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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! Chef "V" of The Hook will be serving a menu for both carnivores and pescatarians alike: Salmon Ceviche with citrus and jalapeno; a Brisket Sandwich with gingered BBQ, pickled chilis, carrots, and cilantro; and a Shrimp Salad with Greener Roots greens, market veggies, and shrimp scampi. Finish it off with a Honey Pecan Pie. It will be a gorgeous day for a little surf 'n' turf!
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?!?!?
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.
April 20th: Nutrition on the Go
If your life is packed full of meetings, activities, adventures, and social commitments, nutrition is probably the last thing you plan for. You're not alone! Join Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Amber Robertson with Bliss Holistic, for an interactive conversation about nutrition-on-the-go, and how to simiplify your grocery shopping, meal planning, and meal preparation routine, so you can stay active without sacrificing your diet or time!
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
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.
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.)
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 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.
Click here for more information about the Meet Me at the Farmers’ Market events.
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!
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.
Relax and unwind at the Mid-Summer Night Market! Friday July 15, 5-8pm
Featuring: live bluegrass music; seasonal cocktails, wine, and craft beer; Market House merchants; and plenty of dinner options from Market restaurants.
The Farm and Craft sheds are open for business!! Come enjoy the Grilled Cheeserie, The Trailer Perk, shopping with local artisans, live music, Gardens Of Babylon, and a bar in the sheds and under the stars.
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.
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!
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
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.
- 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 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!