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 inspire you to take on new gardening projects. If you’re looking to immerse yourself in the local farmers’ market scene this summer, we’ve compiled a list of options around town (for both Davidson and Williamson counties).
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
Nashville Farmers’ Market
900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville, TN 37208
Hours and more info: nashvillefarmersmarket.org
The Nashville Farmers’ Market is a longstanding Music City staple. The open-air farm sheds feature the products of area farmers, ranchers, and creameries — on the weekends, you can find everything from artisanal bread and cheeses to fresh flowers and fruit. You can even shop flea market items and homemade wares or stop by Gardens of Babylon for landscaping supplies and decor. While you’re there, hit up the Market House for dining options such as Bella Nashville pizza and Succulent Vegan Tacos, or sit for a spell with drinks from Bubble Love or Farm City Coffee. There’s even Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream for dessert!
12 South Farmers’ Market
Sevier Park, 3000 Granny White Pike, Nashville, TN 37212
Hours and 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 line of food trucks for a snack from mobile vendors like The Grilled Cheeserie and Rolled 4 Ever Ice Cream.
Berry Farms Farmers’ Market
Berry Farms Town Center, 4000 Hughes Crossing, Franklin, TN 37064
Hours and more info: berryfarmstn.com
Each Tuesday, Franklin’s Berry Farms community hosts a farmers’ market featuring strictly homegrown or handmade goods, and we can’t wait to see what they have in store for us this year! 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 and 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 and gulf shrimp to fresh peaches. So, bring your family, your own bags or basket, and your appetite.
Thompson’s Station Farmers’ Market at Homestead Manor
The Barn at Homestead Manor, 4683 Columbia Pike, Thompson’s Station, TN 37179
Hours and more info: tsfarmersmarket.org
The Thompson’s Station Farmers’ 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.
Farmin’ in the Hall
Crievewood United Methodist Church, 451 Hogan Rd., Nashville, TN 37220
Hours and 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!
Wedgewood-Houston Farmers’ Market
Location: The Outfield, located next to 410 Chestnut Street, Nashville, TN 37212
Hours and more info: wedgewoodhoustonfarmersmarket.com
Welcome the newest addition to Nashville’s farmers’ market community! True to its name, the Wedgewood-Houston Farmers’ Market will take place in the artsy Wedgewood Houston neighborhood, featuring fresh local produce and playing host to popular local vendors like Bad Luck Burger Club, The Peach Truck, Hidden Holler Farms, and many more. Check them out every third Thursday of the month, June through October — and be sure to bring a blanket to spread out and enjoy your purchases!
OPEN THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
Green Door Gourmet
7007 River Rd. Pike, Nashville, TN 37209
Hours and more info: greendoorgourmet.com
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
Two Rivers Mansion, 3130 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37214
Hours and more info: donelsonfarmersmarket.org
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, 175 Old Cumberland St., Ashland City, TN 37015
Hours and 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! You may also spot vendors at the same location throughout the week, as the pavilion remains open for vendors to sell independently from the official farmers’ market hours.
Farmers’ Market at the Crossings
Nashville Public Library, Southeast Branch, 5260 Hickory Hollow Pkwy., Antioch, TN 37013
Hours and 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 other rotating activities.
Franklin Farmers’ Market
230 Franklin Rd., Franklin, TN 37064 (behind The Factory at Franklin)
Hours and 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.
Murfreesboro Saturday Market
Public Square, Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Hours and more info: mainstreetmurfreesboro.org
This successful weekly market in Murfreesboro’s historic downtown square boasts more than 50 vendors. They started several weeks early 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 Farmers’ Market
Historic Nolensville School, 7248 Nolensville Rd., Nolensville, TN 37135
Hours and more info: nolensvillefarmersmarket.com
Organic and naturally grown produce, varieties of meat, baked goods, eggs, crafts, live music, and food trucks can all be found at the Nolensville Farmers’ Market (now held at its new location, Historic Nolensville School). Stop by to check out all the new vendors joining the fun this year!
Richland Park Farmers’ Market
Richland Park, 4711 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN 37209
Hours and more info: richlandparkfarmersmarket.com
Farm-fresh produce, eggs, milk, cheeses, flowers, seasonal fruits and berries, bread, granola, herbs, 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.
Amqui Station Farmers’ Market
303 Madison St., Madison, TN 37115
Hours and more info: amquistation.org
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, delicious goods!
Embrace your Nashville makers at this season’s farmers’ markets, and enjoy the best flavors of the season!
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