Category Archives: Market Saturday News

Winter Market Noodle Bowl

Winter Market Noodle Bowl
Serves 4

 

When it’s cold, deep in Winter, there are few things that I crave more than a piping hot bowl of broth and noodles. I tried Remedy Bone Broth’s Coconut Curry Soup Base last week at the Market and thought it would make a great foundation for just such a recipe. After a quick walk through the market to gather everything else from Bear Creek, Bloomsbury, River Cottage, Rose Creek Farms, and Alfresco Pasta, I was on my way to the kitchen to make lunch. Enjoy and keep warm!


Ingredients:

 

 

 

 

 

2 Each Bear Creek Farms Thick Cut Pork Chops, w/o the Rib Bone
1 Quart Remedy Bone Broth Coconut Curry Soup Base
1lb Alfresco Pasta Egg Fettuccini
1 Bunch Hakurei Turnips, Bloomsbury & Rose Creek Farms
! Small Bunch Red Tabby Spinach, Bloomsbury Farms
1 Pint Oyster Mushrooms, Bloomsbury & Possum Bottom Farms
1 Bunch Green Onions, Bloomsbury & Rose Creek Farms
2 Farm Eggs, River Cottage, Peaceful Pastures
Salt & Pepper

Prepare the vegetables by thinly slicing 3 or 4 of the turnips, trimming the stems of the spinach, thinly slicing the oyster mushrooms, and finely slicing the green onion tops (reserve the bottoms for another dish). Warm the Coconut Curry Soup Base in a saucepan just to a simmer and cover.

Season the pork chops with salt and pepper set aside on a plate to room temperature.

Bring a 3-quart saucepan of water with a pinch of salt to the boil and carefully add the eggs, reduce heat to a gentle boil and cook the eggs for 7 minutes. Remove from the water with a slotted spoon and cover with cool water for 1 minute. Peel the eggs while still warm and set aside, covered. You will use the same boiling water for cooking the pasta while the pork chops cook, so don’t throw it out just yet but do keep it simmering.

Heat an iron skillet to medium heat and when hot, sear the pork chops for 2 minutes on each side until nicely browned; turn the heat down and turn a few more times until cooked through and the internal temperature has reached 145F. Set aside on a plate to rest but keep warm. Turn the water you cooked the eggs in back up to a boil and add the fresh pasta; cook for 2-3 minutes until almost cooked through. Drain the pasta in a strainer, then divide the pasta into 4 deep soup bowls. Add the prepared vegetables to the bowl alongside the pasta, then pour the simmering Coconut Curry broth to cover almost everything. (You can also add the vegetables to the broth and cook gently if you like them a bit more cooked).

Slice the pork into thin slices and divide half of each chop into each bowl. Carefully cut the eggs in half (they will be slightly runny but with set egg white) and add a half of the egg to each bowl, just setting them into the hot broth. Pour any of the fat and cooking juices from when the pork was resting over each of the bowls. 

Serve immediately while still hot! Enjoy!

Chef Michael R Martin
South Fork Catering Co.

Special Christmas Market, Thursday, Dec 23, 2021

The Franklin Farmers Market is hosting a special Christmas Market on Thursday, December 23, 2021 from 1pm-4pm behind the Factory in Franklin. 

We will have all your favorite foods and artisans with many Holiday inspired baked goods for your Christmas celebrations including:

  • Meat farmers with special cuts of Lamb, Beef, Wagyu, Pork and Chicken 
  • Vegetable farmers with sweet Potatoes, butternut squash, turnips, beets and leafy greens
  • Breads, muffins, pies, cobblers, jams, jellies, and other baked goods
  • Bone broth and soups
  • Soaps, lotions, candles, jewelry, and artisan crafts for last minute gifts

 

 

 

 

 

For the first time in our market history Christmas falls on a Saturday this year and we will be closed. Come shop this special Thursday December 23rd market for the food you need to make your Christmas dinner superb and pick up some last minute gifts from our artisans. Our New Year’s Day Market will be open normal hours of 9am-12noon A big thank you to AlphaGraphics of Franklin for the beautiful signage and Graphics with QR code.

Merry Christmas!

Where to Buy the Best Herb and Vegetable Starter Plants

A market customer selecting vegetable starter plants from Paradise Produce

A market customer selecting vegetable starter plants from Paradise Produce

Buying local herb and vegetable starter plants from your local farmers provides the healthiest young seedling plants for your home garden. Local farmers grow all their plants from the best seeds they can find. They also know how to create the best conditions for starting plant growth. I’ve been purchasing vegetable starter plants for my garden from farmers for years now. One day after losing several vegetable plants after planting, I thought there had to be a better place to find healthier young seedlings. I remembered seeing young plants at a local farmers market, so I made the trip back to the market and found beautiful young herb and vegetable starter plants for sale.

