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Our favorite things from the Chattanooga Market

In honor of the Chattanooga Market’s opening weekend, we’re sharing some of our favorite market finds.

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A fresh bouquet of flowers is a market must.

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The wait is almost over, folks. This weekend is the opening celebration of the Chattanooga Market at the First Horizon Pavilion. The market will kick off its 24th season with extended hours on Saturday, April 27 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) + Sunday, April 28 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

In honor of the opening weekend, we thought we would share some of our favorite market finds. Note: There will be over 150 vendors at this weekend’s market, so this list is just a tiny slice of what you can expect.

Lemonade from Miller’s Original Lemonade
There’s nothing quite like a refreshing cup of freshly squeezed lemonade to sip on while you journey through the market. Pro tip: If it’s an extra toasty day, opt for the frozen lemonade.

Pimento cheese from Suga’s Pimento Cheeses
These gourmet pimento cheeses are one of our staples. Try out the southern classic flavor or the southern jalapeno if you like a little extra kick.

Sausages from Real Cajun Market
Editor Kristen first tried these sausages during one of the annual Five Star Food Fight competitions (the next one is coming up on Sunday, July 21) and they quickly became a must-have. Her favorites are the classic Andouille smoked sausages or the pineapple pepper jack flavor.

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Get your strawberries while they’re still in season.

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Fresh strawberries from Melon Patch Farms
You can’t miss the gorgeous buckets of fresh strawberries from this Northern Georgia farm — these are a market favorite, so you might want to show up early to grab your berries.

Mushrooms from Gowin Valley Farms
This mushroom farm will be at the market all season long — pick up a variety of gourmet mushrooms (we love the lion’s mane variety) + starter packs if you want to give growing your own a try. Bonus: See an inside look at the farm’s operations.

Cakes from The Sugar Shoppe
Everyone deserves a sweet treat after a day of shopping, and we love grabbing a cup of cake (extra points for the convenient packaging) from this local bake shop. The strawberry + lemon flavors are two of our favorites.

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