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We're Hiring!

March 23 - March 30, 2016

Are you interested in working at the Nashville Farmers' Market?  We are currently accepting applications for a Business Services Manager. Learn more here

Rally for Real American Cheese w/ The Grilled Cheeserie

April 12, 2016 at 11:00 AM

Did you know that The Grilled Cheeserie has teamed up with Kenny's Farmhouse Cheese to produce a REAL artisan American cheese with triple the cream? And did you know you can taste it on National Grilled Cheese Day here at the Nashville Farmers' Market?? For FREE! Join us Tuesday, April 12, 2016, from 11am to 1pm, for The Grilled Cheeserie's Rally For Real American Cheese, and make cheese grate again! Get a free grilled cheese sandwich, a free scoop of Ben and Jerry's AmeriCONE Dream, and register to vote while you're at it. Live music by Mr. Steve of the Early Birds show on Lightning 100, outdoor seating, and, um... did we mention free grilled cheese?!?!?

Regular Meeting of the Nashville Farmers' Market Board

April 27, 2016 at 9:30 AM

 

Regular meetings of the Nashville Farmers' Market Commission typically occur on the 4th Wednesday of each calendar month at 9:30am in the meeting room upstairs at Nashville Farmers' Market next to the administrative offices.

Strawberry Jubilee 2016

May 7, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Come celebrate the sweetest event of the season at the Nashville Farmers' Market's STRAWBERRY JUBILEE, sponsored by DELVIN FARMS. On May 7, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., we're kicking off the growing season with a celebration that is sure to make you see red -- in a good way!  Our farm sheds will be filled with the freshest strawberries grown by our local and regional farmers, and this is your chance to enjoy them before their fleeting season has passed. We'll have live music, a STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE CONTEST (guidelines and schedule below), locally baked pies and cobblers, cocktails, local beer and wine, food trucks, and much, much, more. So put on your best red dress (or suit), your biggest red derby hat, and shimmy on down to the Strawberry Jubilee for a celebration of food, farming, community, and Tennessee agriculture.

Schedule:

Strawberry Tasting 10-11am: Get a taste of our local and regional farmers' bounty of berries with free samples.

Strawberry Shortcake Contest from 11am-12:30pm: According to cookbook historians, the first strawberry shortcake recipe appeared in an English cookbook in 1558. By 1850, Strawberry Shortcake was a popular biscuit-and-fruit dessert, eagerly adopted by Americans who declared June 14th National Strawberry Shortcake Day. We don't want to wait that long, so we're declaring May 7th Strawberry Shortcake Day at the Nashville Farmers' Market and inviting anyone who has ever been told they make the best Strawberry Shortcake ever to put it to the test! Whether you take the classic or creative path, the purist or interpretive approach, we invite you to show off your mad shortcake skills. Simply bring 5 individual servings of your best Strawberry Shortcake and a printd copy of your recipe to the Grow Local Kitchen between 11 and 11:30am (no entries will be accepted after 11:30am). Our panel of esteemed judges will view and review each one. amd at 12:30pm award the Blue, Red, and White Ribbons of Strawberry Shortcake Superiority, as well as a special gift basket from the Nashville Farmers' Market. (NOTE: All contestants are encouraged to use strawberries from one of our local and regional farmers.)

Event Details:

 

Edible Kitchen Launch

May 7, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Join us as we partner with our friends at Edible Nashville to bring you live cooking demonstrations by some of our favorite chefs around. On Saturday May 7, 2016, during the Strawberry Jubille, join us between the Farm Sheds for a live demonstration by chef Audra Dykes of Slow Hand Coffee. Chef Audra, an accomplished pastry chef, will walk us through her most delicious strawberry shortcake recipe. Chef Audra's demonstrations will be held at 10am and 11am. You won't want to miss it!

    

"Meet Me at the Market" with AARP, Master Gardeners of Davidson County & More!

May 11, 2016 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 experience offers shopping and dining; cooking, gardening, volunteer opportunities and more!  Meet Me at the Farmers’ Market Presented by AARP, is a collaboration between AARP Tennessee and the Nashville Farmers’ Market. 

