Supporting good, clean, and fair food in East Tennessee.

Everyone had a great time, lots of delicious pies were eaten and we raised some money for Food in the Fort and urban Knoxville’s underprivileged community.

This year’s winners were:
Savory: Cassie Watters – Moroccan Eggplant Pie with Spicy Tomato Sauce
Sweet: Lydia Pulsipher – (Home Grown) Rhubarb Pie
Audience Favorite: Jessica Hammonds – Chicken and Gravy Pie
All entries were delicious! Thank you and congratulations to all!

A big thanks to our judges, who happened to be last year’s winners.
Savory: Jody Marchant (2011 Savory Winner)
Sweet: Laura Smith (2011 Audience Winner)

Slow Food Knoxville will host their 2nd annual Pie Tasting and Bakeoff Party on Thursday, October 11 2012 from 7-9pm. This year, proceeds will benefit Food in the Fort and Redeeming Hope Ministries.

Can you bake a mean pie? Show us! Join us for our 2nd annual pie tasting and bakeoff! This year’s event will be held at Redeeming Hope Ministries in the Fort Sanders neighborhood, located at 1642 Highland Avenue in Knoxville. All proceeds will benefit Food in the Fort.

Pie categories are best sweet, best savory and audience favorite. Winners will take home lovely prizes from our favorite local businesses. Judges are last years winners! $1 buys your vote for audience favorite. All vote money will go directly to Food in the Fort.

Admission is a pie to share or $7 to eat pie. To qualify for the contest, all pies MUST be homemade with at least one local ingredient. Store-bought crusts are not allowed! Pies will be judged based on external characteristics (shape, surface), internal characteristics (texture, crust), and flavor.

REMINDER: we strive for zero waste events. Please bring your own place setting (plate, utensils and drinking glass/mug). Bring your beverage of choice or Slow Food will have coffee and water available.

We would like to thank our generous sponsors for their donations of prizes for the winners: Audrey Jaccard of Odd Pottery, The Mast General Store, Cruze Farm Dairy’s Corn Maze, and Dale’s Fried Pies.

Knoxville, TN – Saw Works Brewing Company and Century Harvest Farms are pleased to announce a partnership in an effort towards promoting sustainability in East Tennessee. The unique synergy creates a circular flow of materials that utilizes biomass recycling to help produce East Tennessee grass-fed beef.

Saw Works Brewing Company, Knoxville’s only production microbrewery, goes through roughly 1,000 pounds of grain during one brew. What once would have been waste going into area landfills now goes to Century Harvest Farms, a 200 acre establishment in Greenback, TN. Spent grains from the brewery are mixed with hay and then fed to lactating cows when it’s too hot for grazing on pasture.

After the cows go back out to pasture, manure is mixed with the extra spent grain for compost, where aerobic bacteria process the mixture into nutrient-rich humus. The compost is spread in the pastures, providing lush, healthy grass for cattle. In turn, the cattle develop into livestock prized for its low-fat/iron-rich meat.

Once processed, the grass-fed beef is delivered back to Saw Works where it is ready for pick-up. As an added bonus, customers receive commemorative growlers entitling them to $5 growler fills at the brewery, as well as cooler totes to safely transport their meat.