Farmers’ Markets have become more and more popular over the years. According to the Farmers’ Market Coalition, the number has grown from just under 2,000 in 1994 to more than 8,600 that are currently registered in the United States Department of Agriculture Farmers’ Market Directory.
Farmers’ markets allow personal connections to develop between farmers and shoppers. Also, by cutting out the middleman farmers receive more food dollars, shoppers receive the freshest locally grown food, and local economies thrive.
Farmers Markets in the Maury County area provide locally grown produce, meats, cheeses, other food items and great locally made items like soaps and turned wood creations.
1Columbia Farmers Market
102 Riverside Drive
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, year around
8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
Columbia Farmers’ Fresh Market takes advantage of local farms and features vendors selling honey, jams, eggs, baked goods, cut flowers, locally raised meats and lots of other produce such as fruit and vegetables sold directly by the farmer.
They also have several artisans who produce items such as soaps, jewelry, woodworking, balms, salves, and skin care.
A family-friendly environment allows the community to come meet local farmers and makers.
2Thompson’s Station Farmers Market
UPDATE May 3, 2023: The Thompson’s Station Farmers Market will not return for the 2023 summer season. They will host a holiday market in December 2023.
4683 Columbia Pike
Thompson’s Station, Tennessee
Tuesdays, All Year Around
4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Thompson’s Station Farmers Market usually operates from May until October. Managed by Wilco Events, a 501(c)3, it is an event for folks who grow it, raise it, make it, or bake it! Details about the event this year are not yet available.