Get ready for local, fresh vegetables this winter, courtesy of Pepper Place

There’s nothing like a farmer’s market to connect with local growers and artisans, so when news broke that Pepper Place is opening for the winter, Birmingham rejoiced!

Graphic courtesy of Pepper Place

The Saturday market at Pepper Place has been a huge hit for Birmingham, bringing fresh fruits, vegetables, handcrafted items, art and prepared goodies when the weather is warm. There’s also the live performances from local musicians and the chance to mingle with the natives that make Pepper Place such a fun place to interact with others while shopping.

Pepper Place Market offers lots of local goods and fresh veggies, like Betty Joe’s Gourmet Slaw and artisan bread. Photo by JH Daniel

Starting on January 28, so you’ll have that same access to locally grown and harvested vegetables, Birmingham!

The Winter Market will be held inside, though, so don’t worry about the weather affecting your shopping experience. It will be located at Pepper Place Pop-Up, 2825 2nd Avenue South in downtown Birmingham and will be held every Saturday, from  8 a.m. to noon, starting January 28 and going through April 1st.

The market will be a bit smaller than what is held indoors in the summer, with “a focus on Alabama winter veggies, cheese, eggs & meat,” according to a post on the Pepper Place Facebook page . “We will expand outside to our big summer market on April 8!”

About a dozen Alabama vendors will be on hand selling produce, herbs, flowers, eggs, cheese, bread, proteins, honey, salsa, nuts, along with offerings from Hero Doughnuts and Domestique Coffee. Double Up Alabama, formerly known as Fresh Food Initiative, will be also available for SNAP/EBT recipients.