PHOTO: Franklin residents line up for Ellie’s Doughnuts at the Berry Farms Farmer’s Market in June of 2018./Brooke Wanser
By BROOKE WANSER
From 2000 to 2014, the number of farmer’s markets listed on the Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s website tripled, from fewer than 50 to 154.
Now, 168 markets are listed on the website, Pick Tennessee Products, according to a news release from the state Department of Agriculture.
In Williamson County, Franklin, Berry Farms, Nolensville and Thompson’s Station markets are listed, though East Franklin, Brentwood, and Westhaven each have their own markets as well.
The Brentwood market has done so well in its inaugural season, dates have been extended through October.
“The farmer’s market community in Tennessee is a really tight-knit community,” Daniel Haire told the Home Page in June. “We work really well together, and we grow and feed off of each other.”
Begun in 2002, the Franklin Farmers Market is probably the largest and best stocked in the county, while Nolensville and east Franklin markets cater to a smaller demographic .
Check out the dates and times for Williamson County markets still in season below.
Berry Farms Farmer’s Market, 4000 Hughes Crossing, Franklin, TN, 37064
Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. through mid-October
Brentwood Farmer’s Market, CityPark, at the intersection at Franklin Road and Executive Center Drive, in the green space in front of the Mooreland Mansion
Thursdays from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m through October
East Franklin Farmers Market, Liberty Park, 2080 Turning Wheel Lane, Franklin, TN, 37064
Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Franklin Farmers Market, 230 Franklin Rd, Franklin, TN, 37064
Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Nolensville Farmers Market, 7248 Nolensville Road, Nolensville, TN, 37135
Saturdays May through October, 8 a.m. to noon.