Region: East - McMinn County
Method of Sale: Farmers Market
The Athens Farmers Market is open in season (late May through late October) Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. EDT. Located at the intersection of South Jackson & Hwy 30, the Athens Farmers Market is easily accessible from Interstate 75, via Exits 49 & 52, from State Route 30, from State Route 411, & from State Route 11. Wayfaring signs are located on State Route 30 from Exit 49 on Interstate 75 & from the city limits on State Route 30 coming from State Route 411 from Englewood & Etowah.
All farmers market sellers must register with and be inspected by the Athens Parks and Recreation Department, located at 815 N. Jackson Street, Athens, TN 37303, or by phone, 423-744-2704. The market is free to produce sellers and $2 a day to craft vendors.
The Athens Farmers Market is located in downtown Athens, TN and was built and opened in 2011 as phase one of a downtown development project. Additional phases of the development include a second pavilion, permanent restrooms, an amphitheater and exercise walkways. Market Park is adjacent to Veterans Park which includes a one half mile walking trail, a brick walk featuring 4,000 names in honor and in memory of veterans, monuments to all branches of service and a 600 pound granite globe that floats on water.