Tuscaloosa River Market

Meet Our Farmers

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Earnest and Bonnie Williams specialize in vegetables, fruits, herbs, teas, eggs, crochet, and baked goods. They are both 2nd generation farmers where they have pursued this passion for 20 years. Along with farming, they also contribute to their non-profit organization where they give away food to low-income families and the elderly. You can find them farming fresh produce mostly year round.

Contact

Earnest & Bonnie Williams

(334)507-3847

Email: Alabama_lifeline_inc@yahoo.com

Accepts WIC and SFMN

Antler Alterations


When he isn’t giving his time to public service, Scott transforms deer antlers into beautiful crafts. He offers products such as coat racks, keychains, and necklaces, and is especially proud of the whistles he makes. Stop by and visit Scott on Saturdays for some fun finds!
Contact
Scott Townsend
(205) 792-3227
Email: stownsend@gmail.com

B&S Farms

Gary is a 10-year full-time farmer specializing in all vegetables (his favorite being squash), pork, and canned goods. His joy of farming stems from his green thumb and the freedom of the outdoors. He is a generational farmer who takes pride in growing fresh produce for people. Catch him in his favorite season, summer.

Contact

Gary Smith

(205)561-7267

Accepts WIC and SFMNP

Bannerman Farm

The Bannerman’s have been farming between 20 and 30 years. The thing that they enjoy most about farming is watching the plants grow. Mrs.Bannerman believes the most challenging thing about farming is the Alabama heat! The Bannerman’s take pride in their free range chickens along with their blueberries, honey, okra, peas, sweet potatoes, squash, zucchini, tomatoes, turnip greens, and eggs.

Contact

Carol Bannerman

(205) 758-9021

Email: cbannerman68@yahoo.com

Barry's Bees

Jim and Linda Barry have been farming for 5-6 years in Fosters, Alabama. Their interest in farming developed from bee raising where the chickens and blueberries later followed. They enjoy seeing the fruits of their labor flourish as they produce high quality honey, blueberries, and eggs. Their peak season is between April-December.

Contact

Linda Barry

(205)553-0708

Email: lindaberry007@gmail.com

Bayou Basket

For four generations, Bayou Basket has been serviding fresh gulf seafood right out of Alabama. Grandson Jacob James is now bringing this famiily business to Tuscaloosa. As Bayou Basket, will be here every Saturday throughout the year, they will be providing  fish, crawfish, crabmeat, and their favorite, SHRIMP!

 

Contact

Jacob James

(251)508-7234

Email: johne@ingramaccounting.com

Facebook: The Bayou Basket

Instagram: bayou_basket

Belle Meadow Farm

Andrew and Laurie Beth Kesterson have been farming on LB's grandparens land for six years. They began farming so they can contribute to the betterment of their community. Their favorite thing about farming is their office is outdoors and their boss is mother nature. Stop by their booth and your attention will be grabbed. Their flowers bring an instant joy to their customers.

Andrew

(205)349-9831

Black Angus Beef

Richard and Melanie Harvell have been farming for 22 years. They started their business to share their love of fresh beef with friends and neighbors. Today, they strive to continue that. While working for themselves, they enjoy the peace and quiet of farming along with the fresh Alabama air. Their favorite thing about the business is interacting with connsumers who highly benefit from their healthier beef.

Contact

Richard Harvell

(205)372-7327

Email: melanie.harvell@yahoo.com

Black Warrior Organic Farm

Black Warrior Organic Farm is located in Moundville, AL. and is run by Krystal Harbin.  Black Warrior is Certified Organic and GAP Certified with the USDA.  They grow most of their vegetables in high tunnels, which lets them extend their growing season.  They specialize in growing heirloom tomatoes, okra, cucumbers, peppers, squash and a variety of other vegetables.  Krystal also sells canned goods like pickles, pickled okra, jams and jellies.  Black Warrior's booth is usually set up outside and at the market year round.  

Contact

Krystal Harbin

(205) 391-7476

Email: kharbin55521@yahoo.com

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Bois de Arc farm

Kyle's seven year experience with farming has grown his dedication to growing nutrient dense foods in Alabama. He grows over 30 different organic products. Kyle says that he can't imagine doing anything else differently. The pride and love he has for farming and his family goe hand and hand.

