Interest in eating fresh local produce and meats has made farmer’s markets very popular. According to the Farmers’ Market Coalition, the number of farmer’s markets 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 Wilson County area offer a number of vendors offering locally grown produce, meats, cheeses, other food items and great locally made items.
1Lebanon Farmer’s Market
143 South Maple Street
March through December
Times: Monday through Saturday, 6:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.
The Lebanon Farmer’s Market runs year around. It features fresh produce, meats, baked goods, honey, canned goods and more. A vendor application can be located here.
2Mt. Juliet Farmer’s Market
Mt. Juliet Community Center
1075 Charlie Daniels Parkway
Mt. Juliet, Tennessee
Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. until noon
Offering the season’s best fresh produce, baked goods, local honey, farm-raised meats including pork, beef, turkey, and chicken, jams and jellies, herbs, pickles, honey, farm fresh eggs, and more straight from the producers to the community. Warm weather means an opportunity for the kiddos to play in the splash pond.