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Meet the Farmers of Flying S Farm

flying s farmsFlying S Farms is owned and operated by Ben and Catherine Simmons.  The name, Flying S Farms, came from a family history of flying and reaching for the highest standards so that they may provide you with the best produce possible.  The farm was started in 2003 through a strong desire to produce clean, healthy food through good stewardship and farming practices.

They have a 6 acre natural sustainable farm located in Woodbury, Tennessee.  They offer a wide variety of heirloom and non-GMO hybrid produce. The Simmons Family is dedicated to growing tasty, gourmet vegetables and herbs for families that understand that eating wholesome, nutrient-dense food is the foundation for good health and well-being.

Flying S Farms is also committed to creating a healthy environment. They use cover crops to build soil productivity and practice integrated pest management control. They also use foliar fertilizers that are made with food grade products to promote the growth of their crops. The Simmons Family believes that healthy soil produces healthy plants, which therefore produces healthy people.

Catherine, also known as “The Baking Farmer,” offers many wonderful breads and baked goods. Their kitchen is a licensed facility and operates year round.  They are delighted to offer delicious soups, breads and more for any of your special events.  Her baked goods are certainly not to be missed!!!

Come to East Nashville Farmers Market each Wednesday to shake hands with Ben and Catherine Simmons. Meet your farmer and eat local!

What to bring to the East Nashville Farmers Market

shopping tips 2We are delighted to have so many new patrons supporting our weekly Wednesday Market.  Here are a few tips we suggest that may help make your visit as successful as possible.

One: We highly recommend that shoppers go green by bringing their own bags and baskets.  This small act has big pay-offs for our environment by reducing waste.

Two: Bring a cooler.  The East Nashville Market hosts more than just fruit and vegetable farmers. You may find meats, milk, cheese, yogurt, hummus, or other items that require refrigeration. By bringing a cooler, you can keep fresh foods cold until you head home at the end of the day.

Three: Bring Cash and Small Bills.  If you forget, or run out of cash, don’t worry!  Bank debit cards are accepted by the market in exchange for tokens to be used at vendor booths.  Some vendors accept checks or credit cards. We’ll exchange your swipe for wooden market tokens at the information booth. Tokens can be used at any booth and are valid all season long.