Contact

Kyle Platt

(321)208-0808

Email: kplatt@bdafarm.com

Cedar Stump Farms

Jim and Pat Pilkintons have been farming for almost 10 years in Boligee, Alabama. They are 4th generation farmers who have strong bloodline passion for farming. Their farm includes: herbs, honey, cut flowers, tomatoes, berries, apples, pomegranate, eggplant, watermelon, okra, peppers, squash, garlic, onions, corn, turnips/collards, kale, Brussel sprouts, along with some baked goods. Though they have many favorite recipes, the one they like to share with customers is the blueberry sorbet and an appetizer made with cubes of ice cold watermelon, prosciutto, and feta

Contact

Jim Pilkintons

(205) 454-4301

Email: jcppsymd@gmail.com or patpilkinton@gmail.com

Clay Farms

The Clay’s have been farming for a whopping 42 years. Throughout the years, they have grown to love harvesting the most. Here at River Market, they sell corn, peas, butterbeans, squash, eggplant, tomatoes, potatoes, cucumbers, cabbage, onions peppers, blueberries, turnip greens, collards, watermelons, cantaloupes, Brussel sprouts, pecans, peanuts, eggs, and beats. Catch them here during the spring and summer seasons

Contact

Betty Clay

(205) 364-8776

Email: clay.betty1@gmail.com

Accepts WIC and SFMNP

 

Dan's Produce

Dan McCracken has been farming since he was a child, making him a farmer for 60 years and 3rd generation. He grows everything from tomatoes and peppers to melons and edamame. He uses plastic culture to grow his crops which allows for more control than most other types of farming. The plants get what they need and they’re healthier. Dan says his favorite thing about farming is watching the crops grow and hoping things will be ready to sell. They use very few pesticides on their products in hopes that their products will continue to grow beautifully.

Contact

Dan McCracken

(512)969-7277

Email: rmccracken15425@charter.net

Accepts WIC and SFMNP

 

Eagle's Wings Gardens

Eagle’s Wings is a nonprofit organization that serves adults with cognitive and physical disabilities. These individuals bring a small variety of greens, with their hydroponic lettuce being the star of their stand.

Contact
Becci Hauser
(205) 333-7690
becci@eagleswingsoftuscaloosa.org

Fields Farming

Johnny Fields has been farming for over 40 years, making him a 3rd generation farmer. He grows everything from tomatoes to corn and watermelon to peaches. Along with fruits and vegetables, he also sells eggs, jams, and jellies. Mr. Fields enjoys the summer months the most because it’s the perfect time to grow his favorite vegetable, corn.

Contact

Johnny Fields

(205)932-8767

Flowertea Farmstead

Gracie is a first-generation farmer working with her family. She offers a variety of fresh produce and loves sharing her work with the people of Tuscaloosa.

Contact
Gracie Fike
(205) 331-8364

Garnett Farms

Mr. Garnett is here to provide you with all your green veggies. From collard greens, kale, peas, beans, and okra you are sure to find what you need at this booth. He overall enjoys the spring and summer months because it produces his favorite fruit, watermelon.

Contact

Willie Garnett

(205)292-2308

G&G Farm

Bartley Giles has been farming for over 48 years as a 3rd generation farmer. At G & G Farm, he grows honey, strawberries, tomatoes, collards, melons, and okra.  They also have beautiful orchards with a wide variety of fruits such as: apples, plums, peaches, and citrus. Bartley says that while his favorite part of farming is being outside with his garden, the unpredictable weather can be the most challenging thing about farming. Therefore forcing him to love every season the year brings.

Accepts WIC and SFMNP

Contact

Betty and Bartley Giles

334-366-4594

Email: bettymgiles2@yahoo.com

G&G Farm

Bartley & Betty Giles

Honey, peaches, tomatoes, and more

Bartley Giles has been farming for over thirty years and is loving every minute of it

Gilliam Farm

After retiring from AT&T, Wade decided to pursue his farming career full-time. He is a generational farmer who has been farming all of his life, so he knows a thing or two about growing fresh produce. At his booth, he provides: squash, peas, corn, tomatoes, okra, pepper, watermelon, potatoes, beans, and sweet potatoes. Now that is what we call a one stop shop!

