The Eastside Sunday Market is pleased to announce the opening of our third farmers’ market season on Sunday, June 7th at Dr. Walter Hardy Park from 1 – 4 p.m.
There will be a dedicated hour of shopping for immune-compromised/most at-risk community members from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m., when face coverings will be mandatory. Due to COVID-19, the Eastside Sunday Market will adapt the ways in which it serves the community from its Dr. Walter Hardy Park location to ensure everyone is able to receive the groceries they need safely. A detailed list of safety protocols at the market can be found on the Eastside Sunday Market website: https://www.eastsidesundaymarket.org/covid19.html.
The market accepts SNAP and doubles SNAP Benefits through Double Up Food Bucks made possible by Nourish Knoxville. At this time, any SNAP customer will receive $20 in Double Up Food Bucks to use at any participating market for fresh fruits and vegetables.
The Market will also feature Nourish Kids take-home kits, a program run by Nourish Knoxville at the Eastside Sunday Market every 4th Sunday, June – September. Every participant, ages 2 to 12, will receive a take-home activity, a produce sample, and $5 in Produce Bucks to spend on fresh fruits, vegetables, and food-producing plants at the market. Nourish Kids and Double Up Food Bucks are funded under a grant contract with the state of Tennessee.
“The Eastside Sunday Market serves as an oasis in a food desert, bringing fresh, local produce to our community,” says Pastor Chris Battle, director of Battlefield Farm and Gardens. “The market is open and welcome to all of our community members”
Opening day vendors include Francis Road Farms, HatFresh, Hey Moon Farm, Rebel Hollow Farms, Croley Farm LLC, and Vivian Williams. The market is still accepting vendor applications for food, farm, and hygiene vendors only. Reselling is not allowed.
The market happens every Sunday in Walter Hardy Park from June 7 – September 27, 2020. For more information, including vendor applications, visit https://www.eastsidesundaymarket.org/