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Find a Farmers Market

July 8th, 2013 1:15 pm by Katina Rose

Find a Farmers Market


Find a Farmers Market

By Katina Rose



It is time once again to start enjoying some fresh
and local food!  Throughout northeast
Tennessee and southwest Virginia, farmers markets are opening up to bring you
the best food products from the local community.  Enjoy this time of the year by filling up a
basket full of seasonal produce, baked goods, canned foods, dairy items and
fresh cut flowers.  Regardless of where
you live in the area, there is a good chance a farmers market is close
by. 



Abingdon
Farmers Market, VA



Open:
April – December



Hours:
Saturday 8am – 1pm, Tuesday 3pm – 6pm



Location:
Abingdon Market Pavilion, by Cummings St. & Remsburg Dr.



Contact:
Nicole Dyer(276) 698-1434, abingdonmarket@gmail.com www.abingdonfarmersmarket.com



Southwest
Virginia’s oldest farmers market with a wonderful array of locally-grown fruits
and vegetables, honey, baked goods, eggs, meats, certified organic produce,
hand-crafted items, wool products, weekly chef demonstrations and music, cut
flowers and plants for your own garden.



The Big
Stone Gap Farmers Market, VA



Open: May 4,
2103 – October Hours: Saturday 9am – Noon



Location:
Across the street from the fire station on Shawnee Ave.



Contact:
Shirley Smith(276) 523-7447, bsgfarmersmarket@gmail.com
www.bigstonegap.org/farmersmarket



Visit us
for a variety of fruit/vegetables in season, locally raised meats and eggs,
flowers, handcrafted items, and baked goods. We encourage you to get to know
our local farmers who grow spring, mid-season,
and fall produce to sell fresh from
their fields to you. We also feature monthly events throughout the season of
music, food, cooking and information.



Blountville
Farmers Market, TN



Open: May 2,
2013 – October



Hours:
Thursday 2:30p – vendors have sold out



Location:
Behind the Sullivan County Courthouse, 3411 Hwy. 126, Blountville, TN



Contact:
Aaron Blevins, 423-383-2454, lsnwa72@yahoo.com



A local
Farmers Market featuring locally raised fruits and vegetables, farm fresh eggs,
baked goods and other seasonal delights!



Bristol’s
State Street Farmers Market, TN



Open: May –
October



Hours:
Saturday 8am – Noon Wednesday 3pm – 7pm (July – September)



Location:
810 State St., at the Country Music Mural



Contact:
Terry Napier(423) 764-4023, tnapier@bristoltn.org



www.statestreetfarmersmarket.com



State Street Farmer’s Market was established in April 1999 as a means
of providing local farmers with a location from which they could sell their
goods to the public. Today, State Street Farmer’s Market is a highly
anticipated fixture in the Bristol community. Local residents look forward to
the delicious produce, homemade foods, and unique arts and crafts they can find
only at State Street Farmer’s Market — not to mention the friendly faces
they’ve come to know and love. State Street Farmer’s Market is subsidized by
the cities of Bristol, TN andBristol, VA. We extend our thanks to these
agencies — and to our loyal customers — for their continued support.



Elizabethton
Farmers Market, TN



Open: June –
September



Hours:
Saturday 9am – Noon



Location:
Farm Bureau parking lot, 301 N. Lynn Ave., across from Big John’s Close Outs



Our
market has something for everyone. We feature the freshest locally grown fruits
and vegetables, eggs, baked goods, herbs, plants and homemade crafts, including
soaps and hand knitted items.



Greeneville
Farmers Market, TN



Open: May
18, 2013 – October



Hours:
Saturday 8am – 1pm, Wednesday 3pm – 6pm



Location:
Greene County Fairgrounds



Contact:
Judy Shelton 423-552-3023 or Google Voice (423) 254-0583



greenevillefarmersmarket@gmail.com,
www.greenevillefarmersmarket.com



Our On Line
Market Delivery is Wed. from 5 to 5:30 pm, www.gfm.locallygrown.net



Accepting
New Produce Vendors @ www.greenevillefarmersmarket.com



Facebook:
Greeneville Farmers Market



Producer-only
market, featuring East Tennessee fruits, vegetables, plants, baked goods, arts
and crafts. We accept EBT/Credit/Debit Cards.



Johnson
City Farmers Market, TN



Open: May 1,
2013 – mid-December



Hours:
Wednesday 7 am – 2 pm, Saturday 7am – 2pm



Location:
South Roan St. and State of Franklin Rd.



Contact:  Don Dennis, www.johnsoncityfarmersmarket.com



You will
find farm produce, canned goods, baked goods, arts & crafts with artists in
attendance, live music at Saturday markets only and a friendly atmosphere for
all.



Johnson
County Farmers Market, TN



Open: May –
October



Hours:
Saturday 9am – 1pm



Location:
The County Courthouse parking lot on College St. Across from the post office in
downtown Mountain City.



Contact:
Elizabeth Taft(423) 895-9980, johnsoncountyfm@gmail.com
www.johnsoncountyfarmersmarket.org



Facebook: Johnson
County Farmers Market



The
mission of the Johnson County Farmers Market is to help strengthen a
sustainable local agricultural and food economy by providing education,
promoting market outlets, and engaging in community enhancement. In the 2012
season, we are a multiple vendor farmers market in the State of TN accepting
SNAP food stamps. Plants, fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, jams and
jellies and handmade crafts are offered at our market. Vendors producing at
least 50% of what they sell and from within a 150-mile radius are allowed.



Jonesborough
Farmers Market, TN



Open: May –
October



Hours:
Saturday 8am – Noon, in October, 9am - 1pm



Location:
Courthouse Square, just off Historic Main Street



Contact: Karen
Childress, (423) 753-4744, jbofarmersmarket@gmail.com, www.jonesborough.locallygrown.net



Featuring local-only produce, meats, cheeses, and
baked goods. Live music starting at 9am. Accepting EBT, Debit and Credit Cards.



Kingsport
Farmers Market, TN



Open: April
– December



Hours:
Wednesday and Saturday, 6 am – 2 pm,



Location:
Corner of Clinchfield St. and Center St. in Downtown Kingsport



Contact: Jim
Lafollette (423) 357-3897, jimfl123@embarqmail.com www.kingsporttn.gov



The
Kingsport Farmers Market has operated in downtown Kingsport for 38 years and
offers the area’s largest selection of locally grown foods.  The KFM is a producer only market featuring
the finest selections from area farmers and producers. We operate an “open
market” at the beginning and end of the season to ensure that there will be a
large and diverse selection of fresh foods available.



Nicklesville Farmers Market, VA



Open: June
7, 2013 – September



Hours:
Fridays only, 4 pm to 8 pm



Location:
11826 Nickelsville Hwy, Nickelsville, VA 24271



Contact: Susan
Schell, LavenderHillsFarm@yahoo.com



The
Nickelsville Farmers Market is located next to the Nickelsville Town Hall. It
is managed and operated by the Nickelsville Ruritan Club. We offer garden fresh
fruits and vegetables at a fair and reasonable price. In addition, we are
adding vendors this year that specialize in meat and dairy products and locally
made crafts.



Norton
Friends & Farmers Market, VA



Open: June
4, 2013 – October



Hours:
Tuesday 4pm – 7pm



Location:
All-Indoor Market located behind the Pop-In (Shamrock)--adjacent to the
municipal parking lot, downtown Norton. Look for the farming mural and market
sign.



Contact:
Carmen Cantrell (276) 679-0412 or Shelly Knox (276) 679-0754,
farmersmarket@nortonva.gov, www.nortonfarmersmarket.org



Stay up to date on all the
happenings at the market and “like” us on Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Norton-Friends-and-Farmers-Market


Sign up to receive our Newsletter
or contact us by sending an email to: farmersmarket@nortonva.gov


Featuring
the freshest, locally-grown fruits and vegetables, canned goods, flowers,
honey, eggs, homemade baked items, handmade crafts and weekly events, such as
live music, craft and cooking demos and much more!



Pennington
Gap Farmers Market, VA



Open: April
13, 2013 – October



Hours:
Saturday 9am – 1pm



Location: Leeman
Field, Pennington Gap, VA



Contact:
Phil Hensley (276) 546-1177, philhensley@hotmail.com www.townofpennington.com



Featuring hothouse raised flowers,
garden plants, fresh vegetables, jellies, honey, and baked goods. Town
wide yard sells are also held each Saturday, 8 am – 2 pm at Leeman Field.



Unicoi
Farmers Market, TN



Open: June –
October



Hours: Friday
8 am – 8 pm



Location:
Unicoi Village Place, exit 32 off of I-26, 300 Gouge Road, Unicoi, TN?



Contact:
Travis Barbee,?423-735-0426, unicoiparksandrec@gmail.com



The Town
of Unicoi is pleased to announce the opening of a Farmers Market just off exit
32 of I-26 in Unicoi, TN. Unicoi County is well known for agriculture – from
Scott’s strawberries to Church’s tomatoes to small independent farmers growing
everything from sweet corn to beans. The Unicoi Farmers Market will focus on
locally grown fruit, vegetables, meats, eggs and honey as well as baked goods
and cheese. Many vendors have greenhouses to extend the harvest. The location
has a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains and is near hiking trails
and restaurants yet convenient to I-26 for those who want to dash in and dash
out with their purchases. Nontraditional afternoon hours make our market unique
in the area and are a perfect Sunday afternoon outing for the family to enjoy.
We can’t wait to see you there!



Wise
Farmers Market, VA



Open: June
20, 2103 – September



Hours:
Thursday 4 pm – 7 pm



Location: Big
Glades Community Square and Amphitheater, 309 East Main Street in Downtown
Wise



Contact:
Laura Mullins(276) 328-6013 ext. 223, planner@townofwise.org
www.townofwise.net




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