The Gatlinburg Farmers Market is looking to provide a one-of-a-kind experience when produce hits the stands Saturday, May 16.  This year, in addition to the plethora of culinary products offered at the market, vendors will also take time to educate their customers through informative demonstrations.

The Gatlinburg Farmers Market is held every Saturday from May 16 through October 17 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Covered Bridge in the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community of Gatlinburg, Tennessee.  Market vendors provide fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, honey, prepared foods, baked goods, artisanal products, and arts and crafts demonstrations.

Every second Saturday of the month, Gatlinburg Farmers Market will offer a different theme for market-goers that day.  Attendees to the market can expect a Health, Nutrition & Sustainable Living Day, Cooking Demonstration Day, Canning & Food Preservation Day, Seed Swap Day, and the Apple Festival to wrap up the season in October. In addition, every fourth Saturday of the month, Kids Day will offer interactive activities for children.

“We are extremely excited about this season as we start a few new things at the market,” said Market Manager Stacey Adam.  “We are going to have a great lineup of special demonstrations going on for our customers.  Also, as of May 23, we will be accepting EBT/SNAP electronic payments.  While we are very excited about these additions to the market, we are most excited to have the community back together for another great season.”

The first 50 people who arrive at the market on opening day will receive a plant courtesy of Gatlinburg Farmers Market.  The market still has openings for vendors and internships available for students.  For more information, visit GatlinburgFarmersMarket.com or call (865) 332-4769.