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May 24, 2024

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Murfreesboro Saturday Market Returns in 2024

Register your little entrepreneur now for next month's special "kids-run" market!

The Murfreesboro Saturday Market kicked off its 2024 season this past Saturday, May 4, with around 70 vendors encircling the historic Rutherford County Courthouse in downtown Murfreesboro.

The bustling market, which is from 8 a.m. to 12 noon every Saturday up until October 26, 2024, offers a cornucopia of edible delights, marking its presence with a variety of fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables.

Local vendors proudly display their bounty, ranging from farm-fresh produce to pasture-raised meats and poultry, along with an array of baked goods crafted by skilled local bakers. Artisans and crafters showcase their handmade treasures, while the air is filled with the tunes of local musicians.

Health and Wellness

In tune with the idea of wellness, the 2024 season of the Saturday Market spotlights health initiatives. Beyond the allure of fresh produce and locally made products, the market integrates community resources to promote a holistic approach to well-being.

Partnering with the Rutherford County Master Gardeners, the market offers handy gardening resources for those with or without a green thumb. Moreover, the presence of organizations like the Friends of Linebaugh Library enhances the market’s appeal by distributing free books, with an aim at fostering a culture of lifelong learning.

History

The backdrop of the market is the historic Rutherford County Courthouse. Murfreesboro is home to one of only six pre-Civil War era courthouses in Tennessee that are still standing today. Constructed in 1859 by architect James H. Yeaman, the County Courthouse bears witness to a tumultuous past.

During the Civil War, it served as a Union headquarters, a prison, and a scene of conflict.

NEW THIS YEAR! A Children’s Entrepreneur Market

Next month, a special farmers’ market that is run entirely by kids will take place.

The special event will be on Saturday, June 15. Main Street Murfreesboro is working with the Children’s Entrepreneur Market of Tennessee to host the children’s market in the Bank of America parking lot.

Click here to register.

 

 

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About the Author

Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.