Double Your benefits at the ENFM with the SNAP back: SHARE THE HARVEST Program

SNAP Back Share the HarvestStarting in July, SNAP customers can receive up to an additional $20 in market money to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables at the East Nashville Farmers Market. Thanks to the generous support of Piedmont Natural Gas, SNAP Back will help participants bring more healthy, local foods to the table.  Check in at our information booth for more details on this program. Quick reminder, if you are ever short on cash, you can use your credit/debit card at the information booth in exchange for tokens valid at all of the market vendors.  

Watermelon-Peach Salsa and Tomatoes


Recipe from Southern Living July 2011 Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Amy Burke

Come and get your fresh and local ingredients for this quick and easy recipe at the East Nashville Farmers market this Wednesday.

1/2 cup hot pepper jelly
1 tablespoon lime zest
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 cups seeded and diced fresh watermelon
1 cup peeled and diced fresh peaches
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
1/3 cup chopped fresh chives
3 cups baby heirloom tomatoes, halved
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Garnish: fresh basil sprigs

Whisk together pepper jelly, lime zest and lime juice in a bowl; stir in watermelon and next 3 ingredients.  Season halved baby tomatoes with salt and freshly ground pepper to taste; spoon into cocktail glasses. Top with Salsa. Garnish, if desired.

The Farmer & Adele

10346801_10152451378353055_62779066_nThe Farmer & Adele will be playing songs they’ve had little or no success with. Their music draws from classic country, western swing, bluegrass, and folk. Chances are you will have fun so come on down to the East Nashville Farmers Market! Hi-Ho the Merry-O!

Triple L Ranch and Chef Mattie Showcase their Best

Today at your ENFM we are hosting a cooking demonstration with Chef Mattie Goldberg who will be highlighting some of our farmers best of the season farm raised meats from Triple L Ranch and vegetables from our other local Tennessee farms.

Steven and Ann Lee, Triple L Ranch

Steven and Ann Lee, Triple L Ranch

The local meats are provided by our very own Triple L Ranch in Franklin TN. Triple L is a family owned and operated beef farm on the rolling hills of western Williamson county.  They raise polled herford cows the natural way which is in large open grass pastures and are never confined in small pens or barns for finishing.  The cows are raised on a steady diet of grass constantly. During the last 120 days they are offered natural feed consisting of corn, wheat , soy bean meal, cottonseed hulls, soybean hulls.  This grain finishing creates a wonderful marbling and tenderness of the meat that makes their premium cuts taste so delicious.

Visiting Chef Mattie serves it up at her local farmers market in Austin, TX

Visiting Chef Mattie Goldberg serves it up at her local farmers market in Austin, TX

Our chef Mattie Goldberg, born and raised in Nashville TN,  is an up and coming chef currently residing in Austin, Texas. Having grown up cooking at home, her specialty is rustic, bold flavors with a broad range of knowledge in world regional technique.   She has worked in some of Austin’s finest restaurants including Perla’s Seafood and Oyster Bar on historic South Congress Ave and health conscious, gluten free Snap Kitchen. At the top of her class at Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, a small and elite private culinary academy in Austin, she has excelled under renowned chefs and earned a spot as a school ambassador.

As the Demo Chef for 512 Market Kitchen, Chef Mattie highlights different vendors of the Lone Star Farmers Market at Bee Cave each week by showing market patrons how to use only the ingredients available to make fresh, seasonal dishes.  In the coming months, she will be moving to New Orleans, Louisiana to work at James Beard Award winning restaurant Herbsaint.

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