At the beginning of spring each year, Roane County Cooperative Ministries (RCCM) encourages our community to grow a vegetable garden and provides assistance to those of low income. A vegetable garden not only provides fresh, nutritious produce for our tables, but it can also save you money, provide some exercise and provide an activity to enjoy with your children, grandchildren and friends.
The assistance provided is in the form of a voucher for 40-dollars that can be redeemed for vegetable plants, seed, etc. at AgCentral Farmers Cooperative in Harriman, Ace Hardware in Kingston, and Tractor Supply in Rockwood. The voucher can only be used at one locations – it can not be split between the two locations. These grants run out quickly so be ready on April 8th from 10AM-Noon at Midtown Valley United Methodist Church to get in on this opportunity.
Christmas Cookie Extravaganza
The Cookie Extravaganza is another opportunity to bring us together in preparation for the Christmas season. Bakers prepare their cookies and may enter them in the contest for the best of a variety of categories. We have entrees from professional bakers, first time bakers, Girl Scouts etc. It is a wonderful time of fellowship cookie sampling and an opportunity to stock up on a variety of wonderful treats to serve over the holidays. Look for this event in early December.