Life on the farm doesn’t stop when it gets cold! Many vegetables can be harvested well past frost, such as salad and cooking greens, kale, and winter squash. Also available late in the year from farms are fresh eggs, honey, beef, pork, preserves, and baked goods. From November 6 to December 18, the Rutherford County Farmers’ Market (RCFM) will be open every Sunday afternoon from 2 to 5pm at the Lane Agri-Park Community Center, in Murfreesboro.
During the Extended Season, market vendors will have holiday gifts, fall greens, winter squash, sweet potatoes, local honey, grass-fed beef, fresh eggs, herbs, firewood, chestnuts, poinsettias, Christmas trees, fresh greenery, kettle corn, jams & jellies, breads & sweets, and a variety of other local products. All RCFM producers are from Middle Tennessee and grow, harvest, or make what they sell.
Murfreesboro’s Five Senses Restaurant, known for offering a southern gourmet menu, will be at the RCFM on opening day this Sunday and again on December 4 to demonstrate cooking techniques using seasonal vegetables and to pass out samples. There will be a drawing on both days for a Dinner for Two at Five Senses worth $75.
This Extended Season of the RCFM will have a festive flair with different musical performers each market day. Rutherford County natives, Daniel Rothwell and Thomas Maupin, will be performing at the RCFM on Sunday, November 27. The award-winning banjo/buckdancing duo was a regular at the RCFM when the market was located at Cannonsburgh Village in downtown Murfreesboro.
The RCFM is located at the Lane Agri-Park Community Center on John R. Rice Blvd. in Murfreesboro. Contact Janie Becker, Market Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-898-7710 for more information.