Shakin’ things up :: Thompson’s Station Farmer’s Market Holds Special Night Event

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Every summer from May through August, our sister property, Homestead Manor, is privileged to host the weekly Thompson’s Station Farmer’s Market in the multi-layer property’s barn-turned-event space. We’re all about mixing things up, though, and next week, the popular market will forego its usual daytime schedule on Wednesday, May 31, and open its doors for the first-ever night market from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m!

The Farmer’s Market is frequented by hundreds of shoppers each week who are seeking fresh produce, honey, breads, natural soaps, artisan crafts and more, from more than 20 local vendors and purveyors. Now in its seventh year, the market is a community favorite, known for its hyperlocal focus on homegrown, homemade and handcrafted products. Keepin’ it local is what we do best, y’all!

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The night market promises to be a family friendly affair, featuring food trucks, $1 s’mores and live music performances by three local singer-songwriters: Alicia Smith, Taylor Dukes and Tessa Victoria. In addition, you’ll be able to shop most of the same vendors’ booths who participate in the daytime markets.

Rachel Layton,  Marketing Director for A. Marshall Family Foods, plays a huge role in coordinating the Farmer’s Market, and said it was important to everyone involved that anyone in the community who wanted to experience the summertime tradition is able to do so.

“The Thompson’s Station Farmer’s Market is a community-centric event, and we continue to grow in size year after year due to the overwhelming support we receive,” Rachel said. “We want everyone to be able to enjoy the market, and we recognize that the middle of the day is not feasible for some. Our hope is that the night market will provide fun summer memories for families and groups of friends and that it will aid our vendors in growing their reach in the community.”

The historic Homestead Manor property will offer a gorgeous evening backdrop for the event, and we encourage you to bring blankets for sitting around the pond and sampling your newly purchased goods! Homestead’s on-site restaurant, Harvest, will also offer picnic baskets, available for purchase 48 hours in advance, for pick-up that evening. Baskets can be reserved by calling the restaurant at (615) 538-6113, and reservations for dining in the restaurant will be accepted as well.

Check out the Thompson’s Station Farmer’s Market on Facebook to learn more!

Pancakes at Puckett’s!

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A’s, B’s and pancakes, please! Starting this Friday, May 26th,we’re launching a new program in Chattanooga called ‘Pancakes at Puckett’s’ to reward kiddos for their academic achievement. If your child is an honor roll student (receiving A’s or B’s), all you have to do is bring his or her report card (or a picture of it) to Puckett’s for a FREE pancake breakfast!

Students will enjoy our “Farmer’s Special,” which is 3 pancakes and a side meat, for all of their hard work and success. Come join us as we celebrate great grades & lazy summer days!

Please note that there is a limit of one breakfast per student, per summer (May 26 – August 8), and a purchase is required.

Introducing Chattanooga’s Themed Dinner Specials!

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Join us any night of the week for a fun & tasty twist on dinner, Chattanoogans! We’re excited to introduce our new dinner specials, featuring a unique theme each night. Dishes will vary from week to week under the following categories: 

  • Southwest Mondays: We’ll feature a different festive dish every Monday, like catfish tacos, chimichangas or enchiladas!
  • Southern Fried Tuesdays: If you fry it, they will come. We’ll have options like kickin’ chicken, fish n’ chips, fried veggie platters & more!
  • Carnivore Wednesday: This night is all about steak, steak & more steak! We’ll be dishin’ it out in all sorts of cuts and styles.
  • Deep South Thursday: Inspired by the flavorful, rich dishes found in New Orleans and Charleston, Thursday suppers will highlight plates like shrimp & grits, jambalaya pasta and more.
  • Prime Rib Friday & Saturday:  We’ll celebrate the weekend’s arrival with our slow, cherry smoked prime rib that’ll l fall right off the bone!
  • Breakfast for Dinner Sunday: Nothing hits the spot quite like breakfast for dinner! We’ll be serving up dishes like steak & eggs, Eggs Benedict and other favorites.

 

We’ll post our nightly specials as frequently as we can, so be sure to check our Facebook page for delicious eats!

Thursday, May 18 :: Grab a Cone for the Boys & Girls Clubs!

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Whether your sweet treat of choice is two scoops of artisan ice cream in a waffle cone, a homemade baked good, a milkshake or a float, indulging on
Thursday, May 18 at Hattie Jane’s Creamery in Columbia or Murfreesboro, Tenn. will contribute to our teams’ efforts to support local Boys & Girls Club organizations!

We believe in the great work that the Clubs are doing in our community so much, that we’ve pledged to donate 10% of proceeds from both of our creamery locations on May 18 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Maury County and Boys & Girls Clubs of Rutherford County.

If you haven’t tried Hattie JaBOTH-Boys-and-Girls-Club-Day-Web-Artne’s yet, tomorrow is the time! We’re a small-batch ice cream shop offering a variety of unique flavors, including Potato Chip and Matcha Green Tea ice creams. Hattie Jane’s is co-owned by Middle Tennessee restaurateur Andy Marshall and his daughter, Claire Crowell, and was inspired by Claire’s three-year-old, named — you guessed it — Hattie Jane!

A desire to support and cultivate many deserving organizations in our restaurants’ communities is a pillar of the A. Marshall brand, but the Boys & Girls Clubs are especially significant to us, as Andy credits his local Club for providing positive role models for him as an adolescent.

Both locations of Hattie Jane’s Creamery offer a rotating selection of ice creams, but some flavors are unique to either Columbia or Murfreesboro, such as Pink Guava Sorbet or PB & Marshmallow Cream, respectively. Both sell freshly baked cookies and brownies, milkshakes, floats, and sundaes, and, of course, we also have a full-service coffee bar in Murfreesboro!

Come on by and grab a cone for a great cause tomorrow!

WHO: Hattie Jane’s Creamery

WHAT: Boys & Girls Clubs Give Back Day

WHEN: Thursday, May 18 | 11AM – 9PM

WHERE: 116 Public Sq., Columbia, TN 38401 and 16 N. Church St., Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Puckett’s M’Boro Celebrates 10th of May with “Ten for Tucker’s House” Campaign!

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You all know that A. Marshall Family Foods, our parent company, is committed to giving back to the communities in which our restaurants are planted, and we’re ready to show our newest neighborhood, Murfreesboro, some love! TODAY, May 10, Puckett’s Gro. in Murfreesboro is running a “Ten for Tucker’s House” campaign, pledging to donate 10% of the entire day’s sales to Tucker’s House, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting the families of children with disabilities.

Our fifth location of Puckett’s Gro., which opened on the downtown Murfreesboro square three months ago, invites the community to ‘dine for a cause’ all day today to support the campaign’s efforts. In honor of the Tucker’s House mission and the four local children it is currently working to serve, we have sheets available for children diners to color that will be given to the Tucker’s House families as books of encouragement.

The fun doesn’t stop there! Kelli Beam, a great friend of Puckett’s and Vice President of Membership Development for the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce, will share her experiences with Tucker’s House with our diners at 6PM. Then, one of our restaurants’ regulars, Jesse Kramer, will hit the stage at 6:30PM. It’s going to be a fun night and we sure hope to see you there!

Tucker’s House is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was developed to partner with families of children with disabilities up to the age of 22 years old and their healthcare providers to provide assistance through specialized retrofitting resources to meet their specific immediate, intermediate and long term needs that make their home accessible, safe and an environment to where the children can achieve their potential.

To make a reservation for tonight, click here.