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Nashville Food Trucks + Nashville Farmer’s Market = Perfect Saturday!

The Nashville Food Truck Association (NFTA) and the Nashville Farmer’s Market are joining forces to bring the inaugural “Market Takeover” event scheduled for THIS Saturday, April 26th.  There are 2 divisions of partying that will occur on Saturday.

From 6 AM – 11 PM, Riffs Fine Street Food will be catering a brunch as they host a viewing party for the Country Music Marathon.  While this is a free event, they will also have VIP tickets available for $50 (+ fees) that include the brunch, 2 drink tickets, and dedicated seating for marathon viewing!  You can purchase the tickets: CLICK HERE!  There will be food truck goodies, beer, wine, and nonalcoholic drinks for purchase and a visit from Nashville Mayor, Karl Dean.

From Noon – 6 PM, is when the NFTA Market Takeover begins.  This again is a free event and open to the public.  Live music, beverages and seasonal menu items from some of the best food trucks in Nashville.  Nashville Farmer’s Market’s Laraw Wilson will unveil a secret ingredient via internet video.  The trucks must incorporate that ingredient into their existing menus.  Food truck chefs will need to respond with photos and videos showing how they used that secret ingredient.  Attendees can follow the action live on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtag #markettakeover.

The public also has a chance to win! All you have to do is post pictures of you at the Market Take Over at the trucks, eating food, but using the hashtag #markettakeover.  A panel of judges will chose their favorite fan photos.

At 3:30 PM, members of the local media will compete in a street food contest in the Grow Local Kitchen preparing ingredients supplied by the food trucks and a panel of food truck chefs will judge the dishes.

The list of trucks involved in Saturday’s event (List as of April 18th):

  • Bacon Nation
  • Delta Bound
  • Dog Daze
  • The Grilled Cheeserie
  • Hip Sweet Subs
  • Hoss’ Loaded Burgers
  • Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream
  • Jonbalaya
  • Julia’s Baker
  • Music City Pie Co
  • Retro Sno
  • Riffs Fine Street Food
  • Smoke Et Al
  • Smoothie King
  • Two Guys In A Lunchbox

So make sure you make it down to the Farmer’s Market on Saturday for an ENTIRE day of family friendly fun and food truck fare!  It is a free event, but don’t forget about the VIP experience that Riffs is offering for the Marathon Viewing Portion of the day!  For a list of the road closures due to the marathon in order to find your best route to the Farmer’s Market, please visit this website: Click Here.

See you all at the trucks!!!

-FTJ Julie


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