Last Saturday, the Bug and I visited the Franklin Farmers Market. When I first moved to Nashville about ten years ago, the Franklin Farmers market had about twenty vendors and was sparsely populated. In ten years, the vendors have tripled or maybe quadrupled. The number of patrons have multiplied to almost an overwhelming amount.
The vegetables and fruits that are common right now are leafy greens (lettuces, swiss chard, collard greens) and strawberries. Leafy greens are great, but I was really on a mission to find strawberries. The market opened at 8am and by the time we got there at 9am, all the strawberries were sold! So, I explored a few other vendors.
Noble Springs Dairy was there with their delicious goat cheese.
One of the many farms present was Delvin Farms, with their lovely produce. There were also several farms present selling beef, pork and chicken.
Since I couldn’t find any strawberries, I decided to get some strawberry preserves from Norton Family Farms.
I was really impressed with the preserves. They were just slightly sweet, really letting the strawberry flavor shine. Norton Family Farms had several other preserves that I can’t wait to try next time.
If you are in the area, the Franklin Farmer’s Market is definitely worth the trip!