About Us

Our Mission

About the Market

Floyd Farmers Market opened its doors 14 years ago underneath the Community Market Pavilion in the heart of Floyd. The market was established and built by SustainFloyd, a local environmental nonprofit organization that continues to manage and support the market. We are so grateful for the support of our wonderful community through donations and sponsorship.

Floyd Farmers Market is part of a resilient and local food system designed to help local farmers and artisans grow their businesses and provide their customers with a wide variety of fresh, seasonal, and healthy local goods. Being a vendor at the Floyd Farmers Market is reserved for those whose farms, kitchens, studios, or products come from within a 50-mile radius of the market pavilion. Our vendors have gained a collective voice in the decision-making of the market and how the market operates as five vendors serve on the Floyd Farmers Market Steering Committee.

Every Saturday morning throughout the year and on Thursday afternoons from May to November, we gather at the market pavilion to meet, catch up, and purchase the nourishing offerings of our local farmers and artisans. During the main season, our Thursday market runs from 2:00 pm until 6:00 pm, which allows more vendors to join us, expands the range of products available, and gives an alternative day available to shop. Our market also provides nutrient-dense food to all members of our community through our SNAP matching program, which is carried out in partnership with LEAP.

We’re excited to announce that the market season opener is set for Saturday, May 4th, 2024. We invite you to join this warm and friendly gathering of vendors and customers and support the local food economy and resiliency.

See you at the market! 

Our History

History of the Farmers & Artisans Markets

Every community needs a place where its people can gather to share, learn and celebrate. Opened in May 2010, the Floyd Community Market is a 3,000 square-foot timber frame multi-use pavilion located in the center of town.

Our community market has become a vibrant meeting place with a weekly farmers market operated by SustainFloyd every Saturday from mid May to late November and a seasonal artisan market on Friday evenings operated by The Floyd Center for the Arts.

The markets connect consumers to locally grown produce and hand crafts. The pavilion also provides a stage for local music and community events, additional public parking for downtown Floyd during the week, and has hosted several festivals.

The Community Market has advanced two of our primary objectives: to help develop a local food system and to encourage the creative economy and local entrepreneurship. An excellent example of community collaboration, more than 40 people and many local companies provided assistance during construction. Designed by Streamline Timberworks, the logs were harvested by Draftwood Forest Products, a local horse logging company, and cut by Turman Lumber Co. Crenshaw Lighting provided the lighting and Professional Builders coordinated the construction.

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A Guide to Floyd Food

The Floyd Food Guide project began in 2017. It arose from conversations at the Floyd Growers Roundtable, a project of SustainFloyd and the Floyd County Economic Development Authority. The guide is a comprehensive directory of resources related to food production and consumption centered in Floyd County, and includes information about many of our market vendors. The guide is available online or in print at the Community Market in downtown Floyd and other locations around the county.

The Floyd Farmers Market Team

The Floyd Farmers Market Committee is a rotating collection of SustainFloyd members, market team members, and local producers who help craft the vision of the market and choose a variety of producers to sell at market each year.

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Melissa Branks

This is Melissa’s 4th season as Market Manager, and she works hard to coordinate with vendors and meet the needs of our customers throughout the season.

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Nancy Manley

In addition to being a reliable volunteer and overseeing the SNAP/EBT transactions that take place at market, Nancy is a member of the Floyd Farmers Market Committee.

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Jessica Branks

A new addition to the Floyd Farmers Market team, Jessica assists with social media and is working to create an online platform to expand food access for our community and sales options for our vendors.

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