This week at the East Nashville Farmers Market, come to celebrate Independence Day and America’s favorite dessert — pie! That’s right, folks, it’s the 1st Annual East Nashville Farmers Market Pie Festival and Bake-Off, and we’ll have lots of fun events for you and the family, including a community pie baking contest, backyard games, kid’s games, and more! Live music by the dynamic, ukulele-strumming Donna Frost and her Ukeabilly Upstarts starts at 4pm, and food trucks will be serving ice cream, steamed sandwiches, wood-fired pizza pies, and more! We will also have chef Todd Alan Martin from Treehouse sampling bite-sized wedges of house-made curd pies. So don’t miss this sweet and savory famers market festival.
Fist thing’s first, we are excited to see you all this week in support our farmers and vendors! So be prepared to purchase your fresh, local groceries like produce, meats, eggs, breads, and more. We’ll have blueberries, blackberries, and peaches for sale, plus sweet cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant and more! Come equipped with a cooler to take home cold items, like locally-raised pork from Laurel Mountain Farm, chicken from Quarter Spring Farm, and beef from Triple L Ranch. Also, grab a whoopie pie from Eat Like King’s bakery or sample one of Cobbler Creation’s blueberry, peach, or blackberry cobblers. We guarantee you’ll be taking plenty of goodies home for your weekend Fourth of July celebration.
Speaking of Fourth of July, what holiday-themed Pie Festival wouldn’t be complete without plenty of American Pie?? Exactly! So we’re excited to host Geraldine’s Greatest Pies and Papa C’s Pies for this week’s festivities! Geraldine is famous for both her traditional chess and chocolate chess pies, and Papa C’s will have an variety of flavors and sizes of award-winning pies. Take them home for your weekend holiday or pack a couple of forks and dig-in with a neighbor at the festival.
While eating and enjoying plenty of pie, don’t forget to visit our Bake-Off tents to sample a contest pie after the judges have made their final decisions. Our community is arriving with their best home-made pies, guys, and you are not going to want to miss the action. We’ll have two categories — sweet and savory — and winners will be announced at approx. 6pm. For more information on the contest schedule, judges, and festival do’s and don’t’s, visit the Pie Festival and Bake-Off page.
What farmers market festival would not be complete without some rockin’ good tunes? Grab a blanket and join us on the lawn to hear the raw, regional sounds of Donna Frost and her ukulele, with accompanying guitars, accordion and more. Donna is a returning favorite at our farmers market and we are excited to celebrate Independence Day with her bare-bones sound.
Finally, don’t forget your red, white, and blue regalia, gang! It’s gonna be a summertime celebration with farmers and pie, so grab your favorite people and your biggest appetite, and we’ll see you this Wednesday at the 1st Annual East Nashville Pie Festival and Bake-Off! May the best pies win!!