Ooltewah Farmers Market 

Open 3:00-6:00 pm every Thursday All-Year Round

CURRENT COVID-19 PREVENTION PROTOCOLS:

  • Everyone MUST maintain a 6' spacing at all times.

  • Face Masks are STONGLY encouraged.

  • Hand Sanitizer is available for your use at the OFM Info Table

  • Please do not touch or handle items at the booths.

  • Pre-Ordering is the way to go. It will greatly expedite your time.

  •  Info on how to pre-order is included in each week's eNewsletter, so SIGN UP for that.

We are ALWAYS a local-only, and food-only type of farmers market. Crafts are only found at special events, such as our annual Christmas Craft Show. Keep reading to learn more...

Summer Hours (April - Oct)
3:00 - 6:00 p.m. EDT

Winter Hours (Nov-March)
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. EST

OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND SINCE 2013
"Fresh from your neighbors' farms to your family's table"


Ooltewah Farmers Market
At Ooltewah Nursery & Landscape Co.
Every Thursday afternoon all year round

 

 

 



* A true producers-only farmers market
* Organic, naturally grown, non-GMO, gluten-free, hard-to-find, and unusual choices

* Locally-grown food fresh from your neighbors' farms to your family's table
* Know where your food came from, and shake the hand of the farmer who grew it.

 

 

 

 

It’s about community. Chat with friends & meet new people. Ooltewah Farmers Market is organized and hosted by a family-owned local small business, Ooltewah Nursery & Landscape Co., on historic Main Street in Ooltewah, TN. OFM is a producers-only farmers market featuring only locally grown food. No resellers allowed. As a part of our application and vetting process, each farm is inspected by the OFM Manager to ensure that its products are indeed locally grown. Know where your food comes from and shake the hand of the farmer who raised it for your family. The market is open every Thursday all year round [Summer Hours (April-Oct): 3-6 p.m.; Winter Hours (Nov-March): 3-5 p.m.] with great local foods such as:

You will find local farms with items like these:

  • Seasonal veggies & greens
  • Free-range and pastured chicken eggs
  • Raw milk, cream, butter & cheeses (cow [certified organic] & goat) by herd share
  • Seasonal fruits
  • Wide variety of gourmet & medicinal mushrooms (farmed & wild)
  • Pastured meats like beef, pork, and poultry
  • Jams & jellies
  • Elderberry Syrup and other elderberry items
  • Raw local honey
  • Fresh or dried culinary herbs

 

You will also see many local food artisans with items like: (Membership preference is given to those who source their ingredients locally.)

  • Fresh homebaked breads
  • "Clean" Cupcakes (regular, sugar-free, keto, vegan, and more)
  • Kombucha
  • Food trucks
  • Hand-crafted chocolates
  • Real old-fashioned kettle corn
  • Homemade candies and cookies
  • Corn for home popping
  • Big assortment of seasoned nuts
  • Hand-crafted goat milk soaps, lotions, lip balms, and baby care items


      

To stay informed about the items coming to market each week, join the OFM email list. You will receive a weekly email on Wednesday detailing the farms coming to market and the items they intend to bring. You may join the email list on our Home page. Be sure to visit the Ooltewah Farmers Market Facebook page to see photos of last week's market. Finally, be sure to check out the "Events" menu above. Many of our special events happen in conjunction with the farmers market. Each event will be announced to the market when it is time to start, so listen for the announcement while you shop.

NEW...  Receive a text message on Thursday mid-morning to remind you about the market. To learn more CLICK HERE.

WHERE TO GO AND WHAT TO DO

  • OFM is now in our regular summer location BEHIND Ooltewah Nursery.
  • PARKING: Simply park in front of the nursery and walk straight through the building and you will see the market in the back.
  • HANDICAP PARKING: Available in the back next to the market for those who have a placard or tag.
  • PAYMENTS: Each vendor conducts their own sales. Most do accept credit/debit cards, but a few are cash only, so plan accordingly. Vendor payment info is found in our weekly eNewsletter.
  • ATTIRE: Wear comfy clothes and shoes for walking. OFM is a casual, open-air style market. (Weather Policy below)
  • TIP: Many people prefer to bring their own shopping bags and we encourage this highly.


OFM Mission

To provide area small family farms a venue for their products, and provide our local community access to fresh, locally grown foods.

Ooltewah Farmers Market is a community service initiative of
Ooltewah Nursery & Landscape Co. since 2013

  

OFM Inclement Weather Policy

1.) OFM will remain open during inclement weather unless conditions become dangerous (such as lightning or high winds).
2.) If Ooltewah Nursery closes, we will also close. 
3.) We will follow the lead of the Hamilton Co. School System. If they close due to weather, so will we. 
 

NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES:
1.) We will send a text message to our text subscribers. This is the fastest way to share information. Join here or text OFM to 313131
2.) We will post a notice on Facebook, but have no control over whether or not Facebook will show that in your feed. You would need to go to our page to look. 
3.) If there is enough advance notice, we will send an email to our email subscribers, and post a notice on our website page. Many times weather events happen suddenly, so text messages are the best way to stay notified. You can join the weekly email list on our Home page.

 

Vendor Information 

Ooltewah Nursery is a small family business, and we believe in supporting other small businesses as well, such as local family farms and food artisans. Ooltewah Farmers Market is accepting applications for the current season, and small farm businesses and food artisans are invited to apply. (This is not intended to be an outlet for backyard gardeners.) To learn about our membership and vetting process, please download the OFM Rules below, and feel free to Contact Us with any questions.

Click Here:   2019 Market Rules

                   2020 Application - Please email us for an application: OFM@OoltewahNursery.com

 


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