Beardsley celebrates fall harvest

KNOXVILLE, TN – Visit Beardsley Community Farm for a free, family-friendly community event on Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 1pm to 5pm. The Harvest Festival will celebrate the farm, the community, and all things fall. Enjoy free food, children’s activities, live music, and tours of the farm. Parking will be available in front of the Education Center, at the Wesley House, Mobile Meals, and the Ed Cothren Pool. Come dressed in your Halloween costumes.

Enjoy free chili with Flour Head Bakery Bread. The chili will be created by our friends at KARM, and the greens and ice cream will be prepared by UT Culinary School. Much of the produce in the chili, greens, and ice cream is sourced directly from CAC Beardsley Community Farm.

This event is perfect for kids! Children’s activities will include paper hats, face painting, ring toss, and nature crafts. There’s something fun for every child to enjoy. Don’t forget that Halloween costumes are encouraged. Carve your own pumpkin and bring the finished jack o’ lantern to Harvest Festival. The Beardsley Farm crew will be judging the winner based on originality and carving skills.

The music lineup includes:

1:00-1:45 Travis Bigwood

2:00-2:35 Badd Hattrs

2:45-2:55 Miss Take (Hip Hop Dance)

3:00-3:45 The Pinklets

4:00-4:45 Paul Lee Kupfer

In case of inclement weather, this event will be canceled. Call 865-546-8446 or email with questions.

Beardsley Brews is August 19

KNOXVILLE, TN – The inaugural Beardsley Brews event, a CAC Beardsley Community Farm Benefit, will be hosted at Schulz Bräu Brewing Company (126 Bernard Ave, Knoxville) on Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 4-9 pm. Beardsley Brews will feature live music and a brew off between some of Knoxville’s finest breweries. Brewers are challenged to create a beer using Beardsley Farm’s produce.

This year’s contestants are: Schulz Bräu Brewing Company, Crafty Bastard Brewery, Last Days of Autumn Brewing, Cold Fusion Brewing, Fanatic Brewing Company, and Saw Works Brewing Company. Come cool off and try delicious cold beer featuring Beardsley Farm produce.

Admission: $10 admission, beer tickets are $3 each. Cash and cards accepted.

For more information, please visit or call 865-546-8446.

Beardsley Farm hosts fundraiser

KNOXVILLE, TN – The public is invited to join Beardsley Farm for a fundraising Winter Solstice Supper at OliBea in the Old City on December 21, 2016 from 6:00-9:00 pm. CAC Beardsley Community Farm has promoted food security and sustainable urban agriculture through practice, education, and community outreach for 18 years.

This festive dinner will be prepared by OliBea owner and chef Jeff DeAlejandro and Chef Winter Hose. The supper will include some of Beardsley’s own produce in addition to locally sourced ingredients.
Tickets are $75 (plus service fees), and can be purchased at
Proceeds from this dinner will support the farm’s mission to address food security issues in Knoxville through produce donations, community gardening, and education opportunities.
The supper will include meat, with vegetarian and vegan options. The dinner will be served promptly at 6:30 pm. Drinks will include water, tea, coffee, and beer from Crafty Bastard Brewery. Wine will be available for sale.
Please email if you have any dietary restrictions or needs, to request a vegan option, and for any special seating requests (i.e., you would like to sit with friends who purchased separate tickets).