The Farmers Market Authority (FMA) is a state agency established to assist in the marketing of agricultural products by providing information, leadership, and modern facilities necessary to move agricultural products from the farm to the consumer. This assures the consumer a better quality product at a reasonable price and a fair return to the producer by providing a convenient, dependable place through which producers and buyers may carry on the process of marketing.

The FMA is controlled by a nine-member Board of Directors with one member from each Congressional District, one At-Large, and the Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries.


  • To promote direct marketing avenues for Alabama agricultural products.
  • To advocate for the interest and respond to the needs of farmers markets and direct market farmers.
  • To educate farmers and consumers about the benefits of direct marketing and the importance of supporting local agriculture and their communities.


Don Wambles, Director

Farmers Market Authority
RSA Plaza, Suite 330
770 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, Alabama 36130


Phone: (334) 242-2618
Fax: (334) 242-0536
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Our Logo

Our logo emphasizes the A in Alabama and Authority to create a symbol. The green leaf in the center of the A represents agricultural commodities and starts the circular movement of product around the letterform, subtly implying the @ symbol (relevant to today's commerce), but more so linking the product to the Authority which provides the connection between producers and consumers. Green is chosen as the second color for its freshness and its suitability as a food color.

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