Ribbon Cutting at Boone Street Market in Jonesborough, Tennessee

Boone Street Market is located at 101 Boone Street in Jonesborough.

Boone Street Market is located at 101 Boone Street in Jonesborough.

Hey, y’all! Welcome to Sweet Sorghum Living–a place to sit a spell with a good cup of coffee and enjoy good conversation on everything from fall foliage to home renovation. I don’t know about y’all, but it has been a super busy week. I don’t know if I am coming or going or even what day of the week it is! Thank goodness, my Google calendar reminds me where I need to be and when *wink* Today on the blog, we are chatting about the ribbon cutting ceremony that took place in the charming town of Jonesborough. I would like to give a big thanks to Abby of the Vintage Inspired Passionista and Sixteen & Successful for taking photos and notes at today’s event at Boone Street Market. I was in a meeting in Johnson City at the same time the ribbon cutting was taking place–and as much as I would like to be in two or more places at once…*wishful thinking…sigh…smile*

Now, this is a big chicken, and it made from grocery bags. How cool is that! Two thumbs up for a fabulous, upcycled art piece!

Now, this is a big chicken, and it is made from grocery bags. How cool is that! Two thumbs up for a fabulous, upcycled art piece!

Boone Street Market is a partnership between the town of Jonesborough and Jonesborough Locally Grown (JLG), which is a nonprofit whose goal is to promote local food and farmers. The Boone Street Market is a year-round, “nonprofit market run for the benefit of its customers and growers.  It will be staffed by a paid manager and an assistant, plus volunteers” (http://jfmstore.blogspot.com/p/about-boone-street-market.html).

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Mayor Kelly Wolfe speaking at today's ribbon cutting ceremony.

Mayor Kelly Wolfe speaking at today’s ribbon cutting ceremony.

Operations Manager, Craig Ford at today's ceremony for the Boone Street Market

Operations Manager, Craig Ford at today’s happening for the Boone Street Market. Notice the beautiful shelving–it was donated by Gabe and Charity of Good Fork Farm.

It was a day to be celebrated in Jonesborough with the ribbon cutting of Boone Street Market. What a wonderful project and accomplishment for this historic town in Northeast Tennessee.

It was a day to be celebrated in Jonesborough with the ribbon cutting of Boone Street Market. What a wonderful project and accomplishment for this historic town in Northeast Tennessee!

The hard-working Dept. of Corrections Carter County Community Service Crew put in many hours to bring this former "Bob's Exxon" building to a beautiful place to shop for locally grown items.

The hard-working Dept. of Corrections Carter County Community Service Crew and many dedicated volunteers put in countless hours to bring this former “Bob’s Exxon” building to a beautiful place to shop for locally grown items.

I am in love with this ceiling!

I am in love with this ceiling!

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I cannot wait until Saturday for the Grand Opening event. There will be live music, free coffee, and a special discount for members. Have I told y’all how much I adore this darling town!

I think I will need at least a couple of these *wink*

I think I will need at least a couple of these *wink*

Pretty and delicious *smile*

Pretty and delicious *smile*

IMG_7971IMG_7972And the moment for which the town of Jonesborough and Jonesborough Locally Grown has been working and waiting….drum roll…the ribbon cutting and beginning of something awesome *smile*

Everyone--all smiles--because Boone Street Market is a wonderful dream brought to life by many passionate and dedicated people. It is an inspiring story that I hope will be contagious!

Everyone–all smiles–because Boone Street Market is a wonderful dream brought to life by many passionate and dedicated people. It is an inspiring story that I hope will be contagious!

Thanks for sitting a spell with me today as we chatted about the Ribbon Cutting of the Boone Street Market–which is more than a ribbon cutting…it is a story of how hard work, dedication, passion, and a town working together can bring about positive change and growth. I think we could use more positive and inspiring stories like this *smile*

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