According to wikipedia.org, the number of farmers markets in the United States has quadrupled since the early nineties; as of 2006, there were well over 4400 in existence across the country. They are a place where you can buy the freshest produce, enjoy some freshly cooked food, and meet up with family and friends for a relaxing Saturday (and sometimes Sunday) morning. This year Gatlinburg has introduced its own farmers market for the first time that already has the locals crowing about its success, and it’s only minutes from Elk Springs Resort Gatlinburg Cabins.
Whether you are a gourmand, fresh food fanatic, or really enjoy getting up early on Saturday mornings, you will love the convivial atmosphere each week at the parking lot of the Alamo Steakhouse from 8 AM-11:30 AM. Due to the already high levels of popularity, it is recommended to come before 10:30 as many of the vendors have experienced selling out of their produce quickly. In addition to produce, there are vendors selling an assortment of goods such as handmade soaps and herbs to grow at home to the sounds of live music livening up the sleepy morning air.
If you can, drag yourself out of bed just one morning during your vacation to pick up local eggs, vegetables, and bread to bring back to your luxury cabin rental and cook up an enormous breakfast in its fully-equipped kitchen. After breakfast take a catnap out on the porch or get out and tackle the day with a belly full of food fresh from the lands surrounding Gatlinburg.
To learn more about the market, visit gatlinburgfarmersmarket.weebly.com; please contact our staff for directions to the Alamo Steakhouse, just a short drive from your cabin.