Franklin families came to market early to buy local farm produce from our Tennessee farmers before the predicted rains. The overcast skies brought cooler temperatures and a large crowd of hungry eaters. The rains never came, and the long line at Ellie’s Old Fashioned Doughnuts stayed strong at 60 plus for three straight hours. Tis the routine at the Franklin Farmers Market to secure breakfast from Lucy’s Kitchen, Ellie’s Old Fashioned Doughnuts, Norton Family Farms, Jones Mill Farm, Biscuit Love or Crepe A Diem before shopping for local farm produce.
This year’s summer crop has been bountiful from all our local Tennessee farms. We are blessed to be seeing the sweetest watermelons and best tasting tomatoes with over 30 different varieties to choose. Find sweet Tennessee corn, squash, zucchini, peppers, okra, cucumbers and so many different varieties of potatoes from many of our local farmers. The first of butternut squash, kale, romaine lettuce and pumpkins are now in market meaning fall is coming soon.
The sight of our first pumpkins in market means the Invasion of the Scarecrows is not far off on October 18th presented by our corporate sponsor Ford Lincoln of Franklin. But before scarecrows are roaming the market we have our September 20th Grill Day event hosted by the Hearth and Grill Shop with Chef Michael Martin of Whole Foods Market using his culinary skills to grill local farm meats. Our local Tennessee meat farmers produce the states best tasting Beef, Chicken and Pork you can find. Our meat farmers use no hormones or antibiotics. All animals from our local farm meat producers are humanely raised insuring flavorful tender tasting meats.
Be sure view pictures from Saturdays market, its a great way to see what produce, baked goods and artisan crafts we have in the market. See you next Saturday!