Your guide to 12 amazing Birmingham farmers markets open this winter

Market at Pepper Place = Birmingham farmers markets
Lettuce get ready to load up on farm-fresh produce. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Looking for healthy, fresh produce to complete your meals this winter all while supporting local farmers? We’ve got you covered with a guide to Birmingham farmers markets and stores that are open now or opening soon. Check it out, then start looking for recipes with ingredients like carrots, kale and turnip greens.

1. Alabama Farmers Market | Open Now

Alabama Farmers Market
Everything you need for pastas, salads, soups and more. Photo via Alabama Farmers Market on Facebook

Do you want fresh produce year-round? The Alabama Farmers Market is open daily throughout the year, and they’ve been proudly serving locals who love to support Alabama farmers for over 100 years. Their market is indoors and includes vendors from throughout the state.

2. till | Open Now

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Even better than a package full of clothing. Photo via till on Facebook

Anyone else get excited to see a package at the front door? till brings online shopping to the next level with their always-available, online farmers market. All you need to do is get your till membership, place your order from local farmers markets and get ready to see your fresh produce at your doorstep on Saturdays.

3. Local Source Market & Grocery | Open Now

Local Source Market & Grocery
Healthy and delish options, right in 5 Points South. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Local Source is another option for fresh produce in the winter. This locally-owned grocery store prioritizes stocking the shelves with Alabama-grown produce, frozen grass-fed meats and goods from local makers.

4. Central City Urban Farm | Open Now

Central City Urban Farm
What leafy greens are you picking up? Photo via Central City Urban Farm on Facebook

There’s no need to leave Birmingham to find farms growing awesome fruits and veggies. Central City Urban Farm uses a hydroponic system to grow produce, including lettuces, kale, spinach, basil, chives and more. PS—hydroponic means growing plants without soil.

5. Yellow Hammer Farms | Open Now

Yellowhammer Farms
What herbs will you be grabbing? (Pat Byington / Bham Now)

Yellow Hammer Farms is the newest downtown farm—their indoor hydroponic farm can grow veggies and fruits more quickly than a conventional farm year-round. You can head to their location to purchase produce like kale, lettuce and tons of herbs.

6. Little Giant Farm Market | Open Now

Located less than 30 minutes from Birmingham, this Sumiton market sells healthy produce and prides itself on great customer service.

7. Live HealthSmart Alabama Mobile Market | Open Now

Live HealthSmart Mobile Market
A grocery store… on wheels. (Bham Now)

Want to find fresh produce that comes directly to your community? The Live HealthSmart Mobile Market brings fresh food to multiple Birmingham communities, including Norwood, Fountain Heights, Tarrant and Bessemer. When the Mobile Market heads to your community, you’ll find amazing options at great prices.

8. Tuscaloosa River Market | Opens January 8

Tuscaloosa River Market
Grab your groceries while walking along the riverfront. Photo via Tuscaloosa River Market on Facebook

The Tuscaloosa River Market hosts Saturday farmers markets year-round, so you can stroll through booths filled with colorful fruits and veggies, baked goods and handmade crafts.

9. Birdsong Farmers Market | Opens January 15

This grassroots farmer-managed market is located outside of Automatic Seafood and Oysters. You’ll find goods from local farms like Mountain Sun Farm and Hepzibah Farms.

10. The Market at Pepper Place | Opens January 22

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Pro tip: you don’t want to miss the spicy squash relish. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

When I think of Birmingham farmers markets, The Market at Pepper Place is the first thing that comes to my mind. I love spending a Saturday morning strolling the market to grab a few locally-grown veggies, gorgeous flowers and sweet treats.

11. Birmingham Central Market | Opens February 28

Birmingham Central Market
Your convenient farmers market stop. Photo via Bham Now

The Birmingham Central Market, located at the BJCTA Intermodal Facility, gives fresh access to fresh fruits, veggies, eggs and honey. Its central location makes it the perfect place to stock up on the groceries you need on your way home from work.

12. Burnette Farms Market & Café | Opens Mid-February

Burnette Farms is a 4th generation family farm, and their Pelham market sells their fresh produce, along with ice cream and hot items in their café.

Are we missing any spots for fresh produce in Birmingham? Let us know by tagging @BhamNow!

Cecilia Wood
Cecilia Wood
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