Strawberry Festival time is here! It’s the first sweet bite of spring and it’s the delicious main ingredient of the 5th annual Franklin Farmers Market Strawberry Festival which gets underway Saturday, May 16th beginning at 8am. It’s a fun celebration for the entire family with music, kids’ games, and plenty of delicious fresh strawberries grown on Middle Tennessee farms.
Mouthwatering homemade strawberry shortcakes, made by Norton Family Farm will be available. Topped with sweet berries from the farms of the market and a dollop of Hatcher Family Dairy whipped cream, the shortcakes are a festival favorite. We will also have strawberry donuts from Ellie’s Old Fashioned Doughnuts. Proceeds from the shortcake and donut sales benefit the Franklin Farmers Market and the Franklin Farmers Market Educational Foundation. The Franklin Farmers Market is a non-profit agricultural organization dedicated to keeping Tennessee farms growing.
A team of local judges will select the best tasting strawberries at the FFM and decide the winner of the “Strawberriest Booth” contest. This years judges will be:
Joe Dubin, WSMV Channel 4 Sports Team, Emmy Award winner and two-time Edward R. Murrow Award winner while at WKRN
–Marianne DeMeyers, President of Downtown Franklin Association, Owner of Tin Cottage
–Cassie Jones, Director of Sales for Southern Exposure Magazine & The Williamson Herald
–Chef Carlos Garcia, Homestead Manor’s Executive Chef
The Franklin Farmers Market Strawberry Festival is presented by Ford – Lincoln of Franklin.
Besides all of the fresh berries at the Franklin Farmers Market Strawberry Festival, festival attendees can also enjoy a wide variety of fresh produce and goods from Tennessee farms and beautiful, unique arts and crafts from local artisans. Admission to the Franklin Farmers Market Strawberry Festival is free. The Franklin Farmers Market is located at the corner of Liberty Pike and Franklin Road, behind The Factory.
Would you like to be a Strawberry Festival Volunteer? Visit our Volunteer sign up here.