Nashville Farmers Market Hosts Peach Jam

Posted at 9:38 PM, Jun 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 01:47:52-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Nashville Farmers Market has been celebrating the official start of summer by putting peaches in the spotlight.

The first ever Peach Jam Night Market kicked off Friday night. Customers enjoyed live music, drinks, chef demonstrations and peaches.

Farmer Amy Flippen Dunn traveled to the Nashville Farmers Market for the first time to sell peaches from her farm and to let people know peaches have always been grown in Tennessee.

“There are only about six climates where it is ideal for peaches,” said Amy Flippen Dunn, from Flippens Fruit Farm. “The northwest corner of Tennessee happens to be one of them.”

Dunn was one of many vendors giving out free samples. Others showed of peach products ranging from pastries to cobbler.

“I picked all of these peaches yesterday,” said Dunn. “People like knowing that.”

Tasha Kennard, Executive Director of the Nashville Farmers Market, said the event has been a great way to encourage people to check out what the Farmers Market has to offer.

“We want to celebrate what’s in season and get the community to come here and learn about eating in season, and getting to know their farmers,” said Kennard.

The Peach Jam was scheduled to continue Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They were promising more live music, chef demonstrations and plenty of peaches.