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
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:
Helena Market Days allows local farmers and producers sell their homemade or homegrown products such as:
- Handmade bread
- Fresh vegetables
- Homemade peanut butter + jams
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
2. Marketplace At Lee Branch
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:
Several local farms and businesses featured at the market include:
- Art by KT
- Boozer Farms
- Bluefire Stoneware
- Bully Sauce Brand, LLC
- Cornsilk Posey Handmade Bath & Body
- Four Mile Farm
- Grateful Acres
- Magic City Salsa
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
3. Montevallo Farmer’s Market
Looking for a farmer’s market open on Mondays? Find it at Montevallo Farmers Market. Here you’ll find:
- Baked Goods
- 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
4. Mt Laurel Farmer’s Market
Mt Laurel Farmer’s Market is located in the town of Mt Laurel. This town was built around the values of:
- 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:
- Glass items
- Fresh produce
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)
5. Valleydale Farmer’s Market
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
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