Sunshine, local vegetables, great meats and local dairy goods – It looked like a typical summer day at the Franklin Farmers Market this past Saturday, but it sure didn’t feel like it. Cool temperatures and a nippy wind reminded us that fall has arrived.
But that’s okay. Cold weather? Bring it on. The Franklin Farmers Market is a year-round market. So whether it’s hot, humid summer temperatures or chilly winter days, our farmers are at the FFM with local vegetables you love and it’s all from Tennessee farms.
Rocky Glade Farm has returned with many local vegetables like broccoli, lettuce, spinach, potatoes, radishes and fresh picked ginger. Kirkview Farm is harvesting the last of its sweet Tennessee corn along with a new crop of turnip greens and kale.
Come and enjoy many locally grown vegetables from Tennessee’s best farms with fresh lettuce mix, cucumbers and tomatoes still in full supply.
The social calendar for the Franklin Farmers Market is quite full in October. This past Saturday, the FFM was part of the big Family Day celebration, just across the road in the Park at Harlinsdale Farm. This upcoming Friday and Saturday, the FFM will go back across Franklin Road to be a part of Bella Rustica, a vintage Americana flea market that benefits the Agape organization’s foster kids program. While the Franklin Farmers Market goes in our big market shed as it does every Saturday, there will be a FFM mini-market at Bella Rustica. On October 18th, the Invasion of the Scarecrows comes to the FFM and finally, the Franklin Farmers Market will have create the big “pumpkin tree” at Pumpkinfest on October 25th.
So did you wear a jacket to the market this past Saturday or were you running around in shorts, trying to draw summer out for as long as possible? Either way, we might have snapped a photo of you. Take a look at the big FFM photo gallery and find out!