Welcome to the Oak Ridge Locally Grown Market conveniently
located in Oak Ridge and only 20 miles from Downtown Knoxville.
*Note: The Market is closed for full time ordering until the spring. We hope to have some special sales from time to time. If you are interested in participating with us, email me at email@example.com
ATTENTION GROWERS: If you are interested in selling through this market please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
O.R. Locally Grown is an up and coming online farmers market serving Oak Ridge, Knoxville, and the surrounding communities. We plan to attract participating farms and growers that will vary in size and specialty, but will all carry the common thread of dedication to community, environment, health and education.
While not a true cooperative, O.R. Locally Grown will use a cooperative effort to achieve steady and dependable means of supplying the highest quality produce and other products. O.R. Locally Grown will work to find new and innovative methods to preserve greenspace, protect our natural resources, support our local economy, provide meaningful work, and return to a more self-sufficient community life.
Why Support Oak Ridge Locally Grown?
Enhance local economy: By purchasing produce and other items from local growers you are providing stability to your local economy through the support of local businesses.
Save natural resources: Buying locally makes you an invaluable link in the process of saving resources such as fossil fuels and packaging materials. Also, we are right here in your community so the expense of transportation and delivery is kept to a minimum.
Provide learning opportunities: O.R. Locally Grown supporters plan to provide member growers the means to help educate our community about the importance of sustainable agriculture.
Supporting a way of life: The number of small farms in the United States has decreased dramatically in the last decade. Please help us preserve an honest and worthy means of making a living.
We believe that small, diverse, family-owned farms contribute to society’s overall health.
Each Sunday at 9 a.m., a list of available products is sent to everyone with an account by e-mail. Customers must place their order for the week any time after that email goes out, but no later than Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. Orders can be placed here on our website, or if need be by responding directly to the e-mail. Ordering through our web site is O.R. Locally Grown’s preferred method as it is designed to reduce the amount of time it takes O.R. Locally Grown to process orders as well as provide you with detailed information about our products. Note: We cannot take orders from new customers any other way than through the website.
Growers receive their orders that same day and harvest on Wednesday and Thursday.
Picking Up Orders
From 4:30 until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, families can pick-up their produce at J & M’s Butchershop, located at 42 Jefferson Circle, Oak Ridge TN.
Unlike other co-ops, buying clubs, or CSAs where everyone gets the same box of stuff (and you don’t know what you’re getting until you get it), with O.R. Locally Grown you will order what you want, in the quantities that you want, from the farms that you want. The weekly email will list the produce, milled products, fresh flowers, and artisan goods available that week, and you will be able to browse the items on this website before you place your order.
To help us with our overhead costs, we ask that you pay an annual fee of $10 per household for one calendar year. You are welcome to try us for two orders before you pay the membership. The website will automatically add the membership fee to your third order.
Sponsor a membership! If you would like to sponsor a membership for an individual or family, please contact us.