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Farmers Markets Continue to Grow with Technology’s Help

ptp_logo2As more and more Tennesseans seek out farmers markets for their produce, Tennesseans can now find the nearest farmers market within seconds through a new mobile app.  The Pick Tennessee mobile app is a free and easy app that can help you find farms, farmers markets, foods and fun closest to you, wherever you are. It allows you to search by item (for example, “apples”), by region of the state, or by season. Pick Tennessee will get you where you’re going through direct GPS mapping.  Some of the great farm direct and local items you can find on this app include local fruits and vegetables, wineries, greenhouses and plant nurseries, Christmas tree farms, plus local honey. You can find the farms where they’re produced, or the markets where they’re sold.  Coffee County is home to 4 local farmers markets, 2 in Manchester and 2 in Tullahoma.  The Tullahoma Farmers Market is open on Wednesday morning from 6 AM to Noon in the parking lot of Trinity Lutheran Church at 705 Wilson Avenue.  The Tullahoma Locally Grown, or TLG, farmers market is an online farmers market where customers can place their order online for pick up each Thursday afternoon at First Christian Church.  The 2 Manchester farmers markets are both open on Saturdays.  Community Market is located at the intersection of Campbell Lane and Woodbury Hwy beside the Manchester Recreation Complex.  It is open 9 to 1.  The Coffee County Farmers Market is located on Fort Street, across from the Duck River Electric office.  It is open from “daylight to noon.”  Pick Tennessee Products is the longstanding statewide campaign by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture to connect customers to locally grown or made products and farm-related activities. The completely free service currently lists about 2,000 farmers with about 10,000 items.