In memory of Pete Sloss: why the Market at Pepper Place matters to Birmingham and how to support it

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The Market at Pepper Place. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

Pete Sloss, a transformative figure in Birmingham’s real estate scene, passed away last month. We spoke with his daughter and CEO of Sloss Real Estate Company, Cathy Sloss Jones, about her father, Sloss Real Estate, Pepper Place, and what we can all do to keep the farmers market going strong.

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Juice it! 3 easy recipes using local produce from the Market at Pepper Place

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Kale, muscadines, kiwi, arugula, cucumbers and Jonagold apples from the Market at Pepper Place. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

Let’s just say I haven’t been getting my five servings of fruits and veggies a day lately. This week, I decided it was time to change things up. So I headed to the Market at Pepper Place to stock up on ingredients for fresh juice.

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7 top Birmingham women in food “take over” the Market at Pepper Place this September, including chef Pat Terry of Samford Wellness Kitchen

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The Market at Pepper Place. Photo submitted

Have you heard of Les Dames d’Escoffier? It’s an international group of women leaders in food, wine and hospitality. This September, seven top Birmingham women in food, all members of the Magic City’s chapter of the organization, demonstrate recipes at the Market at Pepper Place. Check out the lineup.

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Free financial workshop series for small business owners begins Aug. 7, hosted by the Market at Pepper Place and BBVA Compass. RSVP today!

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Caver’s Farm sells lady peas in July. Photo via the Market at Pepper Place on Instagram

The Market at Pepper Place is the place to buy local in Birmingham. Now it’s taking its support of Alabama farmers and makers one step further. In partnership with BBVA Compass, the market is offering a free financial workshop series to vendors and other small business owners. The series aims to help small businesses improve and grow, and it kicks off with an open house mixer on Aug. 7, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

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Blueprint on 3rd opens their doors today for their grand opening at Pepper Place

@Dean_Robb, his wife Jenny, and company announce Blueprint on 3rd’s grand opening for the evening of Tuesday the 19th (that’s today!). Photo via Twitter.

If you’ve been following Blueprint on 3rd’s progress like we have, you’re definitely hungry for the grand opening happening today at Pepper Place! Here are the latest updates.  Continue reading “Blueprint on 3rd opens their doors today for their grand opening at Pepper Place”

Shop our Mother’s Day Gift Guide for the Market at Pepper Place

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Dayspring Dairy offers a variety of sheep milk cheeses and caramel spreads that any foodie mom will love. Photo by author

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 13. If that sentence just sent a wave of panic down your spine because you haven’t bought a gift yet, do not fret. Bham Now presents the 2018 Mother’s Day Gift Guide for the Market at Pepper Place. Open from 7 a.m. to noon this Saturday, the market has  gift options for every taste and budget.

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