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Random Shots: A year-round Pepper Place Market?


Photo: André Natta/bhamterminal.com.

Still waiting to get some additional information about this space, but it is currently being worked on in Birmingham’s Pepper Place. It appears that it will be another option for those seeking fresh produce in Birmingham (in addition to Jones Valley Urban Farm and the Jefferson County Farmers Market on Finley Avenue and a few others recently profiled in this Birmingham Weekly post). The sign says that the Farmers Market Cooperative will be “coming soon” though.

Pepper Place Market’s 10th year starts Saturday

Franklin Biggs Fans of the Pepper Place Saturday Market already know that their wait is almost over. In less than two days the parking lot for the former Dr. Pepper building in Pepper Place on Birmingham’s Southside will be transformed on Saturday mornings from 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. into an organic farmers market. This year, the farmers market will run for 22 consecutive Saturdays, going through October 10 rain or shine. It will also be celebrating its tenth anniversary. As usual, 2nd Avenue South between 28th and 29th Streets will be blocked off.

This week’s 9 a.m. cooking demonstration will be conducted by Daniel George‘s Chef Daniel Briggs. Maybe he’ll have as much fun as Franklin Biggs did a couple of years ago

Photo: Baby Blue Salad in a pickup truck. acnatta/bhamterminal.com.

More places to find it fresh

Back in May Christina gave us a few options for finding fresh produce in the Magic City. Well, you can add at least three more options to that list. The Park Place Farmer’s Market started up its third season last Wednesday in Linn Park; they’ll keep on going until August 27 from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Jones Valley Urban Farm logoThe folks over at Jones Valley Urban Farm invite you over to the Gardens of Park Place to pick up produce between 4 – 6 p.m. at their after-work farm stand. It’s available Monday – Thursday through August and Tuesdays only from September to April.

Those living on the city’s East side can head over to the South East Lake Farmers Market at 78th Street and 2nd Avenue South every Saturday through October 25 for fresh produce.

Let us know if there are any others that we’re missing…

Find it fresh on Finley

We here at The Terminal have our alarm clocks set for early this Saturday. We know it’s best to get to Pepper Place when the market opens at 7 a.m. to get the pick of the crops. And we’ll stick around for the music and cooking demonstration. The coffee’s hot and we always run into people we know. But what about the other six days of the week? Say you get a craving for fresh produce on Thursday?

Jeffco Farmers Market sign

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Pepper Place Farmers Market, Pepper Place

The Pepper Place Saturday Market is in its ninth year providing residents with a place to get fresh produce while exploring one of the city’s coolest districts. The market will begin promptly at 7 a.m. and close at noon in the Pepper Place parking lot. As always, in addition to fresh produce, hand carved wooden fruit trays, wind chimes, hand blown glass, hot sauces, pottery, homemade fudge, peanut brittle and ice cream. Shoppers can also enjoy music from two stages and a weekly cooking demonstration. A chance to meet up with friends and see what Alabama has to offer in terms of produce.

Cost: Supporting area farmers and good food.