5 Shelby County Farmer’s Markets for you to visit this summer

Lee Branch Evans Farm 5 Shelby County Farmer’s Markets for you to visit this summer
Produce of Evans Farm who is a vendor at Marketplace at Lee Branch (Evans Farm / Facebook)

It’s farmers market season and we have a list of some that you must try. From locally roasted coffee and cheese, to locally raised meat and fresh eggs, read on to plan your visit.

1. Helena Market Days

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Helena Market Days (Facebook)

Helena Market Days was founded in 2009 and is a local award-winning farmer’s market. It has been chosen as Shelby County Magazine’s “Best of the Best” farmer’s market for a number of years, including: 

  • 2012
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2019

Helena Market Days allows local farmers and producers sell their homemade or homegrown products such as: 

  • Handmade bread
  • Flowers
  • Fresh vegetables
  • Honey 
  • Homemade peanut butter + jams
  • Soaps
  • Woodworking

They also feature a different music artist or nonprofit for fundraising and mission awareness purposes every weekend. They even host chef demos!

Don’t miss it: On Saturday, July 2, they host a Peaches and Ice Cream Day—RSVP here.

When: Saturdays, June 4-August 27 | 8AM-Noon

Where: Helena Amphitheater, 4151 Helena Rd, Helena, AL 35080

Website | Facebook

2. Marketplace At Lee Branch

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Marketplace at Lee Branch (Facebook)

The Marketplace at Lee Branch was founded by Mike and Renee Betz after Renee was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. The pair wanted to change their eating habits by including more fruits and vegetables, so they created a place where the community could come together and shop for healthy and fresh produce while enjoying each other’s company.  

The Marketplace features local farmers’ produce and community members’ business products like: 

  • Candles
  • Produce 
  • Spices
  • Woodwork 

Several local farms and businesses featured at the market include:

You can view the full vendor list on their website.

When: Saturdays | 8AM-Noon

Where: The Village at Lee Branch, 611 Doug Baker Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35242

Website | Facebook 

3. Montevallo Farmer’s Market

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Montevallo Farmer’s Market (Facebook)

Looking for a farmer’s market open on Mondays? Find it at Montevallo Farmers Market. Here you’ll find: 

  • Baked Goods
  • Honey
  • Produce
  • Soaps 
  • And more

Plan your visit now!

When: Mondays, June 6-August 15 | 3-6PM

Where: First Baptist (back parking lot), 660 Main St, Montevallo, AL 35115

Website | Facebook 

4. Mt Laurel Farmer’s Market

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The town of Mt. Laurel’s logo (Mt. Laurel / Facebook)

Mt Laurel Farmer’s Market is located in the town of Mt Laurel. This town was built around the values of:

  • Community
  • Commitment to the future
  • Respect for nature

The towns’ farmer’s market takes place in the heart of the city with  several vendors and farmers present for residents and visitors to buy:

  • Cheese
  • Glass items 
  • Fresh produce 
  • Pottery
  • Woodwork

This market has all you need and more, plus they even welcome your furry friends, too!  

When: Saturdays, June -October 29 | 8AM-Noon

Where: The Town of Mt Laurel, 5 Mt Laurel Ave, Birmingham, AL 35242 (The market sits on Manning Pl) 

Website | Facebook 

5. Valleydale Farmer’s Market

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Valleydale Farmer’s Market (Facebook)

Valleydale’s Farmer’s Market features local farmers and artisans that sell:

  • Fresh Produce 
  • Humanely-raised meats
  • Free-range eggs
  • Handmade pasta 
  • Locally-roasted coffee

They have so many products for their customers to choose from, so shop and support local. 

When: Saturdays, May 30 -September 5 | 8AM-Noon

Where: Faith Presbyterian Church Parking Lot, 4601 Valleydale Rd, Birmingham, AL 35242


Let us know which one of the Shelby County farmer’s markets you visited. Follow and tag us on social media @bhamnow

Camille Womack
Camille Womack
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