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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. 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. Possum Bottom Farms: order through their webstore- www.possumbottomfarms.com
  12. Norton Family Farm: taking preorders for produce, baked items, and preserves if customers will call or text 931-446-4493.
  13. Peaceful Pastures: order through customerservice@peacefulpastures.com
  14. Remedy Bone Broth: We are at the market and offering home deliveries on website orders: www.remedybonebroth.com
  15. Bear Creek Farmleeann@bearcreekbeef.com
  16. Alfresco Pasta: text or call 510-918-2148 or email tubadon2@gmail.com
  17. Johnson’s Honey: call 615-337-0027
  18. Urban Sprouturbansprout@outlook.com or call 615-708-2536
  19. 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. 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. Possum Bottom Farms: order through their webstore- www.possumbottomfarms.com
  12. Norton Family Farm taking preorders for produce, baked items, and preserves if customers will call or text 931-446-4493.
  13. Peaceful Pastures: order through customerservice@peacefulpastures.com
  14. Remedy Bone Broth: Not at the market, only offering home deliveries on website orders: www.remedybonebroth.com
  15. Bear Creek Farmleeann@bearcreekbeef.com
  16. Alfresco Pasta: text or call 510-918-2148 or email tubadon2@gmail.com
  17. Johnson’s Honey: call 615-337-0027
  18. Urban Sprouturbansprout@outlook.com or call 615-708-2536
  19. 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. 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. Possum Bottom Farms: order through their webstore- www.possumbottomfarms.com
  12. Norton Family Farm taking preorders for produce, baked items, and preserves if customers will call or text 931-446-4493.
  13. Peaceful Pastures: order through customerservice@peacefulpastures.com
  14. Remedy Bone Broth: Not at the market, only offering home deliveries on website orders: www.remedybonebroth.com
  15. Bear Creek Farm: leeann@bearcreekbeef.com
  16. Alfresco Pasta: text or call 510-918-2148 or email tubadon2@gmail.com
  17. Johnson’s Honey: call 615-337-0027
  18. 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. 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, sourdoughhttps://www.remedybonebroth.com 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, 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 #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. Paradise Produce: Will take plant pre orders through their website: paradiseproducefarm.com
  7. 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. 
  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. Flying S Farms: for eggs, sourdough breads, sweet breads, biscuitsflyingsfarms@gmail.com 
  11. Possum Bottom Farms: order through their webstore- www.possumbottomfarms.com
  12. Norton Family Farm taking preorders for produce, baked items and preserves if customers will call or text 931-446-4493.
  13. Peaceful Pastures: order through customerservice@peacefulpastures.com
  14. Remedy Bone Broth: Not at the market but offering free home delivery on their website www.remedybonebroth.com
  15. Bear Creek Farm: leeann@bearcreekbeef.com
  16. Alfresco Pasta: text or call 510-918-2148 or email tubadon2@gmail.com
  17. Johnson’s Honey: call 615-337-0027
  18. 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. Tasty Good Eats   www.Facebook.com/GlutenFreeTastyGoodEats   Tel. 203-951-1449  E-mail: TastyGoodEats@gmail.com
  8. Moonshadow Farm-Non GMO Pastured Eggs Text 615-336-8994
  9. 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.
  10. Norton Family Farm taking preorders for produce, baked items and preserves if customers will call or text 931-446-4493.
  11. Remedy Bone Broth: Also offering home deliveries: shana@remedybonebroth.com or visit website www.remedybonebroth.com
  12. 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
  13. Bear Creek Farm: leeann@bearcreekbeef.com
  14. Alfresco Pasta: to order, text or call 510-918-2148 or email: tubadon2@gmail.com
  15. 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. 

5th Annual Pardoning of the Turkey

The Franklin Farmers Market 5th annual Pardoning of the Turkey is Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 10am presented by Walker Chevrolet. This fun, family-oriented event is centered on our market turkey, Danny, of Earth’s Advocates Research Farm. Children will be delighted to meet and pet the Royal Palm Heritage breed turkey that will be pardoned by the TN Commissioner of Agriculture, Dr. Charlie Hatcher. 

Fans of Danny the Turkey gather for the Franklin Farmers Market Pardoning of the Turkey in 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

Children are invited to download a coloring sheet from the website the week of the event and write a letter to the TN Commissioner of Agriculture asking him to grant amnesty to Danny for Thanksgiving. There will also be a coloring tent set up for children visiting the market who want to color and write a letter on Danny’s behalf along with free face painting. Kids can also enjoy Trampoline jumping provided by market sponsor Springfree Trampoline. 

Chef Michael Martin of Southfork Catering will be cooking up samples of roasted sweet potatoes from Delvin Farms, turnip greens from Kirkview Farm and a new Cornbread Donut from Ellie’s Old Fashioned Doughnuts. This cornbread donut is a new item from Ellie’s and we are delighted to debut it at this special event. So for all you fans of Ellie’s Old Fashioned Doughnuts, you might try using the delicious new cornbread donut as stuffing for your Thanksgiving Day Turkey! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The November farmers market is full of beautiful produce you may not know is still in season, just in time for Thanksgiving! November 23rd is the perfect time to buy your sweet potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, leafy greens, radishes, turnips, pumpkins, winter squashes and more! Some farmers will still have cherry tomatoes available to go with the lettuce. Bring your children to the market as we give thanks to the farmers and teach them where our food is grown and enjoy our wonderful celebration of Pardoning of the Turkey! 

