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Whites Creek Farmers’ Market Update
Okay, first the bad news. It seems many of the growers that sold at the Whites Creek Farmers’ Market last year are not coming back. The Whites Creek Saturday morning market was a true delight: just five or six stands, a nice mellow crowd and occasionally another couple of vendors. The produce was great, the sellers incredibly nice and the atmosphere laid back and friendly. It was on a lawn, under the trees, next to Earthman’s General Store near the corner of Whites Creek Pike and Old Hickory. You could buy some produce and check out stuff in the store.
Last week Nancy Van Winkle with Bramble Hill Farm announced that several growers are dropping out, mainly due to personal reasons or other business concerns. This includes other good operations like Eaton’s Creek Organics, Sonfarm, Natural Fields and Paradise produce.
Lannae Long at Lannae's food and travel blog http://lannaelong.blogspot.com/ e-mailed us as soon as she heard. There were a bunch of us who really enjoyed the market and we were rather stunned to find out people were dropping out. The crowds seemed really good and on a number of times we arrived late to find everything sold out.
The real bummer is that these growers are all from the area…the furthest coming in from Springfield. For once we felt like Joelton/Whites Creek was getting the identity it deserved for being home to so many high quality craft growers.
Now the good news. The Hungry Gnome Farm will still be at Earthman’s on Saturday mornings. We called Cookie from Earthman’s and she says they hope the market will still be good this year …so if there are other growers interested they should contact Earthman’s to set it up. Alicia and Bert with Hungry Gnome will be sending out an email for notices about the market. You can reach them at email@example.com
Here is the list of the growers who were at the market, in case you want to do CSA:
Eaton's Creek Organics
Sells produce and honey at Franklin Farmer's Market (Sat.) and through a subscription CSA
Will sell at Turnip Truck Market in East Nashville on Wednesdays. Call for more info
Natural Fields Farm
Subscription orders in Hendersonville area
Pleasant View, Tn
CSA and e-mail subscription and Turnip Truck market (Wednesdays)
Hungry Gnome Farm- read message below:
The peach blossoms and wildflowers are telling us that spring is here. We are so excited to get into the garden, though still waiting for the soil to dry out a bit more before tilling.
Though I'm sad the Whites Creek Farmers Market won't be returning as it was last year, Hungry Gnome Farm still has plans to sell at Earthman's General Store in Whites Creek on Saturday mornings. If you would like to be on our email list for notices of the market, our CSA and on-farm events, please email me back at firstname.lastname@example.org and give me your name and email address. We really appreciated your enthusiasm and support last year and look forward to another season of providing you with fresh, local food.
Alicia Batson and Bert HartmanHungry Gnome Farm4712 Lickton PikeWhites Creek, Tn email@example.com
Monday, April 14, 2008
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