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Shelby’s farmers markets overflow with fresh buys

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Shelby County is home to a wealth of farmers’ markets that provide fresh locally grown fruits, vegetables, meats, honey, canned goods, flowers and more for the home. The following list provides details on each market’s physical and online presence:
n Arlington Open Air Market: 12016 Walker Street, Arlington. Hours are 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. This year’s season is April 18-Oct. 18. The number of vendors is not specified. For details, call (901) 871-9098, fax (901 867-9503 or go online to bit.ly/ArlingtonFM.
n Bartlett Station Farmers Market: 2629 Bartlett Blvd. (in W.J. Freeman Park), Bartlett. Hours are 7 a.m.-noon, Saturdays. This year’s season is May 17-Sept. 27. The market currently has 24 vendors. For more information, call (901) 372-9457, fax (901) 372-9488, email bartlettstationfarmersmarket@gmail.com or go online to one of these sites: bartlettstationfarmersmarket.org, facebook.com/bartlettmarket, Twitter: @BartSt_FarmMrkt, or Instagram: http://instagram.com/bartlettstationfarmersmarket#
n Collierville Farmers Market: Rear parking lot of the Collierville United Methodist Church, 454 W. Poplar Ave, Collierville. Hours are 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays. The season is June 5-Oct. 16. The market currently has 24 vendors. For more information, email colliervillefm@gmail.com or go online to one of these sites: colliervillefarmersmarket.org, Facebook: bit.ly/CvilleFM, or Twitter: @ColliervilleFM.
n Germantown Farmers’ Market: Farm Park Market, 7901 Poplar Pike, Germantown. Hours are 4-7:30 p.m. Thursdays. This year’s season is June 5-Aug. 28. The market currently has 13 vendors. For more information, contact George Brogdon, Germantown Community Services Division Director, at (901) 7577248 or via email to gbrogdon@germantown-tn.gov. Go online to germantown-tn.gov/index.aspx?page=1258 or facebook.com/FriendsOfTheFarmPark.
n (Memphis) Agricenter International Farmers Market: In the Red Barn at 7777 Walnut Grove Road, Memphis. Hours are 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., weekdays and 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturdays; the market is closed on Sundays. This year’s season is May-October. The market currently has 48 vendors. For more information, contact the Farmers Market manager, Mark Hoggard, at (901) 355-1977 or via email to mhoggard@agricenter.org, or call the main office at (901) 757-7777. Go online to agricenter.org/farmersmarket.html, Facebook: http://bit.ly/Agricenter, or Twitter: @Agricenter_Intl .
n (Memphis) Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market: In the First Congregational Church parking lot, 1000 S. Cooper St. (at the corner of Walker Avenue and South Cooper Street), Memphis. Hours are 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, and the market operates year round. The current number of vendors is not specified; in a previous year, it was 41. For more information, contact Nate Folse, executive director, at (901) 725-2221or via email to nate@cycfm.org. Go online to cycfarmersmarket.org/ or facebook.com/cycfarmersmarket.
n (Memphis) Farmers Market at the Garden: In the Pine Grove at Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road, Memphis. Hours are 2-6 p.m. Wednesdays. This year’s season is April 30-Oct. 29. The number of vendors varies; it is currently about 26. For more information, contact Jana Wilson at (901) 636-4121 or via email to jana.wilson@memphisbotanicgarden.com. Go online to memphisbotanicgarden.com/farmersmarket.
n Memphis Farmers Market: Central Station, S. Front Street at GE Patterson in the Historic South Main District, Memphis. Hours are 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. This year’s season is April-October. The market also hosts a one-day winter market on the second Saturday in December from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The market currently has 55 vendors. For more information, use the market’s online contact form at http://memphisfarmersmarket.org/contact-us/. Also go online to memphisfarmersmarket.org/, facebook.com/memphisfarmersmarket, Twitter: @MemFarmersMkt, instagram.com/memfarmersmkt#, youtube.com/user/memphisfarmersmarket or flickr.com/photos/memphisfarmersmarket/sets/.
n South Memphis Farmers Market: 1400 Mississippi Boulevard, Memphis (at the corner of Mississippi Boulevard and South Parkway), Memphis. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursdays. Normally, the season is April-Occtober, but extended cold weather and abundant rain delayed this year’s opening. The market is expected to open by the end of June. The market currently has five approved vendors and another three applications pending. For more information, contact Rhonda Rucker, manager, at (901) 946-9675 or via email to rhonda.rucker@theworkscdc.org. Go online to somefm.org/, facebook.com/somefm, Twitter: @SoMeFM, instagram.com/somefm#, flickr.com/people/somefm/ and pinterest.com/somefm/.
n Millington Farmers’ Market: 5152 Easley Street, Millington. Hours are 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. This year’s season is May-October. The number of vendors is not specified. For more information, contact the Millington Arts, Recreation & Parks Department at (901) 873-5770, via fax to (901) 873-5775 or via email to twalls@cityofmillington.org. Go online to millingtontn.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/3 and facebook.com/millingtonfarmersmarket.40491_137188852986379_5065596_n

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