The Environmental Journal of Southern Appalachia
Monday, 14 June 2021 17:06

Saturday farmers market will return to Market Square in downtown Knoxville following pandemic shutdown

In a refreshing sign the worst of the Covid-19 crisis is behind us, the city of Knoxville on Monday announced the popular weekend Market Square farmers market will return July 10.

The Nourish Knoxville Market Square Farmers Market will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays and feature local produce, organic foods, crafts, and other homespun products through November.

The Market Square farmers market resumed its Wednesday schedule in May with a smaller footprint and social-distancing measures. Markets on both days had been moved to another location in 2020 to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

The city recommends, per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, that people who have not been vaccinated continue to wear masks, according to a press release. Nourish Knoxville, which runs the farmers market, may require additional protocols for vendors and customers.

The Market Square splash fountains will be turned back on July 1. Fenced outdoor dining areas will also be removed.

Here's more information on the full return of the downtown Knoxville farmers market and other Market Square events.