Chattanooga, TN (May 15, 2018) – Through a continuing partnership with Crabtree Farms, Chattanooga’s community-focused sustainable farm and agricultural resource, EPB will provide space in the heart of the city’s Innovation District for a Pop-Up Farm Stand to support the growing interest in fresh, sustainable, locally-grown food.
The Pop-Up Farm Stand will be inside an EPB branded tent at the corner of Market Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, in front of EPB’s downtown headquarters building, on select days through the first week in June.
“Crabtree is excited to provide downtown Chattanooga with a Pop-Up Farm Stand,” said Avery Patten of Crabtree Farms. “The stand offers a fun way for folks to access local sustainably grown vegetables and celebrate the beginning of the summer harvest season.”
“As more people choose to call downtown Chattanooga home, EPB is excited to support our partnership with Crabtree Farms to feed the growing appetite for healthier food choices,” said EPB Director of Community and Environmental Stewardship Elizabeth Hammitt. “Local, sustainable farming enhances our economy, environmental stewardship and quality of life, which are at the heart of EPB’s mission.”
The Pop-Up Farm Stand will support access to locally grown, sustainable produce from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., when thousands of Chattanoogans enjoy their midday breaks outdoors on these days:
Cash, cards or EBT payments are accepted. In addition to fresh produce selections, Crabtree Farms representatives will be available to share information about sustainable farming and healthier food choices.
About Crabtree Farms
Crabtree Farms is a community-focused sustainable farm and agriculture resource that grows healthy food for the Chattanooga area, educates children and families on the benefits of farms and local food, and connects folks with their local landscape.
Established as an independent board of the City of Chattanooga in 1935, EPB is a municipally-owned utility that provides electric power and fiber optic communications services as a means of promoting economic development and enhancing quality of life across the local area.
EPB serves more than 170,000 homes and businesses in a 600 square-mile area that includes greater Chattanooga, as well as parts of surrounding counties and areas of North Georgia.
In 2010, EPB became the first provider in the United States to deliver up to 1 Gig (1,000 mbps) internet speeds utilizing a community-wide fiber optic network that provides access to every home and business in its service area. In 2015, EPB became the first, and to date, only American ISP to make up to 10 Gig (10,000 mbps) internet speeds accessible to all of its residential and commercial customers as a standard offer.
EPB has also utilized its community-wide fiber optic network to deploy the most advanced and highly automated smart grid power management system in the nation. In recognition of EPB’s groundbreaking infrastructure, the Department of Energy and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are utilizing EPB’s smart grid as a national model for researching and developing best practices. EPB is also the first major power distribution utility to earn the USGBC’s PEER certification for having a highly automated, modernized electric power grid. For more information, go to EPB.com.