With the arrival of spring, we love the opportunity to spend our weekends strolling through our favorite local farmers’ markets. Although they aren’t quite running as they typically would, they are adjusting how they work with local farmers and artisans to provide you with fresh, local products you love. Here’s how you can support local farmers and artisans while complying with the most current social-distancing guidelines.

Nashville Farmers' Markets: How to Shop & Support

Many local farmers markets have adjusted their services to drive-thru lines and pickup-only services. Image: Instagram

Nashville Farmers’ Markets: How to Shop & Support

The Franklin Farmers Market

230 Franklin Rd., Franklin, TN 37064 • (615) 916-1274
Hours: Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon

The Franklin Farmers Market has adjusted the layout of its weekly market to accommodate social-distancing protocols. The market suggests calling vendors the week leading up to the market to pre-order and pre-pay. To find this week’s vendor list, head over to their website for updates. For additional information on how to use best practices while at the market, view their safety guidelines (updated on April 24).

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Green Door Gourmet

7007 River Rd. Pk., Nashville, TN 37209 • (615) 942-7169
Curbside pickup: Friday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Green Door Gourmet remains open for curbside pickup orders. Customers are encouraged to order ahead of time on the online shop to adhere to social-distancing guidelines. For any fresh produce orders, customers can check offerings online and then call the store directly or email [email protected] to place an order. Additionally, any orders placed after 3 p.m. will be processed the following day.

Nashville Farmers Market

900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville, TN 37208 • (615) 880-2001
Drive-thru: Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon

The market is temporarily closed; however, you can still support Middle Tennessee farmers and artisans by taking advantage of the market’s drive-thru services. For the drive-thru service, check online for the week’s participating vendors. The market suggests calling vendors before Saturday to pre-order items and ensure each vendor will have what you need.

On Saturday, the drive-thru service opens at 9 a.m. Once pulling in, make sure to follow the signs and cues from staff members. Throughout the drive-thru line, you can stop at vendors you pre-ordered from or others that may catch your eye. The market urges customers to be courteous of others by pulling over to the right and minimizing conversations with vendors. Stay up to date with the varying curbside pickup options by reading the market’s weekly blog posts or by following Nashville Farmers Market on Instagram.

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Nolensville Farmer’s Market

7248 Nolensville Rd., Nolensville, TN 37135 • (615) 967-6765
Hours: Starting on April 25, Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon

The Nolensville Farmer’s Market now offers drive-thru service. Head to the website to see all participating vendors, and follow them on Instagram for more information and updates.

Richland Park Farmer’s Market

4701 Charlotte Pk., Nashville, TN 37209
Hours: Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon

The Richland Park Farmer’s Market has transformed its weekly market into a pickup-only market on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Each week, customers can view participating vendors by visiting the market’s website. Masks are required to attend the market.

Embrace your Nashville farmers’ markets, and continue to shop local by pre-ordering produce and goods from your favorite Tennessee farmers and artisans!

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