I then laughed to myself thinking “Well, of course, buying the same plants a farmer is using to grow their crops just might be the best choice”. Problem solved!

Vegetable Starter Plants from Paradise Produce

Vegetable Starter Plants from Paradise Produce

At the Franklin Farmers Market, most of our local farmers bring to market healthy young starter plants. You can find just about all the vegetable starter plants you need. You don’t have to worry about if any of the young seedling plants are labeled wrong. The root growth is strong and ready for planting in your home garden. If you need soil suggestions, you can ask any farmers for suggestions. Our local Williamson Farmers Co-op can help with any garden supplies you need. Our market soil expert Organics in Motion can also help advise you on best soil types. All our farmers are friendly and full of advice to help you with your home garden.

Kids love Lettuce!

Kids love Lettuce Plants from Kirkview Farm

You can find market starter plants from Kirkview Farm, Purple Tree Farm, Paradise Produce, Evans Produce and Earth Advocates Research Farm. We’ve created a starter plant photo gallery so you can see some of our vegetable and herb starter plants currently in the market.

Good luck and happy planting! Hope to see you at our local Tennessee farmers market!

New Summer Market Hours, Pre-Order Information & Coronavirus Guidelines

Our 2020 summer market begins this Saturday morning with new market hours of 8am till 12noon. We have a new larger layout to support Covid-19 social distancing eliminating the two rows of vendors under the shed and expanding our market footprint into several rows of parking near the Liberty Pike road. Stop by our market information booth to help find your favorite Farmer, Baker, or Artisan.

Customer Guidelines for the Coronavirus and Pre Order Information

The Franklin Farmers Market continues with its NEW LAYOUT creating the widest aisles for food shopping in Tennessee helping increase social distancing. All your favorite farmers and food vendors are attending, but they may be in a different spot. 

Our farmers are taking extra precautions at the market to maintain social distancing and safety. We ask our customers to do the same and follow these very important guidelines listed below. Farmers are taking pre-orders and payments online for easy in and out pick up.  We also want to remind you that we are NOT a social market during this time. We ask that you pick up your food and return home. We have always had a no pet policy and will continue to have a NO pet policy.  It also a good idea if possible to leave children at home to limit the number of people in the market. 

We have an abundant amount of meats and lettuces at the market. The past few weeks have seen increased crowds in the early hours, so we encourage you to consider coming to the market in the later hours, as product will not run out. The market is open 9am-12pm, and again, you can pre-order and pay from the farmers listed at the end of this document. 

Please do the following in order to continue to keep our market safe:

  • Maintain 6 ft away from others in all lines. PLEASE use the chalk lines we provide on the ground to stand in line. We will remind you of this verbally and with signage. 
  • Please wear a mask while attending the market, if you do not have one we can put you in contact with a med student volunteer who is making masks for healthcare workers. 
  • Do not touch the products for sale, let the vendors handle all the product, they will bag and wrap it and hand it to you. If a customer is in the booth, please wait for them to leave before entering. 
  • As much as we would like to visit with each other, we ask that everyone shop and head home to minimize the time of potential exposure.
  • Consider contacting your favorite vendor to pre-order. This is the safest and most efficient way. Below are vendors who are taking orders with their contact information. You can also contact your favorite vendor to inquire about home delivery options. 
  • Please send ONE person from your family to the market to shop if possible. We are not a social market during this time and are open for you to obtain essential goods. This will help us to keep the number of people down in the market and it will help limit your family’s exposure! 
  • Our market as always had a no pet policy and we will continue to remind our customers that dogs and other animals are not allowed at our market for the health and safety of our customers and vendors. Again, we are not a social outing during this time and we are only open so you can shop for supplies. 
  • Consider using credit/debit cards instead of cash. 
  • Wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer. We have bathroom facilities in building #9 and hand sanitizers/wipes at the market. 

Below are the farms that are offering pre-orders this weekend, April 18 to be picked up at the market and information on how to order. Check with your favorite farmer to see if they will do home deliveries. 

