We had a record day at the East Nashville Farmers Market Fall Festival last week! Friends and neighbors arrived in crowds to experience all the fun activities our market had to offer. From the excellent live music provided by the Basement East to the petting zoo to the antique tractor and fire truck to the homemade pumpkin ice cream to all the wonderful fresh fall produce… our friends, neighbors, and families shared a real community experience in celebration of local food and agriculture. Thank you to everyone of you who helped make this community event such a hit! We hope to see you all again this week for more great live music, storytelling, and fresh, local food.
Last week, our record day was filled with tons of fresh treats like homemade ice cream, baked-goods and breads. This week, expect to see even more freshly-baked goodies and loaves of bread from our vendors Creole Diva, Eat LIke Kings, Flying S Farm, and homemade ice cream, too. Fresh small-batch pastas from Nicoletto’s Pasta Co. will be arriving in flavors like Tomato Basil, Garlic Chive, Roasted Red Pepper, and Porcini. Speaking of mushrooms… don’t forget to grab a pint of gourmet shitakes from our mushroom vendor Bloomin’ Shrooms! They’re far out.
Loads of greens in turnip, collard, kale, and chard fashion from Green Door Gourmet are sure to arrive this week, and the Delvins have just harvested a fresh crop of sweet potatoes, so expect to see those sweet gems after they’ve cured. And most importantly, we are thrilled to welcome our newest local chicken producer, Quarter Spring Farm!! Learn more about their all-natural pasture-raised chicken and view their favorite Roasted Chicken with Pear Chutney recipe while you’re at it.
We want to see all our market kids smiling as much as they did last week for our record day, so this week, be sure and stick around the live music tent to hear our favorite teller-of-tales, Magda the Story Spider, spin a web of characters and plot twists that will have your little ones enthralled before bed. It’s going to be a great fall week at market again, everyone. Don’t miss it!!