Just Ripe, a farmer's market favorite is opening a store front at 513 Union Street in Knoxville.
According to their Website, Just Ripe "creates prepared foods from natural ingredients, providing convenient, healthful (sometimes indulgent) options for our customers," and offers "seasonally driven foods, crafted from local and regionally sourced ingredients when possible."
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This November, Just Ripe will open a retail space in the Daylight Building at 513 Union Avenue, across from Pete’s Coffee Shop. We will expand our prepared food selections already offered at the Market Square Farmers’ Market. In addition to these Grab & Go items, we will offer a menu of meals made to order, as well as a casual seating area for those choosing to dine-in with us.
You’ll be able to shop for local and regional groceries at Just Ripe! Our storefront will also be a small grocery, featuring local and regional products. We’ll offer pantry basics, including a bulk department, seasonal produce, refrigerated and frozen groceries, locally-baked goods, regionally-produced cheeses, locally-roasted coffees, and micro-brewed beers. We will be open 8 am – 8 pm every day.
We will also offer special events to connect with our community. We’ll host tastings with regional cheese-makers and farmers, screen food films and have periodic family-style and farm meal events.