  1. Evans Produceevans4produce@gmail.com or text 615-504-9416
  2. Lucy’s Kitchenlucyfood@gmail.com or 615-483-5635
  3. Tavalin Tails Farm tavalintails@gmail.com or 615-445-9354 for lamb products
  4. River Cottage Farm:  Taking preorders and invoicing and invoicing through the website www.rivercottagefarm.net and the direct link to the online store is https://rivercottagefarm.net/store-home/   or Email:  debbie@rivercottagefarm.net or Brayden orthodoxfarmer@gmail.com
  5. Galena Garlic: call (615) 707-9211 to place orders
  6. Fly Farm: contact through website: Theflyfarm.com  or call 615-390-2870 or 615-574-5611
  7. Wild Alaska Seafood and Salmon: For pre-orders email info@wildalaskasalmonandseafood.com by Friday morning. Pre-orders are highly recommended for faster check out.
  8. Paradise Produce: Will take plant pre-orders through their website: paradiseproducefarm.com
  9. Jones Mill Farm: Please put “Franklin Farmers Market Order” in your subject line and send an email to popsstroud@aol.com or through Facebook Messenger: Jones Mill Farm and Commercial Kitchen. No orders can be taken after 3am on Saturday morning. 
  10. Tasty Good Eats: www.Facebook.com/GlutenFreeTastyGoodEats   Tel. 203-951-1449  E-mail: TastyGoodEats@gmail.com
  11. Moonshadow Farm-Non GMO Pastured Eggs: Text 615-336-8994
  12. Possum Bottom Farms: order through their webstore- www.possumbottomfarms.com
  13. Norton Family Farm: taking preorders for produce, baked items, and preserves if customers will call or text 931-446-4493.
  14. Peaceful Pastures: order through customerservice@peacefulpastures.com
  15. Remedy Bone Broth: We are at the market and offering home deliveries on website orders: www.remedybonebroth.com
  16. Bear Creek Farmleeann@bearcreekbeef.com
  17. Alfresco Pasta: text or call 510-918-2148 or email tubadon2@gmail.com
  18. Johnson’s Honey: call 615-337-0027
  19. Urban Sprouturbansprout@outlook.com or call 615-708-2536
  20. Earth Advocates Research Farmbambooconsultant@aol.com or call 931-964-4151

Don’t see your favorite farmer on this list? Use our website franklinfarmersmarket.com to search for vendor contact information and reach out to them! They may have missed market communication this week and will be glad to take pre-orders.

Thank you again for your support!

Amy Tavalin, Franklin Farmers Market Director

Coronavirus Update #6, Our Market is Open with Updated Guidelines and Pre-Order Information

April 24 Franklin Farmers Market

Customer Guidelines for the Coronavirus and Pre Order Information

The Franklin Farmers Market continues with its NEW LAYOUT creating the widest aisles for food shopping in Tennessee helping increase social distancing. All your favorite farmers and food vendors are attending, but they may be in a different spot. 

Our farmers are taking extra precautions at the market to maintain social distancing and safety. We ask our customers to do the same and follow these very important guidelines listed below. Farmers are taking pre-orders and payments online for easy in and out pick up.  We also want to remind you that we are NOT a social market during this time. We ask that you pick up your food and return home. We have always had a no pet policy and will continue to have a NO pet policy.  It also a good idea if possible to leave children at home to limit the number of people in the market. 

We have an abundant amount of meats and lettuces at the market. The past few weeks have seen increased crowds in the early hours, so we encourage you to consider coming to the market in the later hours, as product will not run out. The market is open 9am-12pm, and again, you can pre-order and pay from the farmers listed at the end of this document. 

Please do the following in order to continue to keep our market safe:

  • Maintain 6 ft away from others in all lines. PLEASE use the chalk lines we provide on the ground to stand in line. We will remind you of this verbally and with signage. 
  • Please wear a mask while attending the market, if you do not have one we can put you in contact with a med student volunteer who is making masks for healthcare workers. 
  • Do not touch the products for sale, let the vendors handle all the product, they will bag and wrap it and hand it to you. If a customer is in the booth, please wait for them to leave before entering. 
  • As much as we would like to visit with each other, we ask that everyone shop and head home to minimize the time of potential exposure.
  • Consider contacting your favorite vendor to pre-order. This is the safest and most efficient way. Below are vendors who are taking orders with their contact information. You can also contact your favorite vendor to inquire about home delivery options. 
  • Please send ONE person from your family to the market to shop if possible. We are not a social market during this time and are open for you to obtain essential goods. This will help us to keep the number of people down in the market and it will help limit your family’s exposure! 
  • Our market as always had a no pet policy and we will continue to remind our customers that dogs and other animals are not allowed at our market for the health and safety of our customers and vendors. Again, we are not a social outing during this time and we are only open so you can shop for supplies. 
  • Consider using credit/debit cards instead of cash. 
  • Wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer. We have bathroom facilities in building #9 and hand sanitizers/wipes at the market. 

Below are the farms that are offering pre-orders this weekend, April 18 to be picked up at the market and information on how to order. Check with your favorite farmer to see if they will do home deliveries. 

