ENFM.blackberrieshandsThis week at the East Nashville Farmers Market, farm-fresh blackberries have arrived! Plus, more cherry tomatoes and other local produce items for you to enjoy. We’ll have a number of local food trucks offering kid-friendly dinner items for our families on the lawn, and our special musical guest this week is Nashville artist and vocal coach Chris Keller. Come out and taste the flavors of summer this week at the East Nashville Farmers Market!

Last week, Kelley’s Berry Farm surprised all of our market shoppers with the first of their juicy, sweet blackberries! The Kelley family will be bringing a fresh load of berries this week, so be sure to grab a quart or bucket for your homemade jams and jellies. Also, don’t forget about our upcoming Pie Festival and Bake-Off on July 1st, 2015!! Frozen-fresh blackberries in sugar sure do make a tasty pie… Or come and get your blackberries fresh from Kelley’s the week before the contest.

cherry tomatoesOur farmers’ market sold out of all the sweet, multi-colored cherry tomatoes last week! To satisfy everyone’s craving, the Delvins will be bringing even more tomatoes for you to enjoy. Slice them in salads with giant bouquets of fresh herbs from our herb farmers No. 9 Farms and Slocal.

We also saw new varieties of summer squashes last week, like patty-pan and ‘Zephyr’ squash from Oak Grove Farm. Expect to see more varieties of summer squash and zucchini this week, and be sure to check out our Simple Caramelized Summer Squash and Onions recipe for an easy yet delicious way to prepare it. You should also find green beans, cucumbers, and more from Oak Grove Farm, and colorful new varieties of beets, cauliflower, and more from Green Door Gourmet!

green beansAs always, the East Nashville Farmers Market has your Wednesday night dinner covered, with the best local food trucks and live music Nashville has to offer. So grab your blankets (don’t forget the bug spray!), your appetites, and your listening ears, and we’ll see you this week at the market!

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