Whether you want to relish cuisines from all over the world, buy fresh farm produce like honey and cheese, participate in culinary classes, or attend live music events, the Nashville’s Farmers’ Market has it all. It comprises of North and South Farm Sheds which can house up to 100 farmers, a Market House with 16 restaurants and shops offering everything from coffees and sandwiches to craft brews, salads and crepes, the Market Craft & Flea Shed hosting up to 50 flea merchants selling clothes, vintage goods, handcrafted materials and an assortment of other items. The dizzying array of choices ensures there is something in store for everyone. Open daily from 8a to 6p, you know where you should be headed whether you want to feast on a hearty meal, learn how to cook gourmet dishes or simply shop till you drop.
As your stroll through 2nd Avenue North, the colorful displays at Rocket Fizz are sure to beckon you inside the store. This place is a candy store but more than anything else it is a walk down nostalgia ville. They carry selection of candies and sodas that you affectionately devoured during your childhood days. In addition, they have certain hard to find candies and odd sodas too; something like cucumber and buffalo wing soda makes its way to their racks. Fun collectibles and vintage posters will keep you intrigued throughout your lingering walk and when you leave you're sure to have a bag of loot with you.
H.G. Hill Urban Market comes as a blessing to those who work around downtown as they can pick up something from here for lunch. Their deli and hot food area comes highly recommended. The store has a convenient layout and is quite spacious. Usually, you are sure to find your hunt with ease but in any case if you struggle just notify their staff and they will assist you with whatever you need. If you are planning to cook something special with meats, be sure to pick your ingredient here.
The Turnip Truck and Urban Fare Natural Market is the perfect place in The Gulch to grab an incredibly fresh and delicious take out meal or pick up the ingredients to make your own favorite recipe. The deli part of the restaurant offers daily sandwiches and soup specials such as carrot and rutabaga, lemon chicken and artichoke and yellow split pea. Menu options change according to the availability of fresh produce and the creative decisions of Chef Laura Wilson. The market offers visitors a wide variety of fresh, locally grown produce as well as a selection of other health food options and organic supplements. -Lynn-nore Chittom