  1. Evans Produceevans4produce@gmail.com or text 615-504-9416
  2. Lucy’s Kitchenlucyfood@gmail.com or 615-483-5635
  3. Tavalin Tails Farm tavalintails@gmail.com or 615-445-9354 for lamb products
  4. River Cottage Farm:  Taking preorders and invoicing and invoicing through the website www.rivercottagefarm.net and the direct link to the online store is https://rivercottagefarm.net/store-home/   or Email:  debbie@rivercottagefarm.net or Brayden orthodoxfarmer@gmail.com
  5. Galena Garlic: call (615) 707-9211 to place orders
  6. Fly Farm: contact through website: Theflyfarm.com  or call 615-390-2870 or 615-574-5611
  7. Wild Alaska Seafood and Salmon: For pre-orders email info@wildalaskasalmonandseafood.com by Friday morning. Pre-orders are highly recommended for faster check out.
  8. Paradise Produce: Will take plant pre-orders through their website: paradiseproducefarm.com
  9. Jones Mill Farm: Please put “Franklin Farmers Market Order” in your subject line and send an email to popsstroud@aol.com or through Facebook Messenger: Jones Mill Farm and Commercial Kitchen. No orders can be taken after 3am on Saturday morning. 
  10. Tasty Good Eats   www.Facebook.com/GlutenFreeTastyGoodEats   Tel. 203-951-1449  E-mail: TastyGoodEats@gmail.com
  11. Moonshadow Farm-Non GMO Pastured Eggs: Text 615-336-8994
  12. Possum Bottom Farms: order through their webstore- www.possumbottomfarms.com
  13. Norton Family Farm taking preorders for produce, baked items, and preserves if customers will call or text 931-446-4493.
  14. Peaceful Pastures: order through customerservice@peacefulpastures.com
  15. Remedy Bone Broth: Not at the market, only offering home deliveries on website orders: www.remedybonebroth.com
  16. Bear Creek Farmleeann@bearcreekbeef.com
  17. Alfresco Pasta: text or call 510-918-2148 or email tubadon2@gmail.com
  18. Johnson’s Honey: call 615-337-0027
  19. Urban Sprouturbansprout@outlook.com or call 615-708-2536
  20. Earth Advocates Research Farm: bambooconsultant@aol.com or call 931-964-4151

Don’t see your favorite farmer on this list? Use our website franklinfarmersmarket.com to search for vendor contact information and reach out to them! They may have missed market communication this week and will be glad to take pre-orders.

Thank you again for your support!

Amy Tavalin, Franklin Farmers Market Director

Coronavirus Update #5, Our Market Remains Open, Updated Guidelines and Pre-Order Information

April 18 Franklin Farmers Market

Customer Guidelines for the Coronavirus and Pre Order Information

The Franklin Farmers Market continues with its NEW LAYOUT creating the widest aisles for food shopping in Tennessee helping increase social distancing. All your favorite farmers and food vendors are attending, but they may be in a different spot. 

Our farmers are taking extra precautions at the market to maintain social distancing and safety. We ask our customers to do the same and follow these very important guidelines listed below. Farmers are taking pre-orders and payments online for easy in and out pick up.  We also want to remind you that we are NOT a social market during this time. We ask that you pick up your food and return home. We have always had a no pet policy and will continue to have a NO pet policy.  It also a good idea if possible to leave children at home to limit the number of people in the market. 

We have an abundant amount of meats and lettuces at the market. The past few weeks have seen increased crowds in the early hours, so we encourage you to consider coming to the market in the later hours, as product will not run out. The market is open 9am-12pm, and again, you can pre-order and pay from the farmers listed at the end of this document. 

Please do the following in order to continue to keep our market safe:

  • Maintain 6 ft away from others in all lines. PLEASE use the chalk lines we provide on the ground to stand in line. We will remind you of this verbally and with signage. 
  • Please wear a mask while attending the market, if you do not have one we can put you in contact with a med student volunteer who is making masks for healthcare workers.
  • Do not touch the products for sale, let the vendors handle all the product, they will bag and wrap it and hand it to you. If a customer is in the booth, please wait for them to leave before entering. 
  • As much as we would like to visit with each other, we ask that everyone shop and head home to minimize the time of potential exposure.
  • Consider contacting your favorite vendor to pre-order. This is the safest and most efficient way. Below are vendors who are taking orders with their contact information. You can also contact your favorite vendor to inquire about home delivery options. 
  • Please send ONE person from your family to the market to shop if possible. We are not a social market during this time and are open for you to obtain essential goods. This will help us to keep the number of people down in the market and it will help limit your family’s exposure! 
  • Our market as always had a no pet policy and we will continue to remind our customers that dogs and other animals are not allowed at our market for the health and safety of our customers and vendors. Again, we are not a social outing during this time and we are only open so you can shop for supplies. 
  • Consider using credit/debit cards instead of cash. 
  • Wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer. We have bathroom facilities in building #9 and hand sanitizers/wipes at the market. 

Below are the farms that are offering pre-orders this weekend, April 18 to be picked up at the market and information on how to order. Check with your favorite farmer to see if they will do home deliveries. 

