A foundation for prosperity — a tradition upheld
Agriculture is the bedrock on which Washington County's historical foundation is laid, and it is still an important part of the county's cultural life and economy today.
You can get a taste of the local agricultural community's primary resource, the University of Tennessee Agriculture Extension Office, by clicking here. To read the Extension Office's latest semiannual "Report to the People," which details the office's activities, open the attached file at the bottom of this page or click here.
To market, to market.....
Recent years have seen a resurgence of interest in knowing where our food comes from, and in local agricultural products. Area farmers markets play a big role in this, and have grown rapidly in recent years. To learn more about Washington County's markets, click here for the Jonesborough Farmers Market, here for the Appalachian (Gray Fairgrounds) Farmers Market or here for the Johnson City Farmers Market.
All the markets traditionally open the first weekend in May, and all will open May 7 this year. The Jonesborough Market is open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon on the east side of courthouse square. The Johnson City Market is downtown in the Cherry Street parking lot and is open Wednesdays and Saturdays. The Gray market is at the intersection of Fair and Lakeview streets and is open from 7 a.m. to noon Saturdays, and beginning in May, from 4-7 p.m. Mondays.
Other helpful links include:
Washington County Farmers Co-Op