After working weekends for the past three years, I finally now have Saturdays and Sundays off-something that I am not used to! I had two days of free time and I thought, what could I do this weekend in Knoxville? I remembered that one event that I had not been able to go to in quite a while was the Market Square Farmer’s Market. Packed with local farmers and artisans, this is the best way for any young Knoxvillian to spend their Saturday morning. Not only are you out and about not wasting away your Saturday morning sleeping, but you are seeing and learning more about the Knoxville community and local products in one place.
Around 9 in the morning on Saturday, I hopped out of bed and made my way downtown to peruse the tents filled with fruits and vegetables, flowers, meats, homemade food items, clothing, jewelry, artwork, sculptures, and other interesting items in the Market Square area.
I found two tents filled with jewelry by Sarah Brobst and ForYouByQ that I loved and ended up purchasing this unique necklace with an antique key attached. I was ecstatic since this type of necklace had been something I have been searching for years, and the price was a steal at $15!
(Above) Sarah Brobst watch necklaces and bracelets
(Above) ForYouByQ necklaces
I saw large bundles of sunflowers for $5 and was excited to buy some to spruce up my flowerless apartment. I also managed to get some locally grown vegetables for my first attempt at veggie stir fry. Afer walking around for about an hour, I left with my hands full of great treats for a fantastic price—and knew I had just made some great purchases because they were supporting the local community.
Ever wake up on a Saturday morning and wonder what to do? The Market Square Farmer’s Market is the event to check out to get some great products, see some wonderful Knoxville faces, and walk around one of the most unique and happening areas of the city. Want to join me next time?