Amazing guest chefs and food authors will be at Pepper Place this Saturday, Oct. 15—details here

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Continental Bakery (The Farmer’s Market at Pepper Place)

You can never go wrong with hitting up The Farmer’s Market at Pepper Place on Saturdays, but this Saturday is going to be extra special. Keep reading for all the deets on Super Wellness Day at the Market featuring incredible guest chefs and food authors this Saturday, October 15.

What is Super Wellness Day?

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Spinks Farm (The Farmer’s Market at Pepper Place)

Super Wellness Day at the Market is designed to celebrate our health and wellbeing with food authors, guest chefs and more—helping us feel our best with healthy holiday eating!

Healthy living resources attending the event

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Henke Farms (The Farmer’s Market at Pepper Place)

In addition to the chefs, authors and yummy food you’ll find are the many healthy living resources coming to the market:

  • Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy – health checks
  • Live HealthSmart Alabama – working to improve health outcomes for all Alabamians by 2030
  • UAB Center for Exercise Medicine – recruiting participants in a study about the results of exercise
  • Levite Jewish Community Center of Birmingham – promoting fitness and wellness classes and community
  • Alabama Ballet – promoting dance for fitness, culture and community
  • All of Us – NIH program at UAB collecting DNA from participants for international research

Food + Storytellers will be on Hot and Hot Fish Club’s Patio

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Best day of the week. (The Farmer’s Market at Pepper Place)

Now for the part I am most excited about—so many restaurant owners, chefs, authors, entrepreneurs and more are part of the amazing lineup of speakers that will be on Hot and Hot’s patio. Here’s the schedule:

  • 9:00AMMartie Duncan, Chef, Author, Party Planner (Host)
  • 9:06AM — Van Sykes of Bob Sykes BBQ, Author
  • 9:14AM — Don Lupo, Director of Mayor’s Office of Citizen’s Assistance
  • 9:21AM — Helene Jones, Chef & Owner of Pizza Grace
  • 9:28AM — Graham Boettcher, R. Hugh Daniel Director of the Birmingham Museum of Art
  • 9:35AM — Kimberly McNair Brock, Chef of Bitty’s Living Kitchen
  • 9:43AMVerna Gates, award-winning journalist, food author, founder of Fresh Air Family
  • 9:50AM — Jonathan Tucker, Owner, Chef & Pitmaster of Rusty’s Bar-B-Q
  • 9:57AM  — Jen Ryan, Owner, BLUEROOT; developer of CROUX app
  • 10:05AM — Feizal Valli, Owner of The House of Found Objects, 3-time James Beard Award nominee
  • 10:12AM — Chanda Temple, award-winning cookbook author, City of Birmingham Mayor’s Office
  • 10:19AM Elizabeth Vander Kamp, Storyteller, Creative Director, Summer RED productions
  • 10:25AM — Valerie Thomas, The VAL Group
  • 10:32AM — Nick & Jenny Nicholson, Eating Alabama
  • 10:39AM — Audrey Atkins, former Director of Community Engagement for WBHM, Author
  • 10:46AM — Sedesh Boodram, Chef of The Anvil Pub and Grill
  • 11:03AM — Rahul Thadani | Executive Director – HR Sys Ops Human Resources, UAB

More fun happenings

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Lovelight Farm (The Farmer’s Market at Pepper Place)

This event is jam-packed of things to do and people to see. Here are just a few more of the programs I’m excited to see at Super Wellness Day:

  • 8AM — Outdoor HIT exercise class in the parking lot, free
  • 9AM — Chef Sedesh Boodram of The Anvil Pub and Grill demo
  • 10:30AM — Why Eating Seasonally is Better For Everyone, all-woman panel discussion moderated by Market Manager Lisa Beasley, with restaurateur Helene Jones/Pizza Grace, chef/culinary instructor Kimberly Brock/Bitty’s Living Kitchen, Barbara Burton/Live HealthSmart Alabama Program Director & UAB Department of Nutrition

For a full list of everything you’ll find at Super Wellness Day at Pepper Place, check out their website.

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Callie Puryear
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