The Saturday Farmers Market, located in the Rear Parking Lot at The Factory (at the corner of Franklin Rd. and Liberty Pike), is a feast for the eyes and the stomach. There are candies, jellies, jams, and baked goods for sale, in addition to flowers and fresh produce of all shapes and colors. Take a look. These photos make me a little sad that summer has ended . . . that is, until I look forward to pumpkins and brilliant trees.
After settling on okra yellow zucchini, red potatoes and a few apples, we were ready to do some browsing before finding a nice place for lunch. (See the last blog post for some of the special people we met). I will confess that we frequent our share of fast food places when the grands are with us (and when we are paying the bill). But every once in awhile we like to sit down, order from the menu, and enjoy relaxed conversation. On this particular day, we found LYRICS (naturally a musician would be drawn to that name) and gave it a try. It was our lucky day! A guitarist provided tuneful music-to-dine-by. Ahhh, Music City.
Steve and I chose the vegetable quiche with a cranberry congealed salad, and the kids had chicken fingers, baked chips, grapes and Goldfish. As always with grandchildren, the table conversation is the very best part. We hear what’s going on in their world and share tidbits about our lives when they aren’t with us.
Did I mention the sour cream muffins that are served as a starter? We were BIG fans of those.
I definitely recommend The Factory as a place to spend a few hours. Almost any place will do when you have such delightful company, but this one has a personality and flavor that is unique and interesting for both generations.