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Memphis Farmers' Markets

By June 21, 2013

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Okay, before I say anything else, here is my little disclaimer. My use of an apostrophe (or lack thereof) in the term, "farmers market," in no way represents my views on how it should be punctuated.

Whew. That's out of the way. It may seem silly but there are some pretty strong opinions out there regarding the use of apostrophes in farmers market. I had no idea until I began researching the farmers markets in the Memphis area and was corrected a couple of times and in a couple of different ways.

Interestingly enough, of the farmers' markets in Memphis, there are three different methods of punctuation in use. For example, there is the Memphis Farmers Market (and the Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market), The Agricenter's Farmer's Market, and the Farmers' Market at the Garden.

It is my personal opinion that "farmers' market" is most accurate but I acknowledge that "farmers market" is more common.

But never mind. Today's post was not meant to be a rant about punctuation but rather some information about the best places to get fresh produce in Memphis. So here you have it -- a listing of Memphis area farmers' markets. Enjoy!

June 26, 2013 at 1:55 pm
(1) Sally says:

Wonderful article. Very informative!

June 26, 2013 at 11:19 pm
(2) Canta says:

Such a waste of words on your point about the apostrophe when you could have used this platform to give the reader really good information about items, rare and common, that can be found in the markets in Memphis. This was just silly!

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