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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.
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.
Join NFM, Ousley Ouch Salsa, and more for a weekend peppered with fun, free, and all levels of spicy activities!
We kick off Pepper Festival with Night Market on Friday, Sept. 19th featuring special dishes from Market House restaurants & shops w/new pepper delights for you! Bars, early music, samplings, and special offerings from merchants all over the Market begin at 5pm. Night Market officially kicks off at 6:30pm and goes until 8:30pm (often later). Stay tuned for more information here and on our Facebook page!
The weekend continues with pepper recipe contests, samplicious opportunities Farm Side, special pepper signature cocktail (along with TN Brew Works beers, Arrington Vineyard wines available all weekend!), music, special suprises--much more info to come!
See below for info about Saturday & Sunday Customer Contests including a recipe contest for kids and adults Saturday and a chance to vote for Best Pepper Offering at NFM Sunday! Join NFM as we celebrate the TN pepper all weekend long!
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!
SUNDAY 9/21 Best Pepper Offerings Customer Voting 11am-2pm! Beginning at 11am in Farm Shed 2; customers can receive a "Pepper Passport" where they can vote for their favorite pepper item entries and receive a free reusable bag. Winners will be announced at 3pm via social media. Other activities include; music, sampling, and merchants featuring pepper-laden products. Grow Local Kitchen is hosting a canning class at 4:30pm taught by regional expert, Lyn Deardorff of Preserve Now--click to get more info and register!
Come join local farmers, food artisans, restaurateurs, musicians, merchants and more for a fantastic weekend celebrating Tennessee peppers at Nashville Farmers' Market!
Capture the Season's Bounty in your Pantry!
It can be small batch or a garden’s worth. It’s old fashioned – with modern science!
Our Immersion Workshop covers all the basics in a four-hour complete, hands-on workshop, using the most popular and easiest method: water-bath canning. We emphasize safety guidelines along with tips for avoiding added sugars, salts, and other dietary concerns - along with NO preservatives, artificial coloring or other additives!
We’ll do three of the most popular kinds of canning: A Pickle, A Tomato, and A Fruit. You’ll receive a complete notebook of instruction and recipes (which we use in the class) along with a jar of each product to take home - 3 jars in all. We'll talk about using equipment you already have on hand, how to use your jarred food in various recipes such as entrees, lunches, appetizers, kids' meals.
You'll leave with the knowledge and confidence to do canning on your own – ready to stock your pantry for year-round seasonal goodness! All supplies, food and jars, plus instructions and recipes provided. $75.00 per person and space is very limited!
The September regular meeting of NFM Board will be held on the fourth Wednesday, September 24th at 9:30am.
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.
Click here to view the latest agenda.
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.
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.
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.
This event is brought to you by Smiley's Farm, Swafford's Farm and features some of Nashville's best Chefs. More information to come soon and please see below for a "taste" of what 2013's inaugural Farmhand Dinner was like! PS This event sold out early so stay tuned for ticket sales to begin soon!
Farmhand Dinner 2013:
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.
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 http://www.cspinet.org
Pepper Festival Activities Sept. 20-21 11am-2pm!
September 20, 2014
You Can! with Lyn Deardorff
September 21, 2014
“Meet Me at the Market” with AARP Wednesday 10/8
October 08, 2014
Music City Bacon & Barrel Festival
October 25, 2014