How One Sweetwater Farm is Focusing on Sustainability

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At Warwick Environmental Enterprises (WEE) in Sweetwater, owners Stacy and Kara Warwick pursue sustainability in both senses of the word: environmentally conscious and long-lasting. “In addition to … impacts on the environment, we look at ‘sustainable’ as a farming operation that will be able to support our boys when they are older,” the couple says.

The Warwicks, who are Monroe County Farm Bureau members, focus on growing heirloom varieties of fruits and vegetables. They are also part of the Farmer Veteran Coalition.

Their produce can go straight from the garden into their certified commercial kitchen to be transformed into delicious jams, jellies, pickles and more.

“Our kitchen may be small, but it operates under the same rules and regulations as the big processing operations,” Kara Warwick says. “Food safety is extremely important to us.”

Spring brings strawberries for Strawberry Champagne Jam, radishes for Rosy Radish Relish and beets for pickled beets. The Warwicks’ personal favorite? Strawberries!

Find WEE online at weeintn.org, or call (423) 371-8856 to learn which farmers markets they’ll be attending in your area.

WEE has partnered with us to give a jam box to one lucky reader! Enter below for your chance to win.

(Note: This product was featured as a giveaway in our Spring 2019 issue. The giveaway has now ended. Thanks to all who participated.) 

15 Comments

  1. Sherel l White

    February 24, 2019 at 9:35 am

    Great article! We need more companies focused on sustainability.

  2. Morris Smith

    February 26, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    I enjoy your articles!

  3. LORENIA BAILEY

    February 26, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    LORENIA BAILEY

  4. Sandra Henderson

    March 1, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    Love to read about people utilizing small enterprises to make a big impact.

  5. Barb

    March 4, 2019 at 6:17 am

    Always enjoy receiving the latest newsletter.

  6. Dawn Adams

    March 4, 2019 at 6:19 am

    Enjoyed this article

  7. Richard Smith

    March 4, 2019 at 6:25 am

    Just GREAT!!

  8. Beth Williams

    March 4, 2019 at 9:10 am

    Looks delicious would love to try some goodies.

  9. Karen Baker

    March 4, 2019 at 10:07 am

    Love to read about local farmers/businesses!
    Thanks so much,
    Karen

  10. susan tolson

    March 4, 2019 at 10:13 am

    Your strawberry and beet products sound great.

  11. Hope Hill

    March 4, 2019 at 10:14 am

    Article was informing! Looks delicious! Thanks for the chance to win. My favorite jam is strawberry.

  12. Jackie Watson

    March 6, 2019 at 11:31 am

    I love red raspberry jam!

  13. Julie Santee

    March 6, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    I live in Sweetwater, TN, and was happy to learn about your farm!

  14. Amber Turner

    March 7, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    I love Strawberry jam! That Strawberry Champagne sounds great!

  15. Marie Wilson

    March 8, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Would love to try your products

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