Some help buying local produce in West Tennessee…

I’ve been trying to educate myself on how one might feed himself with local meat and produce in west TN. Here is a chart of growing dates for different veggies and a list of farmer’s markets in West TN, both of which I found at picktnproducts.org:

West Tennessee Farmer’s Markets:

CROCKETT COUNTY

Crockett Farmers Market at Maury City, F.M. Old Elementary School/ 356 College Street, Maury City, TN, 38050

DYER COUNTY

Dyersburg Food Fair, Farmers Market: (2 locations) Church Parking Lots, Dyersburg, TN, 38024

FAYETTE COUNTY

Fayette County Farmers’ Market, Mkt: parking lot across from the Methodist Church, Somerville, TN, 38068

HARDIN COUNTY

Hardin County Farmers Garden Trade Day, Farmers Market Address: Hardin County Fairgrounds, Savannah, TN, 38372

HENRY COUNTY

Henry County Farmers’ Market, Farmers Market Address: Henry County Fairgrounds, Paris, TN, 38242

MADISON COUNTY

West Tennessee Farmers’ Market, Farmers Market Address: 91 New Market Street, Jackson, TN, 38301

SHELBY COUNTY

Agricenter International Farmers Market, Farmers Market Address: 7777 Walnut Grove Road, Memphis, TN, 38120
Memphis Farmers Market, Farmers Mkt: 545 S. Main St, Memphis, TN 38103, Memphis, TN, 38112
Arlington Open Air Market, Mkt: 12016 Walker Street, Suite 101, Arlington, TN, 38002

TIPTON COUNTY

MidSouth Farmers Market, Farmers Market: 190 Mill Road, Covington, TN, 38019

WEAKLEY COUNTY

Martin Area Food Fair, Farmers Market Address: Main Street in Martin, Martin, TN, 38237

Growing Seasons in West Tennessee:

Growing Seasons

Produce

Availability Date

Apples

June 15 – Dec. 1

Asparagus

April 20 – May 30

Autumn Olive

August – Sept.

Bok Choy

Oct. 1 – Nov. 15

Beets

July 1 – July 30

Bell Pepper

July 7 – Oct. 10

Blackberries

June 7 – Oct. 10

Blueberries

June 21 – Aug. 21

Boysenberries

June 21 – Aug. 21

Broccoli

May 10 – June 10 & Oct. 1 – Nov. 15

Cabbage

May 7 – Nov. 15

Cantaloupe

June 25 – Sept. 10

Cauliflower

May 10 – June 10

Chinese Cabbage

Oct. 1 – Nov. 15

Cherries

June 15 – July 31

Carrots

May 1 – July 1

Cherry Tomatoes

June 15 – Oct. 15

Collards

April 1 – June 1

Cucumbers

June 15 – Sept. 30

Dried Apples

Aug. 1 – Dec. 1

Elephant Garlic

June 15 – Aug. 31

Eggplant

July 10 – Sept. 30

English Peas

July 1 – Oct. 15

Field Peas

July 1- Oct 15

Garlic

June 15 – Aug. 31

Gooseberries

June 15 – July 31

Gourds

Year-round

Grapes

July 25 – Sept. 15

Greens

Apr 15 – Jun 21 & Sep 21 – Nov 20

Herbs

Year-round

Honey

Year-round

Hot Peppers

July 1 – Oct 31

Indian Corn

Year-round

Irish Potatoes

July 1 – Oct 1

Kale

May 1 – Jun 21 & Sep 25 – Nov 20

Leeks

June 1 – July 31

Lettuce

May 1 – June 21

Limas

July 10 – Oct 15

Muscadine Grapes

July 25 – Sept 15

Mushrooms

Year-round (depending on type)

Mustard

May 1 – June & Sept 21 – Nov. 20

Nectarines

July 1 – July 20

October Beans

July 15 – Oct. 15

Okra

July 15 – Oct. 10

Onions

May – Aug. 31

Peaches

June 1 – Sept. 15

Pears

Sept. 1 – Oct. 10

Pecans

Oct. 1 – Dec. 31

Pimento Peppers

July 7 – Oct. 10

Plums

July 1 – July 31

Polebeans

June 20 – Sept. 20

Popcorn

Oct. 1 – Nov. 31

Pumpkins

Sept. 15 – Oct. 31

Raspberries

May 20 – Oct. 10

Rhubarb

May 1 – June 30

Grapes

July 25 – Sept. 15

Shelly Beans

June 10 – Oct. 1

Snapbeans

June 10 – Oct. 1

Sorghum Syrup

Oct. 1 – March 31

Snow Peas

May 1 – June 10

Spinach

May 1 – June 21

Sugar Peas

July 15 – Sept. 15

Sweet Potatoes Plants

May 1 – June 10

Sweet Potatoes

Aug. 21 – March 31

Squash

June 1 – Oct. 31

Strawberries

May 1 – June 10

Sweet Corn

June 25 – Sept. 25

Tomatoes

June 15 – Oct. 15

Turnips

Sept. 10 – Nov. 20

Watermelons

Sept. 10 – Nov. 20

Wax Beans

June 20 – Sept. 20

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One Response

  1. Shelby Co.: Collierville’s farmers market will be open May 4, 2010 at 167 Washington St., Collierville (38017). It will be open Tuesdays from 11:30 am to 6:00 om, through end Oct. Web site will be up soon: colliervillefarmersmarket.org
    Come see us for locally-grown fruits, veggies, meat, milk, and more.

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