  1. Evans Produce: evans4produce@gmail.com or text 615-504-9416
  2. Lucy’s Kitchen: lucyfood@gmail.com or 615-483-5635
  3. Tavalin Tails Farm tavalintails@gmail.com or 615-445-9354 for lamb products
  4. River Cottage Farm:  Taking preorders and invoicing and invoicing through the website www.rivercottagefarm.net and the direct link to the online store is https://rivercottagefarm.net/store-home/   or Email:  debbie@rivercottagefarm.net or Brayden orthodoxfarmer@gmail.com
  5. Galena Garlic: call (615) 707-9211 to place orders
  6. Fly Farm: contact through website: Theflyfarm.com  or call 615-390-2870 or 615-574-5611
  7. Wild Alaska Seafood and Salmon: For pre-orders email info@wildalaskasalmonandseafood.com by Friday morning. Pre-orders are highly recommended for faster check out.
  8. Paradise Produce: Will take plant pre-orders through their website: paradiseproducefarm.com
  9. Jones Mill Farm: Please put “Franklin Farmers Market Order” in your subject line and send an email to popsstroud@aol.com or through Facebook Messenger: Jones Mill Farm and Commercial Kitchen. No orders can be taken after 3am on Saturday morning. 
  10. Tasty Good Eats   www.Facebook.com/GlutenFreeTastyGoodEats   Tel. 203-951-1449  E-mail: TastyGoodEats@gmail.com
  11. Moonshadow Farm-Non GMO Pastured Eggs: Text 615-336-8994
  12. Possum Bottom Farms: order through their webstore- www.possumbottomfarms.com
  13. Norton Family Farm taking preorders for produce, baked items, and preserves if customers will call or text 931-446-4493.
  14. Peaceful Pastures: order through customerservice@peacefulpastures.com
  15. Remedy Bone Broth: Not at the market, only offering home deliveries on website orders: www.remedybonebroth.com
  16. Bear Creek Farm: leeann@bearcreekbeef.com
  17. Alfresco Pasta: text or call 510-918-2148 or email tubadon2@gmail.com
  18. Johnson’s Honey: call 615-337-0027
  19. Urban Sprout: urbansprout@outlook.com or call 615-708-2536

Don’t see your favorite farmer on this list? Use our website franklinfarmersmarket.com to search for vendor contact information and reach out to them! They may have missed market communication this week and will be glad to take pre-orders.

Thank you again for your support!

Amy Tavalin, Franklin Farmers Market Director

Corona Virus Update #4, Our Market Remains Open, Updated Guidelines and Pre-Order Information

April 11 Franklin Farmers Market

Customer Guidelines for the Coronavirus and Pre Order Information

The Franklin Farmers Market has a NEW LAYOUT this week to increase social distancing. All your favorite farmers and food vendors are attending, but they may be in a different spot. 

Our farmers are taking extra precautions at the market to maintain social distancing and safety. We ask our customers to do the same and follow these very important guidelines listed below. Farmers are taking pre orders and payments online for easy in and out pick up.  We also want to remind you that we are NOT a social market during this time. We ask that you pick up your food and return home. We have always had a no pet policy and will continue to have a NO pet policy.  It also a good idea if possible to leave children at home to limit the number of people in the market. 

We have an abundant amount of meats and lettuces at the market. The past few weeks have seen increased crowds in the early hours, so we encourage you to consider coming to the market in the later hours, as product will not run out. The market is open 9am-12pm, and again, you can pre order and pay from the farmers listed at the end of this document. 

Please do the following in order to continue to keep our market safe:

  • Maintain 6 ft away from others in line. PLEASE use the chalk lines we provide on the ground to stand in line. We will remind you of this verbally and with signage. 
  • Do not touch the products for sale, let the vendors handle all the product, they will bag and wrap it and hand it to you. If a customer is in the booth, please wait for them to leave before entering. 
  • As much as we would like to visit with each other, we ask that everyone shop and head home to minimize the time of potential exposure.
  • Consider contacting your favorite vendor to pre-order. This is the safest and most efficient way. Below are vendors who are taking orders with their contact information. You can also contact your favorite vendor to inquire about home delivery options. 
  • Please send ONE person from your family to the market to shop if possible. We are not a social market during this time and are open for you to obtain essential goods. This will help us to keep the number of people down in the market and it will help limit your family’s exposure! 
  • Our market as always had a no pet policy and we will continue to remind our customers that dogs and other animals are not allowed at our market for the health and safety of our customers and vendors. Again, we are not a social outing during this time and we are only open so you can shop for supplies. 
  • Consider using credit/debit cards instead of cash. 
  • Wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer. We have bathroom facilities in building #9 and hand sanitizers/wipes at the market. 

Below are the farms that are offering pre orders this weekend, April 4, to be picked up at the market and information on how to order. Check with your favorite farmer to see if they will do home deliveries. 

