Mayor Presents Spring Hill Farmers Market Proceeds Go to TN Children’s Home

Our Spring Hill Farmers Market is more than just a market, offering a wide variety of local, garden-fresh vegetables; canned goods; fresh baked goods; free-range, grass-fed meats and locally handcrafted items. A portion of the market’s proceeds also are donated to a different nonprofit each month.

June’s charity of the month was the Tennessee Children’s Home in Spring Hill, to which the Farmers Market vendors contributed over $300 to provide services for families in need. The Tennessee Children’s Home began in Columbia in 1909 as an orphanage and was later moved to Spring Hill. Since 1909 the home has cared for more than 19,000 children.

“We are grateful that the farmers market invited us to be a part of this and we support the thought of shopping local and are thankful for the monies being donated to help the families we serve,” said Chris Doughtie, the Home’s director of development and community education.

The Farmers Market is from 3 —– 7 p.m. every Thursday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays at Harvey Park, 4001 Miles Johnson Parkway.

The Spring Hill Farmers Market will be donating a portion of the proceeds made for the month of July to the local Pet Pals of Maury County, which provides free spay/neuter and rabies vaccinations to pets in Spring Hill and all of Maury County. The organization provides food for pets belonging to shut-ins and/or low-income senior citizens. Pet Pals is the lead agency with Maury County’s Disaster Animal Response Team (DART).

When you shop at the Spring Hill Farmers Market, not only are you supporting local farmers, bakers and artisans, you are helping those in need.