Chattanooga’s Main St. Farmers Market celebrates its fifth season on April 10, with a “Spring-A-Ma-Jig”.
The Main St. Farmers Market, at 325 East Main Street, will host a special market day on Wednesday, April 10, from 4-6 pm. This “Spring-A-Ma-Jig” will feature special food and beverages, live music, and activities for kids, in addition to its usual offerings of locally produced vegetables, meats, cheeses, herbs, bread and honey.
The event is free and open to the public.
In honor of its fifth season and the return of spring, the MSFM is celebrating by offering customers a special market experience. Hamburgers, hotdogs and vegetables sourced from the market itself will be cooked by MSFM farmer Walter Bates, of Hoe Hop Valley Farm in Benton, TN. Ann Keener of The Farmer’s Daughter restaurant, scheduled to open this spring, will provide herbal teas and other refreshing beverages. Kids will have an opportunity to plant seeds and learn about growing food at a special children’s booth. Live music will also be provided by Letty Smith of Circle S Farm from Rising Fawn, Ga., as well as other musicians, yet to be determined.
The Main St. Farmers Market first opened in 2009 offering Chattanoogans a source for sustainably produced food. The market is farmer and consumer run, and offers cheese, bread, meat, coffee, herbs and whole wheat flour in addition to seasonal produce. The MSFM is unique among Chattanooga farmers markets because the vendors produce food that has been grown or raised free of all synthetic chemicals. Farmers are only allowed to sell food they have personally grown, and must farm within a 75-mile radius of Chattanooga. MSFM operates all year long, lasting for one hour on Wednesdays during the winter, and two hours on Wednesdays during the peak growing season.
More information can be found at www.mainstfarmersmarket.com.