Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, in partnership with the Knoxville-Knox County Food Policy Council, is celebrating East Tennessee food heritage at the New Harvest Park Farmers Market on Thursday, October 25. At 4:30 p.m., Mayor Burchett, Stephanie Welch from the Knox County Health Department and David Vandergriff from the UT Ag Extension Office will lead a brief discussion on the importance of local food and farmers to our economy.
While national Food Day is officially celebrated on October 24, Mayor Burchett has declared October 22 – 26 Food Week in Knox County.
“The New Harvest Farmers Market is an excellent example of supporting local businesses and farmers, and it makes sense that we would choose to celebrate Food Week at the market to thank them for their contribution,” said Mayor Burchett.
National Food Day strives to bring awareness to local farmers and markets, promote safer and healthier diets, reduce hunger and support fairness in food production and food retail. Knox County is celebrating all week long by bringing together partners from across the community to move toward healthy, affordable and sustainable food.
For more information on national Food Day, visit www.foodday.org