The farmers at the Franklin Farmers Market have said it for a long time – if you don’t like the weather in Tennessee, just wait a day or two. It’ll change. And it did, as we went from 90 plus degree weather to temperatures in low 60’s in just a week’s time.
Even though it was a bit chilly, there was still plenty of summer veggies to be found at the market this past Saturday. Watermelons, peppers, green beans, tomatoes and okra were plentiful. But autumn is definitely on its way.
A lot of the fall crops are showing up now too. Pumpkins, big and small, crisp apples and lots of cabbage. Even the tasty baked goods at the market are starting to show the change in season, with goodies like pumpkin rolls now available. No matter the season, there is always delicious, seasonal fresh food at the FFM.
It’s also football season and that meant a lot of people were buying meat to slap on the grill this weekend. After all, if you are tailgating, you’ve got to step up and have the best burgers, chops or chicken to eat. We’ve got your chance to sample the meats available at the FFM coming up on September 20th. It’s Grill Day at the Franklin Farmers Market, with Chef Michael Martin grilling meat to perfection on grills provided by our good friends at the Hearth and Grill Shop. There will be plenty of tender, delicious samples of meat to try and find out what’s best for your next grill out or tailgating party.
There were also quite a few people asking about the market’s farm to table dinner, “Feast from the Fields”, a gourmet dinner with wine pairings to be held on October 4th. Chef Philip Krajeck of Rolf and Daughters Restaurant will creatively prepare a savory four course meal using only the best ingredients from our farms. This dinner event takes place at Bloomsbury Farm, which is one of the most beautiful farms in Tennessee. “Feast for the Fields” benefits the Franklin Farmers Market and our children’s educational garden which is an important program created by the Franklin Farmers Market Educational Foundation. There is a very limited number of tickets available for the “Feast for the Fields” event on sale now.
We love to take a lot of photos at the Franklin Farmers Market each and every Saturday and we love sharing them too. Take a look at our big photo gallery and enjoy!