Whether you are a local to Nashville or visiting for the weekend, The Nashville Farmers’ Market is the perfect place to enjoy home grown food, special events, workshops, chef demos, and so much more throughout the entire year. This 362 day a year Farmers’ Market is open Monday through Sunday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., so you have many opportunities to enjoy the fun!

Some of the Farm Shed Merchants are Eaton’s Creeks Organics, Howell’s Farm, Nashville Cattle Company, and Swafford Farm. What can you expect to find from these merchants?

Eaton’s Creeks Organics:

Howell’s Farm:

Nashville Cattle Company:

Swafford Farm:

While at the Farmers’ Market, you can even enjoy a variety of Market House restaurants and shops. A few of these include B&C Market BBQ, Downtown Candle Company, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream, and The Fountain of Juice. No matter what type of food you are craving or what type of items you might be shopping for, you will easily be able to find a restaurant or shop that fits your desired criteria!

The Nashville Farmers’ Market is a must-see, so the next time you are in the area, consider stopping here for some delicious food and fun with family or friends!

For more information on what you can find at the Nashville Farmers’ Market visit nashvillefarmersmarket.org

Preparing to downsize and move into a new home is an ideal time to assess your belongings. To avoid packing more than you need, decide what can be tossed, donated, or sold, especially when moving to a smaller space.  The team from Modernize shares tips for items to consider parting with before you move to your new home. For more moving advice, be sure to follow Lennar Homes on Facebook and share in the comments your favorite packing tips!

Whether you’re moving to a smaller space now that the kids have moved out or you just want to reclaim a little room in your home, downsizing your belongings offers a chance to free yourself from all the items you never use. Meanwhile, dejunking makes your new abode seem a lot more luxurious. If you’re looking to move to a smaller place soon, here are six things you can toss right away.

Kitchen Gadgets

Seriously, when was the last time your ice cream maker did anything besides gather dust? The apple corers and roasting pans of the world take up a lot of spare room in cabinets—which is space that you just don’t have when you’re downsizing. Many kitchen gadgets perform specialized tasks that can be easily accomplished by another item. For instance, unless you’re making stir fry every night, you can probably trade the wok for a large frying pan. Likewise, a popcorn maker or rice steamer are both easily replaced with an ordinary pot. A good rule of thumb is if you haven’t used it in six months, get rid of it. Be ruthless.

Holiday Decorations

Sure, some Christmas decorations hold a lot of sentimental value, but some of them are just dust collectors! These items are typically made fairly cheaply and thus easily become tattered, tangled, and broken. Decluttering experts advise that we typically hold onto this stuff for the memories—holiday ornaments and family mementos may represent important moments from our past. But getting rid of this stuff doesn’t delete the memories from your mind, so as much as you can, try to get rid of worn or unused sentimental items. After all, if we learned anything from Charlie Brown, it’s that the holiday spirit resides in your heart, not in your decorations.


Face it, your I love New York shot glass isn’t doing your home decor any favors. This is the era of smartphones, cameras, and social media. We have plenty of digital spaces to preserve memories, so it’s not really necessary to hang on to those cheap souvenirs you pick up at the hotel gift shop on a whim. Offload this stuff and you’ll likely see the improvement in your home’s taste level, as well as clearing off some room on your new mantel or desk some more unique treasures.

Sports Equipment and Other Accessories for Hobbies

Your kids have long outgrown their baseball phase, but for some reason you still have all the bats and gloves—just in case they suddenly transform into a pro ball player. Or maybe you got an itch to take up golf. You bought the clubs and played one time—before shutting the equipment in a closet, never to see the light of day again. Hobbyists often pick up activities for a short period of time. You throw yourself into your newest obsession, picking up all the accoutrement along the way. And then you get tired and move on to the next thing, but can’t seem to throw the old stuff away. “Maybe I’ll pick up kayaking again,” you say. As difficult as it may be to pitch these possessions, they’re really just taking up space if you don’t take them out. Instead, keep a small memento—your first golf ball, say—and drop the rest in the donation pile.

Leftovers from Home Repair Projects

Garages, attics, and basements are notorious hoarding grounds for the things we think we’ll need one day. There’s the half-empty can of paint you kept for wall paint touchups, or the extra boards left from a home improvement project that you finished so long ago you can’t even remember what you used it for. Stuff like this makes an obvious candidate for the purge—especially if storage space is at a premium in your new abode.

