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Factory Announces New Mid-Week Farmers Market

30A Farmers Markets feature a variety of fresh fish, vegetables and trinkets.

The Factory at Franklin is launching a new Wednesday farmers market this spring. Though organizers have announced that they plan to host the market from 4 – 8 p.m., they have not yet decided on an inaugural date, but vendors applications are officially open.

The weekly farmers market will be managed by Diane Kolopanas, who is bringing 40 years of hospitality experience to The Factory. Kolopanas is the founder of 30A Farmers Markets, which owns and operates farmers markets at several popular destinations in the Florida Panhandle including Rosemary BeachGrand Boulevard at Sandestin, and Palm Plaza in Niceville.

Earlier this year, she launched Music City Markets & Events to expand her company’s footprint to the Nashville area.

“We’re excited for a supplemental weekday market that will give our locals and guests another opportunity to explore The Factory at Franklin and showcase various local vendors in the process,” said Bill Simmons, managing director of The Factory at Franklin. “It’ll be a great opportunity to expand our hours via these types of partnerships.”

In addition to growers and artisans, The Factory at Franklin encourages area restaurateurs, small business owners, and nonprofit groups to apply as vendors by contacting Diane Kolopanas at 615-744-9184 or musiccityfarmersmarkets@gmail.com.





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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.