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July 10, 2016

Bounty of Summer Produce Fills Sheds at Nashville Farmers’ Market

Shoppers were blown away yesterday at the Nashville Farmers' Market to find both Farm Sheds filled with a bounty of summer produce. Our crowds were all smiles to shop the wide variety with their favorite farmers, and our Market House food hall was a-buzz with hungry lunch-seekers. If you missed it, that's ok — we've  got your Saturday Market recap so you can stay abreast of the summer bounty that awaits you at your downtown community farmers' market.

If you didn't already know, it's the season for sweet corn, and our community came out in droves yesterday to purchase bushels from their local and regional farmers. Two of our newest and youngest farmers (Scott Pack of Pack Farm and Tom Lyle of Harvest Moon Produce) were sold out of their giant loads of sweet corn by the afternoon. It was heart-warming to see our community support these young entrepreneurs, and we feel proud knowing that their harvest is ending up on the dinner plates of shoppers at the Nashville Farmers' Market.

Another Market headline from our bustling Saturday is that Swafford Farms has arrived for the season with a full inventory of fresh summer favorites! Swafford and crew impressed shoppers with their vast display of Bradley tomatoes, peppers, and aromatic antaloupes. Swafford Farms has been a member of the Nashville Farmers' Market family for many years, and we are proud to welcome them back to the Market again.

Finally, the varieties available at the Nashville Farmers' Market yesterday were endless and must be given some well-deserved recognition — Reggie's Farm supplied shoppers with five different varieties of beautifulmint including grapefruit and chocolate, Smiley's Farm brought bushels of Rosa Bianca, the beautiful globe-shaped Italian heirloom eggplant, Athena's Harvest Farm sold out of their famously sweet Sun Gold cherry tomatoes, and Tennessee Artisan Honey Bar featured a limited supply of Tennessee Sourwood comb honey. We even spotted chef Tom Bayless of Bastion Nashville shopping for his favorite mustard greens at the Growing Together booth. It was an ace of a Saturday at the Nashville Farmers' Market and we look forward to continuing forward with the support of so many farmers, chefs, and you, our dedicated shoppers.

Next Saturday is sure to be an even bigger and badder Market…it's our 2nd Annual Community Farm Day! With contests, a cookout, musical petting zoo, prizes, and more. Don't miss it! Find plenty of parking in surrounding state lots every weekend.