Anything That Doesn’t Fit in Your New Space

This is an obvious one, but it deserves a mention anyway. Your downsized home or apartment may not need a palatial sleigh bed or a full loveseat and sofa. You’ll want to consider how everything fits in the new space: rugs, window treatments, wall decorations—you may have to give up many items. But if you have fewer bedrooms in your new spot, moving to a smaller spot offers an opportunity to mix up your design and reorganize your rooms to fit your new, leaner decorating scheme. Change is always hard, but it opens up new avenues and opportunities—as long as you can learn to let go of some of the old stuff!

JOHNS ISLAND, SC – Those who love the outdoor Lowcountry lifestyle will find themselves at home in Johns Island’s newest riverfront community, Stonoview: developed and built by Lennar. Homes starting in the mid $300s.

Nestled along the banks of the Stono River, just seven miles from downtown Charleston, Stonoview embodies everything that makes the Lowcountry such a sought-after place to call home. In this community, natural beauty abounds. Homes are built around and in-between centuries old, moss-draped grand oak trees, while sabal palms grow naturally in the community’s common areas.

Stonoview connects you to the river, beautiful landscapes, and everything there is to love about the Lowcountry.  Homeowners are enjoying a 40’ by 40’ deep-water dock and covered gazebo. Three floating docks, just off the main dock, accommodate as many as 17 boats at once. The main dock includes ladders for swimmers and kayakers, a fresh water shower to rinse off after a day on the water, and kayak and paddleboard storage. A separate crabbing dock is great for adventurous kids and grownups alike.

Other planned amenities include a community pool and pavilion with expansive river views, riverfront park with oyster roasting station and grand firepit, tennis courts, walking/biking trails, pocket parks, and several picnic areas, including a waterfront park located just off the dock – and it’s all golf cart friendly.

Lennar is thrilled to offer boaters, kayakers, paddleboarders, and water lovers the chance to pursue their passions in their own community – just steps away from home. Just ask boater and Lennar’s Director of Sales, Guy Ackerman. “I love that we’re breaking ‘standard community norms’ and can give outdoor enthusiasts instant access to all they love to do easily and affordably.”

Homeowners at Stonoview are living the Charleston dream right now – and they’ve got the amenities, riverfront location, big homesites, and affordable pricing to prove it – with homes starting in the mid $300s.

This collection of one and two-story homes range in size from 1,700 to 3,500 square feet and come equipped for easy living and entertaining with features other builders usually charge extra. Enjoy two and three car garages, HardiePlank® cement siding, kitchens with granite and quartz countertops, craftsman shaker cabinets, and subway tile backsplash; tiled, oversized showers in the master bath, wide plank flooring, stained oak wood stair treads, 10-foot ceilings, eight-foot solid core craftsman style doors and trim that includes shiplap – all at no additional cost.

Stonoview is conveniently located just minutes from downtown Charleston, James Island, and West Ashley, grocery stores, boutique shopping at Freshfield’s Village, great restaurants like Wild Olive and Fat Hen, and Low Tide Brewery.

Response to the recently completed model home has been overwhelming. Spend a few minutes with a Lennar New Home Consultant and you’ll see how easy it is to call Stonoview home. Visit Lennar’s Welcome Center at 2623 Battle Trail Drive on Johns Island from Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm, and Sunday from noon to 6 pm.

Tour the brand new model home: Grand Opening is this weekend! To book your appointment or for more information, please call (843) 514-8295 or visit stonoviewvip.com.

As one of the largest homebuilders in the U.S., Lennar makes home buying at Stonoview easy. Their Everything’s Included® program means just that: you’ll get all the most sought-after extras included in the price of your home. Lennar, who began building in the Lowcountry in 2001, has built homes for more than 6,000 happy homeowners, and is already one of the area’s largest builders.

Irvine, Calif. – April 2017 – Lennar and Toll Brothers are excited to announce that their highly anticipated Altair Irvine community will offer a feature not typically found in most Irvine communities – a guard-gated entrance.

This one-of-a-kind master planned community is becoming increasingly popular because of the unique and high-end lifestyle it will provide to its buyers. Not only will it boast a variety of upscale resident-only amenities, but will also add to the prestige with a 24-hour guard-gated entrance to ensure the ultimate private setting.

“We listened to what potential buyers in the area were looking for,” stated Jeremy Parness, Division President for Lennar California Coastal. “An exclusive community with extraordinary amenities within a private setting. Altair Irvine will truly take luxury and sophistication to a new level.”

Behind the gates will sit stunning scenery surrounded by rolling hills and panoramic views. The community will boast lush community parks, recreational facilities, sparkling pools and spas, nearby trails, distinctive architecture and more. Residents will also gain access to the highly-ranked and award-winning Irvine Unified School District. With the Portola High School and Beacon Park School recently opening in 2016, these brand new schools offer some the most innovated and technologically savvy instruction in the area.

