Fun Things to Do On Your Staycation: The Nashville Farmer's Market

The Nashville Farmer’s Market is far more than its name suggests. Since its humble beginning as a few farmers selling their goods in the town square in the 1800’s, it is now located near Centennial Park and has grown into a staple of the Nashville community, with three distinct branches.

 

It always provide fresh and delicious produce directly from the local farmer’s hand to yours, in a venue known as the South Farm Sheds. The most fruitful season is around May-November, although you may purchase produce, canned goods and other preservatives like homemade jam and honey all year round.

 

Another staple of the Farmer’s Market is the Market House, which contains 15 restaurants and shops that provide a large variety of prepared food for its customers, including gourmet pizza, Chinese, Mexican, Jamaican, Indian, Greek, cajun and so much more. There’s something for everyone! Also, if you enjoy cooking or want to learn some new dishes, the Grow Local Kitchen, just opened last year in the Market House, offers culinary classes as well as other special event in its community kitchen space. They always feature ingredients provided by the market to promote support for the local farmers.

 

While both Market House and South Farm Sheds are open seven days a week, swing by Friday-Sunday to visit the incredible Flea Market. As many as 50 merchants take up shop there, selling their beautiful handmade pottery, jewelry, clothing, home goods and more.

 

So this summer go enjoy the delicious food, fresh produce and beautiful crafts! The Nashville Farmer’s Market is wonderful way to spend a day out with family and friends and feel like you’re a part of the thriving Nashville community.