Buy local! Hueytown Harvest and the Bessemer Farmers Markets provide fresh farm vegetables and more.

Hueytown Harvest
Hueytown Harvest
Peaches, squash and more. Photo via Hueytown Harvest

Want to try a farmers market, Western Jefferson County? Check out the Hueytown Harvest Farmers Market this Saturday morning (August 4) and Bessemer Farmers Markets during the week.

Hueytown Harvest

Founded in 2017, the Hueytown Harvest attracted almost 700 shoppers on its June 2 opening day this year. The Harvest has been so successful within the community that it will triple the number of markets in 2018 from 4 to 12.

Held on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturdays between June and October from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., rain or shine, the Hueytown Harvest is located in Stadium Park at 2066 High School Road, Hueytown, Alabama, 35023.

In addition to farm-fresh produce, Hueytown Harvest also features other local vendors selling a variety of goods and crafts in this direct-to-consumer setting.

Want to learn more about the Hueytown Harvest? Follow them on Facebook where you get the latest updates.

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

The Bessemer Farmers Market is your weekday fresh vegetable option.

Every Monday thru October from 11 a.m. till 2 p.m., the market will be open at Medical West near the cafeteria.

Every Thursday thru October, the market will be at Alex Bradford Park in downtown Bessemer (#2 19th Street North) from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The Bessemer Farmers Markets is certified by the State Farmers Market Authority, meaning you can be assured that the produce you buy is grown by the person selling it to you and that it is as fresh as possible.

Both markets accept Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) coupons as well as SNAP/EBT payments. Those who pay with SNAP/EBT will also get Double Bucks, meaning they get twice as much fresh produce for what they pay.

Bessemer Farmers Market is part of the nonprofit, Bessemer Local Food Education Network. Stay up to date with the Bessemer Farmers Markets on their Facebook page.

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.