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NFM at Richland Park Farmers' Market--Saturday's 9am-12pm from May-October

May 3, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Join NFM, Farmers, & Artisans May-October at the  NFM@Richland Park Saturday Market!  We are proud to be partnering with these many fine farmers & artisans & Metro Parks to bring this market to you this season as our newest, and 100% Producer-Only Neighborhood Market.

NFM at Richland Park Merchants include;  Bells Bend Farms, Peaceful Pastures, Bugtussle Farm, Old School Farms, Martha Stamps Catering, Kelley's Berries, Timbertop Farms, Carla's Catering, Kenny's Farmhouse Cheese, The Nashville Jam Co., Johnson's Honey, Dozen Bakery, The Peach Truck, Ousley Ouch, Noble Springs Dairy, Hippo Hollow Farm, Westwind Farms & more.  Special guests and music weekly! See below for more info on NFM's Neighborhood Market program.

Nashville Farmers' Market offers two Neighborhood Market Programs in the 2014 season:

Are you a farmer or food artisan Interested in becoming a merchant at NFM @ Richland Park and/or NFM @ Vanderbilt?  Download our application or Send an email of interest here!  

Want to learn more about exciting things to come at Nashville Farmers' Market & our Neighborhood Markets this season?  Visit our News & Honors page. 

All NFM Neighborhood Markets are 100% Producer-Only and open rain or shine;closing only for severe, inclement weather.   All merchants accept cash & checks, some credit/debit cards. Visit our Events Page to learn about special events & happenings at all of our markets. 

Check out our seasonality chart to learn what local deliciousness will be coming in season soon!

NFM @ Vanderbilt--Thursday's 3-6pm June-October

June 5, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Join us at Neighborhood Market, NFM @ Vanderbilt Market--now in its sixth year!!  

Nashville Farmers' Market at Vanderbilt is held every Thursday June 5-Oct. 30th, 2014 from 3-6pm in Medical Center Plaza located at 2211 Garland Avenue Nashville, TN 37212.  The Market is centered amongst Langhorn Auditorium, Au Bon Pain (formerly McDonald's) & Monroe Carrell Vanderbilt Children's Hospital.

Returning farmers & artisans include; Kelley's Berry Farm, Smiley's Farm, Bells Bend Farm, Lucky Farms, Nature's Promise Farm, Howell's Farm, JD Country Milk, Walnut Hills Farm, Provence Bread, Ousley Ouch Salsa, Sue's Flowers, Auntie T's Granola, Tucker's Nut Butters, Hummus Chick, The Peach Truck, Beach Bums Juice, See Sun Vu's Farm, Legato Gelato, My Friend Who Loves to Cook, Noble Springs Dairy, Johnson's Honey & more. Seasonal guest stars will be popping in as able throughout market season!

All markets are open rain or shine--closing only for severly inclement weather.   All merchants accept cash & checks, some credit/debit cards.  Check our seasonality chart to find out what's in season!

This Market is a cooperative partnership between Nashville Farmers' Market, Vanderbilt University Medical Center & Health Plus. 

The Picnic Tap Grand Opening at NFM!

October 2, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Join The Picnic Tap on their Grand Opening Day 11am-8pm!

Ribbon-cutting at 11am and then brews flow by the pint or growler fill-up all day!  Locally-sourced charcuterie-based menu available along with non-alcoholic beverages. 

Visit The Picnic Tap FB page & also Get more info here

"Meet Me at the Market" with AARP Wednesday 10/8

October 8, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Meet Me at the Farmers’ Market Presented by AARP is an interactive event - happening the second Wednesday each month - at the Nashville Farmers’ Market. This unique, indoor/outdoor experience offers shopping and dining; cooking, gardening, and group fitness classes; volunteer opportunities and more!  Meet Me at the Farmers’ Market Presented by AARP, is a collaboration between AARP Tennessee and the Nashville Farmers’ Market. 

Information coming soon on October's Meet Me at the Farmers' Market activities!

See below for a "taste" of September "Meet Me at the Market" 

The September Meet Me at the Farmers’ Market will be held on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. Activities include: 

·         10:00 am Introduction to Tai Chi demonstration inside Nashville Farmers’ Market (NFM) Market House;

·         10:00 am to 2:00 pm gardening demonstrations and consultations conducted by Master Gardeners of Davidson County – highlighting the best ways to grow fall  flowers and vegetables in your backyard;

·         10:30 am - 1:00 pm Cooking demonstration in the Grow Local Kitchen with Green Fork Academy chefs showing guests how to make  quick, delicious foods using fresh ingredients with samples aplenty;

Community Food Advocates will be available from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm to help individuals sign up for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs/ “SNAP” benefits and providing information on the SNAP “Fresh Bucks” coupon program. 

Click here for more information about the Meet Me at the Farmers’ Market events.  

Meet AARP TN, Community Food Advocates & special guests at the Farmers' Market Wednesday, September 10th!  

TN History Festival at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park

October 17 - October 18, 2014

Bicentennial Capitol Mall hosts Tennessee’s History Festival

Oct 17 – 18 @ Bicentennial Capitol Mall (middle)

Experience day to day life during the mid 19th century at our annual History Festival. Interact with civilians, soldiers and other historic figures as they bring Tennessee’s history alive. This free event features demonstrations, re-enactors and other interpretive programming. School groups may make reservations for Friday’s activities with Park Manager Mike Cole at 615-741-5800.  

Night Market! Friday, October 17th

October 17, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Last Night Market of the 2014 season- October 17th and kicks off a full weekend of free-to-attend events including Night Market!

