Nashville Farmers' Market Closer To Financial Stability

Nashville Farmers' Market Closer To Financial Stability

CREATED Jun 20, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Mired in debt for years, the new executive director of the Nashville Farmers' Market believes this is the year things turn around.

Friday night was the second "Night Market" of the year, and a chance to show off some changes to appeal to a broader crowd.

The market hasn't been self-sufficient for five years. It was already on a downward trend financially before the flood of 2010.

The city is pumping more than $700,000 into the market in this next budget to hopefully get it back on its feet for good.

In addition to the money, there's some reinvention and creativity happening.

"We want this market to be part of the community and celebrate culture and celebrate music," said executive director Tasha Kennard. "All of the things people are moving to our city to enjoy, we want them to enjoy it here."

Night market is the third Friday of the month.

A full list of events and hours is on the market's website. http://nashvillefarmersmarket.org/