“What makes the farmers market such a special place is that you're actually creating community around food.”
Terry Bryant | chef/food activist
When asked what was needed in our community, Hip Donelson responded, “We want a farmers market!” An enthusiastic group of volunteers began planning to make this dream come true, and the Hip Donelson Farmers Market opened mid-summer 2012. The Market was an immediate success and continues to grow and improve. We are now proud members of the TN Association of Farmers Markets and The Farmers Market Coalition.
In 2014, the Market moved to a great new location on the corner of Lebanon Road and Old Lebanon Road just west of Donelson Pike at 2730 Lebanon Road in the Ace Hardware parking lot. We are within walking distance of several wonderful restaurants, banks, retailers and Ace Hardware, of course. We have more room, plenty of parking, and we are steps from the train and the bus stops. We are the only farmers market in Nashville accessible by bus and train.
Our all-volunteer staff is on hand and ready to assist you with your SNAP tokens purchase, outfit you with the latest in cool Hip Donelson gear and help make your Market experience a fun and memorable one. So come see us at the Hip Donelson information booth!
Ours is a producers-only Market, and all our vendors come from within 150 miles of Donelson, so you are guaranteed locally grown and made products. The produce sold was growing in the fields earlier in the day–you have to get up pretty early in the morning to find fresher fruits and vegetables! Our value-added and artisan products are also locally produced; shopping at our Market supports healthy people and a healthy, resilient community!
We’d love to see you at our market, so please join us on Fridays May -October, from 4-7pm.