  1. Evans Produce: evans4produce@gmail.com or text 615-504-9416
  2. Lucy’s Kitchen: lucyfood@gmail.com or 615-483-5635
  3. Tavalin Tails Farm tavalintails@gmail.com or 615-445-9354 for lamb products
  4. River Cottage Farm:  Taking preorders and invoicing and invoicing through the website www.rivercottagefarm.net and the direct link to the online store is https://rivercottagefarm.net/store-home/   or Email:  debbie@rivercottagefarm.net or Brayden orthodoxfarmer@gmail.com
  5. Galena Garlic: call (615) 707-9211 to place orders
  6. Fly Farm: contact through website: Theflyfarm.com  or call 615-390-2870 or 615-574-5611
  7. Wild Alaska Seafood and Salmon: For pre-orders email info@wildalaskasalmonandseafood.com by Friday morning. Pre-orders are highly recommended for faster check out.
  8. Paradise Produce: Will take plant pre orders through their website: paradiseproducefarm.com
  9. Jones Mill Farm: Please put “Franklin Farmers Market Order” in your subject line and send an email to popsstroud@aol.com or through Facebook Messenger: Jones Mill Farm and Commercial Kitchen. No orders can be taken after 3am on Saturday morning. 
  10. Tasty Good Eats   www.Facebook.com/GlutenFreeTastyGoodEats   Tel. 203-951-1449  E-mail: TastyGoodEats@gmail.com
  11. Moonshadow Farm-Non GMO Pastured Eggs: Text 615-336-8994
  12. Flying S Farms: for eggs, sourdoughhttps://www.remedybonebroth.com breads, sweet breads, biscuitsflyingsfarms@gmail.com 
  13. Possum Bottom Farms: order through their webstore- www.possumbottomfarms.com
  14. Norton Family Farm taking preorders for produce, baked items and preserves if customers will call or text 931-446-4493.
  15. Peaceful Pastures: order through customerservice@peacefulpastures.com
  16. Remedy Bone Broth: Not at the market, offering free home delivery on their website www.remedybonebroth.com
  17. Bear Creek Farm: leeann@bearcreekbeef.com
  18. Alfresco Pasta: text or call 510-918-2148 or email tubadon2@gmail.com
  19. Johnson’s Honey: call 615-337-0027
  20. Urban Sprout: urbansprout@outlook.com or call 615-708-2536

Don’t see your favorite farmer on this list? Use our website franklinfarmersmarket.com to search for vendor contact information and reach out to them! They may have missed market communication this week and will be glad to take pre orders.

Thank you again for your support!

Amy Tavalin, Franklin Farmers Market Director

Coronavirus Update #3, Our Market Remains Open, Updated Guidelines and Pre-Order Information

April 4th Franklin Farmers Market

Customer Guidelines for the Coronavirus and Pre Order Information

The Franklin Farmers Market continues to provide fresh, local food that is essential to staying healthy. Our farmers are taking extra precautions at the market to maintain social distancing and safety. We ask our customers to do the same and follow these very important guidelines listed below. Farmers are taking pre-orders and payments online for easy in and out pick up.  We also want to remind you that we are NOT a social market during this time. We ask that you pick up your food and return home. We have always had a no pet policy and will continue to have a NO pet policy.  It also a good idea if possible to leave children at home to limit the number of people in the market. 

We have an abundant amount of meats and lettuces at the market. The past few weeks have seen increased crowds in the early hours, so we encourage you to consider coming to the market in the later hours, as most produce and meats will not run out. The market is open 9am-12pm, and again, you can pre-order and pay from the farmers listed at the end of this document. 

Please do the following in order to continue to keep our market safe:

  • Maintain 6 ft away from others in line. PLEASE use the chalk lines we provide on the ground to stand in line. We will remind you of this verbally and with signage. 
  • Do not touch the products for sale, let the vendors handle all the product, they will bag and wrap it and hand it to you. If a customer is in the booth, please wait for them to leave before entering. 
  • As much as we would like to visit with each other, we ask that everyone shop and head home to minimize the time of potential exposure.
  • Consider contacting your favorite vendor to pre-order. This is the safest and most efficient way. Below are vendors who are taking orders with their contact information. You can also contact your favorite vendor to inquire about home delivery options. 
  • Please send ONE person from your family to the market to shop if possible. We are not a social market during this time and are open for you to obtain essential goods. This will help us to keep the number of people down in the market and it will help limit your family’s exposure! 
  • Our market as always had a no pet policy and we will continue to remind our customers that dogs and other animals are not allowed at our market for the health and safety of our customers and vendors. Again, we are not a social outing during this time and we are only open so you can shop for supplies. 
  • Consider using credit/debit cards instead of cash. 
  • Wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer. We have bathroom facilities in building #9 and hand sanitizers/wipes at the market. 

