Compared to the Nashville Farmers’ Market, the Franklin Farmers’ Market might seem a little small, but what Franklin’s lacks in size it makes up for in quality. From fresh eggs and raw milk to crepe trucks, from painted signs to local honey, from Ellie’s Donuts to many other things, the Franklin Farmers’ Market has just about everything you could need on a Saturday morning to feed your family locally.
You’ll find the Farmers’ Market just a few minutes from historic downtown Franklin in the parking lot of The Factory. Turn on to Liberty Pike from Highway 31, and you just might see the traffic-directing police officer doing a little dance.
Walk just a few steps to join your Franklin neighbors in perusing the vendors. You’ll find seasonal vegetables and fruits, fresh baked goods, and local honey. You’ll also find vendors selling locally made soaps, jewelry, and art. Not only will you find things to purchase as you walk around, but you’ll also find warm hearts. The farmers, artisans, and bakers are all ready to answer any questions you have about the goods you want to bring home.
Come hungry and they have you covered. There are always food trucks at the Farmers Market as well. My favorites lately have been Crepe A Diem and Ellie’s Donuts. Crepe A Diem serves both sweet and savory crepes to start out your Saturday, and Ellie’s offers 3-4 seasonal flavors of delicious donuts.
While many of the booths are able to take credit cards, make sure to bring some cash for those that don’t, because there is no ATM at the market. Also know that Franklin loves pets, but they ask that our four-legged friends stay at home.
The Franklin Farmers’ Market is open from 8am-1pm every Saturday. Check the website for winter hours starting in November.