Monthly Archives: March 2015

“Best Local Farm” Award Swept by Market Farmers

Best Local FarmThree of our market farmers swept the “Best Local Farm” category at this weeks 2015 Sizzle Awards.”  Congratulation’s to First Place winner Hatcher Family Dairy, Second Place winner Bear Creek Farm and Third Place winner Delvin Farms. When reached for comment, each of our farmers had this to say:

Hatcher Family Dairy“Being voted Best Local Farm is a big credit to our Hatcher Milk drinkers. We are overjoyed to receive this recognition from our local customers. We appreciate all our customers thinking of Hatcher Family Dairy when casting their vote for this award.”

-Charlie Hatcher of Hatcher Family Farm


Bear Creek Farm“What an honor to be included with such amazing farmers. Bill and I love Williamson County, our loyal customers, and our farming family. Thank you for voting for Bear Creek Farm.”

-LeeAnn Cherry of Bear Creek Farm



delvin-logo“We love our Williamson County customers. Thank you for voting our third place award. We hope to see you at your favorite farmers markets this summer.  We are working hard to deliver our best year of growing organic vegetables on the farm.”

-Hank Devlin, Jr. of Delvin Farms


We are also proud to share many of our market sponsors were also award winners. We hope you will support all our sponsors who graciously support our market each year.

Best Burger, 1st Place Winner Burger Up
Best Italian, 2nd Place Winner Amerigo
Best Local Bank, 1st Place Winner Synergy Bank
Best Healthy Menu, 1st Place Winner Whole Foods
Best Auto Dealer, 2nd Place Winner Ford Lincoln of Franklin

Congratulations to the Factory for winning First place for Best Event Venue!

The Franklin Farmers Market of Franklin Tennessee is blessed to have the largest assembly of Tennessee local farmers providing produce, meats and baked goods available to our customers each Saturday, all year long.

This year the 8th Annual Sizzle Awards were hosted by the Southern Exposure Magazine, Williamson Herald, and FranklinIS. The yearly Sizzle Awards give our community the opportunity to select their favorite local businesses they enjoy frequenting.

Crepe A Diem Dinner at POP Nashville March 27th!

Crepe A DiemChef Brittney Blackshear of Crepe A Diem is stepping off her Award Winning Food Truck for a Four Course Provencal French Dinner this coming Friday, March 27th. We all know Brittney and staff who support our local farmers with great food each Saturday at the Franklin Farmers Market. Brittney would like to share some of her favorite French dishes at POP Nashville, a unique dining experience in East Nashville. It will be a thoughtful dining experience with many of the local farm food you’ve come to enjoy each Saturday at market. Please join us in supporting Brittney as she moves beyond her Crepes for a memorable dining experience to be enjoyed by all!

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Menu for the evening:

~Amuse Bouche~
Beef Tartar
triple l ranch beef tenderloin | minced shallot | cornichons | pilgrims produce farm egg yolk | bloomsbury farm sunflower sprouts | shaved comté cheese | black pepper crepe chip
French Kiss
pinot noir braised triple l ranch tender beef tongue | pickled garlic | shallot confit | house made baguette crostini
~Second Course~
Soup, Salad, & Bread
provencal stew with french flageolet beans | rice’s country ham | local leeks | swiss chard in a Rich Jambon Broth.
Grilled Delvin Farm Kale Salad
walnut citrus vinaigrette | noble springs dairy fresh chévre | pomegranate seeds
fresh house made baguettes | hatcher dairy whipped butter
~Third Course~
Duck Confit Vol-au-Vent
succulent duck confit | roasted root vegetable brunoise | brandied pear | toasted walnuts | in a puff pastry shell | creamy cauliflower celeriac soubis | gruyere cheese
~Fourth Course~
Crepe Suzette Flambé
delicate sweet crepes | orange grand marnier sauce
Can’t wait until the end of the month? You can find the Crepe A Diem food truck every Saturday at the Franklin Farmer’s Market with a special Brunch menu.


