All the signs of spring are here, March winds have given over to April showers, and the food trucks are back on Tuesday nights at The Grove. From now until the last weekend in October, the food trucks will be rounding up from 5:30pm until 8:30pm on the grounds. This year they are adding a Farmer’s Market.
“We get about a thousand people stop by every Tuesday,” said Jessie Hickerson. “We have five trucks here every time and they rotate. This year, as there is more produce, we will have a Farmer’s Market, too.”
Opening Night’s trucks included Dough Box, Chicken Shack Express, Kirby’s Mini Doughnuts, Culinary Creative Creations, and Buns on the Run. Some of the other trucks that will participate during the year include Demos’, Yayo’s OMG, Big Boy’s Shrimp, M.L. Rose, Murfreesboro Hot Chicken, Kona Ice, and Smoothie King. There is also free beer being served through the month of April in the barn for those over 21.
The barn is also where the Farmer’s Market is set up, surrounding the tables where visitors can take their dinner.
Karen Tomlinson came from Lynchburgh with honey from Bee Happy Farms, and the Keeney family from Lascassas brought baked goods made with eggs from their farm. Mom, Shawna, makes the sweets. Daughter, Sydney, raises the chickens and sells their eggs. And Shawna’s son raises bees.
“Once the season gets going,” said Shawna Keeney, “we’ll bring more produce from the farm. We are right on the line between Rutherford and Wilson Counties.”
According to Keeney, their specialty is cinnamon rolls, but they make cookies, and cupcakes, too.
Primrose Flowers comes with their flower truck and sells sweet-smelling roses and other flowers, and they will make fresh floral head garlands to order.
While many drop by to pick up food for dinner on the way home, others choose to stick around and soak up the casual atmosphere.
“Lots of families will come and chill-out together,” said Hickerson, “as there is plenty of safe space for kids and dogs to play.”
Food Truck Tuesdays began in 2016. While it is very popular all through the summer, it really picks up in the September and October when the fire pit comes out.
“People really love the food trucks,” said Hickerson. “We are kid friendly. Dog-friendly. And with the added Farmer’s Market, there is even more reason to stop by for a bite.”
The Grove at Williamson Place
3250 Wilkinson Place, Murfreesboro, TN
Food Trucks: 5:30pm – 8:30pm