Farmers Market returns to Downtown Knoxville in May

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Published: Mar. 26, 2021 at 10:21 AM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The Downtown Knoxville Farmers Market will return for its 18th season in May.

Nourish Knoxville partnered with the City of Knoxville to determine COVID-19 safety protocols and transition market operations to ensure the safest shopping experience for customers.

The Saturday farmers market will operate as the Market at Mary Costa Plaza every Saturday, beginning May 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mary Costa Plaza adjacent to the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum.

The 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. hour of shopping on Saturdays will be dedicated to shopping for the elderly.

The Wednesday farmers market will operate as the Market Square Farmers’ Market every Wednesday, beginning May 5, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Market Square, just north of the outdoor dining area.

“We’re beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel.” says Ellie Moore, Markets Manager with Nourish Knoxville. “While a full return to Market Square for both our Wednesday and Saturday markets is our ultimate goal, we are excited to celebrate the return of our Wednesday farmers’ market to Market Square and to be able to continue our Saturday farmers’ market at Mary Costa Plaza until a return is deemed safe by the City of Knoxville.”

Nourish Knoxville will continue to offer SNAP & P-EBT processing and doubling at both markets through the Double Up Food Bucks Program. SNAP and P-EBT purchases will be doubled, up to $20 per day, in Double Up Food Bucks tokens that are redeemable at the market for free fresh fruits and vegetables.

On the second Saturday of each month, the Market at Mary Costa Plaza will provide Free Nourish Kids take-home activities for children ages 2 to 12.

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