Update on 9 Birmingham-area farmers markets + more ways to get fresh food locally

The folks at Owls Hollow Farm have masks and gloves on hand, ready to share their fresh produce. Photo by Karim Shamsi-Basha at The Pepper Place Market

Craving that farm-fresh taste? Here’s a quick update on 9 Birmingham-area farmers markets so you can get your fresh produce fix and show your support for local farmers right now.

1. The Market at Pepper Place

  • When: Every Saturday, 7AM-12PM rain or shine
  • Where: 2829 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Details: Pepper Place recently launched its Hybrid Market with new safety measures. All visitors must wear a face covering, follow one-way foot traffic and maintain a six-foot distance between other shoppers. Get all of the details here. Contactless pickup is still available, and there’s still time to place an order online for Saturday pickup!
  • Contact: Website | Facebook 

2. Alabama Farmers Market

All the goods at Alabama Farmer’s Market. Photo via Alabama Farmer’s Market on Facebook

3. West Homewood Farmers Market

  • When: Every Tuesday in June, July and the first Tuesday in August from 5PM to 8PM
  • Where: 160 Oxmoor Road, West Homewood, AL 35209
  • Details: Face masks are required, they’ve implemented more safety measures. Read the full list here.
  • Contact: Website | Facebook 

4. East Lake Market

  • When: Saturdays from 8AM-12PM
  • Where: 7753 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35206
  • Details: Masks must be worn and safe distance maintained. You can also place an order online by Wednesday at noon for their market box—get those deets here.
  • Contact: 205.836.3201 | Website | Facebook 

5. Bessemer Farmer’s Market

What a spread. Photo via Bessemer Farmer’s Market on Facebook

6. Ross Bridge Farmer’s Market

  • When: Every Friday through July 31st from 4PM-8PM
  • Where: 2101 Grand Avenue, Hoover, AL
  • Details: There will be live music, local food trucks, kids’ activities and more. Don’t forget your mask!
  • Contact: 205.305.9457 | Facebook 

7. Trussville Fresh Farmers Market 

  • When: Tuesday afternoons from 1-5PM and Saturday mornings from 8AM-12PM
  • Where: 90 Parkway Drive, Trussville, AL 35173
  • Details: They are asking all visitors to maintain distance while shopping and respect other visitors. You can also preorder for pickup by calling 256-506.2374.
  • Contact: 205.283.4558 | Facebook

8. The MarketPlace at Lee Branch

SO YUM. Photo via The MarketPlace at Lee Branch on Facebook
  • When: Saturdays 7AM-12PM
  • Where: 611 Doug Baker Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35242
  • Details: They are offering online ordering for contactless pickup. Order between noon on Mondays and noon on Thursdays, secure a pickup time between 7:30AM and noon on Saturdays, then head to their drive-through to pick up your order. Get all the info here.
  • Contact: 205.208.9259Website  | Facebook

9. Montevallo Farmers Market

  • When: Every Monday afternoon from 3-6PM through August 17
  • Where: 660 Main St, Montevallo, AL 35115
  • Details: Make sure to bring your mask. Check out their Facebook for updates and more mentions of the local vendors and farmers attending.
  • Contact: 205.665.1519 | Website | Facebook 

More ways to get fresh food locally:

We’ve written many stories sharing resources and ways to get farm-fresh foods in Birmingham. Here are a few recent ones to check out:

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