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July 4, 2016

2nd Annual Community Farm Day at the Nashville Farmers’ Market

2nd Annual Community Farm Day at the Nashville Farmers' Market

Join us as we celebrate the bounty of summer produce and our local and regional farmers at the 2nd Annual Community Farm Day, sponsored by The Tennessean and Beaman Park to Bells Bend Conservation Area Board. At Community Farm Day, we're inviting you to visit our Market at the height of peak growing season, and shake the hands of the farmers who produced it all. We'll have contests, live bluegrass music, live chef demos in the Edible Kitchen presented by Edible Nashville, a local meat cookout, a free tomato tasting table, a musical petting zoo for kids, and much more down-home fun for the whole family.

The first Community Farm Day at the Nashville Farmers' Market was held last year in 2015 as we began our first year as a producer-only market. This year, we are well into our 2nd season and hosting the most farmers the Nashville Farmers' Market has had in decades. Our Farm Sheds are filled with all the summer favorites like sweet corn, homegrown tomatoes, cucumbers, summer squashes, peaches, blueberries, blackberries, plums, and more. Community Farm Day is our chance to thank our local and regional farmers and say "thank you" for all the fresh, healthy food they provide our community.

Festival details:

·         Community Farm Day will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

·         Over 40 Local and Regional Farmers

·         More than 20 Food Artisans, Local Crafters, and Flea Merchants

·         17 Locally Owned Restaurants and Shops

·         Local Meat Grill Out provided by local farmers and B & C BBQ

·         Live chef demonstrations by Mike Arnold in the Edible Kitchen, sponsored by Edible Nashville, at 10 a.m. and 11

·         Free Homegrown Tomato Tasting Table from 10 a.m. to 11

·         Corn and Tomato Recipe Contest, entries accepted from 12 p.m. to 12:30, winners announced 1 p.m.

·         Corn Shucking Contest at 1 p.m.

·         Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum's Musical Petting Zoo sponsored by Fisher's Orchard

·         Live Bluegrass Music

·         Local Food Trucks

·         Seasonal moonshine cocktail, craft beer, and local wine from Arrington Vineyards

*Plenty of Parking just steps away in surrounding state lot every weekend.