ATHENS, Ala. – On Tuesday, May 17, 2022, the Athens Farmers Market will be treating market patrons to complementary Strawberry Shortcakes. Thanks to Hometown Market’s sponsorship, patrons can shop for produce, eggs, meats, and baked goods and afterward enjoy locally grown strawberries as one of the South’s favorite desserts. To add to the fun, the Athens Dulcimer Group is performing from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
This is the first market theme day for the Tuesday market. “Long a staple for the Saturday markets, theme days are fun ways to encourage patrons to come to the market and enjoy what’s in season.” Market Manager Kat Greene said. “Our patrons love Tomato Sandwich Day when the fresh tomatoes come in. We thought since strawberries are so popular and in season now, a Strawberry Shortcake Day would encourage folks to come out to shop all the local items at the farmers market.”
In addition to their Saturday Farmers Markets, Athens Main Street began running the Tuesday markets on May 3, 2022. Athens Main Street Executive Director Tere Richardson said, “We are grateful to Hometown Market for sponsoring our first theme day for the Tuesday markets by providing the cakes, whipped cream, and all the fixings.”
Richardson encourages patrons to make plans to meet at the market on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, for a sweet local treat!
The Farmers Market, located at 409 W. Green St. in downtown Athens, is open on Tuesdays now through September 27, 2022, from 7 a.m. to Noon and open on Saturdays from June 4, 2022, through August 27, 2022, from 8 a.m. to Noon.
Farmers interested in becoming a vendor or would like more information about the Athens Farmers Market go to https://athensmainstreet.org/athens-farmers-market/ or https://www.facebook.com/AthensALFarmersMarket.