9 Birmingham farmers markets selling fresh produce this spring

Jars of pickles and pickled squash from Pepper Place
Take it from me—you’ll crave this sweet squash relish every day. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Warm weather and more time outside means it’s the perfect time to stock up on seasonal produce and spend your afternoons supporting local. Whether you’re looking for a spot to grab your weekly groceries or you want to treat yourself to locally-made treats, check out these Birmingham farmers markets that are open now or opening soon.

1. Burnette Farms Market, Open Now

Burnette Farms Market plants
It’s thyme to start your gardening. Photo via Burnette Farms Market’s Facebook

Burnette Farms Market is open 7 days a week year-round so you can always pick up fresh produce in Pelham. While you’re browsing, be sure to check out their cafe for a weekday lunch.

  • Market Hours: Monday-Friday 10AM-4PM | Saturday 10AM-6PM | Sunday 11AM-5PM
  • Cafe Hours: Monday-Friday 11AM-2PM | Saturday 11AM-6PM | Sunday 11AM-5PM | Lunch is served Sunday-Friday 11AM-2PM.
  • Location: 8551 Helena Road, Pelham, AL 35124
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2. Birdsong Farmers Market, Open Now

Birdsong Farmers Market produce
I’m rooting for Birmingham’s local farms. Photo via Birdsong Farmers Market’s Facebook

The Birdsong Farmers Market is a grassroots farmer-managed market located outside of Automatic Seafood. You’ll be able to shop from local farms and vendors like Hepzibah Farms, Continental Bakery and Mountain Sun Farm.

  • Hours: Saturdays, 7AM-12PM
  • Location: Automatic Seafood and Oysters, 2824 5th Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35233
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3. Unity Market, Open Now

Unity Market fresh produce
This produce is gourd-eous. Photo via Unity Market’s Facebook

The Unity Market is new to Birmingham, but they’re already a popular choice with everything from sweet treats to handcrafted goods. If you’d rather do curbside pickup, you can pre-order from Friday through Wednesday to pick up at the market on Thursdays from 4-7PM.

4. Bessemer Farmers Market, Opening April

Bessemer Farmers Market produce on table
These fresh vegetables are meant for your spring recipes. Photo via Bessemer Farmers Market’s Facebook

The Bessemer Farmers Market opens Saturday, April 17, and it will have everything you want in a local market: produce, honey, handmade masks, homemade baked goods and more. Plus, check out their free yoga at 8:30 AM each Saturday.

  • Hours: Saturdays, 8AM-12PM
  • Location: Bessemer Rec Center, 100 14th Street South, Hwy 150, Bessemer, AL 35020
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5. The Market at Pepper Place, Opening April

Pepper Place okra and pickled squash
I love fresh produce from my head tomatoes. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

My favorite Saturdays in summer always start with a stroll around Birmingham farmers markets like Pepper Place. Vendors sell everything from fresh produce and baked goods to hand-crafted products.

  • Hours: Saturdays, 7AM-12PM from April 10
  • Location: 2829 2nd Avenue South Birmingham, Alabama 35233
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6. The Preserve Farmers Market, Opening April

Preserve Farmers Market peaches
Days at the farmers market are just peachy. Photo via The Preserve Farmers Market’s Facebook

This summer, head to The Preserve for a meal at Vecchia or Tacos and Tequila, a walk around Moss Rock Preserve and a stop at the Preserve Farmers Market. There will be vendors like the Wild Honey Flower Truck and Frios Gourmet Pops along with live music and activities for the kiddos.

  • Hours: Every other Thursday, 4-7PM from April 22
  • Location: 601 Preserve Way, Hoover, AL 35226
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7. Ross Bridge Farmers Market, Opening May

Ross Bridge Farmers Market produce
Lettuce stock up on fresh produce (and puns). Photo via Ross Bridge Farmers Market’s Facebook

The Ross Bridge Farmers Market is a great Birmingham farmers market for anyone looking for fresh produce and shopping from vendors. You can also enjoy live music and meals from local food trucks if you’re too hungry to wait ’til you get home to eat.

  • Hours: Fridays, 4-8PM from May 14-August 27
  • Location: 2080 Grand Ave, Birmingham, AL 35226
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8. Vestavia Hills Farmers Market, Opening May

Piper & Leaf tea at Vestavia Hills Farmers Market
The perfect stop on your Wednesday lunch break. Photo via Vestavia Hills Farmers Market’s Facebook

The Vestavia Hills Farmers Market features a wide variety of local vendors selling everything you could imagine. Plus, proceeds support the Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church’s food pantry so you can feel good about (over) purchasing.

  • Hours: Wednesdays, 10AM-1PM from May 12
  • Location: 741 Montgomery Highway, Scout Square, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
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9. West Homewood Farmers Market, Opening June

People standing at West Homewood Farmers Market
I think this will be a summer of baking with fresh fruits. Photo taken pre-COVID via West Homewood Farmers Market’s Facebook

Is it too early to start planning for the summer? You’ll want to add stops at the West Homewood Farmers Market to your calendar. They offer produce from local farms along with arts & craft vendors, along with popular food trucks.

Looking for even more local markets to support?

Woodlawn Street Market
Local goods & fresh produce? Yes please. Photo via Woodlawn Street Market

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