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Tickets are still available but space is limited. Italian inspired cuisine with a decidedly Southern flair. Get tickets at Tickets are $35 for members and $40 for non-members, $10 for children 5-12 and free for children under 5.

Riverplains Farm

At beautiful Riverplains Farm in Strawberry Plains, Tennessee.

*Slow Food Knoxville’s own dilly beans and garlicky dill pickles.
*Bread baskets featuring Hot Mama Soup’s blue ribbon buttermilk biscuits, cornbread muffins and various other VG Bakery’s breads. Served with Cruze Farm butter and Slow Food Knoxville’s own strawberry jam.
*Red Barn’s roasted beets and Riverplains goat cheese salad with salty roasted pecans and vinaigrette.
*Caprese salad with Cruze Farm mozzarella.
*Hot Mama Soup’s tomato basil bisque.
*Zucchini “pasta” with roasted red pepper pesto (a fun “faux” food with zucchini ribbons as the “noodles”).
*Slow Food Knoxville’s own pesto sausage, Riverplains cheese grits and okra ragout.
*Pasticcio al forno with pesto and creme fraiche made with Riverplains eggs  (a crustless egg tart).
*A variety of desserts, including scratch made marshmallows from Java, Cruze Farm ice cream and Slow Food Knoxville’s own buttermilk pie.

Pesto Festo is June 30 from 5-10pm at Riverplains Farm in Strawberry Plains, TN. Tickets can be purchased at the Market Square Farmers Market every Saturday in June at the Market Booth or at