SMFM Newsletter

South Memphis Farmers Market

An Urban Food Oasis

The South Memphis Farmers Market is dedicated to providing accress to healthy and affordable foods in the South Memphis community. SMFM opened for the first time on July 15, 2010, and was founded by a collaborative of South Memphis residents, The Works, and the University of Memphis.

The SMFM is the first project of South Memphis Revitalization Action Plan (SoMeRAP).  SoMeRAP is a resident-led effort to transform South Memphis into one of the region's premier urban neighborhoods of choice by mobilizing local residents, institutions, and their allies to implement a comprehensive economic and community development strategy.  One of the key areas of focus in the plan is healthy living, including access to healthy foods in the South Memphis community; throughout the planning process residents consistently identified access to healthy foods as one of their highest priorities.

In 2011, SMFM became the third farmers market in Tennessee to accept EBT cards, now known as SNAP. We also partnered with Grow Memphis and the Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market to launch Double Green$ - a program that matches food stamp purchase at our market.

 

Additional Information

The South Memphis Farmers Market is located at 1400 Mississippi Boulevard and the 2017 season runs every Thursday from 9AM-3PM May through mid-November, with an additional and final market day Tuesday, November 21. For more information, please visit the SMFM website or call our office.