Activities include:

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

Fresh Savings Launch Event

May 14, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Fresh Savings is a SNAP incentive program that matches purchases made by SNAP customers up to $10 to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables

On Saturday May 14th at 1pm, local and regional leaders, including Mayor Megan Barry, will join the AARP Foundation and United Health Care to launch this exciting program at the Nashville Farmers Market. Please join us for this official launch ceremony, tour of the market, and opportunity to learn more about how the program will operate! 

Peach Jam!

June 18, 2016 at 10:00 AM

The Nashville Farmers’ Market and The Peach Truck kick off summer by hosting the second annual Peach Jam at the Nashville Farmers’ Market this weekend. The event will kick off at the Market’s monthly Night Market on Friday, June 17 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm and continue on Saturday, June 18 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. The Peach Truck will bring the season's first freestone peaches and the festival will include live music, kids' art tent and face painting, food trucks, a Peachy Pastry baking contest (pies, cobblers, tarts, and crisps), and lots more peachy fun. 

Community Farm Day 2016

July 16, 2016 at 10:00 AM

2nd Annual Community Farm Day at the Nashville Farmers' Market

Join us as we celebrate the bounty of summer produce and our local and regional farmers at the 2nd Annual Community Farm Day, sponsored by The Tennessean and Beaman Park to Bells Bend Conservation Area Board. At Community Farm Day, we're inviting you to visit our Market at the height of peak growing season, and shake the hands of the farmers who produced it all. We'll have contests, live bluegrass music, liv hef demos in the Edible Kitchen, a local meat cookout, a free tomato tasting table, a musical petting zoo for kids, and much more down-home fun for the whole family. 

Edible Kitchen w/ chef Mike Arnold

July 16, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Join us as our friends at Edible Nashville host a live chef demonstration in the Edible Kitchen with chef Mike Arnold at our 2nd Annual Community Farm Day. Chef Arnold will prepare a seasonal recipe in the Edible Kitchen at 10 a.m. and 11. Grab a recipe card and taste a sample after the demo. Don't miss it!

Gluten-Free Baking Class with Sam Tucker

July 28, 2016 at 6:30 PM

Learn to bake a gluten-free pate a choux in this demonstration--the light pastry dough used to make gougeres, profiteroles, beignets, and other classic French baked goods. Located in the Grow Local Kitchen in the Market House. Cost of the class is $20

NCEC Cooking Demo w/ a Happy Healthy Heart

August 3, 2016 at 6:00 PM

Join Melissa of a Happy Healthy Heart as she demonstrates a summer penne pasta made with fresh tomatoes, basil, and other ingredients from our Market. This class requires pre-registration, register online at https://www.digitalsignup.com/Home.aspx?SoftwareID=mom19kaWqcKnoxk9OPN1sA%3d%3d

 

Watermelon Throwdown! 2016

August 6, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Join the Nashville Farmers' Market and Simons' Produce in celebration of the Southern favorite that really beats the heat--it's the WATERMELON THROWDOWDOWN! Nashville's premiere watermelon festival that's fun for adults and kids alike. On Saturday August 6th, 2016, from 10 am to 2 pm, join us for a Watermelon Tasting Table, a Watermelon Eating Contest, a Watermelon Seed Spitting Booth, and you can even Guess the Weight of Simons' Produce Largest Watermelon! Gulf shrimp and Tennessee veggies will be grilled onsite, as well as sweet watermelon for tasting and purchase. 

Schedule

-10 am and 11, Join Chef Crystal Bogan of The Grilled Cheeserie for a Watermelon with Hibiscus and Lime Granita demonstration in the Edible Kitchen, presented by Edible Nashville.

- 10 am to 2 pm, Grab a grilled gulf shrimp skewer, a grilled wild-caught salmon filet, or some grilled Tennessee grown veggies to raise money for the Music at the Market Fund, sponsored by Virgin Bay Seafood, Nooley's Cajun Cuisine, and B&C BBQ!

- 10:30 am, Bring the little ones to participate in the Watermelon Eating Contest for Kids!

- 10 am to 1 pm, Hear Ben Zolkower play live Steel Drum music outside under Farm Shed 2.

- 11 am JT and the Something Specials will kick-off their set in the Market House.

- 12 to 2 pm, Let the kids bang, strum, and pluck at the Country Music Hall of Fame's Musical Petting Zoo.

- 12 to 2 pm, Tap your feet to live bluegrass music in Farm Shed 2, sponsored by White's Family Farm.

