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August 10, 2016

Perfect Week for Tomatoes and Peaches

The perfect week for homegrown tomatoes and fresh farm peaches is upon us here at the Nashville Farmers' Market. With the East Nashville Tomato Art Fest this Saturday, and the last of the peaches arriving in the next few weeks, now is the time to get these two summer favorites before their seasonal end.  This Saturday, we're expecting two busy farm sheds filled with local summer produce and plenty of folks wanting to escape the East Nashville crowds. So come on out early to beat the heat because it's the perfect week for peaches and tomatoes, plus all your summer produce favorites, at the Nashville Farmers' Market.

Last week at the Nashville Farmers' Market, we celebrated summer's favorite fruit with our Watermelon Throwdown sponsored by Simons' Produce. Kids and adults alike had an outstanding time participating in our Watermelon Eating Contest and sampling all the sweet watermelon varieties grown by our local farmers. This week, we are still celebrating summer with all the homegrown tomatoes our local farmers are providing. Find homegrown heirloom tomatoes Tuesday - Saturday at Swafford Farms and locally-grown organic cherry tomatoes at Bloomsbury Farm and Athena's Harvest Farm this Saturday.

Now that peach season is coming to a close, this is the perfect time to visit the Nashville Farmers' Market. The Peach Truck announced last week that their Georgia Peaches are done for the season, but our market still has fresh--from-the-farm peaches available 7 days a week! Find sweet Alabama peaches from Hal Hayes Farm and South Carolina peaches from Fisher's Orchard. Get them now for jams, jellies, preserving, and freezing before you've missed your opportunity to fill your peachy fix.

And don't forget that August is the height of peak season at the Nashville Farmers' Market, and that means you can find an abundance of summer fruits and vegetables filling our Farm Sheds 7 days a week! Flawless fresh sweet corn, tender okra, sweet watermelons, cantaloupe, and sweet and hot peppers are here for your summer cooking needs Monday - Sunday. So don't miss your opportunity to support your local farmers in and around Nashville, and purchase the freshest locally grown food found around town at the Nashville Farmers' Market. 

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