All About Us!
Hours and Location
The North Atherton Farmers Market (NAFM) is held on Saturdays from 10am-2pm from May 19, 2018 to November 10. 2018 at the Home Depot Parking lot off North Atherton Street in State College, PA. The address for Home Depot is 2615 Greentech Drive, State College, PA 16803.
The NAFM is a producers-only market which requires that vendors sell only what they produce, grow or make. In addition to the many small farmers that vend their products at the market, the NAFM is also proud to feature local bakeries, specialty food vendors, producers of farm-based products and more! As the market grows in vendor membership and customer base, we expect to expand to be as much of a one stop shopping for local food items as a market can offer.
The Market Bell
The market opens and closes with the ringing of Market Bell. This is a signal that vendors can begin to make sales and to start to pack to head home. Beginning sales at the same time reduces customer confusion and provides all customers the same shopping hours to insure the best product availability whenever you shop.
A Bit of History
For many years, some of the veteran market vendors in the Centre region were on a continual hunt for space on the North side of town to hold a farmers market. In 2010, with support from Patton Township (with special thanks to Ken Soder and Doug Erickson) and Home Depot the hunt finally ended. Home Depot stepped up to offer space in their parking lot for a market to be held. Shortly thereafter, interested vendors were convened and the North Atherton Farmers Market (NAFM) was established. Since the initial meetings, many vendors have joined and many still express interest in the market. With growing neighborhoods and families on the North side of town, with ample parking and with an ideal location at Home Depot with banks, restaurants and other shopping sites nearby, the Home Depot parking lot became the new home of the NAFM.