Producer only Farmers Market in Murfreesboro OPEN this Tuesday and Friday

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The Rutherford County Farmers' Market is open Tuesdays and Fridays from 7 a.m. to noon at the Lane Agri-Park Community Center, 315 John R. Rice Blvd, Murfreesboro. As always, it is a producer only market.

Here are the free weekly classes at the Farmer's Market for this week:

July 14th - Tuesday

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"Saving & Organizing Seeds"is the topic on Tuesday, July 14th. The class is presented by Master Gardener Marilyn Rogan. Getting seeds organized will save you money and cut down on duplication. Learn simple methods that can be easily applied. This Rutherford County Farmer's Market class is free and begins at 9 a.m. in the Lane Agri-Park Community Center, located at 315 John R. Rice Blvd.

July 17th - Friday

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On Friday, July 17th the topic is "Music for Everyone." This class starts at 9 a.m. as well. It will be given by instructor Jabe McNulty. This class will cover how music can be used to feel better, exercise your brain and decrease stress. This Rutherford County Farmer's Market class is free and begins at 9 a.m. in the Lane Agri-Park Community Center, located at 315 John R. Rice Blvd.

If you have any questions about the market or the classes, please reach Extension Agent Janie Becker at 615-898-7710 or by email at jbecker8@utk.edu.

More information - Butterflies:

The Environmental Education Outdoor Classroom, located across from the Farmers' Market at the Extension Office at 315 John R. Rice Boulevard, will host several fun activities this week.

The feature activity for Tuesday, July 14, is called Incredible Journey- Where Will Water be Tomorrow? Project Wet Coordinator Bonnie Ervin will lead this interesting investigation into where water travels.

Friday, July 17, the lesson is called Monarch Migration. Guest speaker, Courtney Morgan, will teach about how and why Monarch butterflies travel from Mexico to Canada.

In addition, the Outdoor Classroom always offers free activities for kids of all ages and the young at heart. The goal is to educate about the importance of recycling and water quality in a friendly, hands-on way to engage young minds. Children must always be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.

For more information and a schedule for the season, go to www.rutherfordcountytn.gov/environmental/

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