ABOUT THE MARKET
The Nashville Farmers' Market, founded in the early 1800s, is located in the urban core of downtown Nashville adjacent to the Tennessee State Museum and Bicentennial Mall State Park. The year-round Market provides retail space to farmers, artisans, nonprofits and small businesses. Our facility includes two covered open-air sheds, a container farm, a greenhouse micro greens farm, a 24,000 square-foot garden center, a culinary incubation center and an international food hall that includes some two-dozen restaurants and shops. The Market offers monthly chef-led cooking demonstrations, community workshops and free on-site two-hour parking for Market patrons.
The Nashville Farmers' Market also operates two neighborhood markets: the Vanderbilt Farmers' Market and the Azafran Park Farmers' Market. The Vanderbilt Market, located on the Vanderbilt Medical Center Campus, operates every Thursday in June through October. The Azafran Market, located at Azafran Park, operates in partnership with Conexion Americas and Metro Parks every Tuesday in May through October.
NFM is a pet-friendly market. Patrons may dine with leashed pets in designated areas on Market patios and picnic-table areas — but not in general dining areas. Patrons must keep pets leashed and within their control at all times and clean up after their pets.
Aggressive pets are not permitted on NFM property.
We offer staff-led group tours of our facility, for which we appreciate advance notice. If you are interested in a tour, please take a moment to fill out our Field Trip Request Form. In addition, area tours are provided by the following operations:
Nashtrash Tours, based at here at our Market, offers three different “performances” on board their Big Pink Bus.
Rabbit Circle Rural American Farm Tours will show you elements of Southern farming culture and destinations “hidden to all but true locals.”
Nashville Food Tours, located near our Market, offers “Bits & Sites” walking tours and “Nashville Food Adventures” driving tours.
Local Tastes of Nashville offers two walking tours, including their Historic Germantown Food Tour that starts at the Nashville Farmers’ Market.
Old Town Trolley offers a number of “hop on and off” tour options for Nashville, including stops at our Market.
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Tasha Kennard, Executive Director
Charles Kizer, Facilities Manager
David Gonnerman, Marketing Coordinator
Allison Koon, Office Coordinator
Johnisha Levi, Small Business Coordinator
Maria Marton, Programs Coordinator
Angela Crane-Jones: Angela is president and CEO of the Nashville Business Incubation Center.
Brenda Butka: Brenda recently retired as director of the pulmonary program at Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. She resides in the Bells Bend community with her husband, and is a longtime supporter of sustainable farming, land preservation, community health and the local food economy.
Margot McCormack (August 19, 2014-May 5, 2021): A paragon of the Nashville food scene, Margot is chef/owner of Nashville restaurants Marche Artisan Foods and Margot Cafe and Bar (learn more in this East Nashvillian profile).
Priscilla Norman (June 21, 2016-May 5, 2021): Priscilla works for Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation. She holds a masters degree in organizational management and she is a notary public.
Tandy Wilson (July 3, 2018-May 17, 2023): Tandy is Nashville’s first James Beard Award-winning chef and the chef/owner of Germantown restaurant City House.
Sec. 11.701. — Created; number, qualifications, appointment and term of office of members.
There shall be a farmers' market board, which shall consist of five (5) members to be appointed by the mayor and confirmed by a majority of the whole membership of the council. The members of the board shall hold no other public office or position, and shall serve for terms of five (5) years each, except that of the members first appointed, one (1) shall serve for a term of one (1) year, one (1) for a term of two (2) years, one (1) for a term of three (3) years, one (1) for a term of four (4) years, and one (1) for a term of five (5) years. Any vacancy occurring during the term of a member shall be filled in the manner prescribed for the original appointment and shall be for the unexpired portion of the term.
Sec. 11.702. — Functions and duties.
It shall be the duty of the farmers' market board to:
(a) Exercise all the powers and perform all the duties heretofore or hereafter imposed on the "Davidson County Farmers Market Commission", as established by chapter 400 of the Private Acts of 1949 and any amendments thereto.
(b) Within the limitation of its budget appropriation and funds otherwise available, employ and fix the compensation of such personnel as may be necessary.
(c) Perform such other duties as may be imposed upon the board by ordinance.