The Markets at The Mill would like to develop a reputation of being one of the best markets in Tennessee. The four main goals of the market are: (1) Give local farmers and artisans a reliable, proven marketplace to sell farm and craft goods. (2) Educate the public on the benefits of local foods in both taste and nutrition. (3) Raise awareness of the vital role that farms and craft persons play in the environment, economy, and aesthetic values of communities, and (4) create a community meeting place for people of all ages.
The 2011 summer season of The Markets at The Mill is going to be an exciting one. We have developed initiatives to promote local food and farms, along with the customer traffic and public awareness of the market. There will be antiques, crafts, clothing, and more. We look forward to exciting, community engaging projects including a farm dinner, a kid’s educational garden, and a big grand opening for our summer season.
We want The Markets at The Mill to be known as the place to find fresh food from real farmers. The public wants to know more about local farms and to trusts the authenticity of the products that are presented. We will visit farms that sell at the market. Market officials will make the farm visits in order to take publicity photos and learn more about each farm. The photos and information will be used in publicity and promotional campaigns for the market, including farm profiles on the website and newsletter. The information and photos can