Mayor Berke To Speak At Brainerd Community Farmers Market Saturday

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Food from the Brainerd Community Farmers Market
Food from the Brainerd Community Farmers Market

The Brainerd Community Farmers Market and the city of Chattanooga celebrate local farms and eating local foods with the TasteBuds 10% Challange and Double EBT/SNAP Dollars. Located across from Bi-Lo on Brainerd Road at 20 Belvoir Ave., the Brainerd Community Farmers' Market brings farm fresh local produce, meats, and dairy products to the Brainerd Community each Saturday.  

The Saturday market highlights include special guests Chattanooga Mayor Berke, City Council Rep. Carol Berz and TasteBuds magazine's Andrea Jeager. Chattanooga's Mayor Berke will speak at 11 a.m. 

The Brainerd Community Farmers Market is held from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturdays from May 3-Dec. 20. Local farmers present their freshly harvested, naturally grown produce, farm fresh eggs, dairy and meat products. Bakers will present artisan breads, sweets and pastries, and fine artists, musicians and craftsmen round out the festive market.  

The Brainerd Community Farmers Market also invites Chattanoogans to take the TasteBuds 10% Challenge. The TasteBuds 10% Challenge encourages Chattanoogans to pledge to spend 10% of their total food budget on foods grown within 100 miles of Chattanooga. Not only will participants taste the difference, they will be supporting the local economy and our family farms, said officials.

The Brainerd Community Farmers Market accepts EBT/ SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Card purchases. In addition the market also accepts cash,credit and debit card purchases. Grace Episcopal Church matches EBT/SNAP food purchases at the Brainerd Community Farmers' Market on the first Saturday of each month. Outreach for this program is made possible through a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga. SNAP recipients may bring their Electronic Benefit Transfer cards to the farmers market and obtain tokens which may be used to purchase fresh local produce, dairy products, meat products, honey, preserves, baked goods, plants used to produce food at home and much more. 



CARTA Parking Spots Are Free On The Fourth

The Chattanooga Parking Authority has announced downtown parking meters will not be enforced (and need not be paid) on Saturday in honor of the Independence Day holiday. Paid parking for all street meters will also be suspended for these remaining holidays in 2015:                    ... (click for more)

2015 Freedom Celebration To Be Held Saturday

A 2015 Freedom Celebration will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church, at  1275 Stuart Road, in Cleveland. Those in attendance will be Mayor Tom Rowland, Rev. Steve Morgan, Viet Nam veteran Steve Orders, Homeland Harmony Quartet, Ryan Wilson, Jack Clark, David Goodwill, Bill Curtiss, and Bethany McCoy, the McCoy First Baptist Choir/Orchestra, Tyler Brinson, ... (click for more)

Muslim Advocacy Group Questions House Arrest For Signal Mountain Man Charged In Threats Against Muslim Village In New York

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, on Saturday questioned the release of a Signal Mountain man who admitted to planning what it called "a Charleston-style terror attack" on a Muslim community in New York. CAIR also called for stepped up protection for the community targeted in the plot. Judge ... (click for more)

Plumbers Bring Complaints To WWTA; Told New Contracts Are Ready

Several plumbers on Thursday brought complaints to a committee of the Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority (WWTA) and got little response other than being told that new contracts are ready. Kay Keefe of Keefe Plumbing said the small number of plumbing companies still participating in the program to repair leaky lines to homes, have long been operating without ... (click for more)

Could The Marriage Decision Spark A New Independence Day?

I confess that this year I am having a hard time with the idea of celebrating the 4th of July Independence Day. It is not because I am not thankful to God for what was done on that day, what it represents, and the blessings I’ve experienced that flow from it. On the other hand, I want to think that maybe this year’s celebration will mark a period in our history in which a new movement ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Dr. Tydings Is A Winner

One week from tomorrow the most important educator in the future of our community will start work as the new president of Chattanooga State. While I am normally cynical of beard-strokers and foundation-hungry dreamers who have little or no concept of the real world, I am convinced Flora Tydings will become the best thing to happen in our community in years. A grandmother with ... (click for more)