Farmers’ Markets have become more and more popular in recent years due to the interest in healthier foods and farm to table dining. According to the Farmers’ Market Coalition, the number has grown from just under 2,000 in 1994 to more than 8,600 that are currently registered in the United States Department of Agriculture Farmers’ Market Directory.
Personal connections develop between farmers and shoppers at these markets and there are more financial beneficials for farmers by cutting out the middleman. Also, shoppers receive the freshest locally grown food, and local economies thrive.
Farmers Markets in the Cheatham County area provide locally grown produce, meats, cheeses, and other food items as well as handmade fine crafts like soaps and locally made baked goods.
1Kingston Springs Farmers and Artisans Market
428 North Main Street
Kingston Springs, Tennessee
Saturdays, May 27 through August 25, 2023
9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
Phone: (615) 952-2110
Several years ago, a group of community leaders decided the city needed a farmers’ market. Many growers, makers and musicians live in the areas, and they come together to offer their wares at the Kingston Springs Farmers and Artisans Market every year during the season. It only keeps growing in popularity and the number of vendors every year.
Kingston Springs Farmers and Artisan Market is a place where people come to relax, listen to live music, talk with neighbors and friends, and even make new friends as they shop for fresh local produce and beautiful handmade crafts.
The area is home to a number of small and medium-sized farms, and many folks raise chickens for eggs, tend to hives for honey, as well as can and bake. The area is also home to all kinds of makers of hand-crafted items, from wood products and jewelry to dog treats and natural products for the home and bath. This market gives them a place to sell their products.
Night Markets will be taking place this year on Friday, June 30th, Friday, July 28th, and Friday, August 25th.
They are now taking vendor applications for 2023. Click here to apply.
2Ashland City Farmers and Artisans Market
175 Old Cumberland Street
Ashland City, Tennessee
Saturdays, June 3 through August 26, 2023
9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
Ashland Farmers and Artisans Market has been taking place for 39 years. It takes place at Riverbluff Park in the Chris LaCrosse Pavilion located off Highway 49 and the Tennessee Waltz Parkway.
The market began with the help of the Cheatham County Chamber of Commerce, community leaders and local producers and crafters. Last year they added food trucks along the river. Perennial favorite J’s Meats and More will be there once again, as well as many more purveyors of local foods and crafts, as well as great music.
The mission of the Ashland City Farmers Market is to promote and sell locally and regionally grown food and handmade goods while developing and building a stronger community. They are still looking for vendors, sign up here.
3Pleasant View Village Farmers and Makers Market
214 Village Square
Pleasant View Tennessee
Saturdays, June 10, July 8, August 12 and September 9, 2023
9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Pleasant View Village is a housing development in the town of Pleasant View that offers the amenities of urban living. This planned development launched their Farmers and Makers market in 2021 with excellent response.
Development residents, community members and visitors are all invited to grab a cup of coffee or breakfast at one of the village’s dining spots and then head over to the Village Farmers Market. The market will take place the third Saturday of each month. The market offers everything from farm fresh produce to baked goods to flowers and botanicals to handmade arts and crafts. For more information or a vendor application contact them at [email protected].