Wednesday, June 30, 2010

West Nashville Farmers Market Expands

Nashville Restaurants and Food
West Nashville Farmers Market

There’s a cool vibe at the West Nashville Farmers Market this year. They moved the market farther into Richland Park, next to the library (47th and Charlotte). The number of vendors is growing and the addition of yoga, massage therapy and music brings it alive. Last Saturday a drummer did his solo thing for a while. Then folks from the Nashville Old-Time String Band Association tuned up to play. Kids played in the grass and parents chatted over fresh-squeezed lemonade. The market has a festive atmosphere.

Kenny’s Farm House Cheese expands distribution again with two nice ladies offering a big selection of his wares in West Nashville (he also has a full line-up available now at the downtown Nashville Farmers Market.) We picked up a peppy garlic paprika jack for cheese grits. The sweet corn looked fine at the Delvin Farms stand and the squash made a great casserole on Sunday. You’ll find several chicken and meat purveyors-Peaceful Pastures, West Wind and Windy Acres; bloody Mary mix and rolls from Miel restaurant; Paradise local honey and Alfresco pasta. Visit the West Nashville Farmers Market website for a complete list:
Matthew Davidson offered up sandwiches with homemade mozzarella and other artisan touches. He’s apparently considering Sonoran hot dogs next weekend (usually Sonoran are bacon wrapped and with many southwestern toppings.) He’s not a West Nashville regular- normally you’ll find his stand at the East Nashville Farmers Market.

Sean Siple has been working on this project for some time now and it’s really coming together. Visit the Good Food for Good People website for more on all of his various food ventures.


Veggie Eater said...

Let me tell you why this is the best Saturday morning gig Emmylou Harris is at the farmers markeet, behind her Bonapartes Retreat tent with her mother, talking about last nights gig at the Grand Old Opry at the Ryman (relocated d/t the floods) and I finally screw up my courage to walk behind the table to tell her, "I named one of my rescue llamas afer you." To which she replied, "I am thrilled and honored. Johnny Cash named an emu after me once, and it bit me..." I could not have asked for a better day...

Anonymous said...

You gotta hand it to some of the music royalty in Nashville. Laid back, nice people. You have your Emmylou story, my story is sipping a beer at the Yazoo tap room with Stevie Winwood. Good times.

And let me tell you - there are a lot of people watching Sean. Lots of folks who kept throwing obstacles his way. Yet he kept on like Sisyphus. Kudos to him~!

Veggie Eater said...

We count ourselves lucky that Sean is our neighbor; this means we have in the past bartered llama poop for fresh produce; I assure you, we got the better end of the deal.