The Yarn Exchange Radio Show will bring to life stories of local farmers this month. Farmers across the region were interviewed in order to understand and explore the rich heritage and tradition of legacy farmers. Some of the farmers whose stories will be featured this month include generational farmer Keith Irvin. Also included will be Chris Wilson from Clover Creek Farm, and family farm stories from Elaine Cantrell, kin to the Scott Strawberry growers. The show will also feature stories from young rising farmers like Dominick Haynes, who started selling his own produce at Jonesborough’s Farmers Market when he was only nine years old.
These stories will share the proud tradition of farming in this region, the challenges, as well as the gratifying stories of living a life bound to the land and the seasons.
Joining the cast this month as a musical guest will be Nate Harris from Boone, North Carolina. This will be Nate’s third appearance as a musical guest on the program, bringing his blend of traditional music woven into ballads.
This program dedicated to farmer’s will perform live at the International Storytelling Center on July 23 at 7PM. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online at Jonesborough.com/tickets or by calling the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center at 423-753-1010. The show also airs on the last Wednesday of the month at 8PM on WETS 89.5 FM and streams online on HD channel 1 at wets.org/listen.
The Yarn Exchange Radio Show is part of Jonesborough’s Mary B. Martin Program for the Arts and is supported by a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission, and is also supported in part by Ballad Health.