Market Will Be Closed This Season

7 Mar

The Woodbine Farmers Market will not be open for the 2012 season. Unfortunately, the Market did not have enough regular customers last season to feasibly maintain a full season Market this year. “As we look into the future, we are hopeful that the Market will be able to re-open with great community support as early as next year” says Market Manager Mary Crimmins.

“With our ever changing neighborhood, including a new coffee shop, The Woodbine Coffee Co. going in on Nolensville Pike, the Omni Hotel going in just a couple miles down the road and a strong Woodbine Neighborhood Association we are positive that Woodbine will continue to become a desired neighborhood to live, work and play in.” says Crimmins. The hope is that even by next year, the demand for seasonal and local food will grow and they can bring the Farmers Market back to Coleman Park.

In the meantime, you can visit their sister Market, The 12 South Farmers Market at Sevier Park on Tuesday afternoons 3:30-6:30pm starting May 8th and running through November. Just a few miles away, the 12 South Farmers Market is a vibrant Market entering its second season with local produce, meat, baked goods, milk, cheeses, honey, raw and vegan prepared foods, fresh pressed juice, food trucks and so much more. “We hope you will continue to support your local farmers and vendors in Nashville each Tuesday of the 2012 Market Season at the 12 South Market, and we look forward to serving Woodbine again in the future,” says Crimmins.

4th Annual Scarecrows of Woodbine Contest!

30 Sep

Well folks it’s that time of year again, fall is officially here and it’s time to make your Scarecrows for the 4th Annual Scarecrows of Woodbine Contest. This weekend is the time. Come by the Market and after you do your shopping stay to make a Scarecrow and enter it into the contest.

Contest Details

The scarecrow contest is open to residents of the Woodbine neighborhood.  Make as many scarecrows as you like to display in your yard.  The $5 entry fee is per household, NOT per scarecrow.  Be creative! Mail entries to “Scarecrow Contest” 48 Jay St., Nashville, TN 37210, or enter at the Build Your Own Scarecrow event at the Woodbine Farmers Market on October 1 (make checks payable to “Good Food for Good People).  All entries must be received by October 1.  Scarecrows must be visible from the street and displayed by noon on October 2 for judging.  The winner will be notified by October 5.

Prizes

Prizes include a $25 gift card to the Woodbine Farmers Market, a $15 gift card to Bongo Java, and the coveted Scarecrows of Woodbine trophy!

Build Your Own Scarecrow at the Woodbine Farmers Market

Come to the Woodbine Farmers Market on October 1 from 9-12 to make a scarecrow.  This is a free event if you enter the contest; if not entering the contest, you can still make a scarecrow for a $5 donation to the Woodbine Farmers Market.  Everything you need to build your scarecrow (or scarecrows) will be provided.

 

THIS WEEKEND: Family Carnival and Cheese Giveaway!

23 Sep

What better way to spend your Saturday morning than at a Family Carnival and then the Farmers’ Market? Saturday 10 to 12. There will be popcorn, candy, games and a jump house. Lots of fun. Given to the community by City Church of Woodbine. Come join the fun.

ENTER TO WIN A MONTH OF FREE CHEESE!!!!
Your Choice each week on a gourmet artisan cheese from Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese

Here’s How it Works -
You must do the following to enter:

  1. Comment on this post with your full name and the street you live on.
  2. Twitter/Facebook a status update about the Woodbine Farmers Market on Saturday between 8am and 11am and attend the Market (ex. “Headed out the WFM to score some awesome local produce – at Coleman Park, open 9-12) ** MAKE SURE TO MENTION @WoodbineFrmsMkt on Twitter or WFM on Facebook.
  3. Share/Link to this Newsletter on Twitter/Facebook
  4. Follow @WoodbineFrmsMkt on Twitter and/or “Like Us” on Facebook

**We will randomly pick a winner using Random.org who will win a month’s worth of cheese (1 block of the cheese of your choice every Saturday for a month from Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese) CONTEST CLOSED

And the winner for the Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese giveaway is Ashley Couse! Congrats!

Now Accepting Food Stamps!

12 Sep

We are excited to announce that we now accept your Snap/EBT/Food Stamps. The SNAP benefit redemptions will not work as they do in a typically grocery store where participants swipe their Electronic Balance Transfer (EBT) cards and redeem their benefits as one would pay for groceries using a debit card. At the Woodbine Nashville Market, shoppers will redeem their benefits for tokens. These tokens will be used just as cash would at the market. This way the shopper makes one transaction at the point of sale machine, gets the tokens, and then uses them to purchase fresh food.

Just head over to the Farm to Chef (Good Food for Good People) produce booth and exchange your benefits in for the $1 tokens and start shopping. You can also get tokens with your debit card if you didn’t bring enough cash.

 

Wanted: Intern

16 Aug

The Woodbine Farmers Market is looking for an intern for the remainder of the season (now till end of October). Think you’ve got what it takes?

Here’s what we are looking for:

First and foremost, someone who is passionate about the local food movement. Someone who is outgoing, motivated, independent, and capable of dealing with people.

Intern requirements:

  • Able to be present at every Market – Saturday Mornings from 8:00am- 12:00pm through the end of October
  • Has the use of computer and email to communicate with vendors and volunteers
  • Must be at least 18years old to qualify
  • Has the physical ability to lift, set up, and be outdoors for a number of hours

Intern expectations:

  • Coordinates and plans special events at the market (once a month)
  • Coordinates volunteers for special event days and kids events
  • Responsible for set up and tear down at each Market (signage, tents etc)
  • Runs the Market info booth
  • Collects the booth fees from Farmers and delivers to Market Manager

Compensation:

  • Interns will receive $50 every Saturday at the end of the Market
  • Interns will receive a bag of local produce each Saturday

If you are interested in becoming an intern – please fill out this Internship Application

and email or mail it to Mary Crimmins by August 29th, 2011.

 

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