CAC BEARDSLEY COMMUNITY FARM

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About CAC Beardsley Community Farm

CAC Beardsley Community Farm is an urban demonstration site that has promoted food security and sustainable urban agriculture through practice, education, and community outreach since 1998. Beardsley Farm grows a large variety of fruits and vegetables. Currently we have raspberry and blackberry brambles, muscadine grapes and blueberries, an orchard of fruit and nut trees, a large field for summer crops, a coop with laying hens, and an apiary, all situated on four and a half acres in Malcolm-Martin Park in Mechanicsville. The Farm is maintained by two urban agriculture co-directors, and an education coordinator, as well as small team of AmeriCorps members, and many volunteers from the Knoxville community. Each year, CAC Beardsley Community Farm grows and donates 10,000 pounds of produce to hunger relief organizations, educates nearly 2,000 youth and adults on the basics of gardening, cooking, and nutrition, hosts 2,000 volunteers, distributes 10,000 vegetables starts, and manages 25 community gardens on-site dedicated to refugees, as well as 20 off-site gardens. Interested in a volunteering for produce? Contact us today about our Workshare CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program. For every four hours of volunteer work, members will receive a bag of naturally grown produce from Beardsley Farm. Follow our work on Facebook and Instagram at Beardsley Farm.

CONTACT

Physical Address

1741 Reynolds St
Knoxville TN
(Knox County)

Mailing Address

PO Box 51650
Knoxville TN 37950
(Knox County)

Phone (865) 546-8446
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Business Contact

Charlotte Rodina
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Business Contact

Adam Caraco
Urban Agriculture Director
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PRODUCTS OFFERED

Artisan Foods
honey

Dairy & Eggs
eggs

Flowers
fresh flowers, edible flowers

Fruits & Berries
apples, asian pears, blackberries, blueberries, cantaloupes, figs, grapes, kiwis, melons, peaches, pears, plums, strawberries, paw paws, raspberries, watermelons, elderberries, muscadines

Herbs
dried herbs, fresh herbs

Nuts & Seeds
sunflower seeds

Specialty Products
beeswax, plants, earthworms, garlic braids, corn shocks, gourds, landscape plants, seeds

Vegetables
arugula, asparagus, beets, broccoli, brussels sprout, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chiles, chinese greens, collards, cucumber, daikon, dry beans, eggplant, garlic, green beans, green onions, hot peppers, kale, leeks, lettuce, mushrooms, mustard greens, okra, onions, parsnips, peas, pole beans, potatoes, radish, salad greens, salad mix, shallots, shell beans, spinach, sweet peppers, sweet potato, swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips, summer squash, pumpkins, winter squash, sweet corn

CSA

We offer a workshare CSA for local, low-income individuals that runs May - late November/early December. During our normal volunteer hours (Monday - Friday from 9 am - 3 pm), you can come by and work with farm staff. After four hours of volunteering, you earn a large basket of food. We accept applications on a rolling basis.

Pick Up Details

Pick up locations: On farm (Knoxville)

Pick Up Addresses

Beardsley Community Farm
1741 Reynolds Street
Knoxville, TN 37921
(Knox County)

PAYMENT METHOD

Credit/Debit

VISITING

Our Farm Offers:

If you want to learn about organic gardening, you can volunteer with us. You can also sign up to maintain your own plot in our community gardens. If you are a teacher or club leader, we can arrange for your group to visit the farm and learn about nutrition, the environment and teamwork. Please email us at: [email protected]

Visitor Activies:

guided farm tours, school field trips, farm dinner/events, classes/workshops

PRACTICES FOLLOWED

Organic (not Certified), Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Humanely Raised, Free Range