Open source homestead and market gardening plans from start to finish!

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Abbey Fields Farm Trip

An unexpected trip to Abbey Fields Farm in Knoxville, TN. I first learned about this farm while doing research on agriculture zoning within residential lots. My search brought up information about the Knoxville Urban Agriculture Initiative (KUAI), and this farm was listed through that.

Side note: KUAI sounds like it should be a Hawaiian island. LOL

Brenna Wright, owner of the farm, helped shaped the KUAI and she is a great inspiration for others who want a market garden in the Knoxville area.

Click here to learn more about the initiative: Knoxville Urban Agriculture Initiative

Visit Abbey Fields Farm Facebook Page or the Web site.


  1. Finalize the market garden vision.  – This is our ideal direction we want to take.  That doesn’t mean we will get everything we want, considering there are ordinances that might prevent some things.  Regardless, we have to start some place.
  2. Learn about the Knoxville initiative and incorporate the guidelines into our own plans.
  3. Learn about how to set up a market garden and what plans are important to create.
  4. A list of crops we want to grow.

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A coffee house on a city homestead and creating open source plans, and sharing what we learn.


Learning how to find our way through homesteading and starting a coffee house, and keeping it running. Basically, we started a coffee house, but figured out no one wanted to give us wholesale pricing because we were too new, and too small.

We closed the coffee house and decided in order to get wholesale pricing, we would have to grow our own produce and start a buying club. Then reality hit. We now blog about reality.


Right now, we flip contents of homes, by way of estate sales.  Visit our Estate Freedom site for more information.


1. City Homestead
Setting up a homestead in the city.  We are blogging about our experiences, beginning with the estate sale that brought us back to Tennessee, and then what brought us to leaving Tennessee in the first place.

2. Domestic Kitchen
Setting up a domestic kitchen in Clinton, TN. We are using the Tennessee Cottage Food law as a guideline.

3. Market Garden
Setting up a market garden.

4. Coffee House
Setting up a coffee house in Clinton, TN. After this phase is completed, we will have a commercial kitchen instead of a domestic kitchen.


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"Connecting Rainbows" by Kevin MacLeod
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Graphics: Colleen Crawford

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Sneaking Up On Abbey Fields Farm

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