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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. 

Farmers' Market Tuesday Lunch-Downtown Employee Appreciation Week Event!

August 26, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Fresh and Local at the Nashville Farmers' Market
900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd NOTE:  Fresh & Local Bags OUTSIDE in Farm Shed 2!
11 am - 1 pm

Join co-workers for lunch at the Nashville Farmers' Market and fill up a complimentary bag of freshly harvested produce from Smiley's Farm pick up in Farm Shed 2 this year.!* Enjoy live music while eating lunch at one of the fifteen restaurants & shops inside the Market House and shop with farmers, artisans, and merchants inside and outside. It is very easy to get there ... just hop on the Music City Circuit Blue Line for a FREE round trip ride, or check out a B-cycle!

* While supplies last. One bag per person!

 Be sure to check out Downtown Partnership site for a complete list of the weeks events!!

Regular Meeting of the Nashville Farmers' Market Commission

August 27, 2014 at 9:30 AM

The August regular meeting of NFM Board will be held on the fourth Wednesday, August 27th 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.   

Culture Fest Nashville-3 Events in 1 Day presented by Xfinity

August 27, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Check out all the info below! Day events are FREE & for Third World evening concert--get tickets HERE!


Global Spotlight - South of Here: A Celebration of Caribbean Culture 

Nashville Farmers' Market, 11 AM-2 PM & 5 PM-7 PM, Free.

When people think of the Caribbean a paradisiacal vision of beautiful beaches, the bluest water, reggae or calypso music wafting through the air and fruity drinks accompanied by umbrellas immediately come to mind.  While all true, one cannot stop there. The Caribbean is comprised of over 7,000 small islands and 27 unique countries with their own history, culture and customs. Join us for South of Here and explore the rich culture of the Caribbean.  From cooking demonstrations and traditional storytelling to rum tastings and carnival costuming, we've got your passport to the Caribbean Islands.  

Presented in partnership with Nashville Farmers' Market.  Produced by Stephanie Pruitt.

ephen "Cat" Coore.  Photo: Gudrun Stone


Third World in Concert 

Nashville Farmers' Market, 7 PM, Tickets: $40- VIP Experience, $25 General Admission. Purchase tickets HERE.

South of Here culminates in a musical performance by reggae legends Third World. After more than 40 years of smash hit songs, sold-out tours and inspirational messages, Third World remains committed to the excellence of reggae music.  One of the longest running and most diverse bands Jamaica has ever produced, the group continues to travel the world spreading the message of Peace, Love, & Unity.  They have certainly lived up to their title as Reggae Ambassadors. 

Presented in partnership with Nashville Farmers' Market, the National Museum of African American Music and VicRae Inc.

3rd Annual Nashville Street Food Awards held at NFM!

August 30, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Held at NFM this year in North Shed areas!  Get latest info at Nashville Food Truck Association FB or website!

You Can! with Lyn Deardorff

August 31, 2014 at 4:30 PM

You Can!  with Lyn Deardorff of

a Hands-On Workshop on the Basics of Canning

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!

Register HERE!

NFM is OPEN Labor Day!

September 1, 2014 at 8:00 AM

NFM is open for regular hours on Labor Day, Monday September 1, , 2014.  NFM business office will be closed this day and individual merchant hours/openings may vary.  For a list of Market merchants with contact information by alpha--visit the Market Directory.  Have a great holiday!

"Meet Me at the Market" with AARP

September 10, 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. 

See below for a "taste" of what August "Meet Me at the Market" was like & stay tuned for September info & details!

The August Meet Me at the Farmers’ Market will be held on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Activities include: 

·         10:00 am Music for Wellness 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 flowers and vegetables in your backyard;

·         10:45 am Chair Yoga—an easy form of promoting balance and relaxation held inside NFM’s Market House;

·         11:00 am cooking demonstration in the Grow Local Kitchen with Green Fork Academy chefs showing guests how to make  quick, delicious foods using fresh ingredients;

·         1:00 pm Introduction to Tai Chi in the Market House (or Farm Shed 2 weather permitting).  

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, August 13th!  

