Some vendors start growing produce early in greenhouses, providing items ahead of peak season. The Saturday market runs 8 a.m. to noon, while the Tuesday market operates 3 to 5:30 p.m.
Farmers markets support local communities by allowing area growers and craftspeople to sell goods directly to customers. Locally-sourced food travels fewer miles to reach consumers, resulting in fresher produce and a smaller carbon footprint.
Purchasing homemade and homegrown goods at farmers markets also stimulates local economic growth. Money spent at the Knoxville Farmers Market goes directly to community members and often stays in the local economy.
The Knoxville Farmers Market’s hours mean both working families, retirees and those with alternative schedules can access fresh, high-quality food and handcrafted items. The Tuesday market provides an after-work option, while the Saturday hours invite a more leisurely experience.
Summer favorites like sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers, and peaches will likely appear at the market as the season progresses. But opening day already offers a preview of summer’s bounty and a chance for neighbors to connect. The Knoxville Farmers Market looks poised for a successful season supporting both community and harvest.