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Tennessee Farmers Markets Offer Fresh Food in a Safe Way

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Agriculture says Farmers Markets are opening across Tennessee and offering fresh, local food.

Whether you’re looking for meat, produce, or artisan products, a farmers market near you provides easy access to local, quality products. Shopping at farmers markets also serves as one of the best ways to keep your money in your community.

Tennesseans love their farmers markets

Tennesseans love their farmers markets

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture says Farmers Markets create Communities within Communities

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports Tennessee’s farmers markets are providing more than just a place to find fresh food. They are furnishing an environment that allows the community to flourish.

This year, many farmers markets are hosting special events for families and communities to enjoy, while fostering personal connections to those who produce nutritious food across the state.

Tennessee Farmer's Market

Tennessee Farmer’s Market

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture says more and more Farmers Markets accept SNAP

 

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Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Agriculture says in Tennessee, a growing number of farmers markets are putting more dollars into farmers’ pockets while helping hungry people maximize their access to fresh food.

Forty of Tennessee’s farmers markets now work with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the federal government’s primary anti-hunger program.

Buying Farm fresh foods is a “Snap” at Tennessee Farmers Markets.

Buying Farm fresh foods is a “Snap” at Tennessee Farmers Markets.

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Tennesseans Love Farmers Markets

 

Tennessee Department of Agriculture

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Tennesseans love their farmers markets, and the proof is in their growth.

In 2000, fewer than 50 farmers markets were listed with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Pick Tennessee Products program. By 2014, Tennessee had 154 farmers markets, ranking first in the nation in growth of farmers markets, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Tennesseans love their farmers markets

Tennesseans love their farmers markets

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture says Farmers Markets Bridge Rural and Urban Communities to Help Both Grow

 

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Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Tennessee’s farmers markets create an economic and social bridge between the state’s rural communities and its major population centers. There are many ways for you to celebrate this vital role during National Farmers Market Week August 5th-11th, 2018.

With 168 farmers markets listed on the Pick Tennessee website and mobile app, it is easy to find fresh foods and goods near you.

Clarksville Downtown Market

Clarksville Downtown Market

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture says Local Farmers Markets Share Expert Advice For Peak Season

 

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Unless you grow your own vegetables, the local farmers market is the best bet for just picked, fresh-as-possible produce. August is Tennessee’s peak month for produce, so there’s no better time to visit a local farmers market than right now. August 7th-13th is National Farmers Market Week.

Starting August 7th, fresh tips for picking and storing summer produce will be as close as your favorite social media platform. Check out #FarmersMarketWeek for expert advice, or use the hashtag #FarmersMarketWeek to post your own tips for success. The handy tips are also available at the Pick TN Products Facebook page here.

Clarksville Farmers Market at L & N Train Station.

Clarksville Farmers Market at L & N Train Station.

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Tennessee Farmers Markets Beat the Chill

 

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Tennessee farmers markets are giving customers what they want:  access to as many fresh local products as possible through the cold weather months. Winter farmers markets and online market options are part of the national movement to make local and seasonal eating a viable choice year round.

Winter markets offer a wide variety of fresh produce that grows well in cooler weather, like broccoli, brussels sprouts, kale, carrots and cabbage. Autumn produce that stores well is also still available.

Winter Hoop House Crops. (TDA)

Winter Hoop House Crops. (TDA)

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Clarksville Downtown Market’s final day of the season is this Saturday, October 18th, 2014

 

Clarksville Downtown MarketClarksville, TN – Since its opening, the Clarksville Downtown Market has been a success- so much so that it was voted the number one market in Tennessee through America’s Farmland Trust, five years in a row!

Don’t miss your chance to visit the Clarksville Downtown Market on its final day of the season, next Saturday, October 18th, 2014.

The market will be open from 8:00am to 1:00pm, on Public Square.

Clarksville Singer/Songwriter Lydia Walker to perform at the Clarksville Downtown Market this Saturday.

Clarksville Singer/Songwriter Lydia Walker to perform at the Clarksville Downtown Market this Saturday.

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture says On Your Mark, Get Set and Slow Down for Fall

 

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – It’s September, and Christmas décor is lining store shelves. You’d think that the seasons are determined by which week school starts, and we’d all be wise to air out our winter coats now.

Amy Tavalin suggests that instead, we should stop the hands of time long enough to take in some local farmers markets this fall. “Fall has it all,” says Tavalin, “so don’t rush it.” «Read the rest of this article»

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ShopSmart Survey Reveals 28 Percent of Women Can’t be Bothered With Coupons

 

Plus, twelve alternative ways to save at the supermarket without the hassle of using coupons

ShopSmart MagazineYonkers, NY – In a new national survey about shopping and saving on groceries featured in the September 2014 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, 28 percent of women said they can’t be bothered with coupons, and 15 percent called them a “necessary evil.”

So for those who don’t like dealing with coupons, ShopSmart has identified 12 coupon-free strategies that can help shoppers save at the supermarket – as a price scan by secret shoppers revealed it’s all about where consumers shop, and what they buy. «Read the rest of this article»

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