Below are the farms that are offering pre-orders this weekend, April 4, to be picked up at the market and information on how to order. Check with your favorite farmer to see if they will do home deliveries. 

  1. Evans Produce: evans4produce@gmail.com or text 615-504-9416
  2. Lucy’s Kitchen: lucyfood@gmail.com or 615-483-5635
  3. River Cottage Farm:  Taking preorders and invoicing and invoicing through the website www.rivercottagefarm.net and the direct link to the online store is https://rivercottagefarm.net/store-home/   or Email:  debbie@rivercottagefarm.net or Brayden orthodoxfarmer@gmail.com
  4. Galena Garlic: call (615) 707-9211 to place orders
  5. Fly Farm: contact through website: Theflyfarm.com  or call 615-390-2870 or 615-574-5611
  6. Wild Alaska Seafood and Salmon: For pre-orders email info@wildalaskasalmonandseafood.com by Friday morning. Pre-orders are highly recommended for faster check out.
  7. Paradise Produce: Will take plant pre orders through their website: paradiseproducefarm.com
  8. Jones Mill Farm: Please put “Franklin Farmers Market Order” in your subject line and send an email to popsstroud@aol.com or through Facebook Messenger: Jones Mill Farm and Commercial Kitchen. No orders can be taken after 3am on Saturday morning. 
  9. Tasty Good Eats   www.Facebook.com/GlutenFreeTastyGoodEats   Tel. 203-951-1449  E-mail: TastyGoodEats@gmail.com
  10. Moonshadow Farm-Non GMO Pastured Eggs: Text 615-336-8994
  11. Flying S Farms: for eggs, sourdough breads, sweet breads, biscuitsflyingsfarms@gmail.com 
  12. Possum Bottom Farms: order through their webstore- www.possumbottomfarms.com
  13. Norton Family Farm taking preorders for produce, baked items and preserves if customers will call or text 931-446-4493.
  14. Peaceful Pastures: order through customerservice@peacefulpastures.com
  15. Remedy Bone Broth: Not at the market but offering free home delivery on their website www.remedybonebroth.com
  16. Bear Creek Farm: leeann@bearcreekbeef.com
  17. Alfresco Pasta: text or call 510-918-2148 or email tubadon2@gmail.com
  18. Johnson’s Honey: call 615-337-0027
  19. Urban Sprout: urbansprout@outlook.com or call 615-708-2536

Don’t see your favorite farmer on this list? Use our website franklinfarmersmarket.com to search for vendor contact information and reach out to them! They may have missed market communication this week and will be glad to take pre-orders.

Thank you again for your support!

Amy Tavalin, Franklin Farmers Market Director

Coronavirus Update #2, Our Food Market Remains Open, Now Accepting Pre-Orders

Loyal Franklin Farmers Market Customers, 

We appreciate the support you have given our farmers during this trying time. In the new “normal” of social distancing, we ask our customers to do their part. Without this, the farmers market cannot maintain the safe environment needed. We feel that our open air market remains the safest shopping option for fresh produce, meats, cheese, bread, baked goods and milk.  Please do the following in order to continue to keep our market safe:

  • Maintain 6 ft away from others in line. We will remind you of this verbally and with signage.
  • Do not touch the products for sale, let the vendors handle all the product, they will bag and wrap it and hand it to you.
  • As much as we would like to visit with each other, we ask that everyone shop and head home to minimize the time of potential exposure.
  • Consider contacting your favorite vendor to pre-order. This is the safest and most efficient way. Below are vendors who are taking orders with their contact information. You can also contact your favorite vendor to inquire about home delivery options. 
  • If you have children, please leave them at  home if you are able in order to keep the number of people down and help expedite transactions. 
  • Our market as always had a no pet policy and we will continue to remind our customers that dogs and other animals are not allowed at our market for the health and safety of our customers and vendors. 
  • Consider using credit/debit cards instead of cash. 
  • Wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer. We have bathroom facilities in building #9 and hand sanitizers/wipes at the market. 

Finally, in response to recommendations, mandates and community needs changing almost daily due to COVID-19, Franklin Farmers Market vendors are increasing accessibility to fresh, local food in several ways: expanding pre-order capabilities, on farm pick-up and home delivery services. While Franklin Farmers Market has all intentions to continue with Saturday markets, we encourage everyone to take advantage of these options and continue to shop local. Below are the farms that are offering pre orders this weekend to be picked up at the market and information on how to order. Check with your favorite farmer to see if they will do home deliveries. 

