April 29, 2010

Fresh + local = Yippee!

sparta farm with truck - ayla

Saturday May 1, 201o is the opening day of the Market Square Farmers’ Market in Knoxville, TN. In its 7th season, this market takes place every Saturday from 9-2 (until fall) on Market Square in the downtown area. There is just something very neat about strolling around on the square, chatting with vendors, sampling delicious wares and taking lots of wonderful items home with you. All the items for sale are grown or produced locally in this region and the vendors are so helpful and friendly. I’ve never gotten anything that wasn’t a great find.

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If you don’t live in the Knoxville area, but are interested in finding a farmers’ market or produce stand near you, check out Local Harvest, a site that lets you search for locally grown wares in your town, state or region.

fresh veggies

Another fabulous site to check out is Home Grown…where you can connect with folks who are doing some great things. From straw bale gardening to beekeeping, this site offers a wealth of information on lots of topics and projects. I love supporting local growers, artisans, bakers, etc. These sites are a good way to get in touch with some of each!

{top image courtesy my sweet cousin & photographer extraordinaire, Ayla W.}

3 comments:

  1. That sounds amazing and so much fun!!! :)

    We actually have a farmers market directly beside my work!! It's not a huge, intricate place but it's still very cool! We should all support our local farmers!!!!!

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  2. We just got a little farmer's market in our small town the past coupe of years. My mom sells her stuff there! Love it! Yours sound wonderful...If I am in Knoxville this summer...I may look it up!!! Hope you are having a fab Thursday!

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  3. If you enjoy our Farmers' Market, don't miss the International Biscuit Festival on June 4th and 5th in the Market Square District. More information is available at: biscuitfest.com

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