Before you run to the grocery store for your summer BBQ and potluck needs, make a trip to your local farmers market – like the Franklin Farmers Market! Not only are you supporting your community of farmers – your guests will feel much more excited to eat your food. Tell them about the local, grass-fed beef on their burgers from River Cottage Farm. They’ll be happy to know that the soils are paid attention to just as much as the livestock so that the good nutrients make their way from the ground, to the animal, to you!
Or tell them about the all-natural goat cheese from Noble Springs Dairy that’s in those tasty appetizers. The happy Williamson County residents feed on forage from the rolling pastures and the milk is gently pasteurized, never homogenized.
What’s a July 4th gathering without beautiful berry desserts with whipped cream? There’s only one way to have the best tasting berries – picked that day! Pick up some pints from Kelly’s Berry Farm – they’ve been growing strawberries and blueberries since 1978 and they use sustainable practices that build the soil – from cover crops to integrated pest management, to reusing manure from the farm to fertilize.
With over 35 local farms represented at the market, there’s guaranteed something to be something for everyone. The Franklin Farmers Market motto is simple:
“Grow it, raise it, make it, or bake it”
Even if you just come for a casual stroll on a beautiful weekend morning, you’ll be surrounded by music and community, plants and produce, and even more shopping and entertainment options await next door at The Factory at Franklin: a stove factory turned shops, food, and entertainment.
There’s always a way to be inspired and enticed at the Franklin Farmers Market.
“The Franklin Farmers’ Market improves one’s standard of living by a couple of notches. I don’t like to think about what I would do if I didn’t have the FFM to go to every Saturday morning. The farmers there are truly committed to providing their customers with produce, meat, and dairy products that are better than organic. They truly care about the water and the soil; and the food they grow is as nutrient-dense, fresh, and delicious as possible.” -Lori Waite, Brentwood