See BN.COM/bookfairs for more details and to shop online. 

The cafe does qualify for the bookfair. Any coffee, lunch or other items from the cafe do count to the overall total.

Oct
24
9:00 am09:00

Beardsley Build

Come be a part of constructing the Amphitheater at Beardsley's future education center! Get a free doughnut and meet some new people while helping out your local urban community farm!

Oct
3
9:00 am09:00

Community Workday

  • CAC Beardsley Community Farm

Come volunteer at a community farm! We ask that volunteers come dressed for working hard outside, wear closed-toed shoes, and bring a water bottle. Our Community 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!

Sep
12
9:00 am09:00

Community Workday

  • CAC Beardsley Community Farm

Come volunteer at a community farm! We ask that volunteers come dressed for working hard outside, wear closed-toed shoes, and bring a water bottle. Our Community 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!

Raise the Roots
Sep
3
6:00 pm18:00

Raise the Roots

  • The Plaid Apron

Join us for a unique dinner at The Plaid Apron on Thursday, September 3rd from 6-9 pm.

Our 5th Annual Raise the Roots dinner will be better then ever, and 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. Hor d’oeuvres will begin 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.

Pricing: Tickets are $50 per person or $180 for a table of four. Tickets are available for purchase here.

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

About beverages: Beer, 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.

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).

Apr
26
10:00 am10:00

Earth Fest

An exciting Earth Day celebration for people of all ages!  Earth Day activities, vendors and prizes - admission is FREE. Held at World's Fair Park.