As most businesses are doing right now, many Birmingham farmers’ markets are pivoting their typical structure, offering drive-thru pickup to ensure customers can still shop fresh, local produce and meats. Here’s your guide on how to enjoy farm-fresh produce when farmers’ markets are not operating as usual.
How Birmingham Farmers’ Markets are Adapting Their Options
Andy’s Farm Market
2489 Rocky Ridge Rd., Birmingham, AL 35243 • (205) 824-0300
Vestavia’s favorite open-air market, Andy’s Farm Market boasts a large selection of locally grown produce that owner Andy Burris hand selects each day. To provide a grocery store alternative to the Birmingham community, Andy’s Farm Market now offers local delivery and curbside pickup. Call to place your order Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
FarmStand by Stone Hollow Farmstead
2825 2nd Ave. S., Birmingham, AL 35233 • (205) 777-5558
In addition to its presence at The Market at Pepper Place, FarmStand by Stone Hollow Farmstead offers home delivery and curbside pickup through its Online Farmstand platform. Customers can shop local produce, meats, specialty cheeses, flowers and much more — all while supporting Birmingham’s small businesses and farms. Shop FarmStand online here.
Hueytown Harvest Farmers Market
2066 High School Road, Hueytown, AL 35023 • (205) 228-9220
The Hueytown Harvest Farmers Market opens for its 2020 season on Saturday, May 2. The market offers locally grown produce to the community via curbside pickup. For more information, visit its Facebook page.
The Market at Pepper Place
2829 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233 • (205) 705-6886
One of Birmingham’s most popular farmers’ markets, The Market at Pepper Place has worked hard to create a plan for their contact-less pickup system. All orders and payments for each vendor must be completed online before pickup. From 7 a.m. to noon, customers can pick up orders and enjoy their fresh produce for the week. For more information on available products and vendors, visit pepperplacemarket.com.
Worth the Drive …
If you’re interested in killing some time and heading out of Birmingham, we have two farmers’ markets we think you’ll enjoy.
West Blocton Farmers Market
108 Florida Street, West Blocton, Alabama 35184 • (205) 306-0130
In the coming weeks, the West Blocton Farmers Market will be launching a Thursday night drive-thru market experience featuring produce, meats and other food items from local farmers. They also offer porch delivery for those in the West Blocton community, or customers are welcome to schedule a pickup time. To place an order with the West Blocton Farmers Market, message its Facebook page.
Tuscaloosa River Market
1900 Jack Warner Pkwy., Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 • (205) 248-5295
Tuscaloosa’s popular farmers’ market at the Tuscaloosa River Market launched its curbside pickup plan in late March. Each Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., customers can obtain locally grown produce, meat and other food items in a safe and socially distant way. Customers must pre-order and pre-pay each vendor. See the full list of vendors here.
Stay healthy, and support your local farms!
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