Three Rivers Market

  • TN


1100 N Central St.

United States

About Us

Three Rivers Market is a co-op. We are named after the confluence of the Holston and French Broad Rivers on the eastern edge of the City of Knoxville. These two rivers flow from the Southern Appalachian mountains and combine to form the third river, the Tennessee River, which travels south to Chattanooga and dips into Alabama before coming back into Tennessee delineating Western and Middle Tennessee. Like the rivers for which we are named, Three Rivers Market nourishes our immediate community, our bioregion of the Southern Appalachians, and our region.

Rivers are fed by small creeks and other tributaries flowing into a larger body. Similarly, we are made stronger by our growing community of members and relationships with our local partners and other cooperatives.

OUR GOALThree Rivers Market is a cooperative center of sustainable commerce that exists to benefit its members by creating and nourishing a healthier environment, healthier people, and a healthier community.

Welcome to Three Rivers Market, Tennessee’s first and only food cooperative. We are open from 8 AM to 9 PM everyday but Christmas Day, with limited hours on Thanksgiving Day (10 AM – 3 PM) and New Year’s Day (12 noon – 9 PM). Our Patio and Dining Room are open from 8 AM to 8 PM on most days.

We are a genuinely-local, 100% independent business that has worked to create and nourish a healthier environment, healthier people, and a healthier community since 1981. We are guided by a set of values and principles that emphasize fair and honest business practices and concern for our community. We accept cash, in-state personal check with photo ID (no starter checks), and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/EBT), debit, and credit (American Express, Discover, Mastercard, and Visa) cards.

At our award-winning building you will find a variety of healthy and sustainably-produced products backed by our Product Standards. We work to source the best organic and local products and use our own unique system of labeling to clearly identify local products.

There’s more than great food at Three Rivers Market. Stop by our light-filled dining area for a meal or meeting with friends. When the weather’s nice, you can enjoy our sunny patio. If you have walked your dogs to the store, you can park them in the Barking Lot in front of the store to rest with a dog bed and a bowl of water while you shop. If you have arrived by bike you can do a quick tune-up at the bike FixIt Station before locking to our recycled bike racks. Those traveling by electric or hybrid car can charge their vehicles at one of our two EV charging stations. You can use our store Community Board to promote your business or upcoming events. Get questions answered or general help at our Member and Customer Services desk. We’re here to serve our community; if you’ve got ideas, suggestions, or feedback on how we can do that better—we want to hear from you. Stop by our Member and Customer Services desk to fill out a suggestion card or drop us an email: