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Summer Crops abound at Local Farmer’s Markets

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Living in East Tennessee we are close to flourishing farm country and thriving farmer’s markets. Recent rains have affected many of the crops and many varieties of produce have been delayed by the lack of sunshine. But sunny days are here again and luscious tomatoes and sweet corn are making a comeback at the markets.

Below is a list of our local markets. Pick the one closest to you, or explore them all to sample the variety of farm goods and produce our local farmers bring to the table.

Central/Downtown Area

Market Square Farmers Market, in downtown Knoxville on Market Square. Operates Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Open May 1st through November 23rd.

Knoxville FARM Market, at Laurel Church of Christ, 3457 Kingston Pike in Sequoyah Hills. Operates Tuesdays and Fridays from 3-6 p.m. Open mid-April through late November.

University of Tennessee Farmers Market, in the UT Gardens, 2431 Joe Johnson Drive. Operates Wednesdays from 4-7 p.m. Open May 16th through October 24th.

 

East

New Harvest Park Farmers Market, in New Harvest Park at 4775 New Harvest Lane off Washington Pike. Operates Thursdays from 3-6 p.m. Open April 25th through November 21st.

Dandridge Farmers Market, in downtown Dandridge at the corner of Meeting and Gay Streets. Operates Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon. Open April 2oth through sometime in October, depending on weather.

 

West

Dixie Lee Farmers Market, located at 12740 Kingston Pike, at Renaissance Farragut. Operates Saturdays from 9:00 a.m.-noon. Open April 27th through November 2nd. Also, open Tuesdays at the Pinnacle at Turkey Creek from 3-6 p.m, May 2nd through October 29th.

Knoxville FARM Market, located at 1001 Ebenezer Road at Westland Drive, at Ebenezer United Methodist Church. Operates Tuesdays from 3-6 p.m. Open mid-April through late November.

Oak Ridge FARM Market, on historic Jackson Square located off East Tennessee Ave. Operates Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m. and Saturdays, 8 a.m.- noon. Open mid-April through late-November.

Lenoir City Farmers Market is located on the sidewalks along the South side of Broadway (between the First National Bank Gazebo and Roane State). The market will be open every Saturday in July from 9 a.m. – noon.

Loudon Farmers Market and Flea Market is located in Downtown Loudon in Parking Lot Between Mulberry and Wharf Streets. The market is open Thursday nights from 5-7 p.m, June-September.

 

North

Norris Farmers Market, in front of Norris Middle School, located at 5 Norris Square. Operates Mondays from 3-6 p.m. Open April through November.  Mountain Meadows Farm organizes this small market, for the farmers of Anderson County.

 

South

Shopping at the Farm, at Marble Springs, at 1220 West Governor John Sevier Highway. Operates Thursdays from 3-6 p.m. Open May 9th through November.

Seymour Farmers Market, at the Seymour First Baptist Church, 11621 Chapman Highway. Operates Saturdays from 7-11 a.m. Open June 1st through October 12th.

Maryville Farmers Market, in the heart of downtown Maryville on Church Ave. near CBBC Bank. Operates Saturdays 9 a.m.- sell-out. Open April 27th through November. During peak season the market will open a second day, at New Providence Presbyterian Church at 703 W Broadway, on Wednesdays from 3:30-6:30 p.m. The second market day is open June 5th through August.

 

Sevier County

Gatlinburg Farmers Market, at 705 East Parkway in the Alamo Steakhouse parking lot. Operates Saturdays 8-11:30 a.m. Open May 11th through October 12th.

Posted: July 19, 2013