Your Supper Menu Starts at the Farmers Market
The following is an installment of Ginger Tester’s look at the Bolivar Farmers Market and the vendors that make it a success.
Finding a deliciously meaty beginning to your meal is easy when you visit the Bolivar Farmers Market on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Starting at 7:00 a.m. from April through October, the farmers market pavilion is lined with vendors selling a large variety of home-grown and hand-crafted items including cuts of beef and freshly caught fish from the Tennessee River.
Lynda Jacobs, owner of Cedar Knoll Farm out of Hickory Valley has been farming fresh and natural Angus Beef for eight years. At the Bolivar Farmers Market, she offers grass fed Angus Beef in quarters, halves or wholes; roasts and steak cuts, ground beef and briskets, free of growth hormones or antibiotics.
Jacobs is preparing for the fall process of sorting out steers for next year. If you would like more information about Cedar Knoll Farm, call Jacobs at 731-697-8222.
Mitchell Fish Market owner and fisherman, Jeff Mitchell, catches between 500 – 1,200 lbs. of fish from the Tennessee River each fishing trip. For four years, Mitchell has been supplying the Bolivar Farmers Market on Saturdays and sells on average around 400 lbs. of catfish and buffalo fish on most market days. Stop and see Mitchell at the Bolivar Farmers Market and stock up on fresh fish.
Meal starters can also include appetizers and salads that can be made with colorful fresh vegetables and fruits and you can complete the menu with side dishes and desserts made from the bounty that the Bolivar Farmers Market has to offer.
With vendor stalls at only $5 a week, contact Market Manager Gerald Sykes at 731-609-2345. The Bolivar Farmers Market is part of PickTnProducts and exists due to the efforts of the Bolivar Downtown Development Corporation.