The Gatlinburg Farmers Market invites you to “get fresh” with us during the 2014 season! The farmers market is open every Saturday through September 13, 8:30 to 11:30 am. Our new location is in the Arts and Crafts Community at the Covered Bridge, 849 Glades Road. Enjoy fresh coffee, homemade baked goods, farm to table produce, eggs, and local products in a friendly, social atmosphere, all while listening to music with such local performers as Boogertown Gap. Artisans will be available to demonstrate a craft or two.
"We have a nice selection of vendors at the market, with the number increasing as the season progresses," Nancy Gray, President, says. “Because the market supports only locally grown produce, the season starts out with a smaller selection of veggies and fruits. As the
summer heats up, you’ll find an array of fresh produce that may include blueberries, apples, okra, tomatoes, and the like.
Other vendors who participate sell jams, jellies, honey and natural health and wellness products.
Farmers markets are an integral part of the urban/farm linkage and have continued to rise in popularity, mostly due to the growing consumer interest in obtaining fresh products directly from the farm. The Gatlinburg Farmers Market allows consumers to have access to locally grown, farm fresh produce, as well as allow our economy to grow by supporting local businesses.
One of the unique things about shopping at the Farmers Market is that consumers have direct contact with their food providers which enable them to share information on growing methods and techniques, healthy living issues, and, what seems to be a frequent exchange, the sharing of tasty recipes.
New vendors are welcome to participate in the market. http://www.gatlinburgfarmersmarket.com
You may reach the Market Board at 865-332-GROW (4769).
A special thank you to our Friends of the Market: the Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, Gatlinburg Gateway Foundation, Covered Bridge, Little River Railroad Museum, Peddler Steakhouse and Park Grill Restaurants, Olde Virden’s Red Hot Sprinkle, Chalet Village, Cabin Café, Four Seasons Tree Service, Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community, Food City, Hilton Garden Inn, About You Salon and Day Spa, Boogertown Gap, and Century 21—Jason White Team.