Event Details

What is on the menu?
This is an omnivore/‘localvore’ meal, created from a full range of locally-raised meats, cheeses and produce.  The meal is not vegan, vegetarian, or gluten-free.

What is the dress?   
You should be comfortable for outdoor dining.

What is the plan in case of inclement weather?
The dinner begins at the International Storytelling Center rain or shine.  If there are storms in the forecast, please bring an umbrella!  If we need to move indoors we will--and guests will be notified at the phone/email you left us when you bought tickets.

How do I get tickets?
There are a total of 216 seats for the dinner.  The option of advance ticket purchase is offered to Jonesborough Farmers Market vendors, volunteers, past dinner servers and major donors ($3,500 and up).  The remaining tickets (typically 100 or less) go on sale at the farmers market on a first-come first-served basis, and purchase is limited to 2 per person. (See the ticket tab for current details)

Waiting List
Due to the popularity of this event, we maintain a waiting list.  If you are a guest with tickets and need to cancel for any reason, we will do our best to fill your seats with someone from our waiting list.

Having many, many volunteers is the only way our dinner is possible! Volunteers help set up tables and decorate, serve at the dinner, clear and rinse plates, and clean up.  It is great way to be a part of the event, and it must be fun—we have volunteers who have worked every year so far! If you’d like to join us on the staging/serving and clean-up team, then please let us know!  Call or email Karen at 423-458-2123, jbolocallygrown@gmail.com

Where does the money go?
The direct costs for the dinner include food, musicians, rentals (dishware) and incidentals.  We purchase the food for the dinner at full price from our farmers market vendors.

Chef Alex Bomba and Breelyn Bomba (Main Street Café and Catering) donate all of their time to create this event.  Beer, wine, tables & chairs, and photography services are also donated by Depot Street Brewery, Jonesborough Wine and Spirits, Action Rental in Kingsport, and Woven Creative Studios Photography.

The remainder of the ticket income goes to support the operation of the Farmers Market and Boone Street Market.  While our farmers do pay vendor fees in order to sell at the market, those fees do not cover all operating expenses.  The Farm to Table Dinner covers the shortfall, and allows us to fund things like our market musicians, the cost of our token system (so we can take debit, credit and EBT payments), and more! 


Karen Childress, jbolocallygrown@gmail.com  423-458-2123

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