Tuscaloosa River Market

FARMERS MARKET:

OPEN EVERY SATURDAY 7 AM - 12 PM - ALL YEAR LONG 

 

Fresh produce, grass fed beef, artisan crafts
and so much more for the entire family

The Farmers Market

at the Tuscaloosa River Market

A Public Service of the City of Tuscaloosa

We have the best view of the river for any private event you are interested in hosting. Any way you want it that's the way we'll do it. Whatever the event is a wedding, a meeting, competition, graduation party, anything you want we can host it! Our 2019 rates won't last forever, so book your event now!

Hey y'all it is Agricultural Fact Day and this weeks topic is sweet potatoes! Despite its name, the sweet potato is not related to the potato. 🤯 I know it's wild it actually belongs to the Solanaceae family, which also includes tomatoes, red peppers and eggplant. The best way to store your sweet potatoes is in a cool, dry, well-ventilated container. Go grab some sweet potatoes at the farmers market this Saturday. Also, check out our sweet potato fry recipe.

Sweet potatoes are the perfect healthy snack. You can get some great locally grown sweet potatoes at the Farmers Market on Saturdays. If you flip over to the next picture you can use the recipe to make your own sweet potato fries at home.

This week's #FeatureFriday is @joyful_java located right here in Tuscaloosa!⁣ ⁣ Joyful Java opened its windows for the first time on Veterans Day 2017 at the Tuscaloosa Farmers Market serving espresso drinks and brewed coffee. Kate Hartmann and her two sons, Andrew and Tyler spent that first winter serving coffee, hot chocolate, and cider to the community at the Tinsel Trail sponsored by Tuscaloosa’s One Place. Since then, we’ve served over 15,000 shots of espresso in Tuscaloosa! ⁣ ⁣ Now operating two mobile coffee trailers and a small shop located in the Tuscaloosa Gateway center in Alberta City, our menu has grown to include over 3 dozen different types of coffee drinks, frozen lemonades, and frappes as well as bagels and avocado toast on the mobile units plus panini sandwiches, breakfast sandwiches, and pastries at the Gateway!⁣ ⁣ Located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, our mission is to pass along joy and happiness, one cup at a time. We'll be at festivals, sporting events, weddings, office parties, and sometimes we'll just hang out in the parking lot.

Agricultural Fact Day: Collard Greens Collard greens are one of the more affordable vegetables in terms of average U.S. price per edible cup (chopped and cooked). Amomg the cruciferous vegetables, cabbage turned out to be less expensive than collard greens. It is the 4th greatest amount of antioxidant capacity related to overall dietary intake among 12 nutrient-rich foods in the study by Economic Research Service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 2011. Collard greens can lower blood cholesterol levels. You can read more about collard greens at http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=138 The Farmers Market is every Saturday and in case you were wondering our farmers do offer cruciferous vegetables like collard greens! Also, look out for our special Tuesday Farmers Market on the 26th before Thanksgiving for any last minute shopping you forgot to do the Saturday before!

We gladly accept EBT/SNAP, WIC & SFMNP

Use your EBT card to purchase tokens which can be exchanged for food and other eligible items from our vendors.