Local produce is IN & celebrating  peak season (and fall harvest time!) --has never been so delicious.  This month features a pumpkin-y theme!  If you have been waiting to experience the wonder, joy, and deliciousness of Night Markets now is the time--it's the last one of the season I Come sip, shop, sup, sample, and explore the market under night lights--restaurants, farmers, artisans, crafters, flowers/plants,flea market finds and so much more for you!

Grow Local Kitchen will be cooking with great local flavors for you all night.  Live music with Lightning 100,  adult beverage sales (special beverages offered this month!) smile  with Tennessee Brew Works & D & D Events,  and so much more info to come.  

See below for  a "taste" of what September Night Market  included (all events free to attend!): 

Night Market FRIDAY, Sept. 19th from 5-8pm kicks off a weekend full of flavor at Nashville Farmers' Market (NFM)! It's going to be a "pepper moon" this month --so come on out & get your peppers, pumpkins + so much more.  All events are free to attend.  We can't wait to celebrate fall harvest with you! 
FRIDAY 9/19 Night Market Contests & Offerings 5:00 pm-8:30 pm:  Delicious TN hot peppers are IN & Smiley's & Swafford's Farms' & more have tons of spicy options for you. Restaurants and shops will be open until 8:30 pm with special peppered menus. We'll be hosting a Pepper Festival restaurant dish and merchant contest all weekend via Facebook-so make sure you come try their dishes, see the special peppery offerings and vote for your favorite!  Crafters and trucks in North Sheds and Flea Market will be open this evening. Tons of samples, live music, local beers by TN Brew Works, wines by Arrington Vineyards, and a special, signature cocktail.  We're looking forward to new peppery-y offerings from artisans & merchants to debut this night.  Special guests will be in Grow Local Kitchen with pepper-featured items. If you have been waiting to experience the wonder, joy, and deliciousness of Night Markets now is the time as this will be the second to last one of the 2014 season!! 


Full lineup & more info will be posted here. Come grow local with NFM this pepper moon night & celebrate the fall season with family, friends, & community! 

Come join local farmers, food artisans, restaurateurs, musicians, merchants and more for a fantastic weekend celebrating Tennessee peppers at Nashville Farmers' Market!


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NFM Farmhand Dinner

October 23, 2014 at 6:30 PM

This special evening will be held on Thursday, October 23rd from 6:30-8:30pm.  The ticketed event features innovative and delicious interpretations of a traditional farmhand dinner—a time when farm workers would come together to celebrate a successful day in the fields. Nashville Farmers' Market farmers and 11+ of Nashville's best chefs (Margot McCormack, Tyler Brown, Jeremy Barlow, Laura Wilson, Sam Tucker, Molly Fitzpatrick Martin, Hal Holden-Bache, Pat Martin, Vivek Surti, Mindy Merrell & R.B Quinn, and Dave Cuomo) joining forces for a delicious evening for you!

Get tickets HERE and join us for Farmhand Dinner 2014!  

This event is brought to you by Smiley's Farm, Swafford's Farm, adult beverage pairings and more.  More information to come soon and please see below for a "taste" of chefs who will be bringing their best of farm-sourced courses to you!   PS This event sold out early last year so get your tickets now!

Farmhand Dinner 2014:  

The evening begins with a traditional twist on a farmhand “Water Break” with a signature cocktail, wine,  and hors d’oeuvres from 6:30 to7pm.  The dinner also includes select wine pairings and time-honored farmhand-style dinner service, music, and more. Proceeds will benefit developments to NFM’s ongoing work to support local agriculture and educational programs.

National Food Day Event!

October 24, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Join Nashville Farmers' Market,  Community Food Advocates, & more for the fourth annual National Food Day Event!  Free & open to the public,J oin  local food, farming, community organizations to learn and celebrate food together.  More info to come soon! 

Learn more about Food Day here 

Learn more about Community Food Advocates here

Food Day is a project of the nonprofit Center for Science & Public Interest 

Music City Bacon & Barrel Festival

October 25, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Music City Bacon and Barrel Festival
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Nashville Farmers' Market
Join us at Nashville Farmers' Market as we celebrate two commonly appreciated southern traditions: hearty food & distilled spirits. We will bring together 30 of Nashville’s best restaurants and a vast array of distilled spirits brand to savor a weekend of bacon, bbq and all the good things that come from old oak barrels.

Enjoy healthy portions of your favorite bacon dishes from Confeastador, The Farm House - Nashville, The Row Nashville, Edley's Bar-B-Que, Chef's Market, Burger Republic, The Local Taco, Donut Den, Two Bits, Rodizio Grill - Nashville, Walker Creek Toffee, City Winery Nashville, The Nashville Jam Company and many more while listening to live country music by Trent Summar & the New Row Mob.

If you're still thirsty after your 15 bourbon samples, we will also have a cash bar with a variety of drinks available. Remember, a portion of all bar sales and ticket sales go directly to the Nashville Phoenix Club - so every sip counts! Complimentary parking will be available in the lot in front of the Farmers' Market, but we encourage you to take a Uber or a taxi (we want you to have some fun).
Get more information and tickets HERE! 

Crafts & Drafts w/The Nashville Scene

November 8, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Join Nashville Scene in celebrating all things local crafts and drafts!

Held at Nashville Farmers' Market on Saturday, November 8th from 10am-6pm. 

Check back for regular updates!


Other Upcoming Events

NFM at Richland Park Farmers’ Market—Saturday’s 9am-12pm from May-October
May 03, 2014

The Picnic Tap Grand Opening at NFM!
October 02, 2014

“Meet Me at the Market”  with AARP Wednesday 10/8
October 08, 2014

Music City Bacon & Barrel Festival
October 25, 2014

Crafts & Drafts w/The Nashville Scene
November 08, 2014