The Historic Oak Ridge Farmers Market presented by East Tennessee FARM will open for the 2019 season on Saturday, April 13.
The market will be held 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Saturday through November in Jackson Square. The markets operate rain or shine. A Holiday Market is planned again for December. The previously held Wednesday market in Jackson Square has been discontinued.
FARM is a historical agricultural co-op operating in Oak Ridge since 1976, making it one of the oldest farmers markets in the state of Tennessee, a press release said. Area farmers have been working together to bring locally grown food and other farm products to the Oak Ridge community for 43 years, the release said.
“The Saturday morning market in Jackson Square is a popular gathering place for Oak Ridgers and visitors,” the press release said.
Music, community booths, kids activities and educational displays can be found at the market throughout the year.
FARM also conducts 3 weekly markets in Knox County.
More than 70 vendors make up FARM’s membership, with most being local farmers who produce fruits, vegetables, meat, cheese, honey, and other farm items, the press release said. Many members grow and sell plants, cut flowers and other garden products. Local artisans and bakers are also a part of the FARM cooperative. Members must grow or make what they sell locally. Shipped-in items, and the reselling of products is not allowed. FARM’s mission for more than 40 years has been to assist local farmers in marketing their produce and goods directly to the community.
The press release said new farmers and artisans are welcomed to apply for membership with FARM. Community outreach booths made be set up for informational purposes.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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