Year-round Market offers Fresh, Local Produce
Hendersonville Produce, located at 760 E. Main St., is open year-round 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The market offers a variety of produce to customers.
Owner Regina Gammon shared what products are most popular each season. Spring provides an array of flowers, ferns, herbs, kale and greens. Summer, which is a popular farmers market season, has a variety of fresh fruits and veggies. Fall and winter offer mums, pumpkins, apples, citrus and varietal fruit baskets.
The market also serves breakfast until 10:30 a.m. and provide salads, sandwiches and grab and go items each day. They have homemade soups that are available fall through spring.
“All year we carry local meats, cheeses, honey and a variety of refrigeration and dry items,” Regina says.
She also said that during their peak season, produce does not stay in a cooler, because on certain days it is picked and put on the shelf within just a few hours. This ensures that customers are receiving fresh produce which is one of the many highlights of shopping at a local market. According to Regina, the market works with 75 local vendors and farms and offers a few hundred products. The produce comes from various locations around Middle Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia and Florida.
“We sell a good variety of produce, as local produce arrives we spotlight that,” Regina says. “However, since we are a natural foods specialty market, I try to carry produce from our region.”
She also shared that not all of the produce is organic as that requires a special certification, and their goal is to support local farmers, some of which are not certified organic.
Along with selling fresh produce and other goods, the market also hosts a farm to table event every September.
“It’s basically a celebration of summer, one of the highlights of the year for Hendersonville Produce,” Regina says.
The dinner is prepared by a chef with mostly local products and music is also provided. Tickets are approximately $75. Along with this event, the market hosts several health classes during the year.
On a personal note, Regina shares she is “very thankful to live and work in this community. I consider it an honor and privilege to serve my people.”
To learn more about the market and events, visit HendersonvilleProduce.com.