Perusing farmers’ markets is one of the simple pleasures we enjoy this time of year. From picking out the perfect melon to taste-testing local honey, the produce-filled stalls spark your culinary creativity and beckon you to take on a new gardening project. If you’re looking to check out the local farmers’ market scene, we’ve compiled a list of options around town (for both Davidson and Williamson counties), complete with hours, locations and pertinent information.
Your 2021 Guide to Nashville Farmers’ Markets
SB NOTE: PLEASE CHECK HOURS AND DATES ON EACH FARMERS’ MARKET WEBSITE DUE TO POTENTIAL COVID-19 CHANGES.
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
Nashville Farmers’ Market
900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville, TN 37208 • (615) 880-2001
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Merchant hours & Market House hours vary)
Open: Year-round (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day)
More info: nashvillefarmersmarket.org
The Nashville Farmers’ Market is a longstanding Music City staple. The year-round open-air farm sheds feature the fine products of area farmers, ranchers, dairies, cheesemakers and plant growers, and you can find everything from artisanal bread and cheeses to flowers and fruit. You can even shop flea market items and homemade wares or stop by the Garden Center for seeds and garden supplies. Hit up the Market House for dining options such as Succulent Vegan Tacos, or sit for a spell and sip on something from I Love Juice Bar or Farm City Coffee. There’s even Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream for dessert! If you’re still not quite ready to get out and about, the Nashville Farmers’ Market has you covered with curbside grocery pickup.
12 South Farmers Market
Sevier Park, 3000 Granny White Pk., Nashville, TN 37212
Hours: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Open: May through October
More info: 12southfarmersmarket.com
A community market held in historic Sevier Park since 2011, the 12 South Farmers Market is a festive mix of food trucks, live music, and fresh produce galore. Browse baked goods, meats, dairy and specialty items such as soap, homemade pasta, jellies and granola, or head over to the trucks for a snack from mobile vendors like The Grilled Cheeserie and Rolled 4 Ever Ice Cream.
Berry Farms Farmers Market
Though Franklin’s Berry Farms Farmers Market was canceled in 2020, it is slated to return this year. In the past, it has featured strictly homegrown or handmade goods, and we can’t wait to see what they have in store for us when they reopen! For updates on the reopening and growing season schedules, you can check the Berry Farms website.
East Nashville Farmers’ Market
511 Woodland St., Nashville, TN 37206
Hours: April 6-November 23, 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; November 29-December 20, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Open: April through December
More info: eastnashvillemarket.com
Located on the corner of 5th and Woodland, the East Nashville Farmers’ Market is a bustling scene with more than 40 vendors, including farmers, bakers, meat producers and artisans. “Our primary season runs up until the Tuesday before Thanksgiving so that customers can shop with their favorite local farmers for their big feast,” says Rebecah Boynton, who manages the market. After Thanksgiving, you can experience the Holiday Hygge Market, where they celebrate all things cozy and handmade to gear you up for Christmas. But in the meantime, check out the incredible assortment of goodies, from fresh trout to Lillian St. Bread‘s famous loaves. There’s even a new vendor this year who makes vegan pierogies! So, bring your family, your own bags or basket, and your appetite.
Farmin’ in the Hall
Crievewood United Methodist Church, 451 Hogan Rd., Nashville, TN 37220
Hours: 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Open: May through September
More info: facebook.com
Crievewood United Methodist Church’s parking lot is transformed into a farmers’ market each Thursday, May through September. Farmin’ in the Hall offers the usual selection of local fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, honey, baked goods and crafts. Market-goers can also enjoy live music, dine at food trucks, and shop the Parnassus on Wheels bookmobile.
St. George’s Farmers Market
Kick off your weekend by shopping for fresh vegetables, bread, sweets, meats, fish, fruit and more at St. George’s Farmers Market. Located at the corner of Belle Meade Boulevard and Harding Pike, this producer-only market is completely volunteer-driven and strives to offer high-quality products for the community. Follow the Facebook page to stay up-to-date on each week’s market lineup and start planning your weekend menu accordingly. The farmers’ market happens rain or shine, so grab your umbrella. We’ll see you there!
Thompson’s Station Farmer’s Market at Homestead Manor
The Thompson’s Station Farmer’s Market is a veritable treasure trove of local goods, from produce, honey, meats and dairy to jewelry, natural skin products and crafts from nearby Tennessee communities. Held weekly at The Barn at Homestead Manor, drop by to shop local, whether you’re looking for gifts or stocking up on groceries.
OPEN THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
Green Door Gourmet
Green Door Gourmet isn’t your traditional farmers’ market. However, it’s one worth highlighting. The on-farm market resembles a general store, and it’s stocked full of produce, meats, eggs, honey and so much more. Green Door Gourmet strives to bring you fresh, local and regional products every day. Stop by to peruse the selection of artisanal items and fresh produce, or even check out the educational and culinary opportunities.
