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 are open on Saturdays from 8am-12pm 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. However, we need your help to keep the market safe for everyone going forward. We have a no pet policy and will continue that. Please leave your dog and other pets at home. We ask our customers to abide by the social distancing rules, stand 6ft apart in lines, and do not gather in groups to socialize. We encourage customers to wear a face mask. Our market volunteer will have face masks for sale at the information booth.
Our farmers market is in an open-air environment with plenty of air movement. In addition, we have removed the vendors in the center aisle of the main shed and increased the space between each vendor. We have hand sanitizing wipes at the information booth and at each vendor booth and cloth masks for sale at the information booth. Please be aware of others as you walk through the market and remain distant from one another. If you choose not to wear a mask, please be extra careful as you walk through and keep your distance from other patrons.
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. We know that in the past the market has been a wonderful place to gather with friends and community, but now we ask that you come in and get what you need without socializing or gathering in groups.
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, 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.