NASHVILLE -- It’s September, and Christmas décor is lining store shelves. You’d think that the seasons are determined by which week school starts, and we’d all be wise to air out our winter coats now.
Amy Tavalin suggests that instead, we should stop the hands of time long enough to take in some local farmers markets this fall. “Fall has it all,” says Tavalin, “so don’t rush it.”
“Don’t skip the very best time of year to visit farmers markets,” says Tavalin, farmers market specialist with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture. “From now until the first hard freeze is easily the most abundant season of the year in Tennessee. We have a long growing season, so not only are all of summer’s favorites enjoying a last hurrah, but everything from fresh apples and chrysanthemums to sweet potatoes and Indian corn will be elbowing into farmers market aisles across the state.”