Petition Signed For More Farmer's Market Parking

Posted at 4:31 PM, Jul 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-20 17:37:54-04

Vendors at the Nashville Farmer's Market said they have had enough, and local customers have been trying to help them get their way.

The issue stemmed from problems with parking.

Due to the nearby construction of the new Tennessee State Museum, the market lost half of its parking.

Now, more than a thousand people have signed a petition asking for more spaces at the market.

Edward Smith, a vendor, said it's not just an issue for locals, but everyone in the region, as well.

“What I think it says and what it proves is that the market is really a regional market,” Smith said. “We see people coming from Antioch, Rivergate, and Hermitage. If you go by the zip codes on the petition, you can see that it's affecting people all around Nashville.”

At a Farmer's Market meeting Wednesday, leaders said they're expecting many more customers next year, so they're hoping to have the parking issue resolved sooner rather than later.