Farmers won’t be selling produce in downtown Bristol this weekend, but organizers of the State Street Farmer’s Market said they are working on a plan to safely open the market that will gain the support of those closely monitoring the coronavirus in our community.
“It’s been our long-standing tradition to open the Farmer’s Market on the first Saturday in May, and it’s become one of those things people look forward to each spring,” said Recreation Superintendent Mike Musick of Bristol, Tennessee’s Department of Parks and Recreation. “Although businesses in our community are beginning to open again, we decided to keep the market closed until we determine the safest way to bring our customers and vendors together.”
Musick oversees the market for the City. Held at the Downtown Center at 810 State Street, the market is open on Saturday mornings, May through October. Between July and September, the market is also open Wednesday afternoons.
Opening day typically features plant seedlings, spring vegetables, farm raised beef and pork products, eggs, goat cheese and fresh baked goods. Additional items are added throughout the summer and fall months as they come into season.
Musick said he is in close contact with vendors and, until the market opens, will be using the market’s Facebook page, available at https://www.facebook.com/statestreetfarmersmarket, to advertise the items available and purchase options.
For additional information, please contact Musick at (423) 764-4026 or [email protected].