 

 

 

 

Chef Crystal Bogan in the Edible Kitchen

August 6, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Chef Crystal Bogan of The Grilled Cheeserie will demonstrate her recipe for Fresh Watermelon with Hibiscus and Lime Granita--a sweet and refreshing summer salad using seasonal ingredients from our Market. Demonstrations take place at 10am and 11am. Snag a hand-written recipe card from Chef Bogan at the Market, and stick around afterwards for a tasty sample!

Yoga on the Lawn with Ashley

August 13, 2016 at 9:30 AM

Join Yogi Ashley on the patio lawn located on the Bicentennial Park/7th Avenue side of the Market for an invigorating yoga sesh al fresco. Bring your water bottle, mat and/or towel, and $10.

Night Market Kicks Off Pepperfest!

September 16, 2016 at 5:00 PM

We're kicking off the spiciest weekend of the summer at the Nashville Farmers' Market with our September Night Market! This event is happeneing the night before our annual Pepperfest, and is our opportunity to join us for some of the spiciest cuisines found in Nashville right inside our Market House food hall. Savor the spicy Southern Indian cuisine from Swagruha, choose from a myriad of house-made hot salsas at El Burrito Mexicano, or experience a Korean bibimbap smothered in homemade gochuchaung at Bowl and Roll, among many, many more dinner options!

Don't forget to shop outside under our Farm Sheds with our farmers and food artisans. Sisterhood of the Tamales will be on-site selling their handmade, traditional tamales made with fresh ingredients, and our local farmers will have a myriad of fresh peppers to purchase from the sweetest bell peppers to the hottest habaneros. 

Night Market is one of the most unique shopping experiences in Nasville, and an excellent venue for date night and where singles mingle. Live music, cocktails, craft beer in the Picnic Tap, local wine, and lots of hot and spicy fun! 

Pepperfest! 2016

September 17, 2016 at 10:00 AM

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.

Learn more by clicking here!

Chef Julio Hernandez Demo at Nashville Farmers' Market

September 17, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Join us for Pepperfest as Chef Julio Hernandez of Foxland Southern Grill demonstrates a traditional Pueblan chicken Tinga and a Spanish-influenced piperade stew in the Edible Kitchen, Saturday September 17, 2016, at 10 and 11 am. Grab a handwritten recipe card, and taste a sample after the show!

Bellyrama - Free Yoga Fest!

October 1, 2016 at 9:00 AM

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! http://bit.ly/2ajSYkR


 

BELLYRAMA Family Yoga Fest Details

 

Chefs at the Market Series w/ Kyle Patterson

October 8, 2016 at 10:30 AM

New in 2016! The Nashville Farmers' Market is launching a Chefs at the Market series with Chef Kyle Patterson of Sinema and Chef "V" of The Hook (and lots of their chef friends) in the Grow Local Kitchen on the second Saturday of the month.  

This Saturday, August 13, 2016, chef Kyle Patterson of Sinema will serve a seasonal menu prepared with local ingredients grown by our farmers. Enjoy a fresh summer succotash made with ingredients from Smiley's Farm, and a refreshing melon granita to besat the heat. It's all happening in the Grow Local Kitchen at 10:30 am. We'll see you there.

Team Green Nutrition Workshop

October 19, 2016 at 6:00 PM

Join Team Green and the Nashville Farmers Market the 3rd Wednesday of each month for our Nutrition Workshop Series! Every month we will tackle a different food or nutrition related topic and skill that will help you to make healthy eating a fun everyday part of your life.

RSVP 

October 19th: Vegan Cooking Demo

Join Amver Robertson of Bliss Holistic for a vegan cooking demonstration in tthe Grow Local Kitchen. Meatless meatballs prepared with cauliflower and kale will the the dish of the evening.