With plans to open this Fall, a total of ten neighborhoods will be built by Lennar and Toll Brothers. All homes will boast high-end luxury details, outdoor living spaces, beautiful appointments and more.

Lennar’s six neighborhoods will offer a wide variety of single-family home designs in various sizes. Each impeccable home comes with the highest level of luxury upgrades Lennar has ever offered through their signature Everything’s Included® package – all at no additional cost. These new homes will be complete with energy-efficient features, including solar electric packages, the latest in home technology and many of today’s most popular add-ons, all included as standard. The neighborhoods will tout their own series of stylish floor plans and homes that will range in size from approximately 2,542 to 6,625 square feet, which includes Lennar’s The Home Within a Home®, designed specifically for multigenerational living.

Toll Brothers, America’s Luxury Home Builder®, will build four neighborhoods, each of which will offer a variety of single-family home designs, including both modern and traditional exteriors with hundreds of interior options for buyers to personalize their dream home. With a wide variety of floor plans for homeshoppers to choose from, homes will range in size from approximately 4,300 to 5,400 square feet.

“These luxury homes are going to wow homeshoppers, from their expansive floor plans to the ideal location,” said Seth Ring, Toll Brothers Group President. “We are thrilled to offer Altair residents the benefit of guard-gated privacy, an amenity not found often in the area.”

A priority sales list is now forming and interested buyers are encouraged to sign up to stay informed as pricing, sales, event information and updates become released. To get on the “A” list, visit www.altairirvine.com.

Founded in 1954, Lennar began building their well-known reputation for high standards, quality construction and uncompromising value. With hundreds of communities nationwide and homes designed for first-time, move-up and luxury homebuyers, Lennar has grown to become one of the nation’s leading and most respected homebuilders and proudly remains steadfast in their commitment toward quality, integrity and excellent customer care. Lennar has a longstanding history of building exceptional homes in only the most well planned and desirable locations throughout the country.

Toll Brothers, an award-winning Fortune 600 company founded in 1967, embraces an unwavering commitment to quality and customer service. Toll Brothers is currently building in 20 states nationwide and is a publicly owned company whose stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: TOL). For three years in a row, Toll Brothers has been ranked the #1 Home Builder Worldwide on the FORTUNE Magazine “World’s Most Admired Companies®” list.* From FORTUNE Magazine, March 1, 2017 ©2017 Time Inc. FORTUNE and The World’s Most Admired Companies are registered trademarks of Time Inc. and are used under license. FORTUNE and Time Inc. are not affiliated with, and do not endorse products or services of, Toll Brothers, Inc.

Visalia, Calif. – April 2017 – Lennar is thrilled to announce they will be opening three new model homes at their Vistas community on Saturday, May 6th. All three models are from Lennar’s well-liked Chateau Series and include the redesigned Camelot, which is one of Lennar’s  The Home Within A Home® floorplans. This will be the first time the redesigned Camelot is modeled in Visalia.

“We’re so excited to unveil these gorgeous model homes to the public,” said Susan Wilke, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Lennar Central Valley. “The Home Within A Home® is such a remarkable home design, it’s fantastic we’ll get to show people what this home is like firsthand.”

The Camelot floorplan, like all The Home Within A Home® floorplans, was designed specifically for multigenerational families and offers dual living solutions by including an attached private suite. The Home Within a Home® suite comes with its own separate entrance, living room, bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette, along with a lockable interior door that connects the two residences if needed. It allows for as much direct access to, or privacy from the main home as desired. This two-story home provides four bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms and a three-bay garage.

In total, Lennar offers five distinctive floorplans at Vistas. Home sizes range approximately from 1,766 to 3,167 square feet, three to five bedrooms and two to four bathrooms.

Lennar is proud to offer their newly updated Everything’s Included® package in every new home at Vistas. Designed to simplify the new home buying process while adding both value and style, the Everything’s Included® program puts todays popular features and upgrades into every new Lennar home as standard. At Vistas, homeowners will enjoy granite countertops, stainless steel GE® appliances, programmable thermostats, beautiful cabinetry, water smart fixtures, energy-efficient items and so much more.

Come visit this community on May 6th to tour the brand new models! The Welcome Home Center is located at 2424 N. Shady Street in Visalia. Visit Lennar Vistas Chateau Series  online for more information and directions.

With hundreds of communities nationwide and homes designed for first-time, move-up and luxury homebuyers, Lennar has grown to become one of the nation’s leading and most respected homebuilders. Lennar has a longstanding history of building homes of enduring quality in only the most well planned and desirable locations throughout the country.