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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.

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!

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.

 

Outdoor Movie!

11 Aug

We are hosting our annual educational movie and this year it is Ingredients. Friday August 19th at 7pm this event is free to the public and will be held outdoors at Coleman Park – 384 Thompson Lane. Please bring blankets or chairs. We will have organic popcorn, candy and natural soda available for purchase. All money raised will go to benefit the Woodbine Farmers Market.

At the focal point of this movement, and of this film, are the farmers and chefs who are creating a truly sustainable food system. Their collaborative work has resulted in great tasting food and an explosion of consumer awareness about the benefits of eating local.

Attention being paid to the local food movement comes at a time when the failings of our current industrialized food system are becoming all too clear. For the first time in history, our children’s generation is expected to have a shorter lifespan than our own. The quality, taste and nutritional value of the food we eat has dropped sharply over the last fifty years. Shipped from ever-greater distances, we have literally lost sight of where our food comes from and in the process we’ve lost a vital connection to our local community and to our health.

A feature-length documentary, INGREDIENTS illustrates how people around the country are working to revitalize that connection. Narrated by Bebe Neuwirth, the film takes us across the U.S. from the diversified farms of the Hudson River and Willamette Valleys to the urban food deserts of Harlem and to the kitchens of celebrated chefs Alice Waters, Peter Hoffman and Greg Higgins. INGREDIENTS is a journey that reveals the people behind the movement to bring good food back to the table and health back to our communities.”

Yard Sign – PreOrder

15 Jun

You have spoken, we have listened. It’s time to pre-order and reserve your Woodbine Farmers Market Yard Sign.

We are passing the exact cost onto you – and the signs will be $6.00 (cash only)

Please email Mary Crimmins at Mary@WoodbineFarmersMarket.com to reserve yours now. We will be scheduling a pick up for next week.

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