The Franklin Farmers Market is open year-round with winter hours of 9am-12pm. The market is located at 230 Franklin Road behind the Factory. 

 

Summer Zucchini “Pasta” Salad with Tomatoes & Fresh Basil

Summer is in full swing at the Franklin Farmers Market!  Summer squashes, tomatoes, and eggplants are everywhere, so now is the perfect time to try a new recipe that South Fork created for our Market tasting last Saturday. For this recipe, Romana used a vegetable spiralizer to transform the zucchini into thin “pasta” noodles to toss with fresh basil, garlic, and diced tomatoes. If you don’t have a spiralizer just use a vegetable peeler to shave thin ribbons or use a sharp knife to carefully cut the zucchini into your favorite pasta shape. You can also make this using yellow squash no problem. Good luck with the recipe and we’ll see you at the Market next Saturday

 

 

Summer Zucchini “Pasta” Salad with Tomatoes & Fresh Basil
Serves 4-6

6 medium green & golden Zucchini (Paradise Produce)
2 large ripe tomatoes (Paradise Produce)
1 small clove garlic (Beaverdam Creek Farm)
½ bunch fresh basil (Bloomsbury Farm)
2 tbl olive oil
½ tsp sea salt
¼ tsp black pepper

Wash and dry the zucchini, tomatoes, and basil to get started. Pick the basil leaves and set aside. Using a spiralizer or vegetable peeler, turn the zucchini into noodles or thin ribbons, place in a bowl and dice the tomatoes, then add them to the bowl. Chop the garlic finely as well as the basil leaves and add them to the tomatoes and zucchini. Season with the olive oil, sea salt, and pepper and toss to combine everything. Chill in the fridge for 15 minutes or up to 2 hours before serving. The key to this dish is its freshness, but feel free to prep everything the day before and keep it covered in the fridge, but don’t mix it together until you’re ready to serve.

Enjoy!

Michael R Martin
South Fork Catering Co.

 

Franklin Kids and Adults Celebrate the Watermelon!

The Franklin Watermelon Festival presented by AlphaGraphics of Franklin and hosted by the Franklin Farmers Market delivered smiles, sticky fingers, and soaked shirts of full of sweet watermelon juice. Our local Farmers did not disappoint with a large delicious crop of 8 different varieties that nearly sold out from all Farmers. Events ranged from the popular Watermelon Eating Contest for Kids and Adults, hence the wet shirts, free watermelon slices, face painting, and kids games. Visit this link to our website photo gallery for all the photos of this year’s Watermelon Festival.


Our market picnic tables were full of eager Kid and Adult watermelon-eating contestants. A fast one-minute time frame determined who would get to enjoy this year bragging rights as the quickest watermelon eaters of Franklin, Tennessee!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last years first-place winner in the Kids contest returned this to defend his title, and he won again. Congratulations Shamarion Cooksey! Also, note his younger brother took 2nd pace.

Great job Kids!

Winners of the 2019 Kids Watermelon Eating Contest are:

1st Place – Shamarion Cooksey 2nd year in a row

2nd Place – Corey Cooksey

3rd Place – Avah Bramante

 

 

 

 

Winners of the 2018 Adult Watermelon Eating Contest are:

1st Place – Alan Tang

2nd Place – Jacob Blaze

3rd Place – T. Michael Twardowski

 

 

 

 

 

The Leiper’s Fork Carving Club attends each year carving beautiful and unique creations from watermelons during the Watermelon Festival. It was truly amazing what their hands and imagination can create each year, even a sailboat with sails this year. Thank you to each talented carver for making our event so special again this year.

 

A special thank you to Ryan Whited of Springfree Trampoline for supplying the incredibly safe trampoline for the enjoyment of kids jumping and dunking a small basketball through a hoop.

Our Farmers and Food Vendors provided refreshing drinks and foods. Padrino’s Pops sold many of their famous watermelon pops, and Belle Springs Lemonade wowed the crowd with their handmade watermelon lemonade with melons sourced from the farmers. And Ellie’s Old Fashioned Doughnuts served up beautiful watermelon red donuts!

Market presenting sponsor AlphaGraphics of Franklin provided much-needed signage and free Kids Coloring Books with Crayons. The Franklin Watermelon Festival is not possible without the generous support of community business leader Jim Bright, owner of AlphaGraphics of Franklin.Visit this link to our website photo gallery for all the photos of this year’s Watermelon Festival.

The Franklin Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 8am-1pm behind the Factory in Franklin, TN. The market is a 16yr old producer’s only market with the largest assembly of local farmers providing fresh farm food all year long each Saturday morning. Find us at 230 Franklin Road behind the Factory. Visit us online at www.franklinfarmersmarket.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest market news. Visit this link to our website photo gallery for all photos of this years 2018 Franklin Watermelon Festival.