It was the first day of the winter farmers market this past Saturday at the Franklin Farmers Market and it sure felt like it. Cold and very windy weather had everyone bundled up. But what’s a little cold weather when there’s good food to be found? It’s not a problem. With all of the delicious fresh food to be had at the FFM, the chilly temps didn’t seem to stop anyone from visiting the winter farmers market. After all, there was hot coffee and hot chocolate to sip on; warm tasty crepes, biscuits and more to munch and the absolute best in fresh food from local farms. Cold weather? Bring it on. We’re ready. The FFM’s Winter Market is open every Saturday, now through April.
There’s no question that the Franklin Farmers Market is one of the biggest farmers markets in Tennessee. But we had some people asking us this past Saturday why the market looked even bigger. Winter market does have quite a few farmers and vendors, so it’s not a small market to begin with. But things looked different now because the area we call Tent City has been moved. It’s now front and center of the big market shed, so FFM stretches all the way down to Liberty Pike. That makes it a whole lot easier for you to see everything that’s at the Franklin Farmers Market, because it’s a lot easier to navigate your way around the FFM. That’s not the only thing that’s different at our Winter Market. This year, for the first time, you’ll be able to pick out the perfect Christmas tree at the FFM from Riverbend Nursery. Watch for the date that the trees will arrive at market in our weekly newsletter. And go ahead and circle the date – on December 6th, the big man will be back. Santa arrives at the Franklin Farmers Market on December 6th!
Finally, even with the cold weather this past weekend, it didn’t affect the supply of good food and happy faces at the market. For proof of both, just check out the FFM’s big photo gallery!