ATHENS, Ala. – It’s summertime, and what is more exciting than the prospect of fresh local produce provided by your nearby farmers’ market.  Beginning June 1, come on down to Athens Saturday Market at 409 Green St. every Saturday 8 a.m. – noon through August 24.  

The Athens Saturday Market is an Alabama Certified Farmer’s Market. This means that all produce is locally, organically and naturally grown in North Alabama or the Tennessee Valley.  Prepared foods sold at the market are also locally made, as are the handcrafted goods offered by our local artisans.

Our market is not only a great place to purchase local produce and goods, but it is a place to enjoy the day with family and friends. This year, to celebrate our Opening Day our sponsor, West End Outdoors will be giving away some sweet southern classics: RC Cola and Moon Pies!

This season, all sorts of wonderful things will be offered at the market! Things like fresh produce, coffee, crafts and breakfast foods will be sold and who better to buy them from than your own community members? 

There’s no better way to strengthen your local community than to shop and eat locally! By visiting theAthens Saturday Market, you support our local farmers as well as businesses and community members.  Also, you support yourself by providing healthy and fresh food for you and your family.

A gathering place will be new to the market this year. With rocking chairs and benches painted by local artists, this is the perfect spot to relax on a Saturday morning! On opening day, you can listen to music from Matt Prater and Jacob Greene have coffee and enjoy a morning biscuit.

Some of our favorite vendors are returning along with some new faces. Come to the Athens Saturday Market to buy and eat local this summer.