7 farmers markets to check out this summer in Williamson County and Greater Nashville

The Five Points Franklin Market is open Tuesdays in downtown Franklin. (Courtesy Five Points Franklin Market)
The Five Points Franklin Market is open Tuesdays in downtown Franklin. (Courtesy Five Points Franklin Market)

The Five Points Franklin Market is open Tuesdays in downtown Franklin. (Courtesy Five Points Franklin Market)

With produce such as tomatoes, berries and peaches hitting their peaks, summer is a great time to check out local farmers markets in Williamson County as well as the Greater Nashville area.

Below are a few area markets to add to your shopping lists.

This list is not comprehensive.

Williamson County markets




Franklin Farmers Market

Founded in 2002, this market sets up shop each weekend on Liberty Pike near the Factory at Franklin and includes produce, meats, baked goods, art, soaps and more.


Featured vendors: Ellie's Old-Fashioned Doughnuts, Jones Mill Farm, Bear Creek Farm

Open Saturdays from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. through October at 230 Franklin Road, Franklin (hours change in November)

www.franklinfarmersmarket.com

Five Points Franklin Market

This newly-founded market is located in downtown Franklin and features local vendors from the Franklin area and beyond offering drinks, food, flowers food trucks and live music.

Featured vendors: Hughmus, Fork of the South, Meadow Flower Farm, High Brow Coffee + Tea, Agape Kombucha

Open Tuesdays from 4-7 p.m. through September at 100 5th Ave. N., Franklin

www.facebook.com/FivePointsFranklinMarket

Westhaven Farmers Market

Launched in 2017, this market in Franklin's Westhaven community features multiple tents set up on the newly establish Magli Green Park.

Featured vendors: Atkisson Farm, Nody & Soul Teas, Kenny's Farmhouse Cheese, Sweet Magnolia Bakeshop, Parker Family Farms Beef

Open Wednesdays from 4-7 p.m. through mid-October at 187 Front St., Franklin

www.facebook.com/westhavenFM

Thompsons Station Farmers Market

Located just south of Franklin in Williamson County, the Thompsons Station Farmers Market is located at Homestead Manor and features vendors offer baked goods, decor, produce, beauty supplies, teas and more.

Featured vendors: Mama D's Baked Mac N Cheese, Kola Reina Gourmet Caramels, Teavine, Galena Garlic Company, Kettle Classic

Open Tuesdays from 4-7 p.m. through October at 4683 Columbia Pike, Thompsons Station

www.tsfarmersmarket.org

Nolensville Farmers Market

Located at the Historic Nolensville School, this market features fresh fruit and vegetables, eggs, meat, crafts and more.

Featured vendors: Ouchonder Chili Co., Parker Family Farms Beef, Pasta Galifi, Morning Glory Orchard, Whispering Willows Farm and Dairy

Open Saturdays from 8 a.m.-noon through November at 7248 Nolensville Road, Nolensville

www.nolensvillefarmersmarket.com

Worth The Trip




Nashville Farmers' Market

Featuring indoor and outdoor sections that are open year-round, the Nashville Farmers Market includes more than 150 vendors offering produce, dairy, artisans, baked goods and more.

Featured vendors: Hancock Family Farm, Tennessee Artisan Honey, Peach Truck

Open from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. (market house hours) on at 900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville, plus Night Market events on the third Friday of each month from 5-9 p.m.

www.nashvillefarmersmarket.org

12 South Farmers Market

Now in its 10th year, the 12 South Farmers Market is located in Sevier Park and offers locally-grown fruits and vegetables, baked goods, food trucks and live music.

Featured vendors: Birdie's Frozen Drinks, CaityPies Bakery & BBQ, TenneCBD, Smokin' Oaks Organic Farms, Bae's Butters

Open Tuesdays from 4-7 p.m. through October at 3000 Granny White Pike, Nashville

www.12southfarmersmarket.com
By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


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