Crepe A Diem

Did You Have a Fresh Farm Breakfast Today?

Farm BreakfastOne of the joys of being a regular customer of the Franklin Farmers Market is enjoying a fresh farm breakfast. Fresh eggs, local farm bacon, home baked breads, just picked spinach with organic strawberry preserves delivers the best possible farm breakfast to start my day. That’s right! Try it, and you will be amazed at the mouth watering flavor that local Tennessee farm food will deliver.  Using all local farm food guarantees more flavor with a high level of nutrition your body deserves!  Our market is a producers-only market meaning our farmers and artisans grow it, bake it or make it.

local farm eggsThe egg yolks from our local Tennessee farms have a darker yellow to bright orange color from chickens just laid days before, not trucked in from across the country.  You never know what shade of eggshell you will find because most local eggs are free range. This means the chickens are eating bugs, grasses, seeds and other natural food they find while they roam free. The just picked spinach will last in your refrigerator for up to three weeks because it’s right off the farm.  Our local breads are freshly baked before market. The organic strawberries and other berries you find at market are all from local farms.

Triple L Ranch BaconFor this farm breakfast, I used local farm eggs from Moonshadow Farm with great tasting bacon from Triple L Ranch. I enjoy my eggs scrambled, so I sautéed some spinach from Norton Family Farm briefly in the bacon grease just before adding my lightly beaten eggs. I don’t over beat my eggs because I enjoy the slight separation of the yellow yolk and egg white after cooking. I then cut off a few slices of French country bread to toast, added some organic strawberry preserves, both from Jones Mill Farm. I’m down to my last jar of strawberry preserves, so this was a special treat. The organic strawberries used in the preserves are from Delvin Farms.

Local Farm BreakfastFolks, if you want the best tasting breakfast you’ve had in a long time, and I believe you deserve it, visit the Franklin Farmers Market this Saturday and give it a whirl!  Just walk thru the market and get you some eggs, spinach or kale, potatoes, bacon, preserves, jams or jellies along with some market fresh baked bread. We guarantee nothing will taste better than a Fresh Farm Breakfast from the Franklin Farmers Market!

Come visit our local farmers this Saturday and experience the best tasting local farm food around!

Shop Whole Foods Market 5% Day for Children’s Garden, March 12th

Franklin Childrens Garden

The official start of spring is just about two weeks away, but somebody forgot to tell Mother Nature. The snow and ice on the roads put our 5% Day with Whole Foods Market on hold. But it’s time for a do-over. Next week is predicted to be beautiful and warm, so the 5% Day for the Growing Kids Educational Garden has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 12th!

It takes a lot of effort, plus supplies for classes and the garden itself to make everything work for the kids. That’s why our good friends at Whole Foods Market are helping us out with the special 5% Day to benefit the garden. On Thursday, March 12th, five percent of the sales made at Whole Foods Market (on West McEwen Drive in the Cool Springs area) will be donated to the Growing Kids Educational Garden. So by shopping at Whole Foods Market on 5% Day, you are helping the garden to grow!Children's Garden

The Growing Kids Educational Garden is designed to give children a greater understanding of where food comes from and what it takes to get it from seed to plate. Teaching kids how to garden also gives them the opportunity to learn about more complex subjects such as sustainability and conservation; health and the environment. The free classes at the Growing Kids garden are designed for children kindergarten through 4th grade. It’s all interactive, with kid-centered gardening that allows children to learn through direct experience with each lesson taught.

Education Foundation Children's Garden

The garden is a project of the Franklin Farmers Market Educational Foundation, a 501 c 3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing agricultural-based education for health, wellness and environmental stewardship. For more info on the Growing Kids Educational Garden or the Franklin Farmers Market Educational Foundation, email . Or look for our special kids garden booth at Whole Foods Market on 5% Day, Thursday March 12th!Whole Foods