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FAQ: Visiting the Market

For a complete copy of NFM Rules & Regulations click here. Below are a list of responses to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's):  

When are you open?
NFM as a facility is open 362 days a year. The NFM Market House is open 8am-8pm daily though individual merchant hours vary. The NFM Farm Sheds are open 8am-2pm November through April, and 8am-4pm May through October. Individual Farm Shed merchant days and hours of operation vary greatly from season to season.   See the NFM Merchant Directory for more info.

The Nashville Farmers' Market is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

How can I get to the Market?
We encourage walking, biking, or taking public transportation whenever available—especially on busy Saturday's. Hop on the Green Route of the free Music City Circuit bus, there's a stop adjacent to the market. We are also home to a Nashville B-Cycle kiosk where you can hop on a bike and explore the park or city.  Go to our Visit NFM page to get Google Maps directions and click the buttons for mode of transport selected to learn specific information from your location.

Is NFM free for visitors?
The Market House and Farm Sheds are free and open to the public. We encourage all visitors to shop with our farmers, artisans, merchants, and restaurants. At times, NFM does host or co-host special events and/or classes that require an entrance fee; this information will be specially posted with the respective event's information.

How is the market supported?
NFM is supported by primarily through merchant fees, venue rental fees, & grants. The Market operates on a small budget that must support a large array of operating expenses that includes facility care & maintenance, insurance, permits, licenses, signage, utilities, disposal, site improvements, marketing, a 7-person staff  and more. We meet these needs largely through merchant rental fees.

What kinds of products can I find at the market?
Farm Shed offerings from farmers, food artisans, and crafters vary by season. Throughout the year you will find local and regional fruits, vegetables, meats, plants, flowers, herbs, eggs, and dairy products. While the NFM Farm Sheds are open year round, May-November is considered "peak season" for regional agricultural products. In addition to farm fresh products, NFM is also home to vendors who offer baked goods spices, handcrafted goods, international goods, and vintage goods.

NFM's indoor Market House is Home to 16 restaruants, Batch Nashville, and the International Market. You will find a variety of meal options, prepared foods, specialty items like fresh pressed juice, craft beer, local wine, and hand crafted goods from local and regional artisans.

Visit our Merchant Guide to find out more about the over 150 small business that call the Nashville Farmers' Market home.    

How do I contact  Merchant?
Visit NFM's Market Directory or the Merchant Guide for contact information. 

How do I know if someone has something I'm looking for?
Use this Seasonality Chart to search for produce availabilty, check our Facebook and Instagram pages for current products and specials, or contact us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 615-880-2001. 

Are Farm Shed merchants open every day?
All of NFM's Farm Shed merchants are small, locally-owned businesses. Some, including farmers, are here 7 days a week, epspecially when their products are at peak seasonal availability. Other merchants come to market once a week or only on the weekends. Generally speaking someone has to harvest crops on the farm, milk cows at the dairy, bake the deliciousness, make the soap, and, well, you get the picture. Many of our farmers run small family farms, and their products (strawberries and corn for example) are harvested for a short, specific period of time (this is called seasonality). When it is peak season for their specific product(s), farmers are here an ready to sell, but when it's not, these farmers are gettting their crops ready for next year and are not retailing at the market. Check the Merchant Guide and the Seasonality Chart to get a better idea of who and what will be at the market on the days you plan to visit.

Do your merchants accept credit/debit cards?
NFM merchants are individually owned & operated businesses, and while most merchants accept credit cards, not all do. There is an ATM available in the Market House near International Market if you need cash for those gotta-have farm fresh products.

Do any of your farmers/merchants accept EBT or SNAP?  
Yes. The following farms and retailers accept EBT cards: Plano Produce (year round), Smiley's Farm (April-November), Simons' Farm (April-October), and Reggies Veggies (year round). Look for EBT/SNAP signage around Farm Sheds to let you know who else may be taking it throughout their seasons.  The International Market in the Market House also accepts EBT cards. 

You can double your money by shopping at NFM with an EBT card! NFM offers a Fresh Savings promotional incentive for all customers who shop at the market with an EBT card. Here's how it works: After an EBT card purchase at NFM is made, bring your reciept to the Fresh Savings Info booth in the center of the Farm Sheds to redeem it for Fresh Savings tokens. These Fresh Savings tokens can be spent on fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farm stalls (see above). Your purchase will be matched dollar for dollar (in tokens) up to $20 per receipt (hint: you can redeem multiple receipts). The Fresh Savings booth is open Wednesdays and Saturdays 10am to 2pm. 

How Can I Become an NFM Merchant?
Visit our Become a Merchant page to learn more.