The North market at the Bradley County Recreational Park on Urbane Road in Cleveland, Tennessee is open Monday through Saturday mid April thru Nov., and also offers a variety of produce and products.
Misty Carpenter helps Faye Cannon and Bobby Orr run their produce stand under the large pavilion at the North market. They sell a variety of produce including squash, zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes, watermelons and more.
“We have produce from Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and right here in Tennessee,” Carpenter said. “Bobby has a garden out on 64 Highway, so produce from his garden is where our Bradley County stuff comes from.”
Their stand also sells peach butter, peach jam, apple butter, sorghum butter, chow chow and blackberry jam made by a company in Knoxville.
“Anything from a 90-mile radius is considered local,” said Carpenter.
Another produce stand at the North market is run by Faith Lyle.
“We have green beans, sweet potatoes, potatoes, cucumbers, squash, potatoes, cabbage, beets, green onions and tomatoes,” Lyle said. “Both of us set up at around 8:30 a.m., and we stay until 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and on Saturdays other vendors come that sell blueberries and soap.”
“In the fall, we’ll have pumpkins and fall flowers, those sort of things,” said Lyle. “We just love being here and talking to people.”