From STAFF REPORTS

Jonesborough Locally Grown is excited to announce the re-opening of Boone Street Market after several weeks of closure due to its expansion construction. On Saturday, March 2, Boone Street Market will open its doors with 450 additional square-feet of space.

With the new expanded market, Jonesborough Locally Grown is excited to have more space to feature and sell local produce and meat from Farmers within 100 miles of downtown Jonesborough. In addition to more retail space, there will be extra tables and chairs, allowing patrons to relax and enjoy a hot meal out of Boone Street Market’s kitchen. While the space won’t be set up like a restaurant, it aims to feel more like a café with both hot food to enjoy in person, and meals to take on the go.

While grant money covered a lot of funds needed to make the expansion possible, the community chipped in about half the cost required to get the expansion underway through an online crowd sourcing campaign.

“We want this to be a space that’s perfect our community to sit, relax, and enjoy locally sourced food and beverage,” says Jonesborough Locally Grown President, Shelley Crowe. “We would not have been able to accomplish this type of growth without their support and patronage, so we want to give back to them as well.

Since first opening in 2014, Boone Street Market has been a pinnacle in the community when it comes to featuring and supporting local farmers and the local food economy. Not only does Boone Street Market serve as a year-round farmer’s market, it offers cooking classes on a wide array of topics such as canning, cooking, farming, and more. With the newly expanded space, the store hopes to continue to offer more cooking classes, events, special dinners, taste testings, and more.

Boone Street Market will open at 10 a.m. next Saturday, and will have local dry goods, meats, some seasonal produce, coffee, craft beers, and some hot food and to-go meals made fresh from our kitchen available for purchase. Throughout the next month, Boone Street Market will continue to add new seating and a wider selection of goods to purchase.

Jonesborough Locally Grown is a not-for-profit organization that operates the Jonesborough Farmers Market and Boone Street Market. Funds raised from the dinner help keep market fees low to farmers and enable Jonesborough Locally Grown to offer educational and market opportunities for farmers and consumers.