If you were thinking the drought was just an urban legend, think again. Triple-digit temperatures and minimal rainfall have brought an early end to the Public Square Market this summer. Nashville Urban Harvest, the organization behind the weekly farmers' market at the corner of Third and Union, issued the following press release today (after the jump).
Nashville Urban Harvest
PUBLIC SQUARE FARMERS MARKET CLOSES FOR SEASON DUE TO HEAT & DROUGHT
Nashville, TN ֠August is always a little rough on Tennessee farmers. But this year's heat wave and record drought is forcing the closure of the Public Square Farmers' Market in downtown Nashville.
Heat and lack of water has resulted in low yields and uncertainty of fall crops. The market, which took place on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., also saw a dramatic decrease in shoppers as summer temperatures soared.
Organizers, Nashville Urban Harvest, would like to thank all of the participating vendors, the Metro Parks Department and the Nashville Farmers' Market for their support this year. The organization will continue their work next year to support the success of local small growers through farmers markets and their urban community farm in West Nashville.
Several of the farm and crafts vendors can be found at other area farmers markets including the Nashville Farmers' Market and the Franklin Farmers' Market.
For more information about Nashville Urban Harvest please visit www.nashvilleurbanharvest.org or contact Sarah Bellos.