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Saturdays at the Market at Pepper Place from 7 a.m. to noon are the perfect time to shop local for everyone on your holiday list. Plus, on December 1, you can meet Food Network star Martie Duncan and be among the first to get your hands on her new cookbook, “Alabama Cravings.”
The Gift Guide
This gift guide is only a sampling of the amazing selection of local farmers, makers and food vendors you’ll find at the Market at Pepper Place. But you best not dillydally. There are only three weekends of the Market left in 2018. Check out the full vendor lists for November 24, December 1 and December 8.
Tip: if you’ve got guests in town for the long Thanksgiving weekend, the Market is the place to show off Birmingham’s best. And you can get some early holiday shopping done to boot.
1. Foodie Treats
The Market at Pepper Place offers the mother lode of gifts for foodies. Citrus is a traditional stocking stuffer, and you can’t beat fresh Alabama satsumas, kumquats and Meyer lemons from Chickamauga Farm of Mobile.
Or, taste-test your way around the Market to select locally made jams and jellies, pickled veggies, cheeses, sauces and salsas, honey, sausages, handmade pastas and sweets!
Editor’s pick: The hot gift for home chefs this year is a signed copy of “Alabama Cravings” by Alabama local and Food Network star Martie Duncan.
Duncan has filled the pages with fabulous recipes from your fave eateries across the state, along with gorgeous photography and stories. The book helps celebrate the state’s 200th anniversary next year, and one of the first places you can buy it is the Market at Pepper Place on December 1.
2. Spa Goodies
A spa day is just that—a day. But locally made candles, soaps, scrubs and tinctures offered by Market at Pepper Place vendors will keep that spa-day glow going much longer.
- Soap and Skincare: Southern Natural Soaps, Cottage Industry Soap Co., Infinite Soaps, Swann Soap Co.
- Candles: Crave Candles Co., ECam and Co.
- Natural Remedies: Walden Farmacy, Deep Roots Apotheké
3. Art Lovers
From simple hand-carved utensils by Steven Cordero, aka “The Spoon Man,” to beautiful abstract paintings by Sarah Mason, the Market at Pepper Place abounds with gifts created by Alabama makers.
Editor’s pick: Bluefire Stoneware. These pieces are sure to become family heirlooms.
Ear baubles, bracelets and necklaces of all lengths—for one-of-a-kind jewelry gifts, Market vendors have you covered.
5. Man’s Best Friend
Our gift guide wouldn’t be complete without a little something for Fido. Load up on healthful, natural dog treats from the Market. Vendors include Fetch, Blind Dog Biscuit Co., Gaines Family Farmstead and CahaBones.
6. Farmers Market Tokens
Can’t decide? Go for Farmers Market Tokens. They’re the Market at Pepper Place’s version of gift cards. Each token represents $1 and may be used with any vendor at the Market.
Happy holiday shopping, Birmingham!