Contact

Wade Gilliam

(205)339-1926

Kathy Gilliam

Email: katgll@yahoo.com

Gregory Farm

Who doesn’t love blueberries? Mr. Gregory has been farming all his life as a second generation farmer providing the area with plump blue goodness. He is here during June and July on Saturday’s and Tuesday. Stop by and take a sample!

Contact

Curtis Gregory

(205)372-4745

Email: curtisgregory372@gmail.com

Granata Woods - Shiitake Mushrooms

Granata Woods is set on 20.8 densely wooded acres in Cottondale, Alabama and was
the retirement home of Angelo & Clara (Woods) Granata. The property is now part of
Granata Art, LLC that is operated by their son, Gary Granata, who is developing the
property into an Italian-style agritourismo (i.e. small farm and event space).

La Fattoria d’Arte a Granata Woods is being developed to be an interactive educational event
space to explore food traditions, health and wellness, nature and the arts. The farm is
employing the principles of restorative agriculture to work with the abundant natural resources
to promote biodiversity. Soil and water conservancy serve as the cornerstones for developing
a biodiverse ecosystem that will focus on growing varietals that are native to this region and
the South.

Approximately 2 acres of Granata Woods have been selectively cleared and are in the process
of being developed into growing spaces using a variety of permaculture techniques. The
harvested hardwoods have been cut into ~ 500 logs that have been inoculated with shiitake
mushroom spores. Other varietals of mushrooms will soon be inoculated into wood chips to
both develop rich soil for growing spaces as well as producing delicious mushrooms. Plans
are also being made to develop Hügelkultur beds throughout the property using decaying
wood and forest debris found on the property. The goal is to eventually make Granata Woods
a model for sustainable and self-sufficient living.

Contact

Gary Granata

504-329-6361

garygranata@icloud.com

Hale Farms

Hale Farms is run by Wesley Hale of Chilton County. Wesley learned about farming from his grandfather on Burnette Farms. They bring along with them the finest peaches you've ever seen. They also have a variety of other products such as plums, squash, cucumber, tomato, peppers, eggplant, watermelon, cantaloupe and corn.

Accept WIC and SFMNP 

Contacts

Wesley Hale

(205) 533-2220

Email: jameshale23@yahoo.com

Harold Booth Farms

For 40 years, Harold Booth has been farming. At one point he had over 200 acres of soy beans all while working 32 years at B.F. Goodrich. Growing peas, beans, melons, okra, eggplants, tomatoes, corn, onions, potatoes, peppers, garlic, pears, squash, greens, apples, and figs. He really enjoys being his own boss in addition to being outside watching what he has grown. Weather and hard work is what is most challenging for him. Mr. Booth says his products are unique because they have required his blood, sweat and tears.

Contact

Harold Booth

(205)339-4041

Accepts SNAP/EBT/WIC and SFMNP

Ingram Farms

John Ingram was born and raised on a produce farm buying and selling from ages 12-21, making him a 3rd generation farmer. Quality and customer satisfaction are guaranteed by Ingram. John, who is a local practicing CPA, mainly does it has a hobby and educational experience for his grandson. John's favorite thing about being a farmer is the creation of plants and watching things grow and produce. He also loves the challenges of timely production and irrigation. His family has operated a full-size grocery store known as Ingram Curb Market, which is located in Troy, Alabama and has been open since 1959. Ingram's produce includes plump, juicy tomatoes, hearty sweet potatoes, crisp greens and other delicious produce products. The growing seasons come and go, but they carry fresh fruits and vegetables all year

Contact

John Ingram

(205)799-1277

Email: johne@ingramfarms.com

http://ingramfarms.com/

Accepts WIC and SFMNP

JJ's Produce

Randy Jones has been farming for over 30 years, making him a 3rd generations farmer. He and his wife own JJ’s Produce, and say that their favorite thing about farming is being able to eat the produce that they grow. Some of the fresh produce you will see at J J’s Produce stand are; peaches, plums, tomatoes, squash, peppers, okra, cucumber, potatoes, greens, corn, green beans and peas. When you stop by their stand, be sure to ask about their favorite peach ice cream recipe.

