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September 29, 2016

Bellyrama at the Nashville Farmers’ Market

We’re excited to be a sponsor of this year’s Bellyrama free family yoga fest! You’re invited to join the Blooma Nashville community from 9am to noon on Saturday, October 1st for free facepainting and henna, a family friendly market of local vendors and of course, yoga! RSVP here!


BELLYRAMA Family Yoga Fest Details


September 29, 2016

Farmhand Dinner Wrap-Up

This past Wednesday, eight of Nashville's finest chefs, more than 40 farmers and merchants, 250 guests, and Mayor Megan Barry gathered together for the Fourth Annual Farmhand Dinner at the Nashville Farmers' Market. The 4-course meal featured ingredients sourced directly from our merchant community, and proceeds went directly to the Friends of the Nashville Farmers' Market. It was a night of food, community, agriculture, and celebration for the end of a successful peak season for our producer-only market.


Although the food was certainly the biggest draw to the Farmahnd Dinner, the real highlight for our staff was watching our farmers and merchants enjoy a meal created from the fruits of their labor. We've faced many challenges together this year, yet our commitment to each other—a community of over 200 farmers and small businesses—proves stronger than any challenge, especially with the support of our mayor, Nashville's chefs, and our dedicated community.


At the Farmhand Dinner, we celebratedthe work of individuals and families that have chosen to dedicate their lives to grow, raise, create, make and share an abundance of high quality products at the Nashville Farmers’ Market. In honor of their hard work, we gathered the support of the finest, most innovative chefs and restaurateurs in Nashville to source and prepare a comfortable and delicious meal, including Laura Wilson and the producers of Citizen Kitchens, Hal Holden-Bache, Tandy Wilson, Tyler Brown, Trey Cioccia, Ed Smith, and Lisa Donovan.


In addition to our participating chefs and restaurateurs, we'd like to thank the following who helped make this wonderful event possible:

Village Real Estate our Presenting Sponsor

Jesse Goldstein the Emcee for the evening

Supe Granda and Jeremy Holt and the

Tennessee Field-hands

The Friends of the

Nashville Farmers’ Market

Bells Bend Farm CSA,

Bloomsbury Farm,

Delta Cheese Straws,

Delvin Farms,

Galena Garlic Co,

Gnarwhal Bakery,

Fisher’s Orchard,

Hill and Hollow Farm,

JD Country

Milk, KLD Farm,


Noble Springs Dairy,

Plano Produce,

Queen Bee Pollinators,

Simon’s Produce,

Smiley’s Produce,

Swafford’s Farm,

Tennessee Grass Fed,

Walnut Hills Farm,

Wedge Oak Farm,

Wise Butter,

Wolfe Gourmet Cakes

As well as

Bacon & Caviar Catering,

Batch Nashville,


Events Hatched,

Farmers of Wine,

Gardens of Babylon,

Hester and Cook Design Group,

Nashville Event Lighting,

Natchez Hills Winery & Vineyard and

the Nashville Farmers’ Market Board


We look forward to breaking bread with you around our table again next year.


September 9, 2016

Stuff a Pepper Recipe Contest

Stuff a Pepper!

When it comes to that blue plate classic Stuffed Peppers, Americans tend toward green bell peppers with a ground beef-rice-tomato sauce combo.  In Spain, it’s Pimentos Rellenos, in India it’s Bharvan Mirch, in Mexico it’s Chili Relleno, and in sports bars from coast to coast, Jalapeno Poppers rule!  Bring your best stuffed peppers---carnivorous, vegetarian or vegan---to Pepperfest at the Nashville Farmers’ Market on Saturday September 17th and vie for Stuffed Pepper Supremacy in our Stuff a Pepper Recipe Contest.

Bring four servings of your best Stuffed Peppers to the Cooking Contest Corral in the Market House between noon and 12:30 pm. Judging will begin at 12:45 and winners will be announced—and prizes awarded---by 1:30 pm. Any questions, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

September 9, 2016

Pepperfest! at the Nashville Farmers’ Market

Pepperfest! 2016

Join the Nashville Farmers' Market as we celebrate the spiciest international event of the summer—it's time for Pepperfest, sponsored by Ously Ouch Salsa! On September 17th, 2016, don't miss your opportunity to experience the diverse spicy food options at our market, and to shop for fresh pepper varieties grown by our local farmers. Purchase and sample hand-made foods from our many international food artisans, and enjoy live, traditional Latin American dance troups and musicians. Enter your best stuffed peppers in our Stuff a Pepper Recipe Contest, and watch Chef Julio Hernandez of Foxland Southern Grill demonstrate his recipe for Chicken Tinga with a Spanish-influenced piperade stew in the Edible Kitchen.

Here are more examples of the exciting events happening at Pepperfest!

- Kick off the Pepperfest weekend with our Night Market on Friday, September 16th, from 5 pm to 8 pm

- Chef demonstrations in the Edible Kitchen - Watch Chef Julio Hernandez of Foxland Southern Grill prepare a traditional Pueblan chicken tinga with a Spanish-influenced piperade stew. Demos at 10 and 11 am.

-  Free Spicy Sauces Tasting Table - Taste the many flavors of the market, including Korean gochuchaung, Mexican salsas, Southern Barbecue sauces, and more!

- Sample Salsas at the Ousley Ouch market table - Get a taste of all six flavors on Ousley Ouch salsas, from Mild to Ghost Pepper, to RidicOUSLEY Hot!

- Stuff a Pepper Recipe Contest - Enter your best stuffed peppers into our contest, and win prizes from the Nashville Farmers' Market. We accept any kind of pepper stuffed with any flavors you love!

- Live Radio Broadcast - ACTIVA 1240am will be on-location with giveaways and prizes.

-Baila! Mariachi Dancers - Watch a live performance of a traditional Jaliscan mariachi dance, along with live Latin American musicians.

- Locally-grown peppers - Find plenty of peppers available to purchase, from the sweetest bell peppers to the hottest habaneros.