One of our favorite things to do on Saturday mornings is to visit the Market Square Farmers Market on Saturday morning, have some local coffee and a breakfast selection from a local food truck and browse the market for the freshest local ingredients. You never know what to expect and for sure there will be some unusual offerings that catch your eye. Last year, we were hooked on lambs quarters for several weeks. The farmers markets are about to start so we thought we’d give you links to some of the best local ones:

West Knoxville

Dixie Lee Farmers Market
Starts Saturday May 3rd through November 1st from 9-12.

Lenoir City Farmers Market

Loudon Farmers Market
Thursday nights June-September 5-7

Downtown Area

Market Square Farmers Market
This is the mother of all local farmers markets. Begins May 3rd through November 22nd from 11-2.

UT Farmers Market
Wednesdays beginning May 14th through October 22 from 4-7

East Knoxville Area

New Harvest Farmers Market
Thursdays from 3-6 from April 10th to November 20th

Dandridge Farmers Market
Begins May 24th and runs through November Saturdays from 9-12

There are other markets in the area, but these are the ones that we think are the best bets for quality veggies, fruit, and meats. Enjoy Spring!