Through a continuing partnership with Crabtree Farms, Chattanooga’s community-focused sustainable farm and agricultural resource, EPB will provide space in the heart of the city’s Innovation District for a Pop-Up Farm Stand to support the growing interest in fresh, sustainable, locally-grown food.
The Pop-Up Farm Stand will be inside an EPB branded tent at the corner of Market Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, in front of EPB’s downtown headquarters building, on select days through the first week in June.
“Crabtree is excited to provide downtown Chattanooga with a Pop-Up Farm Stand,” said Avery Patten of Crabtree Farms. “The stand offers a fun way for folks to access local sustainably grown vegetables and celebrate the beginning of the summer harvest season.”
“As more people choose to call downtown Chattanooga home, EPB is excited to support our partnership with Crabtree Farms to feed the growing appetite for healthier food choices,” said EPB Director of Community and Environmental Stewardship Elizabeth Hammitt. “Local, sustainable farming enhances our economy, environmental stewardship and quality of life, which are at the heart of EPB’s mission.”
The Pop-Up Farm Stand will support access to locally grown, sustainable produce from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., when thousands of Chattanoogans enjoy their midday breaks outdoors on these days:
· Thursday, May 17
· Thursday, May 24
· Thursday, May 31
· Thursday, June 7
Cash, cards or EBT payments are accepted. In addition to fresh produce selections, Crabtree Farms representatives will be available to share information about sustainable farming and healthier food choices.