Photo by Traci Goudie.
"The Chattanooga Market is the region’s largest authentic outdoor market – just ask the locals! We hold high standards when it comes to our “Local is Better” slogan. Our producer-only market represents approximately 5,000 acres of regional farms and dozens of local food manufacturers. Fresh on Sundays you’ll find an abundance of fresh fruits, herbs, flowers and garden-ripened vegetables; gourmet beef, chicken, sausage and pork, lamb, and goat; cheeses, artisan breads, honey, fresh-roasted coffee, small-batch jellies, salsas, candies, fudge, cakes and more."
"Handmade world-class artistry at small town prices – Our artists are the ones you’ll meet and buy from directly at Chattanooga Market. They’ll chat with you about their craft and educate you on the pieces you buy. Some of the treasures you’ll find will be hand-blown glass jewelry; original photography; paintings on canvas; wood carved toys and furniture; hand-dyed and woven textiles; custom clothing for children and women; homemade candles; luxurious lotions, soaps and beauty products; sculptures made from recycled materials; and the list goes on and on…"
"Free Family Fun – yes, we said FREE!!! – With the ease of ample free parking and free admission to the Chattanooga Market, take a Sunday stroll under our covered pavilion in quaint downtown Chattanooga. Every Sunday features two live musical acts on-stage near our Market Café where you can relax and grab a bite to eat from local restaurateurs. For the kids, you’ll find a free rock-climbing wall and tactile area full of toys to keep young and old entertained."
"Cooking Classes Monthly – Ever wonder what to do with Arugula? Or, ??? Have no fear…our monthly cooking classes will give you ideas to keep your family satisfied with fresh meals all week long. Presenting recipes using fresh foods right from our Market, these classes provide entertaining instruction, samples and recipes to take home. A nominal fee may apply during some events."
“Life’s not the picture that I read about when I was a kid, but it’s better,” says Morgan Bracy, who was raised in small-town Tennessee, where church was big and sin was broadly defined. “When I went off to college, I realized there were invisible chains that were holding me back, and a lot of guilt imposed that I shouldn’t have accepted.” Though she’d been singing in school and church throughout her childhood, and writing songs since age 11, it was not until she enrolled in college at Middle Tennessee State University—two hours and a world away—that her inner artist began to emerge as she wrote and performed with a group called Broken Pottery. Since starting to write with top Nashville songsmiths three years ago, Morgan has further developed her craft, procuring several single-song publishing deals as well as holds from A-list country artists. But it’s in her more personal, emotionally charged compositions that her secret heart shines through, as in her critically acclaimed debut indie album, Dirty Laundry.