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.
When you shop at the Main St Farmers Market you are sure that each and every vendor has been inspected by the markets’ Board of Directors.
This stands as proof that only high quality, sustainably grown and prepared goods are availed at the market.
In order to be considered for vendor membership to the market, farms must be located within a 100-mile radius of downtown Chattanooga.
Moreover, the vendor 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 within the geographical area.
Examples include maple syrup from South Carolina, as well as wheat berries and flour from South Georgia.
Inspiring healthy, environmentally responsible lifestyles by fostering relationships within the local food community is the mission of the market.
The main street market envisions a vibrant and prosperous Chattanooga through its connection to the food and the people who produce it.