|Saturday June 8th Farmer's Market on the Square|
1) There are many vendors with a huge variety. I saw about 40 vendors with everything from grass fed beef, to home roasted coffee, pet treats, vegetables, garden plants, honey, pickles, sausages, eggs, soap, homemade ravioli and more. It was truly a food lovers paradise. The highlight of the market were the many vendors with fresh, luscious peaches. Not all of the food is locally grown, as in Rutherford County. I overheard a vendor mention that he picked the tomatoes he was selling yesterday in Georgia and brought them back here for the market today. All of the vendors were willing to discuss where and how the products were made or grown and there were plenty of names of local farmers from right here in Middle Tennessee.
|Folk Singers and Historical Actors|
3) There is no central checkout or token exchange, like the other market. Each vendor has his or her own cash register and policies. That means some did not take debit cards, and multiple vendors were having problems with their card readers giving errors. I did not ask, but I do not think you can use a food stamps card here. You can use it at the other market, on John Rice Blvd.
|Fresh Produce and Honey|
|Purple and Cheddar Cauliflower|
6) The prices were very reasonable and less than the grocery store for a better, fresher product. People on a budget should try to get to this market to extend food dollars.
|Peaches, Squash, and Plants|