Nourish Knoxville is pleased to announce the celebration of our 15-Year Anniversary and the opening date of the 2018 Market Square Farmers’ Market for Wednesday, May 2nd , 11a.m.-2p.m. Patrons will be able to shop for a variety of locally-grown produce and artisanal goods, participate in a Taste of the Market celebration with farmers’ market vendors, share their favorite farmers’ market memories, eat celebration cookies provided by VG’s Bakery, and participate in our 15-year photo booth. The City of Knoxville’s Mayors Office will be celebrating with us, reading a proclamation at 11a.m.
“Nourish Knoxville’s Market Square Farmers’ Market is proud to celebrate 15 years of cultivating healthy communities by supporting relationships between local farmers, producers, and the public. Our market has grown from less than 10 vendors, to more than 150 seasonal participants. Our community has embraced our amazing vendors, and their support has allowed our market and organization to have a leading role in growing the local food community in East Tennessee,” says Charlotte Tolley, Nourish Knoxville executive director.
The Market happens every Wednesday and Saturday on Market Square from May 2 – November 17. In honor of our 15-year anniversary, we’ll be hosting a variety of events throughout 2018 and kicking-off our Friends of the Market Donor Campaign. For more information, visit our website at http://nourishknoxville.org.
In addition to the great shopping, Nourish Knoxville is excited to announce another great year of programs, including:
•Fresh Savings, a SNAP doubling program made possible by the AARP Foundation and Wholesome Wave. For every $20 of SNAP spent at the MSFM, our SNAP customers will receive an additional $20 to use at market for fresh fruits and vegetables.
•Downtown Specials, a discount program run in partnership with CBID and downtown retail businesses. Every Wednesday from May – November, purchase something from the Farmers’ Market (fruit, vegetables, prepared food, jewelry, etc.) and receive discounts from 15-20 downtown merchants. Offers and participating merchants change each month. Discounts are for in-store purchases on Wednesday only.
•POP (Power of Produce) Club, The Farmers’ Market will host a POP Club every 2nd Saturday, May – November. Each event will have an educational activity and produce tasting. Every participant, ages two to 12, will receive $5 in vouchers to spend on fresh fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, and food-producing plants at market. Sponsored by Hard Knox Pizzeria.
Funding provided by Grayson Subaru and CBID.