The Market at Pepper Place, one of Birmingham’s great traditions opens its 19th season this Saturday, April 14, from 7am to noon.
Founded in 2000, the weekly farmers market is the largest in Alabama, attended by up to 10,000 visitors a weekend during peak months.
The Market at Pepper Place is recognized as one of the most outstanding farmers markets in the country garnering accolades in recent years from Southern Living Magazine, the NY Times and the Wall Street Journal.
For newcomers, the Market is filled with an amazing array of over 100 quality farmers, food producers, artisans and artists from around the state. Located in the Lakeview District of Birmingham, the weekly event is held in two areas: the parking lot on 2nd Avenue South between 28th and 29th Streets, and along 29th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue. Additionally, tents also spill into the Martin Biscuit parking lot on 29th Street next to the patio.
Best-known for its Alabama farmers and wide variety of fresh local produce, visitors can expect to see tents teeming with strawberries, asparagus, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, collards, kale, lettuces, microgreens, mushrooms, radishes, squashes, tomatoes, and more.
A Gathering Place
The Market at Pepper Place is also one of Birmingham’s great “gathering places” to bring friends, walk around, enjoy tea, coffee and morning breakfast treats, check out handcrafted goods, listen to music, see chef/culinary demonstrations, and meet your neighbors.
Rain or shine, The Market at Pepper Place will be open from this Saturday till December. For weekly updates on the live music every week, featured chef and maker demonstrations beginning in May, and other special events, check out http://www.pepperplacemarket.com, @pepperplacemarket on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and subscribe to the newsletter.
Make it part of your weekly routine. You won’t regret it!