If you’re looking for a true local experience during your stay in Nashville, then you need to visit the farmers market. The farmers market in downtown Nashville is home to Tennessee farmers, food artisans, restaurateurs, shop owners, crafters, and more! Browse the open-air outdoor Farm Sheds, which feature over 150 merchants during peak growing season. Then, walk over to the Market House, which includes a variety of locally owned restaurants and shops offering everything from Greek gyros to Korean bibimbap. This is a favorite place for locals to get the best produce and for visitors to snag a fresh, delicious lunch. Discover more about the farmers market in downtown Nashville and why you should visit during your stay with Playlist Properties!
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History of the Farmers Market in Downtown Nashville
The farmers market in downtown Nashville was originally started in the town square in the early 1800s. It was a vital part of community life during this time and still is today. A City Hall and Market House were built on the west side of the downtown public square at this time. It was not uncommon for it to be overflowing with market vendors and wagons full of fresh produce. In the mid-1950s, the farmers market in downtown Nashville was moved just north of downtown on Jefferson Street. Then, in 1995, it was renovated as part of the Bicentennial State Park Mall development. Today, the farmers market in downtown Nashville stretches from Harrison to Jackson Streets on Rosa L. Parks Blvd., covering 16 acres of urban land.
The Daily Farmers Market
Unlike many other towns that offer weekly farmers markets, the farmers market in downtown Nashville is a daily endeavor. There is also a weekend flea market with independent entrepreneurs selling a range of items. If you’re looking for a flavorful lunch, some fresh fruits to snack on, or a souvenir to bring back home, this is the destination for you. There is also a Grow Kitchen, which opened in 2012. This unique feature offers a dynamic culinary class and Nashville farmers market events. You’ll love the modern touches on this historical tradition.
Market House Restaurants & Shops
If you’re looking for a bite to eat, then these Nashville farmers market restaurants will hit the spot! There are a variety of Market House restaurants and shops on site waiting to serve you a delicious plate. B&C Market BBQ, El Burrito Mexicano, and Music City Crepes are just a few vendors providing food at the farmers market. The Market House also features a variety of great shops, including the Downtown Candle Company and Lagniappe Spice Co. For just a quick snack or sweet treat, you can try The Fountain of Juice or the Peach Cobbler Factory. We’re getting hungry just writing this!
Stay Near the Farmers Market at the Music City Downtown Hideaway
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