Sunday, May 17, 2009

East Nashville Spring Fest

Celebrating the start of the new growing season and the success of the market's first year, The East Nashville Farmers Market has expanded to a new location, more vendors and lots of activities for the whole family. Several new vendors, along with all of last year's local farmers, artisan food producers and craftspeople will come together for the opening on Wed., May 20, 3:30 - 6:30 PM.

This year's market has expanded to a larger location, 210 South 10th St. (corner of 10th and Fatherland), at the Free Will Baptist Church and only one block over from last year's space. In addition to the return of last year's group of local farmers and producers, this year's market will also host local producers of honey, maple syrup, eggs, baked goods, and milk.

There will also be a wide variety of activities for the kids, including the return of the Loving Touch Petting Zoo, face painting and children's games. More local craftspeople to be announced. Live music by the Howling Brothers and Carl Asch. Local prepared food vendors will also be at the market.

The market features all local farmers and vendors. Regular farm vendors include Delvin Farms, Madison Creek Farms, Paradise Produce, Peaceful Pastures, West Wind Farm, SonFarm, Clover Cove Farms. New farms include Beaver Creek Dam Farm, Foggy Hollow Farm, Totty's Bend Frm, Blue Honey Farm, Flying S Farms and Hatcher Family Dairy. There will be a diverse mixture of products, including a variety of spring greens and produce, strawberries, specialty herbs, cut flowers, grass fed and pastured raised poultry, beef, pork, lamb, eggs, and milk and cheese.

Additional non food vendors will include: natural nut butters from Spread the Love Butter; organic died apparel from ASK Apparel; pepper sauces from Moose Sauces; baked goods and cheesecakes from Lucy's Cheesecake; oven baked breads from Twin Oaks Bakery; homemade candles from Angelight Candles; organic tea blends from Natural Choice Botanicals; and natural vegan glycerin soaps from Carol's Soaps and Adornments.

The East Nashville Market's website, www.eastnashvillemarket.com, is online and includes market updates, a calendar of events, list of products and farmer profiles and links to participating farmer's websites.

Opening Spring Fest Celebration at East Nashville Farmers Market
Free Will Baptist Church, 210 S. 10th St., (corner of 10th and Fatherland), East Nashville
Wed., May 20, 3:30 - 6:30 PM

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