Athens is home to several farmers markets, which bring out the locals AND our visitors. Farmers markets are one of the best ways to participate in the local flavors of Athens. You’ll find plenty of in-season produce and proteins, of course, but you’ll also get to talk to the growers and learn more about local preparations and recipes. Athens farmers markets also are full of the creative energy we’re known for, which you’ll find in locally-crafted soaps, housewares, and other goods. Even better, live music is a part of most farmers markets in Athens, too! Enjoy your morning or afternoon getting to know the people stationed behind each booth, and the other shoppers you’ll meet along the way.
The largest and oldest of the markets, the Athens Farmers Market is stationed downtown at Creature Comforts Brewing Co. every Wednesday afternoon from 4 – 7 PM, in season (April through November.) The season is extended (March through December) for their Saturday morning market at Bishop Park.
The Downtown Culinary Showcase is a pop up market by City Hall on Tuesday afternoons from 4 – 7 PM. The Showcase brings together a variety of local cottage vendors, including farmers, bakers and purveyors of spices and vinegars.
The West Broad Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. from early May through mid-December. This is a community-driven, education-oriented market that supports local economic development and community wellness. The goals of the West Broad Farmers Market are to increase access to healthy food for low-income people, provide education about health and nutrition, and increase economic opportunities for low-income vendors
What's in Season
Athens visitors have a great opportunity to sample seasonal items on menus in restaurants throughout town and to take home local goods from our markets. Here’s what’s in season to look out for during your stay.