TN Volksfest 2 Day Event!

September 13 - September 14, 2014

Tennessee Volksfest at NFM in 2014

September 13-14th in NFM's North Sheds from 11am-6pm both days.  

Get full information and tickets HERE!

Presented by Hallmark Volkswagon & Rhizome Productions:

We are back September 13th and 14th 2014 at our new home The Nashville Farmers Market!
You can pre order your half liter stein NOW, and we will throw in an extra beer on us! Additionally we will have a VIP option this year, stay tuned!
Want to win a Volkswagen Jetta? Starting August 1, head over to Hallmark Volkswagen in Cool Springs or Rivergate for a test drive and enter to win a 2014 Jetta S* !





Night Market! Friday, September 19th

September 19, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Night Market Returns FRIDAY, September 19th!

Local produce is IN & celebrating  peak season at NFM has never been so delicious.   If you have been waiting to experience the wonder, joy, and deliciousness of Night Markets now is the timeI 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 August Night Market was like!

Night Market August! Join NFM restaurants, farmers, food artisans, food, fashion, & craft trucks, special guests & more on Friday, August 15th. We'll be crackin' the kegs early for this one with Tennessee Brew Works beer, D & D Events will feature a "basil tonic" special cocktail & Arrington wines. Many of our Market House restaurants will open at 5pm for your dining pleasure & we'll have a student jazz ensemble outside from 5pm-6:30pm. We'll officially be kicking off at 6:30pm with a Lightning 100 Writer's Round, Wild Animal feat. Mississippi Millie; and Night Market merchants and special guests throughout the Market. Come shop, sip, sup & sample your way around the Market this night! More updates to come so check back regularly!

Grow Local Kitchen: Will feature @Animal Restaurant Group making their NFM Night Market debut!

Special Offerings: Visit NFM food artisans in Farm Shed 2 (we're under construction inside our Market House!) for specials. TN State Student Jazz Ensemble playing outside from 5pm-6:30pm. 

Special Guests: Hip Hues offering a custom-craft experience. TN State Student Jazz Ensemble playing outside from 5pm-6:30pm

Music: Lightning 100 Writer's Round feat. Jon Latham, Peyton Parker, and Sean Connerton plus Wild Animal feat. Mississippi Millie!

Trucks: : Riffs Fine Street Food , Bao Down, Haus of Yarn, Music City Pie Company and more to come!

Craft beers by Tenneesee Brew Works, Arrington Vineyard wines, and a special, seasonal "basil tonic"cocktail featuring local fresh basil! Wine & beer sales available for those 21 or older w/valid id.

Merchant lineup by alpha--more to come in daily postings!

--B&C Market BBQ-w/bacon-wrapped jalapenos!
--Balneal Gardens
--Beggar Creek 
--Bella Nashville
--Butter Cake Babe's Coffee Cafe
--Chicago Gyro
--D & D Events Management
--El Burrito
--Gardens of Babylon
--Green Asia
--Heart & Soul
--Haus of Yarn 
--Hip Hues
--Howell's Farm & Produce
--International Market
--Johnson's Honey Farm 
-Jamaicaway Restaurant and Catering
--Legato Gelato
--LInda's Mini-Donuts
--Maggie's Sweets
--Monchita's Cobblers
--Moon Dreams 
--Music City Pie Company
--Poppin' Chicago Style
--Riff's Fine Street Food
--Smiley's Farm 
--Swafford's Farm
--Swagruha Indian Restaurant
--Tennessee Brew Works
--The Peach Cobbler Factory
--The Peach Truck
--The Sweet Stash
--Ties & Tees
--TMac Pottery

Check back regularly & share, share away. More info & merchants added daily!


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Other Upcoming Events

Culture Fest Nashville-3 Events in 1 Day presented by Xfinity
August 27, 2014

3rd Annual Nashville Street Food Awards held at NFM!
August 30, 2014

You Can! with Lyn Deardorff
August 31, 2014

“Meet Me at the Market”  with AARP
September 10, 2014

TN Volksfest 2 Day Event!
September 13, 2014