To promote and support local farmers and artisans and to build a more sustainable community.
The Emmett Farmers Market (EFM) is a community market, supported by the mayor’s office, the city, and community members. The EFM is managed by a Board of Directors who set policies for the market in accordance with the market’s mission statement and goals. Direct sales provide about 70% more revenue for the farmer as compared to wholesaling in commodity markets. This additional source of income can make the difference between keeping the farm going and subdividing the land for housing developments.
To provide alternate marketing opportunities for the local family growers and producers of farm related products.to sell what they produce.
To promote locally grown, raised, produced, or gathered farm products and to provide consumers and local farmers an opportunity to interact directly with one another.
To add to the variety, quality, and freshness of produce available in the county, a wide range of fresh local produce including specialized items, organic and natural options.
To provide opportunities for local farms, food producers, and artisans to test and refine their products and marketing skills
To enhance the quality of life in the local area by providing a community activity which fosters social gathering, interaction, and aids in the revitalization of the downtown district.
The EFM is active in preserving local farms and providing guidance to the next generation that farming is not only a great lifestyle but a viable way to make a living. The Emmett Farmers Market provides a connection between the farmer and the consumer and creates a partnership that assures a more sustainable future for all concerned.