The Market at Pepper Place opens its 19th season this Saturday

The Market at Pepper Place. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

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. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

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.

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The Market at Pepper Place, photo by Pat Byington
Location

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.

The Market at Pepper Place. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.
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.

The Market at Pepper Place

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!

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.