A bevy of creative ways to enjoy Birmingham’s tomato bounty [PHOTOS]

A rainbow of tomatoes. Photo via Snow’s Bend Farm’s Facebook page

Got a backyard garden brimming with tomatoes? Been to the local farmers market or a grocery store like The Pig and seen them? Tomatoes are everywhere in Birmingham this year. We reached out to find out what y’all are doing with the bounty. Have a listen to Home Grown Tomatoes while you feast your eyes on all these tasty possibilities…

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Update on 9 Birmingham-area farmers markets + more ways to get fresh food locally

The folks at Owls Hollow Farm have masks and gloves on hand, ready to share their fresh produce. Photo by Karim Shamsi-Basha at The Pepper Place Market

Craving that farm-fresh taste? Here’s a quick update on 9 Birmingham-area farmers markets so you can get your fresh produce fix and show your support for local farmers right now.

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Get fresh foods & local produce from 7 urban farms, gardens + more in Birmingham

To-go, takeout and curbside pickup—Good Health Cafe and Juice Bar is serving up delicious, vegan eats. Photo via Good Health Cafe & Juice Bar on Facebook

Nothing beats farm-fresh food, and it tastes even better when it’s local. Here are 7 local places to find fresh produce and healthy eats in Birmingham.

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In praise of Birmingham-area farmers + what you can do to help

Stuart Raburn is a Birmingham-area farmer
Stuart Raburn in a greenhouse at Southern Organics. Photo via Christine Hull for Bham Now

We know this is a challenging time for small businesses, and we wanted to give some extra love to our Birmingham-area farmers. We reached out to six local farmers to find out more about the unique challenges they’re facing during this time and what we can do to support local farmers.

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Your guide to 15 local farmers markets in Birmingham

Pepper Place has become the iconic farmers market in Birmingham.
Vintage pic of Jones Valley founder Edwin Marty (l) at Pepper Place Market back in 2004. Photo from Facebook

Birmingham’s local farmers’ markets are plentiful in number and in offerings. At them, you’ll find fresh produce, meats, cheeses, flowers, handcrafts, handmade soaps, herbal medicines and so much more. Plus, you’re likely to run into friends and neighbors, making your outing all the more rewarding.

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