ATHENS, Ala. – Are you a farmer, an artist, or prepared food vendor? If so, you are encouraged to apply to be a part of the 2019 Athens Saturday Market season.

The 2019 season will take place from 8:00 a.m. until noon each Saturday from June 1 through August 24 at the Farmers Market Pavilion located at 409 W. Green Street in Athens.

There will be entertainment as well as contests, demonstrations and giveaways each Saturday at the market.

Athens Main Street Executive Director Tere Richardson encourages everyone to get their applications turned in.

“Join the Athens Saturday Market family of certified growers, quality artisans and vendors of excellent prepared foods as we plan an exciting market season!  We have exciting theme days planned as well as increased promotions.  Send in that application today,” Richardson stated.

Kat Greene, Athens Saturday Market Manager, shares her excitement for the 2019 market season.

“The Saturday Market Committee has already begun meeting to plan for this year and we are so excited to bring back some of the best aspects of past seasons, as well as implement new ideas. We strive to create a welcoming atmosphere of fun and fellowship for our community each Saturday morning. We are searching for vendors to join us and attribute to the success of the 2019 market season,” said Greene.

Plan to come out and “Shake the Hand That Feeds You!”

The application and agreement form are now online and can be found here.

The Athens Saturday Market is a state certified Farmers Market. Its mission is to support local agriculture and increase economic opportunities for farmers, small businesses, and artisans; to educate and provide access to healthy local foods; and to build a vibrant gathering place for Athens and Limestone County residents and visitors.