On Saturday, June 13, 2015 the Gatlinburg Farmers Market will kick off the beginning of peak harvest season with a summer celebration highlighting health, nutrition, and sustainable living from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Covered Bridge complex in the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community.
“We’ve added several vendors to the market, for June 13th only, that focus on health, nutrition and sustainable living,” said Market Manager Stacey Adam. Customers can also purchase locally grown produce, baked goods, jams & jellies, nursery plants, meats, eggs, honey, handmade crafts and artisanal products all while listening to music by Barry Bianchi.
Activities and presentations will focus on garden composting and recycling in Sevier County, ways to source local foods in east Tennessee, the health benefits of relaxation, quick ways to make healthy foods and snacks, and more!
This is the first of a series of special events, music and craft demonstrations that will be held each second Saturday of the month. The Gatlinburg Farmers Market provides area residents and visitors with fresh, nutritious foods and local products all in a friendly social environment.
“When you buy produce ‘in season’ from a farmers market you’ll be buying locally-raised farmed food that brings better nutrition to your table while supporting your local economy,” Adam said. “One of the unique things about shopping at farmers markets is that patrons have direct contact with their food providers, which enable them to learn about the methods used to produce the foods they are purchasing. Farmers can share information on growing practices and techniques, healthy living issues, and, what seems to be a frequent exchange, the sharing of delicious recipes.”
She continued, “As nature intended, warmer temperatures will continue to turn out a better variety of colorful vegetables and fruits.”
The Gatlinburg Farmers Market is located at the Covered Bridge in the Glades, 849 Glades Road in Gatlinburg.