We’re pretty sure that, like us, you’re wondering why in the heck anyone would go swing dancing at the Farmers’ Market — it’s not exactly the epitome of elegance. The best we can figure is that after a couple of hours of high-steppin’ to Rick Jobe and Tuxedo Junction, you’re going to get really, really hungry and want the path between you and sustenance to be as short as possible. Or you could be just like us and looking for any excuse to hang out at the Farmers’ Market — the longer you’re there, the easy it is to rationalize buying more food than you can fit in your refrigerator, which in turn makes it easier to rationalize eating way more than you should. (We can’t let all that delicious food go to waste, amiright?) And then when you’re good and stuffed, you can jump back on the dance floor and dance those calories away.
Community Events, Food & Drink (General), Meet & Greet
Boasting an ambience somewhere between a block party, a jam-band festival and a neighborhood yard sale, East Nashville's cozy addition to the marketplace of locally grown and produced goods proves that farmers' markets take on the specifics of their location. Having outgrown the Turnip Truck grocery's parking lot, the market now gathers nearly two dozen vendors every Wednesday selling organic vegetables, grassfed meats, artisanal breads and other homegrown/homemade goods. Vendors include Delvin Farms, West Wind Farms, Hatcher Family Dairy and newcomer Foggy Hollow Farm from Joelton; goats-milk soaps and lotions from Totty's Bend Farm; organic cotton clothing from ASK Apparel; and Moose Creek Pepper Sauce. We recommend guzzling a pint of Hatcher's chocolate milk while you wander.