The Athens Farmers Market, LLC, a not-for-profit corporation, is a farmers’ market operated in accordance with state, county and local laws, for the benefit of farmers and consumers alike.
The two fundamental purposes of the Athens Farmers Market are:
- To foster improved business conditions for local farmers, gardeners, food processors, artists and craftspeople.
- To provide the community with a place to buy fresh produce, crafts, objects of art and food direct from producers in a congenial atmosphere.
Beliefs and Values
We believe that sustainable agriculture is increasingly essential to providing healthy, affordable food to the community. Sustainable methods reduce the consumption of fossil fuels, provide foods free from harmful chemicals, produce foods high in nutritional value, and results in economic activity focused on the local economy.
Further objectives of the AFM mission include education about and support of local sustainable agriculture. Sustainable agriculture is a commitment to both growing and distributing food to meet the needs of current and future generations in a manner that is environmentally sound, economically viable, and socially just.
AFM believes that it is important to make economic and educational connections between urban dwellers, sustainable farmers, local artisans, crafts persons and local purveyors of food prepared substantially from locally grown products using sustainable farming methods.
AFM management and its designated agents will implement and enforce all rules and regulations pertaining to the operation of AFM market in a fair and equitable manner.