  1. River Cottage Farm:  Taking preorders and invoicing and invoicing through the website www.rivercottagefarm.net and the direct link to the online store is https://rivercottagefarm.net/store-home/   or Email:  debbie@rivercottagefarm.net or Brayden orthodoxfarmer@gmail.com
  2. Galena Garlic: call (615) 707-9211 to place orders
  3. Fly Farm: contact through website: Theflyfarm.com or 615-390-2870 or 615-574-5611
  4. Paradise Produce: Will take plant pre orders through their website: paradiseproducefarm.com
  5. Jones Mill Farm: Please put “Franklin Farmers Market Order” in your subject line and send an email to popsstroud@aol.com or through Facebook Messenger: Jones Mill Farm and Commercial Kitchen. No orders can be taken after 3am on Saturday morning. 
  6. Tavalin Tails Farm Lamb- text or call 615-445-9354 or email tavalintails@gmail.com
  7. Wild Alaska Seafood and Salmon: For pre-orders email info@wildalaskasalmonandseafood.com by Friday morning. Pre-orders are highly recommended for faster check out.
  8. Tasty Good Eats   www.Facebook.com/GlutenFreeTastyGoodEats   Tel. 203-951-1449  E-mail: TastyGoodEats@gmail.com
  9. Moonshadow Farm-Non GMO Pastured Eggs Text 615-336-8994
  10. Possum Bottom Farms: people can text their order to 423-240-0064. They will need to know the customer’s name, mushroom or powder variety they want, and the fact that they want to pick it up at Franklin.
  11. Norton Family Farm taking preorders for produce, baked items and preserves if customers will call or text 931-446-4493.
  12. Remedy Bone Broth: Also offering home deliveries: shana@remedybonebroth.com or visit website www.remedybonebroth.com
  13. Wild Alaska Salmon and Seafood will be at this Saturday’s market, fully stocked with King and Sockeye Salmon, Pacific and Black Cod, Halibut, King Crab, Ahi Tuna, Rockfish, Jumbo Shrimp, Ground Salmon, Sea Scallops, Seafood Bisque, Gumbo and Clam Chowder. You can pre-order by emailing corbin@wildalaskasalmonandseafood.com
  14. Bear Creek Farm: leeann@bearcreekbeef.com
  15. Alfresco Pasta: to order, text or call 510-918-2148 or email: tubadon2@gmail.com
  16. Johnson’s Honey: call 615-337-0027

Don’t see your favorite farmer on this list? Use our website franklinfarmersmarket.com to search for vendor contact information and reach out to them! They may have missed market communication this week and will be glad to take pre-orders.

Thank you again for your support!

Amy Tavalin, Franklin Farmers Market Director

A Coronovirus Update, Our Food Market Remains Open

During this Coronavirus pandemic, we at the Franklin Farmers Market have had to evaluate the best way to keep our customers safe while providing fresh, local food to our community.  We care about the health of our customers and supporting our family farms and small businesses.  We will remain open on Saturdays from 9am-12pm in order to provide our community with locally grown produce, meats, milk, cheese, eggs, breads, prepared foods and so many of the other foods you’ve come to enjoy and depend on. Our farmers market is in an open-air environment with plenty of air movement. In addition, we are increasing the space between each vendor. We will have hand sanitizing wipes at the information booth and at each vendor booth. 

The Franklin Farmers Market is a safe source for our customers to secure healthy, fresh food for their families. Our farmers are continuing to work hard to harvest, wash and deliver produce, and our food vendors are cooking and baking extra for families to have nourishing, healthy food choices, direct from our farmers and bakers. 

The Franklin Farmers Market is the perfect place to stock up on healthy, organic vegetables. This time of year, customers can expect leafy greens such as lettuces, spinach, kale, collards, swiss chard, turnip greens and bok choy, along with carrots, beets, turnips, radishes, sweet potatoes, onions and garlic. Our food vendors will also have baked breads, donuts, gluten free prepared food, cobblers, pies, quiches, biscuits, pretzels, cheese spreads, crackers, cookies, muffins, soups, elderberry syrup, bone broth, canned goods including tomatoes, peppers, jams and jellies. Our farmers will have milk, cheese curds, cheddar cheese, goat cheese, goat milk, eggs, beef, lamb, chicken and pork and so much more! 

In addition to securing safe, healthy food at the Franklin Farmers Market, our customers can find soaps, natural hand sanitizers, CBD products, lotions, powders and essential oils. Our artisans will have artwork, dog collars, dog treats, t-shirts, knit hats and more! 

When it comes to being able to find healthy food, look no further than the Franklin Farmers Market. Our food has traveled less than 50 miles from the time of harvest or baking to delivery at the market. Very few people have handled the food that is locally grown or baked for our farmers market, and our vendors are required to practice safe food handling as mandated by the TN Department of Agriculture and FDA. Thank you for your continued support these past 18 years! We hope that you will continue to support our local farmers who are growing food for you and our community and we take pride in being able to serve you, our loyal farmers market customers. You can subscribe to our market newsletter or follow our market Facebook Page for weekly news and new food offerings.