Best Farmers Markets in Middle Tennessee

 

It’s Farmers Market season again! Overflowing with the best produce in Middle Tennessee, these local gems are always popular, so arrive as early as you can to secure parking and the first crack at produce selection.

Though many vendors do accept cards, it’s a good idea to bring cash. Expect the markets to be crowded, and plan to spend more time than you would at a typical grocery store. Take time to stroll and browse, taste everything that looks good, and remember your reusable bags! Enjoy another beautiful spring and summer season in Middle Tennessee.


Gulch Night Market

11th Ave & Laurel St | Nashville
May – December, Every 3rd Thursday, 5 – 8 p.m.

The Gulch Night Market hosts an enticing mix of vendors, including local food trucks and restaurants, drinks, artisan retailers, live entertainment, and a local D.J.

Expect to see your favorite vendors again this year, including Apple & Oak, Nash Collection, Aero Bar, Pet Wants, Califarmia, and Amelia’s Flower truck.

All events are free and open to all ages. Dogs are also welcome!

A portion of the proceeds generated at each Gulch Night Market event will be donated to a local charity.


Nashville Farmers Market

900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd | Nashville
7 days a week, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The Nashville Farmers Market is one of the few year-round markets in the state. The produce selection shifts seasonally, but anything delicious growing in Tennessee will be available here most days of the week.

The indoor Market House boasts seventeen locally-owned restaurants offering a delightful range of cuisines from around the globe (Korean, Mediterranean, Italian, Jamaican, and local Nashville delicacies among them).

More like Ponce City Market or Pike Place Market than your typical farmers market, this spacious, wildly eclectic venue is not to be missed. Highlights include renowned Moose Head Kettle Corn, artisan baked goods, clothing, a succulent nursery, and a limited selection of fresh local produce.


Franklin Farmers Market

230 Franklin Road | Franklin
Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

This popular market is packed with local produce, food trucks, homemade desserts and tea blends, local eggs and dairy, grass-fed meats, and icy cold drinks in addition to the expected wide array of local and organic produce. Be sure to visit the local artists offering handcrafted goods and art, listen to some bluegrass, and if you can, snag a bag of kettle corn!


12 South Farmers Market

3000 Granny White Pike | Nashville
Tuesdays, May – October, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Honored as part of Nashville Scene’s Best of Nashville list 4 years running, 12 South is a weekly community market hosting live music, food trucks, local produce, meats, dairy, baked desserts and pastries, and local artisans and makers. Look for favorites like Old School Farm, Delvin Farm, Bountiful Blessings, Peach Truck, Fire Pot Chai and many more.


Murfreesboro Saturday Market

1 N Public Square | Murfreesboro
Saturdays, June – Oct, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Visit the bustling Saturday Market and sample a bounty of local produce, a freshly-rotating crop of local vendors, and offerings like grass-fed meats and cheese, luxurious goat’s milk soaps, handmade pies and breads, preserves, and flavored syrups. Reviewers love the friendly vendors and array of produce throughout the seasons.


Lebanon Farmers Market

143 South Maple Street | Lebanon
Tuesday – Saturday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Though this much-beloved community market is comparatively smaller than some on our list, it offers a beautifully curated selection of local produce, jams and jellies, Tennessee relish, and the much-recommended Kimberly Underwood of Watertown, rumored to be a must-visit local farmer.


East Nashville Farmers Market

1500 Davidson St | Nashville
Wednesdays, May – October, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.

The East Nashville Farmers Market, conveniently located next to the Shelby Park playground, offers local produce, honey, jams and jellies, hand-crafted gifts and art, food trucks, live music, and one of the less-crowded market experiences in the area. Reviewers love the knowledgeable, helpful, outgoing vendors and the thoughtful offerings from farmers who cater to the smaller space.

Luscious handmade soaps, Eat Like Kings Bakery, and the joy of seeing children and dogs playing freely all make this venue a must-shop this spring and summer.


Hendersonville Farmers Market

300 Indian Lake Blvd | Hendersonville
Saturdays, May 18th through September 14th, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

This smaller market offers a nice selection of local produce, local honey, cakes, cookies, and fried pies, flavored syrups, food trucks, and holistic wellness vendors all conveniently located at The Streets of Indian Lake shopping center.


Nolensville Farmers Market

7248 Nolensville Rd. | Nolensville
Saturdays, May – October, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

A cozier (yet still varied) alternative to the larger Nashville markets, the Nolensville Farmers Market hosts about 25 local farmers weekly. Shop for local produce, grass-fed meats and poultry, seafood, baked goods, honey, jams and jellies, handmade goat’s milk soaps, and artisan coffee.


Berry Farms Farmers Market

4000 Hughes Crossing | Franklin
Tuesdays, May – October, 4 – 7 p.m.

The Farmers Market at Berry Farms is open during the harvest seasons in the Berry Farms Town Center. Expect a wide selection of local produce, grass-fed meats, dairy, poultry, hand-made desserts, jams and jellies, and honey. The Berry Farms Market only welcomes producers, not vendors, so everything on offer has been homegrown or handmade.


Hip Donelson Farmers Market

3130 McGavock Pk, Nashville, TN 37214
Fridays, May – October, 4 – 7 p.m.

This community market hosts live music, food trucks, local farmers and artisans, and local gifts. This year will be its second in the Two Rivers Mansion venue, a beautiful historic venue that feels like a park. This producers-only market is a beloved community fixture, so expect a fun crowd!


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