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May 27, 2016

Peach Jam Kicks Off Summer Season!

Join us as we kick off summer with the sweetest, juiciest, peachiest event of the year — The Nashville Farmers’ Market Peach Jam, sponsored by The Peach Truck! On June 18, 2016, from 10am to 2pm, our local and regional farmers are bringing hundreds of boxes of their best fresh farm peaches to the market and we wanna celebrate. Truckloads of peaches from all the best peach growing places — Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, and right here in Tennessee. The Peach Jam will also include live music, a Peachy Pastry Baking Contest inside the Market House, food trucks, freshly baked pies and cobblers for purchase, Jeni’s Ice Cream new flavor launch using Pearson Farm Peaches, activities for kids, and much more peachy party fun.

Participating farms at The Peach Jam will include Pearson Farm of Fort Valley, Georgia (brought to you by our sponsors, the Peach Truck); Fisher’s Orchard of Greer, South Carolina; Hal Hayes Farms of Chilton County, Alabama, and Bells Bend Farms from right here in Nashville, Tennessee. These farms will join our already robust line-up of local and regional farmers selling their fresh vegetables, locally raised meats, artisan cheeses, eggs, milk and dairy products, freshly baked breads, desserts and more.

For all our culinary talents who patronize our market, we’re bringing you the Peachy Pastry Baking Contest inside the Market House. At noon, bring us your favorite, perfectly peachy pastry: pies, cobblers, tarts, or crisps for our judges to taste their way to the best. The first place winner will receive a full box of peaches from The Peach Truck for you to can, freeze, jam, or simply eat. Peachy pastry entries should equal 6 or more servings, so bring your entire cobbler or pie or 6 portions of your peachy pastry. Entries are accepted by the Grow Local Kitchen from 12:00pm to 12:30pm, and the winners will be announced at 1:30pm.

And don’t forget to join us at the Edible Kitchen for a live demonstration by chef Jess Rice at 10am and 11am. Chef Rice will be whipping up something delicious and seasonal using Pearson Farm peaches and other fresh ingredients found at the market. Grab a recipe card and enjoy a free sample, to boot.

This will be one heckuva peach party, folks, so don’t miss it! Parking will be available onsite and in the surrounding state lots. Tip-based olf cart shuttle services will be canvassing the area.