Finally! From January, the East Nashville Farmers Market becomes a market open all year round.
If this was a typical last week of the year (which for several reasons it clearly isn’t), I would be thinking about my errands for the next few months, finding my workaround. for Tuesday afternoons until April, when the old season returns from the market. I love this neighborhood market. During the particularly difficult times of the pandemic, it was an outdoor place for me to shop for local produce and safely see friends. Since moving to the Woodland Street and South Fifth Street parking lot, he has plenty of parking and room to spread out. Heck, I even got my encore over there in a Metro Nashville Public Health tent.
The expansion of the ENFM will follow the model of the Richland Park Farmer’s Market, which has been around for years for years, says Market Manager Rebecah Boynton. (Both markets are owned by Delvin Farms.) The moment of expansion comes as the nearby Citizen’s Market, the Five Points’ Hunters Station outlet, closed on Christmas Eve.
Several of the food companies that cook in the kitchen of Citizen Incubator Kitchens’ commissary and previously sold their products at Citizen Market as well as ENFM have contacted Boynton. They asked to expand the seasonal market all year round in order to have a neighborhood place to sell in the winter. Among them were CaityPies, Radical Rabbit, and Cocorico !, which Boynton said are among the most successful vendors in the market. “These women are what I think of as dream sellers,” she says. “We are really proud of them and want to support them in any way we can.”
Boynton has wanted the ENFM to operate year round for some time. It works well at Richland Park, she says (although the West Side Market is on Saturdays, so it’s more crowded anyway). Obviously in winter there will be more prepared food and less fresh produce – you won’t find a tomato in January – but the market will be stocked with farm-fresh chickens, eggs, and farm-fed beef. grass. Boynton expects between 30 and 45 salespeople each week.
Laura Wilson, managing partner of Citizen Incubator Kitchens and the now defunct Citizens Market, helped put together a list of places shoppers can find the foods they love now that Citizen Market has closed.
“The lessons I take from this are that shopping from local businesses is important and that doing a bit of trouble to get to local farmers’ markets and shops can have a direct impact on lives and livelihoods. of your community, ”says Wilson.
At the East Nashville Farmers Market, you can find CaityPies, Radical Rabbit, Cock-a-doodle Doo !, Jamaican Kuyah Patties and lovin ‘from the oven. Go to the Richland Park Farmer’s Market for Caitypies, Radical Rabbit, Cocorico !, Lovin ‘from the Oven and Jim’s Spaghetti Sauce, which can also be ordered online.
Products from multiple vendors are available through warm poppy, an application that brings together local products a bit like Citizen Market did, but delivers them to your doorstep. Among those whose products can be ordered through Hot Poppy are Cocorico !, Kuyah Jamaican Patties and Clawson Co.
Blister Hot Sauce is on the shelves of The Be-Hive Deli and Market, The Turnip Truck and Mitchell Deli.
In addition to the farmers’ markets, Cocorico! can be delivered by Market wagon, which also features The Broth Stop. The Broth Stop is also located at Hendersonville Produce and the Nashville Farmers’ Market. Protein snack store is available at all I Love Juice Bar stores and the fantastic Oh My Ciboulette in Nolensville.
You can buy Nashville Hot Sauce many places including 12South Farmers Market, Hip Donelson Farmers Market, The Turnip Truck and Oh My Chives.
Boynton praises Wilson’s foresight in helping small food businesses. “Laura Wilson is extremely insightful,” she says. “She’s a visionary.”
The East Nashville Farmers’ Market will be held Tuesdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 511 Woodland Street. In the spring, the hours will change half an hour later, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.