These Are The 10 Best Farmers Markets In Tennessee For 2018


These are the best farmers markets the state of Tennessee offers.

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Who doesn’t love a great Farmers Market?

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the popularity of Farmers Markets is growing. What was once a niche shopping experience for the wealthy and ultra health conscious has become mainstream. And to appease the diverse populations that have shown interest in farmers markets, vendors have expanded their offerings. You can now get ice cream, homemade soap and even beer to go along with your organic beets and mushrooms.

And they aren’t just popular in liberal enclaves and on the west coast.

Farmers markets are booming in areas that had trouble making inroads in the past. 20 years ago, you’d never think you’d find farmers’ markets in Kansas City, Detroit or St. Louis.

Simply put, farmers markets aren’t just for farmers any more.

So, where are the best farmers’ markets in Tennessee? We’ve got the answers here. (We’ll explain our methodology below.)

These are the best Tennessee farmers markets:

  1. Franklin Farmers Market, Franklin, TN
  2. Overton Park Community Farmers Market, Memphis, TN
  3. Chattanooga Market, Chattanooga, TN
  4. Memphis Farmers Market, Memphis, TN
  5. Main Street Farmers Market, Chattanooga, TN
  6. Hip Donelson Community Farmers Market, Nashville, TN
  7. Dixie Lee Farmers Market, Knoxville, TN
  8. Brainerd Farmers Market, Chattanooga, TN
  9. Hip Donelson Community Farmers Market @ Music Valley, Nashville, TN
  10. Lookout Farmers Market, Chattanooga, TN

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how each market ranked. If you have a smile on your face, you probably live in one of these cities where things are oh-so farmers market friendly.

And after you find a great farmers market, check out the best places to live in Tennessee or the cheapest place to live in Tennessee.

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How do you decide if a farmers market is awesome or not in Tennessee?

In order to rank the best farmers markets in Tennessee, we had to determine what criteria makes for a good market experience. It isn’t a stretch to assume that great farmers’ markets have a variety of options, are up to date with the latest technology, and are in areas with decent populations. Because everyone should be able to take home some homemade jam, right?

So we researched the internet for a database that contains all that information.

How we crunched the numbers for the Volunteer State

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using Department of Agriculture data produced for the state of Tennessee, along with the government census numbers, we looked at every single farmers market in the state. We paid particular attention to:

  • Number of amenities
  • Each market’s technology improvements
  • Variety of items to buy
  • Nearby population
  • Number of organic vendors

We then gave each market a HomeSnacks Score. The higher the score, the better the farmer’s market ranked. What we found is there seems to be a balanced number of large farmers markets near major city centers as well as awesome farmers markets in smaller communities. That’s the way it should be!

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1. Franklin Farmers Market

Franklin Farmers Market -- Franklin, TN

Source: Public Domain

Score: 82.9
City: Franklin, TN
Address: 230 Franklin Road, Franklin, TN 37064
Times: Sat: 8:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

2. Overton Park Community Farmers Market

Overton Park Community Farmers Market -- Memphis, TN

Source: Public Domain

Score: 80.0
City: Memphis, TN
Address: 389 East Parkway, Memphis, TN 38112
Times: Thu: 3:00 PM-7:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

3. Chattanooga Market

Chattanooga Market -- Chattanooga, TN

Source: Public Domain

Score: 80.0
City: Chattanooga, TN
Address: 1829 Carter St, Chattanooga, TN 37408
Times: Sun: 11:00 AM-4:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

4. Memphis Farmers Market

Memphis Farmers Market -- Memphis, TN

Source: Public Domain

Score: 77.1
City: Memphis, TN
Address: G. E. Patterson and South Front Streets, Memphis, TN 38103
Times: Sat: 7:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

5. Main Street Farmers Market

Main Street Farmers Market -- Chattanooga, TN

Source: Public Domain

Score: 74.3
City: Chattanooga, TN
Address: 325 East Main St, Chattanooga, TN 37408
Times: Wed: 4:00 PM-6:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

6. Hip Donelson Community Farmers Market

Hip Donelson Community Farmers Market -- Nashville, TN

Source: Public Domain

Score: 71.4
City: Nashville, TN
Address: 2730 Lebanon Road, Nashville, TN 37214
Times: Fri: 4:00 PM-7:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

7. Dixie Lee Farmers Market

Dixie Lee Farmers Market -- Knoxville, TN

Source: Public Domain

Score: 71.4
City: Knoxville, TN
Address: 12740 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37934
Times: Sat: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

8. Brainerd Farmers Market

Brainerd Farmers Market -- Chattanooga, TN

Source: Public Domain

Score: 71.4
City: Chattanooga, TN
Address: 20 Belvoir Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37411
Times: Sat: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

9. Hip Donelson Community Farmers Market @ Music Valley

Hip Donelson Community Farmers Market @ Music Valley -- Nashville, TN

Source: Public Domain

Score: 68.6
City: Nashville, TN
Address: 2416 Music Valley Drive, Nashville, TN 37214
Times: Sat: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

10. Lookout Farmers Market

Lookout Farmers Market -- Chattanooga, TN

Source: Public Domain

Score: 68.6
City: Chattanooga, TN
Address: 7430 Shallowford Road, Chattanooga, TN 37412
Times: Mon: 4:00 AM-7:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

There You Have It – The Best Farmers Markets In Tennessee

If you’re looking for a breakdown of farmers’ markets in the Volunteer State ranked by criteria that vendors and customers agree on, this is an accurate list.

