In an effort to make fresh foods more accessible to her constituents, Birmingham City Council President Pro Tem Crystal Smitherman and her staff are organizing monthly Pop-Up Farmers Markets at three different locations throughout Birmingham’s District 6.
“Much of my district is considered a food desert; which means there is limited access to fresh vegetables and fruits within a reasonable distance from where my constituents live,” remarked Smitherman. “One of my main goals throughout my term as city councilor for District 6 is to help bridge the gaps in access to fresh foods and healthy lifestyle choices.”
Pro Tem Smitherman has been successful at enlisting a variety of Alabama farmers both near and far to attend her Pop-ups including Hamm Farms (Cullman), Pierce Farms (Clanton), Popwell Farms (Montgomery) Eastaboga Bee Company (Eastaboga), and Jones Valley Teaching Farm (Birmingham). This month’s Pop-up will also be attended by a variety of additional local vendors including Delectable Sensations offering homemade cakes, cookies, and baked goods, and The Plant Lady Café with vegan and gluten-free prepared foods and healthy juices,
The public is invited to the August 13 Pop-Up Farmers Market at the Memorial Park, 524 6th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35205 from 1:30 pm until 3:30 pm.