May 23, 2013
It’s here! It’s here! It’s that time of year again! The time of year when farmers begin reaping the benefits of their hard work and you can stroll through Historic Downtown Clarksville on a warm summer’s day. The Downtown Market is open for its fifth season!
The Market provides an opportunity to get out of the house and get a little fresh air. Even your dog can join in on a nice stroll around the Market (as long as he’s leashed of course)! While you and your family are cruising the vendors’ tents, you’ll have the opportunity to pick up fresh, seasonal produce that has been grown locally. Sidenote: Now bear in mind, just because the grocery has tomatoes, pineapples and all sorts of things, that doesn’t quite cross over to the Downtown Market the same way. All of the produce sold at the Market is grown locally. This is the time for planting tomatoes, not picking them just yet. But never fear! In a matter of weeks you’ll be able to purchase the best tasting tomatoes, squash and cucumbers that you’ve ever had the pleasure of eating!
The Downtown Market doesn’t just boast a whole mess of produce this year. We’ve also got grass-fed and grain-fed (read: “locally-fed”) beef, turkey and other meats- and even cheeses! We’ve even got a new meat vendor. (Pause for the drum roll) Seafood! That’s right. Fresh seafood!
Once you’ve gotten your groceries covered for the week, be sure and check out the host of other items sold at the Downtown Market. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill flea market here folks. We’ve got vendors crafting wooden toys before your very eyes! We’ve got vendors selling custom furniture, jewelry, home décor, homemade candles and wax burners among other beautiful crafts!
The Market also provides fun activities and entertainment for customers and their families. We’ve partnered with Chalk, Paper, Scissors to provide a bi-weekly craft for kids to make onsite. All you have to do is pre-register for the week’s craft at www.facebook.com/clarksvillechalkpaperscissors and you’re set. It’s that easy (and it’s that free)! There will also be a variety of musical performers to perform weekly. Be sure and check out the Clarksville Downtown Market Facebook page for updates on each week’s activities.
The Downtown Market is open every Saturday from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., now through October 19. Come on out and check it out for yourself! Oh and if you’re in the mood for freshly squeezed lemonade, we’ve got you covered on that too!