For more Tennessee reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Farmers Markets In Tennessee

Name City Rank Score
Franklin Farmers Market Franklin 1 82.9
Overton Park Community Farmers Market Memphis 2 80.0
Chattanooga Market Chattanooga 3 80.0
Memphis Farmers Market Memphis 4 77.1
Main Street Farmers Market Chattanooga 5 74.3
Hip Donelson Community Farmers Market Nashville 6 71.4
Dixie Lee Farmers Market Knoxville 7 71.4
Brainerd Farmers Market Chattanooga 8 71.4
Hip Donelson Community Farmers Market @ Music Valley Nashville 9 68.6
Lookout Farmers Market Chattanooga 10 68.6
West Tn Farmer’s Market Jackson 11 68.6
Cooper Young Community Farmers Market Memphis 12 65.7
New Harvest Park Farmers Market Knoxville 13 65.7
Stones River Market Murfreesboro 14 65.7
Agricenter International Farmers Market Memphis 15 62.9
The Clarksville Downtown Market Clarksville 16 62.9
Manchester Locally Grown Online Farmers’ Market Manchester 17 62.9
12 South Farmers Market Nashville 18 60.0
Johnson City Farmers Market Johnson City 19 60.0
Winter Farmers Market By Grow Oak Ridge Oak Ridge 20 60.0
Greeneville Farmers Market, Inc. Greeneville 21 60.0
East Nashville Farmers Market Nashville 22 57.1
Columbia Farmers Fresh Market Columbia 23 57.1
Depot Street Farmers Market Greeneville 24 57.1
Market Square Holiday Market Knoxville 25 54.3
Rutherford County Farmers’ Market Murfreesboro 26 54.3
Bartlett Station Farmers Market Bartlett 27 54.3
Farmers’ Market At The Garden Memphis 28 51.4
Knoxville Farmers Market- Ebenezer Road Knoxville 29 51.4
Knoxville Farmers Market- Lakeshore Knoxville 30 51.4
Oak Ridge Farmers Market Oak Ridge 31 48.6
Collierville Farmers Market Collierville 32 45.7
Farm Park Farmer’s Market Germantown 33 42.9
Morristown Farmers Market Morristown 34 42.9
Dickson County Farmers Market Dickson 35 42.9
White House Farmers Merket White House 36 42.9
Knoxville Farmers Market -Laurel Knoxville 37 40.0
The Farmers Market At East Tennessee State University Johnson City 38 40.0
Goodlettsville Farmers Market Goodlettsville 39 40.0
Millington Farmers’ Market Millington 40 40.0
South Memphis Farmers Market Memphis 41 37.1
Main Street Saturday Market Of Murfreesboro Murfreesboro 42 37.1
Gallatin Farmers Market Gallatin 43 34.3
Kedron Farmers Market Dickson 44 34.3
Athens Farmers Market At Market Park Athens 45 34.3
All Saints’ Farmers Market Memphis 46 31.4
Main Street Dyersburg Farmers Market Dyersburg 47 31.4
Maryville Farmers Market – Saturdays Maryville 48 28.6
Seymour Farmers Market Seymour 49 28.6
Obion County Farmer’s Market Union City 50 28.6
Nashville Farmers’ Market Nashville 51 20.0
Marble Springs Farmers Market Knoxville 52 20.0
Seven Harvest Farmers Market Memphis 53 11.4
Mcminn County Farmers Market Athens 54 8.6
Forest Hills Umc Farmers Market Brentwood 55 2.9
Tullahoma Locally Grown Market Tullahoma 56 2.9
Nashville F.a.r.m I Nashville 57 0.0
Nashville F.a.r.m. Ii Nashville 58 0.0
Nashville F.a.r.m. Iii Nashville 59 0.0
Nashville F.a.r.m. Iv Nashville 60 0.0
Montgomery County Farmers Market Clarksville 61 0.0
Smyrna Farmers Market Smyrna 62 0.0
Bradley County Farmers Market Cleveland 63 0.0
Cookeville Farmers Market Cookeville 64 0.0
Lebanon Farmers Market Lebanon 65 0.0
State Street Farmers Market Bristol 66 0.0
Marshall County Farmers Market Lewisburg 67 0.0
Cumberland County Farmers Market Crossville 68 0.0
Martin Area Food Fair Martin 69 0.0
Lawrence County Farmers Market Lawrenceburg 70 0.0
Coffe County Farmers Market Manchester 71 0.0
Henry County Farmers Market Paris 72 0.0

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