It’s been described as Murfreesboro’s “Rockwell painting come to life.” It’s Main Street’s Saturday Market, which begins its five-month run this coming Saturday morning (June 7, 2014).
Introduced in the summer of 2010 and an instant success, the Saturday Market fills Murfreesboro’s downtown Public Square each Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. The market is a kaleidoscope of color – bright red tomatoes, blueberries and blackberries, green peppers and cucumbers, yellow summer squash and fresh-cut flowers, including the ever-popular giant sunflowers. This year’s 57 vendors will ply freshly picked vegetables and fruits, homemade jellies and jams, herbs, home-baked breads and desserts, fresh meats, eggs, local honey and so much more.
“The Saturday Market is the best place in town for everything fresh,” says Kathleen Herzog, Main Street executive director. “Yet what really makes the Saturday Market is so special is the ambiance. People don’t just shop and leave. They visit and catch up with each other. Sometimes we have live music, too, and even cloggers.”
The Saturday Market happens rain or shine.
The Main Street Program is affiliated with the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s National Main Street Center and follows the tenets of that program. Main Street capitalizes on the unique character of the courthouse square and the surrounding business district with the goal of transforming it into the cultural, social, professional and retail center of Rutherford County ... in essence, the hub of community life.