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Chattanooga Market opens its 10th year with a new River Market on Saturdays

March 14, 2011

Reporting: Monessa Guilfoil

The New River Market opens on March 19th, 2011 and will host 40+ vendors, mostly arts, crafts and horticulture and available agriculture, writes the Chattanooga Market.     Early birds can enjoy local farm fare from 9 to 11 am and a free yoga clinic at 10am on the Plaza led by Chattanooga Yoga Collective.   Live music will be presented by Chattanooga’s own, New Binkley Brothers and the afternoon can be spent perusing local arts and crafts.

Frommer’s Travel Guide voted the Chattanooga Market as one of America’s Top Ten Public Markets!

Here’s what Frommer’s says about the Chattanooga Market:

Since opening in 2001, Chattanooga‘s seasonal Sunday market has been one of the region’s best places to find hand-blown glass necklaces, homemade salsas, organic fruits and vegetables, and artwork sculpted from recycled materials. To ensure home-grown authenticity, the market requires all 350 active vendors to be both the sole producers and retailers of their goods.

Some of the market’s best features are their weekly themes, which have included an Oktoberfest celebration and a Father’s Day Brew & Bluegrass. The season finale (held each December) is always an art-centric holiday market.

Where: Chattanooga
When: Sundays (May-December); Organizers also host a Chattanooga River Market on Saturdays.


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Chattanooga Market hosts Strawberry Festival

May 11, 2010

It’s all about the strawberries this week for the Chattanooga Market!

It’s all about strawberries at Chattanooga Market this week.  They come in fresh-picked from early morning,  juicy and red all the way through – not white in the middle like those bred just for shipment.  We’ll have chocolate covered strawberries, strawberry salsa, strawberry relish, strawberry lemonade, strawberry shortcake….it’s endless strawberries this Sunday, May 16th at the First Tennessee Pavilion.

Chattanooga Market Manager, Paul Smith takes a pound or two of strawberries home each week and saves some for later by washing, drying them and then inserting them in plastic bags in the freezer.

The Chattanooga Market now accepts Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program(S.N.A.P.) Benefits

Smith asserts that 1 in 4 children in the U.S. and 1 and 8 American families receive supplemental food assistance.

On November 28, 2009 the New York Times declares, Food Stamp Use Soars, and Stigma Fades

Jennifer Daniels headlines Chattanooga Market for Thursday Plaza Party

“Imagine a singer/songwriter whose songs are as lyrically rich, personal and poetic as Joni Mitchell’s, while at the same time as ridiculously catchy as Cat Stevens. Now imagine the songs sung by a woman whose voice is sorta like Sarah McLachlan’s, only it’s both more powerful and more playful.”
-Creative Loafing

Every Thursday between May and September the Chattanooga Market hosts Plaza Party from 4-7PM

.     And like the Sunday Market, this one includes local food and agriculture as well as local arts and crafts and live music.    Smith says that what drives people to the market is the food but that the arts and crafts end up making 2 times the sales of food and agriculture.

On Stage 5/16- Hannah Miller

Hannah Miller was born and raised in the deep South by two very deep Southerners, who taught her from an early age the meaning of love, the value of simplicity and the advantage of growing up without a television.


Also on stage on Sunday, Emily Lynch

At twenty-three years old, Emily Lynch sings with the experience, humility, and sweet vintage voice of an artist twice or three times her years.-Chattanoga Market.

Reporting: Monessa Guilfoil

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