Maryville Corner Market is Maryville’s hub for local and organic food – The Highland Echo
Just a 10-15 minute walk from my home in Beeson is the Maryville Corner Market at 800 Montvale Road. Many of you have probably walked past the red harvest truck parked outside not knowing what the inside of Maryville Corner Market has to offer. This week, I decided to find out for myself.
Opened by husband and wife Michelle and Richard Bishop in November 2016, Maryville Corner Market focuses on providing clean, local and organic food to the community of Maryville. In their own words, the folks at Maryville Corner Market “strive to create an atmosphere and experience that keeps you coming back again and again for great food, conversation and community.”
The building has a long history in Maryville. Before being Maryville Corner Market, it was home to Huff and McMurray, a local grocery store founded in the 1940s with the same intentions: to promote fresh food and community. In fact, Maryville’s big red Chevy pickup of fame has been standing there since the previous owners, as well as the store’s original cash register, which is on display in the store’s meeting room although the room is not. not currently open to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions.
When visiting the store during this pandemic, customers are also required to wear face coverings and observe a distance of six feet between themselves and others inside the building.
Encouraging Blount County to buy locally, the market stocks as much local produce as possible, including around 50 of their own product labels. The Bishops also believe in maintaining strong relationships with their suppliers, some of which include Blackberry Farms, Benton’s Bacon, Eco Rich Farm, and Knoxville’s Distributing Cherokee Co., although their products and products change regularly.
The folks at Maryville Corner Market want to educate people about healthier food alternatives that are both nutritious and enjoyable. For Michelle Bishop, even a small change in someone’s life towards eating more environmentally and body-friendly is a step in the right direction.
Maryville Corner Market not only has a selection of produce and other healthy items, but also has a cafe menu, including items like their popular Chicken Salad Croissant. It was my go-to dish when I visited the market, and I paired it with a Kombucha drink from one of their coolers – neither disappointed.
The marketplace also has ever-changing menu items available for curbside pickup. In fact, they’ve just released their Thanksgiving menu that includes classics like the green bean casserole, glazed carrots, and mashed potatoes. More information on their Thanksgiving menu and other current promotions can be found on their very active Facebook page.
The boutique is open Mon to Fri 10 am to 5 pm and 10 am to 3 pm on Saturdays. For more information, you can visit their Facebook page, their website (maryvillecornermarket.com) or drop by to say hello in person!
As always, I encourage you, Highland Echo reader, to support your local businesses like Maryville Corner Market. This is just one of the many easy ways to do good on the largest scale possible.