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Community Farm Day Kicks Off Summer

Posted at 5:34 PM, Jul 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-01 18:34:35-04

Favorable weather over the last few months gave people at the Nashville Farmers' Market a reason to celebrate.

Saturday was "Community Farm Day" at the market as summer crops made appearances.

Farmers and food vendors came together from all over the Southeast. The celebration was headlined with pie baking and corn shucking contests.

Edward Smith, a vendor, said it's a fun way to kick off the summer.

"This is really when the corn starts coming in,” Smith said. “We get a lot of fruits and vegetables in all the stands. All the neighbors and community in Nashville come down, and it's a great time."

Seasonal produce was available at the event, including heirloom tomatoes, sweet corn, and Tennessee blueberries.