Last weekend Dianna and I attended a silent auction for Just Ripe. Dianna met Kristen Faerber, founder of Just Ripe, while volunteering with her this summer to raise money for Knox Heritage. It was nice of her to think of us when coming up with her donation items. Many friends of Just Ripe donated some beautiful things to be auctioned with all proceeds going to this great new venture. Just RIpe is all about connecting the consumer and the grower. Started by the vision of 5 talented women, they use local produce, dairy, and regional products in their recipes. Their storefront space at the Daylight Building in downtown Knoxville, will stock local produce and offer delicious prepared foods, including a seasonal menu. While the storefront space is still under construction check them out at the Farmer’s Market in downtown Knoxville (Market Square wed & sat). I hear their chocolate truffles are fantastic and would make any sweetheart happy on Valentines Day.
Fourth Year donated a pair of custom silhouettes, and while we were there we had the opportunity to do a little shopping ourselves. I bid on a wonderful old storefront door with so much character. I look forward to getting it in place and giving you guys an “after” shot to go with the “before” picture below. Dianna was the highest bidder on a set of books “Keeping Chickens” and “Canning and Preserving” by Ashley English. We really enjoyed ourselves – good food, good music, and great company. We are thrilled that Just Ripe is opening up a storefront space and we plan to continue supporting them along the way. If you missed your chance to bid on the silhouettes visit our etsy page or email us to order your own.