The Athens Farmers Market is a not-for-profit corporation, and is operated in accordance with state, county and local laws, for the benefit of farmers and consumers alike. Our mission is to foster a dynamic economic and educational connection between community members, farmers, and artisans by providing a marketplace for food grown locally using sustainable farming methods and for locally produced hand crafted goods and prepared foods.

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.

Board of Directors

Jay Payne // President and Treasurer
Carter Dodd // Board Member
Angel Cooper // Board Member
Broderick Flanigan // Board Member
Garry Shaw // Board Member
Angela Ielasi // Board Member
Geoff Lewis // Board Member
Jacqui Coburn // Board Member
Steve O'Shea // Board Member
Amanda Tedrow // Ex Officio Board Member


Jan Kozak // Market Manager

Susan Staley // Music Coordinator

Kaela Horne // Outreach Intern

Samantha Eberhard // Outreach Intern

Madeleine Spitzler // Outreach Intern