Friday, November 30, 2007

CRAFT: a creative community - Holiday Market at Nashville Farmers' Market

Skip the mall this season and make a new holiday tradition of shopping forunique arts, crafts and fresh holiday decorations the Farmers' Market.

Spend your dollars locally and find gifts that your friends and family will cherish and remember. Shoppers at the Market can choose from 40 artists and crafters in the covered and festive Farm Shed #2 (shed behind the produce shed) every Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., from November 24th to December 22nd.

Look forward to finding hand-made stylish purses, original paintings, organic clothing,home décor, baby gifts, stationary and much more. Nashville is packed with talented craftspeople ready to discover at the Market every weekend. We'll keep you warm with mulled cider, festive music and a free DIY station for easy, do it yourself,holiday crafts for shoppers of all ages.

Each Saturday between 10 a.m. and noon, gather with alocal artisan as they show you how to get crafty too. Join us for a free opportunity to make your own holiday cards, book marks, felt pins or broaches. Of course the Farmers' Market will be overflowing with fantastic seasonal plants, Christmas trees,wreaths and holiday decorations.

New to the Market this year is Direct Growers at the north end of the Farmers' Market and this local nursery plans to welcome winter with a bang! Over 6,000 feet of lights will illuminate their large selection of Tennessee grown Christmas trees and holiday wreaths and garlands. The nursery, that grows over 80% of it's product near Portland, Tennessee, will also play host to visits from Santa from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays beginning November 24th. Their staff will also warm you with free cups of hot apple cider, popcorn and lots of holiday cheer. Bring the kids and your own camera and take a free picture with Santa, pick out the perfect Tennessee Christmas tree and enjoy the festive lights of Direct Growers.

Garden's of Babylon Nursery will once again be offering their amazing selection of over 10 varieties of poinsettias, including the popular painted poinsettias made right at the nursery. The gang at Garden's will feature a wide variety of flowering holiday décor, such as paperwhites and amaryllis, fresh garlandand wreaths made from local magnolia and pine trees and beautiful Christmas trees that include free delivery within 15 miles of the Farmers' Market. There is so much to celebrate at the Farmers' Market this season! Great crafts, locally grown foods and holiday decorations, all in a fun setting the whole family can enjoy.

Don't forget, the Nashville Farmers' Market is open every day, all year, featuring the best selection of locally grown produce, meats, hand-crafted foods, arts and bargains.