Drumroll, please! We ❤️highlighting our local vendors that represent the Thompson’s Station community and show up each week with their amazing products! This week, we’re highlighting one of our meat vendors that has been with us at our market for years, Hippo Hollow Farms!
We're shining the spotlight this week on eco diva, one of our awesome, new regular vendors! You’ve probably seen their booth pop up here and there around the market in previous years, but they’re permanent vendors this year and a favorite in our community.
We absolutely love our vendors at the Thompson’s Station Farmers Market, and we love sharing their stories with you! You could say we’re their biggest fans 🤗 This week we’re shining the spotlight on one of our brand new vendors, Our Farm on Mount Olivet! You’ve probably seen Larry at their booth surrounded by stunning vegetables and greens. Here’s a little more insight about Larry and the farm!
The Thompson’s Station Farmers Market is in full swing for 2018, and we couldn’t have asked for a better start. The weather has been beautiful, we’ve had two full markets, and full crowds to boot! Our new market hours of 4-7pm seem to be well-received by the community.
We’re so excited about all the returning vendors from 2017, and we’ve also got tons of new faces that we want you to meet! We thought we’d kick off the first post on the blog for this season with a spotlight on one of our brand new vendors - &3 Foods!
The Thompson’s Station Farmers Market will kick off its 2018 season on Wednesday, May 2 at 4 p.m. in the barn at Homestead Manor. Now in its eighth year, the market will be held weekly on Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. through July 25, featuring more than 20 local vendors who have grown, made, baked, raised and crafted their products within a 50 mile radius of the historic property.
“We received an overwhelmingly positive response to the two night markets we held last year,” said Ashley Kirby, manager of the Farmers Market. “We hope that the later hours will be more convenient for both our vendors and our customers and also allow parents to bring their children and spend time enjoying the beautiful Homestead Manor property each week.”
Friends, we’ve come to the last week of the Thompson’s Station Farmer’s Market for 2017! It has been a great summer full of sun, smiles, and fellowship at our market. As we approach the last market of the season on Wednesday, we've decided to take a look back at some of the highlights from the last couple months.
FIRST NIGHT MARKET(s)
We had our first ever Night Market on May 31st. We had a record breaking crowd of over 800 people on the property with live music from Tessa Victoria, Taylor Dukes, and Alicia Smith. Food trucks sold delicious dinner for the customers to enjoy while they shopped, and the property was full with picnics and families enjoying time together.
On August 2, we held our second and final Night Market of the 2017 season. We had live music from Marcus Whybrew, Tessa Victoria, and Alicia Smith. Yayo’s OMG came back out to the property to sell their tasty Mexican food to the attendees, and there were s’mores by the firepit!
The TSFM was featured in the July/August issue of Edible Nashville. The ad highlighted three vendors that we like to love on -- Olive Branch Natural Soaps, TriaHerbs, and Southern Ridge Farm!
Different food trucks joined our market throughout the summer such as 313 Coney, Yayo’s OMG, Florinda’s Food Truck, and New Hickory Food Truck.
NEW VENDORS + FAVORITES
- We had a total of 36 different local vendors participate throughout the summer. We saw products all the way from produce hot pretzels, and everything in between!
These were some of the biggest highlights from the this market season. This week we will host the last market of 2017 in the Barn at Homestead Manor. Come hungry for chicken sandwiches from New Hickory Food Truck.
Whether you are a weekly shopper at our market or haven’t had the chance to attend this summer, we want to thank you for the support. We look forward to seeing you Wednesday from 10a-2p!