Abbey Fields Farm provides locally-grown produce for Knoxville families

Amanda Ferguson # State

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Owner Brenna Wright said she would walk past an empty space every day before it became Abbey Fields Farm.

"I had been working on a farm reading about food security, food access, just loving my work at the farm and thought that maybe this lot could be that,"
Wright said.
"This lot used to be overgrown and full of brush, but good soil. So we decided to turn it into a farm."

Wright said they grow vegetables for locals; the season runs from from May to November. The best part of all, is it's all organic and GMO-free.

"We're an urban farm,"
Wright said.
"We have a 30-week CSA and sell to local restaurants."

Community-supported agriculture is the farm's way of getting the Knoxville families involved.

"It's basically like a membership to the farm, and so people sign up before season starts,"
Wright said.

Abbey Fields Farm provides a food source for local neighborhoods. A full share can feed a family of four for only about $25 a week.

"Our main focus is growing food and doing it well, and inviting people into that space,"
Wright said.

Between the two locations near downtown, Wright said she's happy to do what she loves and provide for the city.

"It stays very close to home, which feels really good,"
Wright said.
"I'm feeding my neighbors. It's very full circle. It's very fun."

If you'd like to buy a share from Abbey Fields Farm, you can
click here.