From a press release sent by Audrey Patrick:
Tough economic times have most Nashvillians looking for ways to save money without impacting their quality of life. With food being one of the largest budget items for most families, many shoppers are turning to local farmers for good quality and cheaper prices. As a result, the community-based organization Good Food for Good People, is announcing the grand opening of the West Nashville Farmer’s Market on Saturday, August 15, from 9 a.m. to noon. The market’s creation was a collaborative effort between Good Food for Good People and two west Nashville neighborhood associations, Sylvan Park and R.U.N. (Robertson, Urbandale, Nations).
The West Nashville Farmer’s Market will be held every Saturday at Richland Park, close to the intersection of 46th and Park Avenue near Charlotte Avenue. It will offer customers a variety of choices in local, affordable organic food and wares. Jason Holleman, Metro Councilman for District 24 said, “It’s exciting to have a Farmer’s Market with locally-grown products right here in Sylvan Park. I hope that visiting this market for fresh fruits and vegetables will become a Saturday morning custom for families in our neighborhood.”
The farm vendors at the market will include Delvin Farms, Foggy Hollow Farm, Richland Gardens, Timbertop Farms, and Fresh Harvest. Also partnering with the market are Tennessee Cheesecake, The Green Wagon, Rhino Books, Fido, Portland Brew, and Star Bagel. Sean Siple, founder of Good Food for Good People, explains the value of the partnerships surrounding the new market, “This market is growing out of tremendous community support from both sides of Charlotte. We named it the West Nashville Farmers Market not only because that’s where it is, but also for each of the west Nashvillians who are stepping up to make this community event a reality. This is a community farmers market like no other in the region.”
Eric Patrick of Foggy Hollow Farm expressed his excitement with the opening, “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to sell our produce so close to home and look forward to many more Saturdays here in west Nashville.” Residents and local vendors interested in partnering with the new market can contact Sean Siple at (615) 585-1294 or by email at [email protected]
Good Food for Good People is a community-based organization that works to increase residents’ access to healthy food through their local farmer network activities, community garden development and a variety of educational partnerships with local schools and community groups.