Fall Fest 2016

The East Nashville Farmers Market Fall Fest was a hit! The petting zoo, pumpkin painting and face painting were popular with kids of all ages. New this year was the market piñata! Children lined up to hit it big with prizes from our local farmers at the market.

dsc_0873The petting zoo was filled with lovable farm animals for “city” children to pet and hug, and the adults had a great time with these animals, too!

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A popular event every year is the pumpkin and face painting. As parents shopped from our local farmers, children created masterpieces to begin the fall decoration at home.

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The Fall Fest is over, but the market will continue for another month! Come out and get local pumpkins, mums and more to decorate your homes, and get local leafy greens, winter squashes,bread, meat and cheese for your meals. We’ll see you this week in Shelby Park at the East Nashville Farmers Market!

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East Nashville Market Annual Fall Fest September 21

ENFM.painting.pumpkinThe Annual East Nashville Farmers Market Fall Fest is this Wednesday, September 21st and we are looking forward to our best one yet! Our vendors will be having a decorating contest to make things even more festive! There will be pumpkin painting for the kids, a piñata with prizes from each one of our vendors, a tea demonstration from High Garden Tea for the adults and more activities for the kids!

enfm.livemusicCome enjoy live music and food from our food trucks while you shop with our local farmers!

Fall Produce at the East Nashville Market

dsc_0452Produce from our local farmers at the East Nashville Farmers Market in the fall is a wonderful mixture of the best of summer and the best of the cooler weather.  Green onions, radishes, lettuces and leafy greens are back, and the summer vegetables of tomatoes, bell peppers, melons, green beans and squash are still hanging on! Now is the perfect time to get in the last of your canning and freezing for the winter.

DSC_0419Winter squashes are back in season- butternut, spaghetti squash and pumpkins. Try them roasted with onions and eggplant for a superb side dish on these cooler nights. Add some ground lamb from one of our meat vendors for a main dish.

DSC_0422Summer squash is still around and now is the time to scoop it up and make the most of it! Pictured here is zephyr squash, a creamy mild flavored squash that is delicious when paired with eggplant and onions in a simple stir fry or grilled simply on its own.

DSC_0361The stars of summer produce in the fall are bell peppers. The hot days and cool nights allow for peppers to show their “true”colors, and now is the time to make yummy fajitas or stuffed bell peppers.

DSC_0367Apples and pears are available at the market now, grown locally from several of our farmers. Don’t let the “spots on your apples” scare you away- that simply means they haven’t been sprayed with harmful pesticides. Take a cloth to “shine” them up and a lot of times the spots disappear!

We hope you enjoy the produce of fall at the East Nashville Market as much as we do. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the Fall Fest on September 21st from 3:30-7:00pm in Shelby Park.

 

Fall Fest is Around the Corner!

Mark your calendars for the annual East Nashville Farmers Market Fall Fest September 21!

ENFM.tractor.kidThe weather is cooling off at night and summer is making its farewell. In East Nashville, that means we’re getting ready for the annual Fall Fest! This year we will have kids activities, pumpkin painting, live music and more to go along with our already festive farmers market.

ENFM.painting.pumpkinThe Fall Fest is free, and all you have to do is show up, shop some to support our local farmers, and have fun!

ENFM.livemusicbeastIn addition to live music, we will have special food trucks for your dinner, and plenty of entertainment for the whole family! Look for more information soon, and join us every Wednesday in Shelby Park 3:30-7:00pm until the end of October.