 

May 18th: Greens

June 15th: Cook the CSA Box

July 20th: Vegetarian Cooking

August 17th: Detox Superfoods

September 21st: Curb Sugar Cravings

October 19th: Vegan Cooking

November 16th: Spice It Up

December TBA: Culinary Gift Giving

Halloween Night Market

October 21, 2016 at 5:00 PM

Join us at the Nashville Farmers' Market for Halloween Night Market, Friday, October 21, 2016, and compete in our Pumpkin Carving Contest hosted by the creative crew at Gardens of Babylon. Order a Whisper Creek Pumpkin Hot Toddy for the bar and cut a rug at our Soul Dance Party with music provided by JT and the Something Special. Bring the little ones for explore the pumpkin patches and paint mini pumpkins to take home. Order a fall-inspired Filippino stir-fry from Ate's Filipino cuisine. Register for the Pumpkin Carving Contest by emailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Harvest Celebration at the Nashville Farmers' Market

October 22, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Celebrate the bounty of fall apples, pumpkins, mums, and more at the Nashville Farmers' Market Harvest Celebration on Saturday October 22nd from 10 am to 2 pm. This family-friendly community event will feature tons of fun kids activities, fall recipe chef demonstrations, a Pumpkin Pastry Baking Contest for kids to enter as well as adults, plus live music and the largest selection of fall apples, pumpkins, mums, and greens in all of middle Tennessee! Free and easy parking will be available on site, as well as state lots on 6th Avenue and the corner of Rosa L. Parks Blvd and James Robertson.

This time of year, the Nashville Farmers' Market is bursting with the colors and flavors of fall, and we are excited to share this seasonal shopping experience with our community. Bring the little ones to choose from thousands of pumpkins in shades of pale blue to bronze from our pumpkin patches. Take home dried corn stalks, colorful mums, and hay bales for your harvest and Halloween home décor. Or, stock up on pie pumpkins, fall apples and fall squashes for your fall dessert endeavors — all grown by your local and regional farmers.

The Nashville Farmers' Market Harvest Celebration will feature a Kids Costume Parade for little shoppers to show off their costumes a week before Halloween, a Pumpkin Painting activity, as well as a Candy Apple Station. Taste all the varieties of Tennessee apples at our free Fall Apple Tasting Table, and attend a chef demonstration at the Market. Adults can enjoy a pumpkin flavored local brew or a Whisper Creek Pumpkin Hot Toddy. Breakfast and lunch options will be available in abundance with our local food trucks and 16 locally owned restaurants inside our Market House food hall. Don't miss this fall celebration at Nashville's favorite farmers' market on Saturday October 22, 2016 — Harvest Celebration!

Pumpkin Pastry Contest at Harvest Celebration

October 22, 2016 at 12:30 PM

 

The Nashville Farmers’ Market invites bakers to put on your apron, get out your mixer, turn on your oven and bring us your best pumpkin pastry:  pumpkin pie, pumpkin roll, pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin cupcakes, pumpkin bars, pumpkin brownies, pumpkin cheesecake even!  Surprise us with your favorite recipe using either canned or fresh pie pumpkins from the Nashville Farmers Market.   (Swafford’s in Farm Shed 1 has bushels of them!) Bring your pumpkin treats to the Cooking Contest Corral in the Market House between 12 and 12:30 pm during Harvest Celebration Saturday, October 22.  Fame, critical acclaim and fabulous prizes to the winners! For more information, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

 

Turnip Green Festival!

November 5, 2016 at 10:00 AM

The Turnip Green Festival at the Nashville Farmers' Market is back and better than ever! Join us on Saturday, November 5th from 10 am to 2, and enjoy free turnip green and cornbread samples from the World's Largest Pot of Turnip Greens prepared by Smiley's Farm.  Savor whole-hog smoked barbecue from Nashville favorite Smokin' Joe. Enter your best cornbread recipe in the Cornbread Cook-Off going down inside the Market House, sponsored by Martha White. And if these activities aren't exciting enough, register to participate in the Turnip Green Eating Contest, and take home the $100 grand prize. The Turnip Green Festival, sponsored by Smiley's Farm, at the Nashville Farmers' Market, on Saturday, November 5, 2016, from 10 am to 2 pm — the most Southern food event of the fall season!

Melissa Haithcock in the Edible Kitchen

November 5, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Join author, photographer, and recipe developr, Melissa Haithcock of A Happy Healthy Heart, in the Edible Kitchen this Saturday, November 5th, at 10 am and 11 as she prepares a simple and seasonal Sweet Potato, kale, and Red Lentil Soup using market ingredients. Stick around after the show for a hand-written recipe card and a free sample! Then enjoy the rest of our Turnip Green Festival activities. 

