This week is the USDA National Farmers Market week. And it's all about celebrating the amazing work that our local food producers do to bring us local food each week at our farmers markets. Come out to one of our three markets (Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday) this week to celebrate.
Farmers Markets are important to our local food economy because they help us to understand where our food comes from and what is in season too. They are a major part of regional food systems and are so much more than just a place to get your groceries. The AFM embraces the community spirit of Athens and Saturdays would be so dull without it. The Athens Farmers Market works tirelessly to support our many consumers, of which we are so greatful for. So this Saturday, the last day of National Farmers Market Week, head out to show some extra appreciation for all of our hard working vendors. They'll be out there from 9am – 12pm.
Read more here:
2015 National Farmers Market Week Proclamation