NASHVILLE – The wait is over, localvores. Despite a late cold snap that valid catastrophic for some fruit crops in sketchy spots opposite Tennessee, a 3 week comfortable spell that came before has farmers markets stuffing adult with summer furnish progressing than usual.
Pamela Bartholomew, agritourism and farmers markets coordinator for a Tennessee Department of Agriculture, reports that summer favorites like yellow squash, zucchini, broccoli, cabbage and cucumbers are already being picked, and that homegrown tomatoes and honeyed corn are not distant behind.
Following Mother Nature’s lead, The Main Street Farmers Market of Dyersburg opens Saturday, Jun 9, when it will also horde a initial central debate stop of this summer’s “Pick Tennessee Products” tour. The state cultivation dialect debate will widen opposite a state, reaching as distant East as Maryville and using by August.
The state’s Pick Tennessee Products graduation began in 1986 as a debate to brand internal food products in sell stores though has stretched with inhabitant trends to concentration on farm-direct dishes and internal farmers markets.
As partial of a program, a Tennessee Department of Agriculture provides a renouned site www.picktnproducts.org as a giveaway use to a state’s farms and plantation markets, compelling 1,700 particular farmers and farm-direct businesses that list about 8,000 plantation products.
Visitors to www.picktnproducts.org can find statewide directories to farmers markets, anniversary plantation product recipes, orchards and pick-your-own farms, sell stores where internal products are sold, and showcases for products and activities as they come into season. Fans of internal dishes and farm-related fun can also find Pick Tennessee Products on Facebook and Twitter or get some-more information by job TDA Market Development during 615-837-5160.
For some-more information about a statewide farmers marketplace tour, hit Pamela Bartholomew during 615-837-5160 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Steve Guttery during 731-285-3433 or e-mail to email@example.com to learn some-more about a arriving debate stop and other activities during The Main Street Farmers Market of Dyersburg on Jun 9.
FARMERS MARKET TOUR SCHEDULE
Date Farmers Market Location
June 9 Dyersburg Farmers Market Dyersburg, TN
June 16 Columbia Fresh Farmers Market Columbia, TN
June 26 Boliver Farmers Market Bolivar, TN
June 27 Farmers Market during Riverfront Park Harriman, TN
July 28 Clarksville Downtown Market Clarksville, TN
August 4 Maryville Farmers Market Maryville, TN
August 25 Warren County Farmers Market McMinnville, TN