Check out these 2 weekly farmers markets at Green Street Pavilion in Athens

Athens Main Street will now manage two weekly markets for patrons at the Green Street Farmers Market Pavilion. (Athens Main Street)

This summer, you’ll be able to check out two farmers markets each week in Athens after the Limestone County Commission agreed to allow Athens Main Street to manage both weekly markets at the Green Street Farmers Market Pavilion in downtown Athens.

About the two markets

The Athens Farmers Markets will take place Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Where: Green Street Farmers Market Pavilion, 409 W. Green Street, Athens, Ala., 35611

When: Tuesdays, May 3-Sept. 27, 7AM-12PM; Saturdays, June 4-Aug. 27, 7AM -12PM

All produce, prepared foods and crafts are locally produced and sold by the makers or their employees. 

Both markets are Alabama Certified Farmers Markets

The popularity of the Athens Farmers Market has it growing exponentially over the last few years — even among the community’s four-legged residents. (Athens Main Street)

Both Tuesday and Saturday markets will be Alabama Certified Farmers Markets, which means that all produce, prepared foods and crafts must be locally produced and sold by the makers or their employees. A key partner in the Farmers Market team is Market Manager Kat Greene, who has managed the growing market for years and has brought it to a record number of vendors and patrons.  

“Farmers throughout Limestone County feed people across the southeast. Now, residents have the opportunity to support local growers every Tuesday and Saturday.” 

Market Manager Kat Greene

“Kat and the market committee have done a fantastic job scheduling, recruiting, and managing the daily operations of our Saturday Market,” Athens Main Street executive director Tere Richardson said. “The committee is excited to take over the weekly market and grow it.”

A valuable part of the Limestone County community

The Limestone County Commission applauded the work of Kat Greene and her organization for helping grow the weekly farmers markets. (Athens Main Street)

The popularity of the markets in Athens, not just within the Athens community but throughout the county, prompted the Limestone County Commission to give kudos to Greene and her group for what they have brought to the county.

“The Athens Main Street organization is such a valuable asset to our community. I am excited to see the growth that their plans will bring to the weekly Farmers Markets.” 

Limestone County Commission Chairman Collin Daly

Farmers interested in becoming a vendor or who would like more information about the Athens Farmers Market can get more information on the Athens Main Street website or its Facebook page.   

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