Crushing on the Franklin Farmer’s Market

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This week in mid May, the Franklin Farmer’s Market is bustling. There are plenty of organic strawberries, fresh herbs and tomato plants, and flower pots.

If you’re unfamiliar with the Franklin Farmer’s Market, it takes place every Saturday at the Factory in Franklin, located about twenty miles south of Nashville in Williamson County. I live right down the street, so I like to pop over at 8:00 a.m. when they open and it’s still cool, although there is a roof over the main part of the market.

Franklin, a quaint historic town is still considered part of the greater Nashville area, but it has its own personality. The market is a “local’s only” market, meaning the food is very seasonal and comes from our local farmers. It’s my heart to support local farmers as much as possible and eat the healthiest best grown food I can find.

Why I love the Franklin Farmer's Market, Franklin TN from Spinach Tiger

1. Coffee and Food Trucks

Start the Day with Coffee from Osa. Pour Over, Cold Brew or Iced Latte.

If you go inside the Factory, you’ll find Honest Coffee and Five Daughters Donuts.

Osa Coffee at Why I love the Franklin Farmer's Market, Franklin TN from Spinach Tiger

There are usually three or four food trucks parked.

Retro Rose goes nuts over Ellie’s Donuts. Et Voilla has gluten free crepes. Califarmia has modern grits and yummy breakfast items.

Food Trucks Why I love the Franklin Farmer's Market, Franklin TN from Spinach Tiger

2. Fresh, Local, Often Organic Fruit and Vegetables

We love Delvin Farms. I have been to their organic gardens and stand by their quality.

Organic Strawberries to make one of million strawberry recipes. 

Franklin Farmer's Market Strawberries #franklin #strawberries

CSA Opportunities. Check with each vendor to see what CSA’s are available.

Beaverdam Creek and Delvin Farms participate.

Beaverdam Creek Why I love the Franklin Farmer's Market, Franklin TN from Spinach Tiger

Greens – You know I love these. I have salad recipes galore. 

Greens at Why I love the Franklin Farmer's Market, Franklin TN from Spinach Tiger

Snap Peas are one of my favorite and most underrated vegetables.

Snap peas Why I love the Franklin Farmer's Market, Franklin TN from Spinach Tiger

Mushrooms (go great with these oven baked hamburger steaks) How about Chicken Marsala with mushrooms and prosciutto?

Mushrooms Why I love the Franklin Farmer's Market, Franklin TN from Spinach Tiger

Radishes –  I wrote a post. How to Love a Radish 

Radishes Why I love the Franklin Farmer's Market, Franklin TN from Spinach Tiger

3. Healthy, locally made products at the Franklin Farmer’s Market

Raw Unfiltered Honey

Raw Honey Why I love the Franklin Farmer's Market, Franklin TN from Spinach Tiger

4. Grass Fed Beef at the Franklin Farmer’s Market

I buy from Bear Creek Farm and Peaceful Pastures

Last week I made a Bear Creek Farm Skirt Steak.

5. The BarnWood Signs from Tom the Furniture Man

Barn Wood SIgns Why I love the Franklin Farmer's Market, Franklin TN from Spinach Tiger

6. Food Artisans at the Franklin Farmer’s Market

Fermented Foods from Short Mountain Cultures, (including Kefir)

Fermented Food at Why I love the Franklin Farmer's Market, Franklin TN from Spinach Tiger

Lucy’s Kitchen will be the first thing you see as you enter. She’s known for her cheesecake and her muffins, but there’s lots more.

Homemade Tortilla Chips

Tortilla Chips Why I love the Franklin Farmer's Market, Franklin TN from Spinach Tiger

7. Flowers, Herbs, Plants at the Franklin Farmer’s Market

Today I bought two flower baskets for tall standing planters that flank my front door.

Flowers at Why I love the Franklin Farmer's Market, Franklin TN from Spinach Tiger

So much more…..local dairy, pastured eggs, food and natural products artisans.

Check out Eco Diva for hand-crafted natural skin care products. Ask about the bug spray and CBD oil.

Wild Alaska Salmon and Seafood Company,  Frozen in Alaska the same day it’s caught. This company comes to the market monthly.

No Dogs Why I love the Franklin Farmer's Market, Franklin TN from Spinach Tiger

Bring the family, meet your local farmers, and teach kids where their food comes from.

Click here to meet the farmers that regularly participate.

Just remember, no dogs allowed.

If you want to know about ALL the Farmer’s Markets in the greater Nashville Area, you can find it at this Nashville Area Farmer’s Market Guide from Nashville Fun for Families, which covers six counties.

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