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Ooltewah Farmers Market
At Ooltewah Nursery & Landscape Co.
Every Thursday afternoon all year round
Summer Hours (April-Oct.): 3:00-6:00 PM EDT
Winter Hours (Nov.-May): 3:00-5:00 PM EST
It’s about community. Chat with friends & meet new people. Ooltewah Farmers Market is organized and hosted by a family-owned local small business, Ooltewah Nursery & Landscape Co., on historic Main Street in Ooltewah, TN. OFM is a producers-only farmers market featuring only locally grown food. No resellers allowed. As a part of our application and vetting process, each farm is inspected by the OFM Manager to ensure that its products are indeed locally grown. Know where your food comes from and shake the hand of the farmer who raised it for your family. The market is open every Thursday all year round [Summer Hours (April-Oct): 3-6 p.m.; Winter Hours (Nov-March): 3-5 p.m.] with great local foods such as organic veggies & greens, free-range eggs, fresh baked breads, raw milk & cheeses (cow & goat) by herd share, fruits, mushrooms (farmed & wild), pastured meats, jams & jellies, fruits, nuts, greens, microgreens, raw local honey, and much more. You will also see several local food artisans at market with ready to eat foods like breads, cupcakes, Belgian waffles, etc. Preference is given to those who source their ingredients locally.
To stay informed about the items coming to market each week, join the OFM email list. You will receive a weekly email on Wednesday detailing the farms coming to market and the items they intend to bring. You may join the email list on our Home page. Be sure to visit the Ooltewah Farmers Market Facebook page to see photos of last week's market. Finally, be sure to check out the "Events" menu above. Many of our special events happen in conjunction with the farmers market. Each event will be announced to the market when it is time to start, so listen for the announcement while you shop.
NEW... Receive a text message on Thursday mid-morning to remind you about the market. To learn more CLICK HERE.
GIVING BACK...At the close of market each week, a volunteer from Heaven's Bounty, a small food bank feeding people right here in our area, comes to "glean" the market. You can donate, too. "Buy 1, Give 1." Consider buying 2 items from your farmer and donating one to feed the hungry. Just bring your donation to the OFM Info booth and we will give it Heaven's Bounty" at the close of market. You can also box up and bring donations from home, too. They need non-perishable food items such as canned or dry goods, pet food, and personal care items (soap, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.)
To provide area small family farms a venue for their products, and provide our local community access to fresh, locally grown foods.
1.) OFM will remain open during inclement weather unless conditions become dangerous (such as lightning or high winds).
2.) If Ooltewah Nursery closes, we will also close.
3.) We will follow the lead of the Hamilton Co. School System. If they close due to weather, so will we.
1.) We will send a text message to our text subscribers. This is the fastest way to share information. Join here or text OFM to 313131
2.) We will post a notice on Facebook, but have no control over whether or not Facebook will show that in your feed. You would need to go to our page to look.
3.) If there is enough advance notice, we will send an email to our email subscribers, and post a notice on our website page. Many times weather events happen suddenly, so text messages are the best way to stay notified. You can join the weekly email list on our Home page.
Ooltewah Nursery is a small family business, and we believe in supporting other small businesses as well, such as local family farms. Ooltewah Farmers Market is accepting applications for the 2018 season, and small farm businesses and food artisans are invited to apply. (This is not intended to be an outlet for backyard gardeners.) To learn about our membership and vetting process, please download the OFM Rules below, and feel free to Contact Us with any questions.