Executive Director, Nourish Knoxville
in Knoxville, TN
As founding director of the Market Square Farmers' Market, a producer-only seasonal market in the heart of downtown Knoxville, Charlotte is an ardent supporter and promoter of local food. The success and challenges of the MSFM lead to the founding of Nourish Knoxville, a non-profit organization connecting people to local food in East TN of which Charlotte is Executive Director.
BY CHARLOTTE TOLLEY
@ VOL 14
ON FEB 12, 2015
Charlotte Tolley has served as the director of the Market Square Farmers’ since its inception in 2004. She describes the history and growth of the MSFM and how it has built community in Knoxville, and how it informed the start of its new umbrella organization, Nourish Knoxville. As a 501c3 organization, Nourish Knoxville is cultivating relationships between farmers, artisanal producers, and the community through connections local food.