Small biz spotlight: Local Source Market & Grocery is now open in 5 Points South [PHOTOS]

Justin Petruff is one of the owners of Local Source Market & Grocery
Justin Petruff of Local Source Market & Grocery + Near to Me CBD. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

My family and I checked out Local Source Market & Grocery in 5 Points South yesterday and we liked what we saw: loads of fresh, local Alabama produce, frozen grass-fed meats from Sylacauga and goods from Alabama makers all for sale in a warm and inviting space.

Local Source Market & Grocery is conveniently located in 5 Points South

You’ll find the shop at 2009 15th Ave S, in the same location as Near to Me CBD and around the corner from Zydeco. On-street parking was easy to find right in front of the shop. We even spotted a pirate in the storefront window next door.

Alabama-grown produce galore

I see tomato sandwiches and fresh peaches—what do you see? Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

I don’t know about you, but the pandemic sure has made me want to support our local farmers even more than before.

Southern Fresh Produce
Southern Fresh Produce has super-tasty salads. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

It was so comforting walking in and seeing produce and other offerings from local farm such as these:

potatoes at local source market & grocery
Potatoes. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

We’ll definitely be stopping in regularly because tomato sandwiches are calling my name.

watermelons at Local Source Market & Grocery
Those watermelons just look so good. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Local Source Market & Grocery has local meats + can thaw them for your dinner

Marble Creek Farmstead
Marble Creek Farmstead sign at Local Source Market & Grocery. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Local Source has beef, chicken and pork from Marble Creek Farmstead. If you know you’re cooking say, two pounds of chicken breasts at dinner, all you have to do is call in, tell them what you want, pay for it over the phone and they’ll thaw it out so it’s ready for you to pick up on the way home. Sweet, huh?

If you’ve been wanting to get some grass-fed and pasture-raised non-GMO-fed meats grown and processed just down the road, Local Source Market & Grocery has you covered.

You’ll also find goods from local producers

Raw honey
Raw honey from BDA Farm. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

It was really fun finding foods like BDA Farms’ Raw Honey or Hamm Farm’s + Johnny’s Restaurant’s Pepper Sauce. In addition, they’ve got loads of other food offerings from these local producers:

Hamm Farm + Johnny's Restaurant hot sauce
Who doesn’t love some good pepper sauce? Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

You’ll also find goods by local makers, including the following:

Stop by to check out Local Source Market & Grocery 7 days a week

shopping at Local Source Market & Grocery
I kind of wish I was that guy right now, putting all that fresh produce in my bag. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Local Source is open seven days a week:

  • Sunday-Tuesday, 10AM-7PM
  • Wednesday-Saturday, 8AM-7PM

Over the coming months, look for an expansion in terms of offerings from local farmers and makers, as well as an outdoor street farmers market.

If you’re a local farmer or maker who’d like to see if Local Source Market & Grocery would like to carry your wares, give them a call at (205) 407-5125 and speak to whichever manager is on duty.

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