Chloe and I had been meaning to check out the East Nashville Farmer's Market for the longest time and finally remembered to go this past Wednesday. It was almost a fail due to the weather, but the sky cleared right at 3pm. Perfect timing!
I threw on a casual outfit for the occasion (like, wayyyy casual for me...I'm always dressed up) and we headed to Shelby Park. It was the first time I'd been to that part of town, and as we drove in I could hardly contain my excitement. A magnificent, industrial bridge materialized before our eyes and moments later, we were greeted by a picturesque pond. "THIS HAS BEEN HERE THIS WHOLE TIME?! HOW HAVE WE NOT COME BEFORE?" I asked, mouth gaping. I made a mental note to return for a picnic and explore the trails.
The Farmer's Market itself was a modest gathering of tents ranging from fresh produce and herbs to Greek pastries and homemade chess pie. Most tents offered samples, and upon tasting Bella Nashville Bakery's 'Breakfast Bun' with its lemony-infused goodness, I shelled out $2 bucks to take one home to enjoy the next morning. We experienced Sourwood honey for the first time from Ed Johnson's Honey Farm (we're hooked) and also noticed they offer honey sticks: thin tubes of flavored honey. Taylor discovered honey sticks for the first time when our friend Leigh indulged her honey habit while touring in California. We'd probably both agree that our favorite stop was The Post, where we sipped on Blueberry Lavender lemonade and had a lovely chat with Tonya. It's definitely on our radar for our next coffee/juice/smoothie date with friends!
Which Nashville Farmer's Market should we hit next? Vote by leaving a comment below!
We're headed to New York this weekend for a show, so holler if you're in the area :-)
What I'm listening to: Alpha Rev – Sing Loud
Photos taken by Chloe with an Olympus PEN camera