Deep from the fields of our local farms comes the Invasion of the Scarecrows sponsored by Ford Lincoln of Franklin! On Saturday October 17, 2015, scarecrows as far as the eye can see will invade the Franklin Farmers Market to bring you the freshest local produce, locally-raised meats, artisan cheeses, pastured eggs, fresh baked breads, and so much more. Come witness this fun-for-the-family event and see the Invasion of the Scarecrows with your very own eyes!
That’s right, folks! Our farmers, vendors, and food artisans will magically transform into live, walking, talking scarecrows at our farmers market, and we are so grateful. These scarecrows will be accompanied by some mighty festive fall decorations and plenty of fresh food for you to enjoy or take home for fall meals. So don’t be alarmed to see that your favorite farmer is full of hay on October 17th at the Franklin Farmers Market.
To celebrate the season and the arrival of our new fall friends, we’re hosting a score of fun activities for you and the little ones to enjoy. We’ll have our annual FFM Pumpkin Patch provided by King Farm and Wilson Farm, Molly’s fall-themed face painting, kids’ games, Guess the Weight of our Big Giant Pumpkin, and photo opportunities at the White Rabbit costume tent and with our one-of-a-kind Market Scarecrow.
The Invasion of the Scarecrows sponsored by Ford Lincoln of Franklin wouldn’t be complete without some fun for the adults. We’re lucky to have chef Michael Martin of Whole Foods Market preparing 3 fall menu items with fresh produce provided by Colvin Family Farm: Arugula and Fennel Salad, Apple Cider Glazed Turnips, and a Kale Salad.
Special Event Schedule
- Fall Chef Demo with Michael Martin of Whole Foods
- FFM Children’s Pumpkin Patch
- Pumpkin Painting at painting tent
- White Rabbit costume booth
- Photo Op with our Market Scarecrow
- Face Painting with Molly
Finally, we would like to express our deepest gratitude for our corporate sponsor Ford Lincoln of Franklin for their support in this special seasonal event. So grab the family and don’t miss the Invasion of the Scarecrows October 17, 2015, at the Franklin Farmers Market. And while you’re there, don’t forget to shake the hand of the farmer…we mean scarecrow…that feeds you!