Many of you came out to pick up your Tennessee sweet corn, fresh tomatoes, okra, peppers, watermelon and much more from our farmers while the rain was pouring down last Saturday morning.
Many of our market farmers now have a good supply of sweet corn each market Saturday. Fortunately, the rain cleared out early, the temperatures remained nice and it turned into a very good day to be at the market.
Of course, handing out free samples of delicious meat didn’t hurt anything either. All you had to do was take a deep breath and follow the appetizing aroma to get a mouthwatering bite of pork, chicken and steak, prepared to perfection by Chef Michael Martin of Whole Foods.
It was Chef Saturday at the FFM and this particular day featured pork from Bear Creek Farm, chicken from Peaceful Pastures and steaks from Beaverdam Creek Farm. One bite and you knew it was top quality meat from local farms. Everyone loved it – over 1000 samples were eaten and enjoyed! Get your taste buds ready and keep watching for another Chef Saturday to take place soon!
And next Saturday promises to be a great day at the market too especially for all of you tomato lovers as the 2nd annual TomatoFest takes place. It’s tomato heaven that gives you the opportunity to sample the many varieties of heirloom and standard tomatoes at the market. Chef Steven of Amerigo will be preparing tasty recipes featuring tomatoes and handling out samples for you to enjoy. Taste tomatoes harvested fresh and ripe by our farmers and learn more about growing heirloom tomatoes yourself with our seed saving demo by Zadock, The Natural Farmer. And for the kids, there’s free face painting and games to enjoy.
It’s all happening at TomatoFest, July 26th at the Franklin Farmers Market!
Do you see yourself or friends from Saturday in the FFM Photo Gallery?