Every summer from May through August, our sister property, Homestead Manor, is privileged to host the weekly Thompson’s Station Farmer’s Market in the multi-layer property’s barn-turned-event space. We’re all about mixing things up, though, and next week, the popular market will forego its usual daytime schedule on Wednesday, May 31, and open its doors for the first-ever night market from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m!
The Farmer’s Market is frequented by hundreds of shoppers each week who are seeking fresh produce, honey, breads, natural soaps, artisan crafts and more, from more than 20 local vendors and purveyors. Now in its seventh year, the market is a community favorite, known for its hyperlocal focus on homegrown, homemade and handcrafted products. Keepin’ it local is what we do best, y’all!
The night market promises to be a family friendly affair, featuring food trucks, $1 s’mores and live music performances by three local singer-songwriters: Alicia Smith, Taylor Dukes and Tessa Victoria. In addition, you’ll be able to shop most of the same vendors’ booths who participate in the daytime markets.
Rachel Layton, Marketing Director for A. Marshall Family Foods, plays a huge role in coordinating the Farmer’s Market, and said it was important to everyone involved that anyone in the community who wanted to experience the summertime tradition is able to do so.
“The Thompson’s Station Farmer’s Market is a community-centric event, and we continue to grow in size year after year due to the overwhelming support we receive,” Rachel said. “We want everyone to be able to enjoy the market, and we recognize that the middle of the day is not feasible for some. Our hope is that the night market will provide fun summer memories for families and groups of friends and that it will aid our vendors in growing their reach in the community.”
The historic Homestead Manor property will offer a gorgeous evening backdrop for the event, and we encourage you to bring blankets for sitting around the pond and sampling your newly purchased goods! Homestead’s on-site restaurant, Harvest, will also offer picnic baskets, available for purchase 48 hours in advance, for pick-up that evening. Baskets can be reserved by calling the restaurant at (615) 538-6113, and reservations for dining in the restaurant will be accepted as well.
Check out the Thompson’s Station Farmer’s Market on Facebook to learn more!