Chattanooga Market to open on Wednesdays

Chattanooga Market to open on Wednesdays

February 19th, 2014 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

Local farmers sell an abundant variety of produce at the Chattanooga Market.

Local farmers sell an abundant variety of produce...

Photo by C. B. Schmelter /Times Free Press.

The Chattanooga Market will add a mid-week market to the 2014 schedule, officials announced.

The new Wednesday Market will be held at First Tennessee Pavilion from 4 to 7 p.m. beginning May 7, a news release stated.

The new market will feature local and regional farmers, select food artisans and some local craftsmen.

"It will have a laid-back feel where friends can enjoy live acoustic music, find fresh produce and bring home dinner prepared by local food truck vendors," Chris Thomas, executive director of Chattanooga Public Markets, said in the news release.

The announcement makes for a total of three weekly public markets that the group will organize and produce: on Saturdays from March 22 - October 4 is the Chattanooga River Market on the Tennessee Aquarium Plaza. This market is held from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; on Sundays beginning April 27 is the weekly Chattanooga Market; and now the Wednesday Market.