Spring is just around the corner, and there's no lovelier time to shop for fresh produce at our many farmers markets.
Who knew we had so many Farmers Markets in our area? Farmers Markets have so many advantages, and well, they are just so fun to shop at. You are not only supporting local farmers and the local economy, but you get to meet a lot of really nice "neighbors." The produce is freshly picked and at its peak in flavor and nutrition and can often be cheaper. Plus, it's not always just about the produce, you can usually find baked good, crafts, flowers, and many other things.
We wanted to highlight a few local Farmer's Markets and give you a list so you can find one in your area.
|Where: 5908 Lyons View Pike, Knoxville|
When: Fridays 3pm-6pm, starting April 13th
Across from the Knox Youth Sports Building and the Hank Rappe Playground.
Offering a wide variety of hand-picked produce, artisan breads, grass-fed beef, natural pork and chicken, farm fresh eggs and farm-based crafts.
Where: Founders Lot (near CBBC Bank)
When: Saturdays, 9am-12noon, starting April 21
Where: New Providence Presbyterian Church, 703 W. Broadway
When: 3:30pm-6:30pm, first Wed. in June through August
The market has vegetables, fruits, potted bedding plants, herbs, honey, eggs, bread, jams, jellies, chicken, beef, lamb, pork and more from East Tennessee growers.
|Where: 1001 Ebenezer Rd. Knoxville|
When: Tuesdays 3pm-6pm, starting April 10th
The Ebenezer Road Market is in the parking lot of Ebenezer United Methodist Church.
The market offers hand-picked produce in season, artisan breads and cheese, grass-fed meat and farm fresh eggs.
|Winter Farmers' Market|
Where: Central United Methodist, 201 E Third Ave.
When: April 7 & 21, 10am-2pm
The Winter Market will host farm & food vendors selling pasture-raised meats, eggs, winter produce, honey, baked goods, artisan foods, and more. Outside, food trucks will be serving up lunch from locally-sourced ingredients.
Market Square Market
Where: Market Square
When: Wednesdays 11am-2pm
Saturdays 9am-2pm, starting May 2nd
The Market Square Farmers’ Market is an open-air farmers’ market. Everything at the MSFM is grown or made by the vendor in the East Tennessee region. Products vary by the seasons and include produce, eggs, honey, herbs, pasture-raised meat, bread, baked goods, salsas, coffee, artisan crafts, and more.
|Where: Historic Jackson Sq. Oak Ridge|
When: Saturdays 8am-12pm
starting April 14th
The market offers seasonal vegetables, herbs, fruits and berries, honey, artisan bread and cheese, grass-fed beef and naturally raised chicken, pork and lamb, farm-based crafts, flowers and potted plants.
It's a great place to meet old friends and make new ones, too!
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