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.
Every Monday at the downtown public library, the Nashville Great Books Discussion Group uses the torch of its attention to ignite the lit in literature. The 2012 schedule includes Heart of Darkness, Othello, Billy Budd, Notes from Underground (a book we've always found strangely hilarious), Marx's Alienated Labour, Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations, and the Book of Genesis. Call 862-5843 or see nashvillegreatbooks.blogspot.com for more information.