Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Smiley's, Everyone. Smiley's.

Posted By on Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 11:12 AM

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No, it's not the plane landing on Fantasy Island. It's Meet Your Farmer Day at the Nashville Farmers' Market on the first Saturday of the month. At noon June 7, farmer Troy Smiley will come to the Market Midway, between the two farm sheds, where he will talk about life on his family's historic farm in Ridgetop, Tenn.

While you're there to see Smiley's Farm, stop by and welcome market newcomers Rainbow Hill Farm, selling fresh vegetables; Chigger Ridge Farm, itching to share their fresh lamb and rabbit; the Schrock family, bringing eggs; and the Her family, offering flowers from their farm near Jackson, Tenn.

With the market's new layout, shoppers can purchase fresh and local goods from farmers directly, or from resellers who source much of their grocery inventory from local farms. The Farmers' Market covered sheds are open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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