The Nashville Farmers’ Market

Sunshine, friends, delicious food and a big ole’ park – this is how I spent my Sunday. I took the whole day off and put my phone on silent. It was wonderful to bask in the sun and cool crisp air while enjoying immense laughter with the ones I love. If you haven’t been to the Nashville Farmers’ Market lately, you should definitely head over there soon. The new businesses and renovations have brought so much life to this market.

Although I have always enjoyed the Nashville Farmers’ Market, it hasn’t necessarily been a “great” market. I’ve been to some pretty amazing markets around the world, and this market has never had that city market buzz that I love so much. The market has always felt incomplete. An odd combination of foods, and not a destination for great produce and dining. Quirky and fun in its own right, but not a place to be really excited about.

Well, I think the farmers’ market has finally found it’s stride and the market is on its way to something quite wonderful. Recently, the market has brought in additions like The Picnic Tap (great beer!), Jeni’s Ice Cream, Batch, Bella Nashville, Caracasville Empanadas and Sloco. Juice Nashville is soon to open a space, and I have heard there is going to be a sushi, and coffee shop as well. Combined with the excellent ethnic food, like Jamaica Way, Chicago Gyro, and Swagruha Indian Restuarant, the food selection is full of delicious variety. As for the outdoor produce and garden market, there are no more distribution companies and random guys selling questionable produce. The new policy only allows farmers. Which means the market will finally have consistent, local and good quality produce and plants this year.

The energy that makes a farmers’ market so great is finally finding it’s way to the north end market. I am very excited about this change and look forward to seeing what shows up in the coming months.

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Around the House – Sunday Tradition

Sunday is the official day of rest. Which, in my case, is pj’s, horrendous bed head and hours of binging on movies. This is how my husband and I have spent the last twelve years doing Sunday. Every weekend we are like giddy children, anticipating the day we do absolutely nothing. It’s our day to not give a shit.

Both of us run our own companies and so our weekdays often look like pure madness. Sunday is the day we let go of the work responsibilities and make time for each other.
There’s just something about cuddling on the sofa all day with your husband and pups, that makes life feel grand.

Yesterday, I visited Hey Rooster General Store in East Nashville to pick up some weekend goodies. If you haven’t been, you are missing out on a wonderful shopping experience. As someone who has previously owned a local shop, I’m a bit picky when it comes to shopping for myself. I desire a shop that is small, curated, and has impeccable customer service. Hey Rooster is one of those perfect places.

Hey Rooster carries a wide selection of local goods. One of my favorites is the delicious Soberdough. Soberdough is an artisan beer bread mix made in Nashville, TN and it is ridiculously good. You simply add your favorite craft beer to the mix, pop it in the oven and wait for the heavenly aroma to dance about your kitchen.

So today we added beer bread to our lazy Sunday traditions, and we could not be happier. You can’t go wrong with the combination of beer, bread and butter. Add pj’s & movies, and you’ve got yourself a day of pure indulgent bliss.

How do you do Sunday? I would love to hear about how you spend your day.


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