MAIN STREET FARMERS MARKET is a producers-only, farmer-run market. It was founded to provide a viable marketing outlet for local farmers and food producers and to bring locally grown products to Chattanooga area consumers.
OUR STANDARDS When you shop at the Main St Farmers Market you can be sure that each and every vendor has been inspected by our Board of Directors and has proven to be producing high quality, sustainably grown and prepared goods. In order to be considered for vendor membership to the market, farms must be located within a 75 mile radius of downtown Chattanooga, and must practice environmentally friendly farming methods. In the case of prepared food and other items at the market, artisan vendors use local ingredients when available.
Occasionally the Board of Directors will make an exception to the 75 mile rule for a product or item that is not otherwise available in our geographical area. Examples include maple syrup from South Carolina, and wheat berries and flour from South Georgia.
HOURS OF OPERATION Main St Farmers Market is in full operation year round, every Wednesday. April-November, Wednesdays from 4-6 pm December-March, Wednesday from 4-5 pm
MISSION STATEMENT The mission of the MSFM is to inspire healthy, environmentally responsible lifestyles by fostering relationships within the local food community.
VISION STATEMENT We envision a Chattanooga made vibrant and prosperous through our connection to the food we eat and the people who produce it.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS The MSFM Board of Directors is made up of at least 80% farmers, and up to 20% community supporters.