Farmers Market Week
Did you know there’s such a thing as Farmers Market Week? Well there is, and it is the first week of August. It has been celebrated annually since 1999.
Our Farmers’ Market has so many offerings, from fresh produce to homemade crafts and hot breakfasts to a variety of plants. If you’re lucky, you might even catch some live music as you wander. Earlier on Saturday mornings, people line the street for the giant Amish donuts - they’re a crowd favorite. It's located right in the heart of Downtown, so you can make a whole day of it if you feel like it. You can just swing over to the Local or to the Walk to shop, eat, or check out the pop-up shops they're known to host! Plus, right in the area you've got shops like LD2 Market Shoppes and restaurants like the Blacksmith or Rock'n Dough when you're ready for lunch. Also, just across the street you've got the mini game park overlooked by the 'Love Your Neighborhood' mural, what could be more fitting?
Why shop at a farmers’ market? Because you’re supporting small businesses and family farms and the local economy. Plus, there’s nothing like fresh produce that has been grown and selected with care. It just tastes better. Meeting and building relationships with the vendors you’re supporting is so fun too. It builds such a sense of community. Basically what you might want to ask is why would you not!
The West Tennessee Farmers’ Market is located in Jackson and is the largest one in our region. It is open Tuesday - Saturday from 7AM - 4PM. It has two sheds, one strictly for in-state vendors and one for Tennessee and out-of-state vendors. While it’s open through the week, Saturday is the busiest, with the most vendors and patrons. Something that makes our Farmers’ Market unique is that they do a mobile market on Tuesdays in partnership with the City of Jackson and Jackson Housing Authority to bring the market to seniors in our community.
So this National Farmers Market Week, support your local farmers’ market, or come check ours out. Everyone is welcome!