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PHOTOS: Brentwood Farmer’s Market now open in CityPark Brentwood  Brentwood Home Page

Stephanie Henley, owner of Six Forty Homestead, poses for a photo at the Brentwood Farmer’s Market at CityPark Brentwood on Thursday, May 23, 2019.


Photos by Rachael Long

By RACHAEL LONG

The Brentwood Farmers Market (BFM) opened its 2019 season last week in the grassy area of CityPark Brentwood. Considering the fact that the market — only in its second season — started in June last year, Market Manager Kasi Haire said she was pleased the first week’s turnout.

As the seasons continue to begin in May, Haire said she hopes more people in the Brentwood community will attend the market earlier in the season.

The BFM is one of several that Haire manages, including the Nolensville Farmers Market and Berry Farms Farmer’s Market.

The BFM will take place every Thursday from 4-7 p.m. until Oct. 17 at CityPark.

A list of vendors is posted to BFM social media days before the each week’s market, Haire said.

Stephanie Henley, owner of Six Forty Homestead, poses for a photo at the Brentwood Farmer’s Market at CityPark Brentwood on Thursday, May 23, 2019. Henley creates natural handcrafted artisan body care products with beeswax raised on her farm in Hampshire, Tennessee. She’s a licensed esthetician with a background is in holistic healthcare.
Brothers Brandon Harris (left) and Taylor Harris (right) pose for a photo at their 2 Gringos Pralines booth during the Brentwood Farmer’s Market at CityPark Brentwood on Thursday, May 23, 2019. The brothers began their business in 1991 as a homeschool project that aimed to teach them how to run a small business. Their mother Jan Harris took over the business when her sons were in high school, and now the family continues to run the business at area farmers markets.
Brothers Brandon Harris and Taylor Harris run their 2 Gringos Pralines booth during the Brentwood Farmer’s Market at CityPark Brentwood on Thursday, May 23, 2019. The brothers began their business in 1991 as a homeschool project that aimed to teach them how to run a small business. Their mother Jan Harris took over the business when her sons were in high school, and now the family continues to run the business at area farmers markets.
Noah Fagan, of Nashville, works at The Peach Truck booth during the Brentwood Farmer’s Market at CityPark Brentwood on Thursday, May 23, 2019. The Nashville-based company sells peaches grown at Pearson Farm in Ft. Valley, Georgia. Fagan said Pearson Farms is one of just three family-owned farms that still grow Georgia peaches.
Kimberly Walker and daughter Rileigh, 4, talk with shoppers inside their Little Blooms Shop booth at the Brentwood Farmer’s Market at CityPark Brentwood on Thursday, May 23, 2019. Walker said the business — selling handmade bows, necklaces, bracelets and earrings — was born after she started making those items for Rileigh and people suggested she sell them. Walker said she’s been taking the Little Blooms Shop to farmers markets for four years.
Fourth of July-inspired handmade bows, necklaces, bracelets and earrings are pictured inside the Little Blooms Shop booth at the Brentwood Farmer’s Market at CityPark Brentwood on Thursday, May 23, 2019. Owner Kimberly Walker said the business — selling handmade bows, necklaces, bracelets and earrings — was born after she started making those items for her daughter Rileigh, 4, and people suggested she sell them. Walker said she’s been taking the Little Blooms Shop to farmers markets for four years.
Kelly Shamblin, founder of Lavendergirl TN, stands inside her booth at the Brentwood Farmer’s Market at CityPark Brentwood on Thursday, May 23, 2019. Shamblin creates handmade products such as bath bombs, hand and dish soaps, lotions and more. Each product is made using pure essential oils. On all of her Lavendergirl TN materials, the scripture Psalm 150:6 is listed. Shamblin credits that bible verse with the inspiration for her business. For now, Shamblin creates all of her products out of her home.
Market-goers shop inside the Bountiful Blessings Farm booth during the Brentwood Farmer’s Market at CityPark Brentwood on Thursday, May 23, 2019.
Gary Cavanaugh plays live music during the Brentwood Farmer’s Market at CityPark Brentwood on Thursday, May 23, 2019. About opportunities for other musicians to play at the market, Manager Kasi Haire said, “[We’ll take] whoever we can get whenever we can get them.”
Fresh strawberries are seen near the Bountiful Blessings Farm booth during the Brentwood Farmer’s Market at CityPark Brentwood on Thursday, May 23, 2019.
A basket of succulents is seen inside the Twin Rose Farm booth during the Brentwood Farmer’s Market at CityPark Brentwood on Thursday, May 23, 2019.
Andrew Moman, of Twin Rose Farm, stands in shadows at his booth during the Brentwood Farmer’s Market at CityPark Brentwood on Thursday, May 23, 2019. The company sells CBD oil, but Moman said the company doesn’t offer flavors or gummies for the CBD oil. “We’re sticking to one thing and getting really good at it,” Moman said. Twin Rose is based out of a farm in Murfreesboro where the company grows, cuts and produces flowers and hemp.