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Enjoy a ‘Twist’ In Your Saturday Morning Routine at The Local Pepper Place Farmer’s Market

Wake up to the perfect morning and dance into your day of plentiful activities with Birmingham independent label, Communicating Vessels as they liven up the Farmer’s market this Saturday November 12th from 7am until noon at the Pepper Place! With local farmers and vendors on hand serving fresh homegrown vegetables and fruits as well as specialty foods, citizens are sure to enjoy the warm vibes, tasty delicacies and best in eccentric arts and crafts along with so much more!

Communicating Vessels will feature music from their entire catalog as well as those bands they favor and find musical inspiration from all over the world. Be sure to stop by and pick up pieces from their best musical catalog. For more information about Communicating Vessels log on to communicatingvessels.com

The History of the Market at Pepper Place
The Market at Pepper Place was established in 2000 in response to a growing need to help small family farms, and provide a connection between these family farmers and the people of Birmingham, Alabama. From our beginning with a few tents in the center parking lot of Pepper Place, they have now grown to over 100 tents spread across parking lots and streets around Pepper Place. The attendance also has grown at times to over 10,000 people per Saturday at the height of the season. Originally running from mid May until early October, the market now begins in mid April and ends in mid December. All vendors are based in Alabama, from a geographic range of up to 200 miles from The Market. All of the farmers who sell to you at The Market are the actual growers, joined by their family members and friends. Often three generations are seen working the market together; evidence that farmers markets are making a difference in the viability of small Alabama family farms. The Market offerings change with the seasons, with wonderful bedding plants, herbs, lettuces, asparagus, and strawberries in the spring, and blackberries, blueberries, peaches, mushrooms, sweet corn and tomatoes in summer, to name a few. As Fall progresses, we see a variety of root vegetables, squashes, greens, sweet potatoes, pumpkins and wonderful greenery to decorate for the holidays. Cheeses, eggs, meats, honey, breads, pastries and canned goods from an array of vendors are also offered. Great bakers and cooks are also on hand to serve food to eat and take home, from breakfast burritos and sausage biscuits to pimento cheese, soups and barbecue. Throughout the season, the Market hosts Alabama artists, artisans and craftspeople with unique items to decorate your home and offer as gifts.
This article is a contribution from Chiara Perry (chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov) in the Birmingham City Council Public Information Office. For more information please contact 205.254.2294.