Friday, July 8, 2011

(Re)Discover Chattanooga - Brainerd Farmers Market

Tomorrow morning I'm going to make my first trip to the Brainerd Farmers Market! I'm a hippie at heart, and I'm glad it's 'trendy' in Chattanooga to be a locavore. It makes so much sense to shop local, especially for food. It's fresher, cheaper, and much better for the environment. That's winning on all sorts of levels. I signed up for the e-mail list that tells you what to expect at the market by farm/vendor.

Here's what I'm most excited for:

Lowe's Family Farm: fresh produce, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, bell peppers, and other fresh veggies and homemade fried pies and jellies. I can't wait to see the squash and bell peppers. And probably a fried pie for breakfast.

Homestead Beef: A great selection of grass fed beef. I have no beef in my freezer. This is very rare, I hope to fix this.

Link 41: Handmade artisanal sausages, bacon. Mmmm, Bacon
Dixie Soaps: Goat milk soaps, lotions & lip balms. Felted soap fromage blanc & feta goat cheeses, and fresh eggs. Can't wait to bring home some feta.
Rising Fawn Nursery: Lots of nice herbs, they are getting nicer by the day. Also some new perennials in addition to the new ones I brought last week. I'm a nut for plants, we'll see if I can keep my hands in my pockets.
Niedlov's Breadworks: breads and pastries. I've seen some local restaurants that use this bread. Can't wait to check it out.

Pocket Farm

Heirloom tomatoes, sungold cherry tomatoes, hot and sweet peppers, fresh basil and cut flowers. Everybody talks about heirloom tomatoes. We'll see what all the fuss is about.


  1. sure sounds great! We have a full farmer's market with lots of variety, but no soaps and other goodies.

  2. It was small but nice. Chattanooga has a larger Farmer's market downtown, but this one was close and had everything I needed. :)


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