Blueberries, slicing tomatoes, and cucumbers arrive at the East Nashville Farmers Market this week, in addition to more locally-grown summer produce, artisan breads, eggs, and herbs. Executive chef and pitmaster, Bret Tuck of Edley’s Bar-B-Que, will be grilling and smoking locally-raised meats and vegetables for our market shoppers to sample. Our special musical guest, Johnny Campbell and the Bluegrass Drifters, will be pluckin’ and pickin’ for our farmers’ market crowds. Plus, Moovers and Shakers Old Fashioned Soda Parlor will be keeping us cool with their frosty treats, and the Jones Press will be serving their gooey, pressed sandwiches to our families on the lawn. And don’t forget to purchase your pie ingredients for the upcoming East Nashville Pie Festival and Bake-Off on July 1st! So grab that farm-fresh ingredient list, as well as your favorite people, because summer is here and it’s time to celebrate!
First thing’s first, folks! There will be smoke in the air and savory flavors this week at the East Nashville Farmers Market!! Pitmaster and executive chef of Edley’s Bar-B-Que East, Bret Tuck, will be serving locally raised meat and vegetables this Wednesday, June 24th, 2015. Our farmers provide our shoppers with fresh, quality beef, pork, and chicken, raised right here in Tennessee, and Bret will be pulling slabs of it off his mobile grills and for shoppers to sample. Expect to find small plates of smoky, tender brisket and succulent pork shoulders from Triple L Ranch, and some farm fresh grilled chicken from our newest meat vendor, Quarter Spring Farm. Come taste the smoky, savory, down-home flavors of Tennessee!
Last week, our shoppers chose from a diverse array of beautiful summer produce! Green Door Gourmet offered tasty celery, leeks, and broccoli. This week, our favorite berry farmer, Patrick Kelly of Kelly’s berry farm will be bringing loads of fresh summer blueberries for your desserts, salads, and jams. Plus, expect to find home-grown slicing tomatoes at the Delvin Farm booth, as well as cucumbers and more summer produce.
This is the week to purchase your local ingredients from the East Nashville Farmers Market for the Pie Festival and Bake-Off!! So get out to Shelby park and get your peaches, blueberries, blackberries, pecans, tomatoes, meats, and more to knock the socks off our panel of Nashville culinary judges. You might discover a hidden ingredient or two that will inspire an award-winning pie! See you at the market!!