Community Farm Day at the Nashville Farmers Market

Nashville is quickly turning into a big city but we’re lucky enough to still be surrounded by farm land that’s only a quick drive in any direction. The Nashville Farmers Market is a bustling hub for all these farmers to sell their produce and goods and for the community to come together for events and learning. Any given day you’ll find farmers selling their organic homegrown produce at the Farmers Market.

Nashville Farmers Market
900 Rosa Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37208
Nashvillefarmersmarket.org

Nolensville Lavender

Community Farm Day is a special day that brings tons of farmers to town, giving patrons a chance to sample and purchase just about anything you could think of from over 40 farmers and merchants!

July is the peak of growing season in Tennessee, so every single booth is overflowing with delicious, fresh produce and goods. Community Farm Day not only brings the farmers to town, but it also brings fun activities, artisans, bakers, cheese makers, live music, and, my personal favorite from the day, Nolensville Lavender! This stuff was so strong the whole farmers market smelled of lavender. I bought a bunch and once it’s dry I plan to make some lavender sugar cookies and lavender lemonade! I also found beautiful pottery, metal work, jewelry, handmade soaps and candles, local honey and tons of flea market goodies! 

There’s nothing like live bluegrass music to get this southern girl smiling! These folks were so full of energy and with every note, you could feel the joy they have for creating awesome music together. Their tunes made this already fun environment even more lively! With the fantastic music in the background, I was able to taste one of my favorite parts of summer! Homegrown tomatoes. Heirloom are definitely my favorite, but every type I tasted had its own fresh flavor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The corn shucking contest happened right before I arrived but it benefited the Nashville Food Project. This is an organization that feeds and uplifts the homeless with meal delivery and community outreach. They have urban gardens to teach about gardening and grow produce for meals. They also have community kitchens where meals are prepared with donated food and produce from the gardens. To distribute everything they have a fleet of food trucks that deliver hot meals to the homeless around town.


 

Even if you didn’t make it to Community Farm Day, I encourage everyone to visit the Nashville Farmers Market. It’s a wonderful resource for our community and a fun activity any day of the week. Aside from the fresh produce, you’ll find restaurants open daily, the International Market, and Gardens of Babylon for all your gardening needs. They also have cooking classes, night markets, and their website has a ton of recipes using farmer’s market finds! Thank you to the Nashville Farmers Market for hosting such a fun event and continuing to improve our community buy bringing fresh food and wholesome activities to our city!

 

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Isabel S.

Originally, I’m from a little Kentucky town about two hours away, so Nashville was always the “big city” to go to for nights on the town and special occasions. I moved here a little over five years ago, and, let me tell ya’ll, Nashville is exploding with growth. The South has always been known for good food with tons of soul and butter. Nashville is well known for its hot chicken and Goo Goo Clusters, but we have so much more to offer, especially as of late. It seems like every week there’s a new hot spot to try out. Everything from vegan cafes to French-inspired restaurants have been popping up all over town. That being said, there are a few places so near and dear to my heart that I hope they never go out of style as we grow and evolve. I’m here to bring you a colorful mix of posts reviewing new trendy spots as well as those small local spots that have been around for years. I think of myself as a healthy food and lifestyle blogger. My goal is to illustrate how you can have a healthy, balanced lifestyle and LOVE food at the same time. Food should bring tremendous joy to your mind, body, and soul! Follow me @izzycooksinsta or subscribe to izzycooks.com for even more food inspiration, recipes, and my foodie adventures!

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