As I've mentioned, Josh and I took our first trip to the Nashville Farmers' Market last week. I also mentioned several times how much we loved it. Loved. It.
It takes us about 25 minutes to get there (I know because we listened to an entire episode of Adventures in Odyssey on our way there - "The Joke's On You." Classic Dwayne...).
The Nashville Farmers' Market is set up in three buildings: two covered sheds, and the Market House. When we went there were only four produce vendors in Farm Shed 1, and one gardening vendor set up in Farm Shed 2. But on weekends in peak growing season, I've heard there can be up to one hundred vendors set up. I can't wait to check it out then. The four produce vendors were all so kind - we bought from all of them - answering all our questions with smiles and jokes. Over our two trips, we got seven bags of produce for $30. Obviously not all of it was locally grown - tomatoes don't typically grow in Nashville in March - but the vendors are local farmers, raising money to support their local farms.
Inside the Market House is a big "food court" with a bunch of shops that had me drooling. I can't wait to go back and try AM@FM's cured salmon with lemon crema. Or a Chicago Gyro. Or Common Ground's all-natural specialty breads. Holy cow, I'm drooling just thinking about it! We'll definitely be back for lunch after our cleanse is over (11 more days, whoop whoop!). The Flea Market portion wasn't open either time we went, but I'm interested to go back on a weekend and check that out as well.
Any other Farmers' Market shoppers out there? Do you have any tips for a beginner like myself?