Chattanooga Public Market, Inc. is the region’s largest producer-only marketplace. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity, we were established to provide healthy, fresh produce, sustainable horticultural products, as well as locally-produced arts and craft wares, to residents of Hamilton County and surrounding areas. 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 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. Frommer’s has named us as one of the Top Ten Best Public Markets in America, and Fox News selected our Chattanooga Oktoberfest® as one of the Best Family-Friendly Oktoberfests in the U.S.
In addition, we have recently launched and operate Chattanooga WorkSpace – a facility which offers creative professionals private studios and collaboration space at the most affordable rates possible. A second Cleveland WorkSpace facility was opened in 2016.
We are governed by a Board of Directors, professionally managed by a staff of eight full-time employees and a seasonal support team of nearly three-dozen. We do not receive any local government funding, but primarily rely on the fees from our vendors, members and sponsors to fulfill our mission.
We are grateful to be supported by the following organizations: First Tennessee Foundation, EPB Fiber Optics, Mountain View Auto Group, Erlanger Health System, Tennessee Aquarium, Springer Mountain Farms and Chattanooga Coca-Cola Bottling.