Cornbread Cook-Off, Sponsored by Martha White

November 5, 2016 at 12:30 PM

The Martha White ‘It’s Time for Cornbread!’ Cooking Contest at the Nashville Farmers’ Market
In the south, we love our cornbread. We love it sweet, we love it salty, we love it under beans and greens, we love it slathered with butter and honey. We love it in a cast-iron skillet, as a muffin, a fritter, a loaf or a Johnny cake. We love it pure and simple, and we love it fancied up with cheese, herbs, fruit or veggies. Bring your most loved cornbread dish to the to the Turnip Green Festival tents between the outdoor Farm Sheds between noon and 12:30 on Saturday, November 5, 2016. Our esteemed panel of experts will judge the entries. Compete for prizes—including a Martha White gift basket---and acclaim! Any questions contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
 
 
 
 
 
 

Winter Mini Market

November 16, 2016 at 10:00 AM

November Night Market!

November 18, 2016 at 5:00 PM

Enjoy shopping, dining, seasonal beverages, and live music!

Edible Kitchen Chef Demo

December 3, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Join us in the Edible Kitchen every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at 10 and 11 am to learn how to make simple, delicious meals with seasonal market ingredients from some of the most talented chefs in Nashville. Stick around after each demonstration to sample the recipe, and snag a handwritten recipe card to add to your culinary arsenal. Sponsored by our friends at Edible Nashville

Breakfast with Santa at the Nashville Farmers' Market

December 10, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Bring the little ones for a special breakfast with Santa at the Nashville Farmers' Market on Saturday, December 10, 2016, from 10 am to 12 pm. City Farm Company will serve a kid-friendly biscuit breakfast with fun toppings and fillings out of the Grow Local Kitchen, and storytime will take place around the Christmas tree in the Market House at 11:30am. Breakfast with Santa at the Nashville Farmers' Market will also feature Kris Kringle himself for your little elf to visit. Come early and snap your own photo with him! Then shop for handmade gifts and fresh farm food inside the Market House and out under our Farm Sheds.

Holiday Sweater Night Market!

December 16, 2016 at 5:00 PM

Come to Night Market on Friday, December 16, 2016, dressed in your best, most bodacious, most flamboyant holiday sweater, and shop with our local makers for artisan gifts. D.J. Nekos Barnes will spin hoppin' tunes inside the Market House, and Ranger Stitch will be on board chainstitching jackets and shirts. Shop with our local artisans for one-of-a-kind handmade gifts, or with our farmers for seasonal produce. You and your buds or beloved can enjoy a spiked, hot apple cider, or craft beer, and snap a photo with Santa in your holiday best, to boot. Holiday Sweater Night Market is comin' 'atcha!

Holiday Market Place 2016

December 17, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Shop with our local artisans and crafters for handmade, one-of-a-kind gifts, and enjoy hot cocoa and carollers at our Holiday Market Place on Saturday, December 17, 2016, from 10 am to 2 pm!

Holiday Market Place at the Nashville Farmers' Market is your opportunity to shop for the finest locally made gifts Nashville has to offer. Enjoy warm seasonal beverages, like hot cocoa and peppermint mochas while you shop, and be sure to stop to decorate a Christmas cookie or enjoy a song from our troupe of roaming carollers. Batch Nashville will have the finest selection of Nashville-made gifts for every foodie + fashionista on your shopping list, and  Gardens of Babylon will offer their usualo inventory of unique holiday landscape + home decor items that will ensure your abode abounds with cheer this year.

For holiday meals, our farmers and food artisans will be under the Farm Sheds offering a vast selection of fall and winter produce. Find freshly-dug sweet potatoes, kale, collards, and turnips, plus local artisan cheeses, locally raised meats, farm eggs, and more.

Support local busineses and visit the Nashville Farmers' Market Holiday Market Place on Saturday, December 17, 2016, for shopping experience filled with holiday cheer.

Vivek Surti in Edible Kitchen

December 17, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Join food enthusiast Vivek Surti in the Edible Kitchen Saturday, December 17, 2016, for our Holiday Market Place Celebration!

 

Other Upcoming Events

Edible Kitchen Chef Demo
December 03, 2016

Breakfast with Santa at the Nashville Farmers’ Market
December 10, 2016

Holiday Sweater Night Market!
December 16, 2016

Holiday Market Place 2016
December 17, 2016

Vivek Surti in Edible Kitchen
December 17, 2016