The event included a ribbon cutting and live entertainment by a local bluegrass band.
The venue officially opened on Thursday.
Bradley County Commission chairman Louie Alford said he was pleased with the turn out for Saturday.
“(It was) much, much larger than anticipated,” Alford said.
Six or seven vendors were selling strawberries, onions, radishes and baked goods during the grand opening, according to Farmer’s Market committee chairman Robert Rominger.
Local harvest has not fully started; therefore, leaving a small selection available for the opening.
Rominger said a popular item Saturday was apple cobbler with ice cream.
Rominger said vendors were selling out Saturday, but as the local harvest progresses he expects to see more people selling a wider selection. Some future vendors picked up applications at the grand opening.
“I think its something Bradley County can be proud of,” Alford said.
The market will be open Monday through Saturday from sunrise to sunset.
In order to participate in the market, produce vendors have to sign a contract and file an application.
Applications are available at the Bradley County Courthouse, Bradley County Parks and Recreation Office and at www.bradleyco.net. There is a $25 fee to sell goods.
Application are approved by the farmer’s market committee and the Commission.
Bradley County Farmers Market North is located in front of the recycling center on Urbane Road.
Produce, plants, flowers, eggs, dairy and USDA inspected locally raised meats are permitted at the farmers market. Homemade baked goods and home-canned items must be from a licensed domestic or commercial kitchen.