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Ten years ago, about 10 farmers started selling vegetables on the Market Square stage.

Saturday 120 farmers, food trucks, and bakers will draw thousands of people to downtown Knoxville.

"It's been an amazing growth. Especially the last five years is when it really boomed," said Market Square Farmer's Market organizer Charlotte Tolley with Nourish Knoxville.

Tolley said the market has become a downtown destination each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

But it's also become a major source of income for local farmers.

Spring Creek Farms in the community of Pioneer in rural Campbell County has grown from a one-patch garden to several acres of gardens, greenhouses, and livestock producers.

"We started out as a small family farm just taking our extra vegetables from our home garden then as the market and then as the market got bigger we got bigger," said Adam Cottrill of Spring Creek Farms.

When Adam started, he remembers about 6 farmers selling whatever they had.

"I think people bought stuff just to buy it just to support local," he said. "That's what got us started."

Part of the growth, Tolley says, comes from a nationwide movement.

"People started really looking at farm-to-table and being concerned about where their food came from," said Tolley.

She adds the revitalization of downtown also deserves some credit.

"Downtown wasn't really a place where you went [10 years ago.] There was nothing to do there," Tolley said. "Now that 's not the case."

Whatever the reason, the sales are what help to keep this small family farm in business.

The Market Square Farmer's Market runs through November.

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