A new partnership with a local grocery store in East Nashville will mean more local food in the neighborhood and a new location for the East Tasty Farmer’s Market.
Boone & Sons Neighborhood Market, 1201 Porter Road, will be the new location of the East Tasty Farmer’s Market this season. Each Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. neighbors in East Nashville and Inglewood can shop for local produce, meat, eggs, cheese and other specialty items.
Boone & Sons will also now carry local produce supplied by Good Food for Good People all week in their store. Three times a week Good Food staff will refresh local produce on the shelves of the store.
“Prices will go down, quality will go up and the local footprint of their food will expand by 80 to 90 percent,” said Sean Siple, managing partner of Good Food for Good People.
The new partnership is part of Good Food’s mission to provide affordable local food to neighborhoods in the city.
“We’re moving a little closer to Inglewood and stretching a bit into a neighborhood that needs local choices,” Siple said. “This will foster higher quality food in a neighborhood grocery and we’re experimenting with our model of getting healthy, affordable, local, organic food to people at a better price point.”
The parking lot is also a good location for the East Tasty Market on Saturdays. Good Food will set up market and invite other vendors to set up booths as well.
“We chose the location because of our small size. It’s a better fit and we can leave produce there seven days a week for the community and that partnership helps us meet the needs of a community that it is our mission to serve,” Siple said.
EAST TASTY FARMER’S MARKET
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays starting May 17
Where: Boone & Sons Neighborhood Market, 1201 Porter Road
What: Local produce, meat, cheese, coffee and other specialty items