A Farm-to-Table Lunch at Boone Street Market in Jonesborough, Tennessee

April 24, 2019
Beef Heart from Boone Street Market in Jonesborough, TN

Hey, y’all!

Welcome to the first post in my Travel Northeast Tennessee Series! I was recently invited by the Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association to check out all that the region has to offer. The towns that I visited were beautiful — and, luckily for me, just a short road trip from the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Whether you are looking for outdoor adventure, fabulous food, small town charm, or amazing history — Northeast Tennessee is the perfect destination for you!

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On my first day in the region, I was invited to a farm-to-table luncheon at Boone Street Market. It was fabulous, y’all! The best part? I got to try a new-to-me food: beef heart.

Yes, you read that correctly. I’ve yet to encounter a food that I won’t try!

Boone Street Market is a brick-and-mortar location where farmers and food artisans have the ability to sell to consumers year-round. A nonprofit, they aim to maximize the return to the producer; as someone who comes from a farming family, that is a mission that I am proud to support.

My favorite part about the market is that they only carry food produced within 100 miles of Jonesborough, Tennessee, and Central Appalachia. With both a retail space and a commercial kitchen, Boone Street Market is both a cultural and gastronomic oasis for the region. It was a privilege to be invited inside and to dine with them.

That’s the beauty of food, y’all – it brings us together.

The meal started with an apple + fennel salad, which was topped with a sorghum vinaigrette. This was absolutely delicious! The apples were from Buffalo Trail Orchard and the sorghum was from Muddy Pond.

Apple + Fennel Salad at Boone Street Market in Jonesborough, TN

Next was the most memorable dish — beef heart!

The brochettes of beef heart were served with buttermilk grits and a mango chile sauce. The beef was from Hawks Nest Farm, the cheddar was from Ashe County Cheese Company, and the grits were from Crooked Creek.

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Dessert was a favorite of mine — biscuits and chocolate gravy (a delicacy that I grew up on!). This dish featured milk from Duchess Dairy and flour from Saint Johns Mill.

Biscuits and Biscuits and Chocolate Gravy at Boone Street Market in Jonesborough, TN

I also couldn’t resist the handcrafted peach soda by Waynesville Soda Jerks from the refrigerator — it was so delicious!

Boone Street Market in Jonesborough, TN

If you’re in the area, don’t miss this gem — and if you aren’t going to be soon, plan your next trip to Northeast Tennessee! What’s stopping you? Adventure awaits!

As always: Happy Eating, Happy Traveling, Happy Living!

Y’all come back now, ya hear?

My best,

JC

FTC: This is a sponsored post; however, as always, all opinions expressed are my own.

  • Reply
    Marcy T. Hawley
    April 24, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    This well written review describes the Boone Street Market to a T. We in Jonesborough are fortunate to have such a community minded organization to supply us with chemical free products…just pure foods, locally produced.

    • Reply
      jcpeats
      May 2, 2019 at 3:09 pm

      I thought that it was so fabulous — what a fabulous asset to the community!

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