The Chattanooga Market is the region’s largest producer-only marketplace. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity (Public Markets, Inc.), we were established to provide healthy, fresh produce, artisan foods, as well as locally-produced arts and craft wares to Chattanoogans and community visitors. We offer entrepreneurs who are hand-making, growing or otherwise creating their own goods a low-cost environment to start, grow and expand their business. Through our weekly public markets, we encourage commerce, entertainment and trade in downtown Chattanooga and the surrounding region, and have become an icon for the city in terms of cultural diversity, tourism and economic impact.
At our Public Markets, we host a multitude of local charities throughout the season including, but not limited to, Erlanger Foundation, Collegedale Tomorrow Foundation, Chambliss Children’s Home and Chattanooga Food Bank. In many cases we provide the platform for their annual fundraising efforts, which have become signature community events, held at Chattanooga Market. In 2015, our total charitable impact was over $200,000.
We are grateful to be supported by the following organizations: EPB Fiber Optics, Mountain View Auto Group, Erlanger Health System, Springer Mountain Farms, Collegedale Tomorrow Foundation and the Tennessee Aquarium.