News & Events

Pressure canning gauge test July 12, 2014 10 am – 12 noon

Join Cindy Shuster from OSU on July 12th from 10 am until  12 noon

at the Athens Farmers Market.

She will be testing your pressure gauge to make sure you are all set to begin canning safely in 2014.Cindy will be located at the Master Gardeners Table at the market.


For more info contact Cindy at  or call 740-743-1602

Thursday Night Market!

Our membership has voted to add a Thursday evening market. This market will start the 2nd or 3rd Thursday in June 2014. Same location as our Wednesday and Saturday Markets. The additional day of selling will give an opportunity for those vendors that have been on a waiting list.These new vendors will be joined by more seasoned producers and growers, to give the customer, a wonderful shopping experience. Watch our facebook page for updates!

New Hours for our Market!

New hours starting first Saturday in April, 2014.

We will begin selling at 9 am and sell until 12 noon.

Same great location, we are easy to find, just watch for all the smiling folks

at the Market on East State Street.




Is the Market Moving??

There has been quite a bit of talk around town about Athens Farmers Market!

~This is a good thing,we love all the attention~

What we do want you to know, is that we are currently looking for a permanent location for our Market. We have outgrown the current location and are acitivley pursing  leads on a new location. As we have grown, our needs have changed too. Due to our size we need parking for at least 300 vehicles. We  would like plumbing and electric on site as well. The AFM site committiee has been working diligently following up on leads and gathering information on possible locations. .

But, this is going to take time, so please bear with us as we continue to work thru these growing pains.

Currently our landlords are working with us to remain where we are until a site is found and developed.For set up on our market days we will be moving towards the Cinema area of The Market on E. State.The owners of the Cinema have requested that we utlize the back of the Mall for our parking as to not to interfer with their Saturday matinee cusomters.

The winter market begins the first Saturday in December. There is a handy entrance at the back of the Mall . Why not visit the vendors indoors, warm up a bit then venture outside to the famers outside? Sounds like a plan to me!

Thank you so much for supporinting our Market, we appreciate every one of you!

Winter Indoor Market

Our winter indoor market starts the first Saturday in December. Many vendors choose to go indoors while others remain outside throughout the entire year.

There is ample parking in the back of the Mall, with an easy entrance to the mall in the back. Why not walk thru the indoor market this year, even if you are shopping the outside vendors?

Its a chance to warm up before you head outside!

See you at the Market.

Pressure Canner Gauge Testing

Saturday, September 7th 10:00 am – 11:30

at the  OSU Master Gardeners Booth

 Athens Farmers Market East State Street , Athens, Ohio


**Sponsored by OSU Exstension Athens County Master Gardeners**

                     More info call : 740-593-8555

Junior Chef Class Rescheduled

Our last Junior Chef Class has been rescheduled to August 7th from 10 am – 12 noon. Join Chef John Gutekanst, owner of Avalanche Pizza for this fun filled class. See you there!

Our Market is Growing!

We are 41 years strong and we continue to grow, so much so, that we have outgrown our current location.The community of Athens is showing its support for our market by helping us during this time of expansion. We, as market vendors are asking for specific help as we join hand in hand with The Voinivich School at Ohio University to complete a feasibility study.

Here are some things you will see going on:

Traffic counts: There will be traffic/attendance counts of the Market
between  July 23-28 and August 9-15. This will involve (1) automatic counters
at the automobile entrances to the market; (2) volunteers taking customer
counts at specific intervals during the August 10th and August 14th
markets.Traffic data will be collected on both market
days and other days and, if possible, several periods during the market
Customer Feedback: On August 10th and 14th, there will be a booth for
customers to record their buying preferences, reasons and frequency of
attendance and other information.A simple card survey will also be taken and gift certificates offered for selected
Volunteers conducting the study will be identified by market tee shirts
and name tags.


We hope that our market will continue to flourish and provide healthy food for our community.We hope to sustain this growth  by your help, as you shop and support our local farmers and producers, as you share  with us and others, and as you show you care. Thank you so much during this time of transition.

Junior Chef School July 26 at the Market

Classes are designed for children of all ages. This last week will have some advanced techniques but all are welcome.

$20.00 fee covers an on site market trip, hands on instruction,take home apron and recipes created at the class.

Starts at 10am and goes til noon!

Dont miss out last class of the season.

Junior Chef School

Guest Chef July 10th! Plenty of fun for children of all ages!

Junior chefs from beginner to advanced can cultivate their culinary skills and experience a cornucopia of fresh from the market foods. Classes are designed for children of all ages and skill levels. Sign up for one class or take the series. Each class includes a market shopping trip, hands on instruction and a delicious meal created by the Jr. Chefs! Take home a handmade apron and recipes created at chef school. Wednesday June 12th Beginner Level Wednesday July 10th Intermediate Level Course Wednesday July 26th Advanced Level Course $20 per class or $50.00 for all. Some scholarships are available. Please contact this website for an application, or pick one up any Saturday at Athens Farmers Market.