Creating a Sense of Community Throughout The Appalachian Highlands

Jonesborough & Chuckey, TN

Day Trippin’ with Linda

I have this habit, when a friend asks me if I want to tag along, I try to jump in their car as fast as possible! There are so many places to explore and things to see in our beautiful area.

We headed to Chuckey, TN to pick up some soup mix. I was not prepared for the experience of Mountain View Bulk Foods. (I do believe I may be one of the last people in this area to know about this gem!)

Everyone in the store was greeting one another and having fun with the shopping experience. Personally, I got busy trying out the dips and sauces.

The owner, Tim Troyer and his wife Rachel, moved to this area from Ohio in 2000. They were both raised in Amish homes and good quality, home cooked meals were a part of their lives. They purchase in bulk and re-bag it into smaller quantities, if desired. They also support local small businesses by promoting their foods and business’s.

While I was taking photos, Tim asked me if I knew “Auntie Ruth”. She was in the store making purchases for her business, “Auntie Ruth’s Donuts”. I’ve had one of her donuts and I understand why her food truck always has a long line at local businesses and festivals! (She is also a relative of the Troyer family!)

Mountain View offers sandwiches and daily specials. There is a cute patio area available. With the area having many great hiking trails, this would be a great stop for a meal afterwards!

After leaving Mountain View, we headed to Jonesborough for some exercise – walking through town and some shopping! Several shops were having sales – always a good reason to shop!

This is an easy day trip to make from any of the towns in Northeast Tennessee or Southwest Virginia. The ride is beautiful and as always… trips around here are amazing!

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