Hip Donelson Farmers Market
The area coined “Hip Donelson” — just across the Stones River Greenway from East Nashville — has experienced tremendous growth recently, and nothing celebrates this thriving community quite like the weekly farmers’ market. On Fridays, from May through October, the Hip Donelson Farmers Market kicks off the weekend with produce and artisan products from vendors within 150 miles of Donelson. Guests also can enjoy food trucks and booths from local restaurants while listening to great live music.
Ashland City Farmers and Artisans Market
Riverbluff Park pavilion, 175 Old Cumberland St., Ashland City, TN 37015
Hours: July through August, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.; September through October, 9 a.m. to noon
Open: July through October
More info: facebook.com
Ashland City’s market offers more than just produce. Soak in the sights at the Riverbluff Park pavilion as you browse the selections of meats, baked goods, crafts and more — all from local farmers and artisans, including maker Max Harris, who has been selling his handmade wooden bowls there since the market opened!
Farmers Market at the Crossings
Nashville Public Library, Southeast Branch, 5260 Hickory Hollow Pkwy., Antioch, TN 37013
Hours: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Open: May through October
More info: crossingsnashville.wixsite.com
In Antioch, folks gather at Farmers Market at the Crossings for fresh, local produce and artisan crafts that are all handmade or homegrown in the Middle Tennessee area. The market’s mission to bring the community together is achieved as shoppers flock for the food, live music, chef demonstrations, health and wellness workshops and additional activities.
Franklin Farmers Market
230 Franklin Rd., Franklin TN 37064 (behind The Factory at Franklin) • (615) 916-1274
Hours: May through October, 8 a.m. to noon.; November through April, 9 a.m. to noon
More info: franklinfarmersmarket.com
Due to high demand from loyal customers, this farmers’ market began offering a year-round marketplace that supports local farmers and sellers. Farmers travel from Thompson’s Station, Summertown, Woodbury, Watertown, Eagleville, and just about everywhere in between for the Franklin Farmers Market. Additionally, food and drink vendors offer delicious treats to keep you fueled as you shop the farmers’ selections and artisans’ goods.
Hunters Community Market
This new Saturday satellite pop-up market is a collaboration between the folks behind the East Nashville Famers’ Market and Citizen Kitchens (East Nashville’s small food-business incubator). The boutique market hosts many of the vendors who prepare their food in the incubator kitchens, resulting in an extensive array of delicious options for both fresh produce and prepared meals. It goes down every first Saturday of every month in the Hunters Station parking lot, but the plan is to expand to every Saturday — with any luck, before summer!
Murfreesboro Saturday Market
Public Square, Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Hours: 8 a.m. to noon
Open: May 22 through TBD
More info: mainstreetmurfreesboro.org
This successful weekly market in Murfreesboro’s historic downtown square will boast more than 50 vendors in 2021. They’re starting several weeks earlier this year to accommodate spring vegetables and strawberries, and it just gets better from there. Stop by to pick up fresh veggies, homemade cakes and pies, meats, freshly cut flowers, farm-fresh eggs, jams, jellies and more.
Nolensville Farmer’s Market
Organic and naturally grown produce, varieties of meat, baked goods, eggs, crafts, live music and food trucks can all be found at the Nolensville Farmer’s Market (now held at its new location, Mill Creek Church of Christ). Stop by to check out all the new vendors joining the fun this year!
Richland Park Farmer’s Market
Richland Park, 4701 Charlotte Pk., Nashville, TN 37209
Hours: April through December, 9 a.m. to noon; January through April, 10 a.m. to noon
More info: richlandparkfarmersmarket.com
Farm-fresh produce, eggs, milk, cheeses, flowers, seasonal fruits and berries, bread, granola, herbs and spices (and so much more) are on display at Richland Park every Saturday morning, serving the Sylvan Park, Nations and West Nashville communities — rain, shine, sleet or snow! Stand-out vendors include local favorites such as Delvin Farms, Bells Bend Farms, Pharmakultur Bakery, and Wedge Oak Farm, plus a selection of new vendors and international flavors, too. Though the pandemic prevents the typical children’s activities, chef demos or classes, you can still expect some new community events this year, such as Louisiana Crawfish Boils (take-home) and Family Picnic Pods in the Park.
Amqui Station Farmers Market
The Amqui Station Farmers Market’s mission is to provide a reliable source of fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables. In addition to their marketplace, the Amqui Station Farmers Market looks to educate the community on the benefits of eating fresh foods and shopping locally. Since the market requires all vendors to “make it, bake it, raise it, or grow it,” we know we’re in for some fresh and delicious goods!
Embrace your Nashville farmers’ markets and enjoy the best flavors of the season!
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