Thompson’s Station Farmer’s Market opens for year three


Thompson’s Station Farmer’s Market opens for year three

By CLIFF HIGHTOWER

The Thompson’s Station Farmer’s Market is now open and delivering scrumptious produce, jams and meats.

Rich Williams, a Spring Hill resident, and his wife stopped by the market Wednesday morning to shop.

“I think it’s a great deal,” he said. “Local. I support local farmers.”

The market is entering its third year on the grounds of the barn at Homestead Manor after moving from a lot next door. A. Marshall Family Foods has taken over the logistics of the event and is in its second year of managing.

Homemade quiche at the Thompson Station Farmer’s Market.

Lindsay Curtis, marketing coordinator for A. Marshall Family Foods, said the big item this year is there will be two night events starting at 4 p.m. on May 31 and Aug. 2. These events will have live music and food trucks.

“It will have a different vibe,” she said.

The events will last until 7 p.m.

The regular hours of the market are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

 

 

Ripe strawberries at the Thompson Station Farmer’s Market.

A variety of goods are sold at the market from fresh produce, homemade soaps, homemade cheese and ripe strawberries.

“It’s all local,” Curtis said.

She said the motto for the market is “Make it, bake it, grow it, raise it.”

One vendor even had homemade quiche, while another had custom made jewelry. Curtis said some produce sold comes from the working farm at Homestead Manor.

She said right now there is a waiting list for vendors wanting to come sell their goods.

Curtis said even though A. Marshall Family Foods operates the event, everyone is welcome to come.

“It’s open to anyone,” she said.

Cliff Hightower can be reached at cliff.hightower@springhillhomepage.com or follow him on Twitter @CliffHightower.

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