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April 29, 2016

Fre$h Savings for Shoppers on SNAP

The Nashville Farmers’ Market understands that buying healthy food on a limited budget can be difficult. That’s why we’re launching Fre$h Savings — because we want to make access to fresh healthy food easy for everyone at our farmers’ market.

What is Fre$h Savings?

Fre$h Savings is a program made possible by grants from the United States Department of Agriculture and UnitedHealthcare, with additional support from the AARP Foundation. Essentially, the Fre$h Savings program allows you to buy more fresh fruits and vegetables with your SNAP card at the Nashville Farmers’ Market.

Here’s how it works:

Our customers can spend up to $10 on their SNAP cards and get the same amount of money back in Fre$h Savings tokens. These tokens can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the market season. However, Fre$h Savings tokens will expire when the market season is over.

When is Fresh Savings Available?

The Fre$h Savings tokens are given out at the Fre$h Savings booth located under Farm Shed 1 at the Nashville Farmers Market:

  • Every Saturday and Sunday, 8am-2pm
  • Second Wednesday of the month, 10am-2pm

Here’s how it helps:

Fre$h Savings allows our customers on SNAP to shop smarter and eat healthier. Eating a diet of fresh fruits and vegetables can encourage good health and avoid sickness, and encourage a better sense of well-being. Any customer on SNAP can access the Fre$h Savings program at the Nashville Farmers’ Market during the days and time listed above.

Fre$h Savings Launch Event

On Saturday May 14, 2016, at 1pm, local and regional leaders, including Mayor Megan Barry, will join the AARP Foundation and United Health Care to launch this exciting program at the Nashville Farmers’ Market. This event is open to the Public. Please join us for this official launch ceremony, tour of the market, and opportunity to learn more about how the program will operate!




April 8, 2016

Strawberry Jubilee - May 7th, 2016

Come celebrate the sweetest event of the season at the Nashville Farmers' Market's Strawberry Jubilee, sponsored by Delvin Farms. On May 7, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., we're kicking off the growing season with a celebration that is sure to make you see red -- in a good way!  Our farm sheds will be filled with the freshest strawberries grown by our local and regional farmers, and this is your chance to enjoy them before their fleeting season has passed. We'll have live music, a STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE CONTEST (guidelines and schedule below), locally baked pies and cobblers, cocktails, local beer and wine, food trucks, and much, much, more. So put on your best red dress (or suit), your biggest red derby hat, and shimmy on down to the Strawberry Jubilee for a celebration of food, farming, community, and Tennessee agriculture.




Strawberry Tasting 10am-11am: Kick off the morning with a brunchy, strawberry cocktail at the open bar, the move to the Grow Local Kitchen to get a taste of our local and regional farmers' bounty of berries with free strawberry samples.


Strawberry Shortcake Contest from 11am-12:30pm: According to cookbook historians, the first strawberry shortcake recipe appeared in an English cookbook in 1558. By 1850, Strawberry Shortcake was a popular biscuit-and-fruit dessert, eagerly adopted by Americans who declared June 14th National Strawberry Shortcake Day. We don't want to wait that long, so we're declaring May 7th Strawberry Shortcake Day at the Nashville Farmers' Market and inviting anyone who has ever been told they make the best Strawberry Shortcake ever to put it to the test! Whether you take the classic or creative path, the purist or interpretive approach, we invite you to show off your mad shortcake skills.


Day-Of Contest Rules: Simply bring 5 individual servings of your best Strawberry Shortcake along with a printed copy of your recipe to the Grow Local Kitchen between 11am -11:30am (no entries will be accepted after 11:30am). Our panel of esteemed judges will view and review each one. and at 12:30pm award the Blue, Red, and White Ribbons of Strawberry Shortcake Superiority, as well as a special gift basket from the Nashville Farmers' Market. (NOTE: All contestants are encouraged to use strawberries from one of our local and regional farmers.)


Event Details:

April 8, 2016



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