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The Nashville Farmers' Market is home to farmers, food artisans, restaurateurs, shop owners, crafters, flea merchants, special events, workshops, classes, chef demos, and more throughout the year!
Since its inception on the town square in the early 1800’s, the Farmers’ Market has been a vital part of Nashville life. Although the market has had several homes, one thing has remained constant; a love of shopping for the best produce, foods, and finds in an exciting community setting. In the early 1800’s Nashville constructed a new City Hall and Market House on the west side of the downtown public square. It was not uncommon to see an overflowing of market vendors lining up on the square four to five rows deep with their wagons to sell fresh products. During the 1930’s, the City Hall, Market House and Courthouse Buildings were demolished to make way for the new Davidson County Courthouse and a new Market House was constructed on the north side of the square.
In the mid-1950’s the City moved the Farmers’ Market to a new location just north of Downtown on Jefferson Street. In 1995, the Farmers’ Market was renovated as part of the Bicentennial State Park Mall development. The Market now stretches from Harrison to Jackson Streets on Rosa L. Parks Blvd. and covers 16 acres of urban land. Nashville Farmers' Market is home to: a daily Farmers’ Market with local farmers, artisans, & merchants; an interior Market House with restaurants, an International Market, Howell's Farm Store, and various types of merchants during the winter; and a weekend Flea Market with independent entrepreneurs selling a wide variety of items.
In 2010, Nashville Farmers' Market was severely damaged along with many others in the community during the May flood. Thanks to the tireless efforts of merchants, volunteers, & assistance from community organizations, the exterior areas were able to open the following week. However, the Market House restaurants & shops remained closed for almost four months. The Market held a Re-Grand Opening Celebration in August 2010.
The Grow Local Kitchen opened in 2012 and offers a dynamic culinary class and event schedule, along with production rental opportunities.