The Gatlinburg Farmers Market will be opening for the 2011 season on Saturday May 21st. The Market will be open every Saturday thru October 15 from 8:30 until 11:30 am. You can find the Market at the Alamo Steakhouse parking lot (705 East Parkway).
The Gatlinburg Farmers Market is a great place to shop for local produce, including: tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, garlic, lettuce, kale, mustard greens, carrots, berries, peaches, and more. The selection changes with the seasons, so you never know what you might find! In addition to produce, you can find all sorts of other things: breads and baked goods, granola, honey, soap, plants, tea, and more! There are also weekly crafter demonstrations by local artists from Gatlinburg’s Arts and Crafts community. During special events there is live music and childrens’ crafts, as well as cooking and gardening demonstrations!
Last year was the Gatlinburg Farmers Market first year and it was a great success! We are hoping to see the Market grow a little more each year!
We are really looking forward to Opening Day! Don’t forget to stop by on Saturday, May 21st, from 8:30 to 11:30 am. Local musicians, Boogertown Gap we be joining us for the morning to help kick off the 2011 season.
Talking Turkey Studio, from Gatlinburg’s Arts and Crafts Community will also be joining the festivities by providing stained glass demonstrations.
A number of vendors will be at the market each week. Catskill Farms is returning from last year with an assortment of produce, including garlic and walnuts. Ely’s Mill will be at the market again most Saturdays selling honey. Another returning vendor is Wildflower Bake Shop, with delicious breads and baked goods, and my favorite: chocolate chess bars! A newcomer to the market this year is Gourmet Creations. I am looking forward to checking out their sauces, pie and soup mixes! New vendors are being added every day, so there is sure to be a great assortment of locally grown and prepared foods to choose from!
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