JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. – The Yarn Exchange Radio Show will bring to life stories of local farmers 7 p.m. July 23 at the International Storytelling Center. Tickets are $5.
The show also airs 8 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month on WETS 89.5 FM and streams online on HD channel 1 at www.wets.org/listen.
Farmers across the region were interviewed in order to understand and explore the rich heritage and tradition of legacy farmers. Some of the farmers whose stories will be featured this month include generational farmer Keith Irvin; Chris Wilson from Clover Creek Farm; family farm stories from Elaine Cantrell, kin to the Scott Strawberry growers; and young rising farmers like Dominick Haynes, who started selling his own produce at Jonesborough’s Farmers Market when he was nine years old.
These stories will share the proud tradition of farming in this region, the challenges, as well as the gratifying stories of living a life bound to the land and the seasons.
Joining the cast this month as a musical guest will be Nate Harris, bringing his blend of traditional music woven into ballads.
For tickets and more information, visit www.Jonesborough.com/tickets or call the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center at 423-753-1010.
The Yarn Exchange Radio Show is part of Jonesborough’s Mary B. Martin Program for the Arts and is supported by a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission, and is also supported in part by Ballad Health.
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