Contact

Randy Jones

(334)868-5940

Email: Deborahdiannejones@gmail.com

Accepts WIC and SFMNP

Johnny Nuckols & Cindy Fitts

Pork

Locally Grown

Johnny knows pork better than some who claim to be pork people

Lar-ren's Farm

Larry and Rena Jarvis founded their farm in the year 2000. The name "La-ren" is a combination of their names Larry and Rena. Both have been farming for most of their lives, making them 3rd generation famers. Larry, who is a master gardener, raises chickens for their fresh eggs, and keeps an organic garden of tomatoes and other delicious veggies. Larry says his favorite thing about farming is that it allows his family to be fairly self-sufficient. He and Mrs. Jarvis are also avid recyclers. In fact, the Jarvis’s greenhouse is made from recycled car tires, and their barn was constructed from recycled materials that Larry took from a building on the old Shelton State campus.

Contact

Larry and Rena Jarvis

(205)752-4167

Email: larrensfarm@gmail.com

Miss Emily's Tomatoes

Karen and Vince Wallace are 1st generation farmers of 7 years. Karen's favorite thing about farming is growing herbs and succulents while Vince thoroughly enjoys beekeeping. The love of growing and the satisfaction of knowing where their food is coming from is what makes them want to farm. Miss Emily’s Tomatoes grows vine-ripened tomatoes, lettuce, asparagus, blackberries and various vegetables. She also has fresh eggs, honey bees wax products, as well as also offering occasional baked goods and pickles. Be sure to stop by her booth and ask about her favorite recipes of cheesecake brownies and tomato sandwiches!

Contact

Karen Wallace

(205)765-2815

Email: missemilystomatoes@gmail.com

Accepts WIC and SFMNP

Morris Farms

His southern surroundings in Cullman, Alabama is what introduced Ken Morris to the life of farming, where he has enjoyed the outdoors for over 30 years. He doesn’t let the heat get the best of him when he’s doing his favorite thing about farming - plowing. At his booth, he provides an array of vegetables from corn, beans, peas, tomatoes, squash, peppers, and even melons. You can find him during his favorite months of Summer.

Contact

Ken Morris

(205)454-0733

Email: kemorris@ua.edu

New Lexington Farms

Joey has had the green tumb ever since he has been farming with his parents during the eighties. Most of his experience was gained at Farmer's Market, therefore he is very familiar with customer service and fresh produce. He has always enjoyed the interactions at Farmer's Market since he was old enough to remember. He aims to continue providing quality products. Stop by his booth for his favorite, honey, or some of their corn, tomatoes, squash, potatoes, onions, and MORE!

Contact

Joey Turner

(205)393-6809

Email: newlexingtonfarms@gmail.com

Norris Farms

Richard Norris has been farming for over 20 years. He enjoys watching his produce grow, while providing his family with healthy food choices. Though he enjoys farming, he finds the unpredictable weather the hardest thing to get used to. His booth offers a wide variety of produce including beans, okra, pork, potatoes, greens, onions, canned and baked goods, amongst many more! Being locally grown and handled with care is what makes his products unique.

Contact

Richard Norris

(205)799-4759

Email: jrnorris@centurylink.net

Pearson Farms

The Pearson’s have been farming for a little over 5 years. What they enjoy most about farming is being able to meet people, talk to them, and share knowledge about plants and flowers. While they love selling plants and flowers to the community, they find transporting plants to markets while maintaining a sellable condition the most challenging thing about farming. Their products are serve as great aesthetic by adding value and beauty to any property.

Contact

Emily Pearson

(205)799-5897

Email: epearson70@charter.net

Snow's Bend Farm

For over 10 years, Margaret Ann and David have been farming. Their greatest satisfaction from farming is cultivating the food that they get to eat. They feel the most challenging thing about farming is keeping up with different variations of products. Snow’s Bend prides itself in being chemical, fertilizer, and pesticide free. Through much hard work and intense determination, the two’s garden has grown from less than ¼ acre in 2004 to more than 10 acres in 2010, on which 50 different vegetables of nearly 250 varieties and numerous cut flowers are grown. In 2009, they made the wonderful decision of bringing livestock to their farm. Come by the Farmer's Market and check out their declicious produce. 

Contact

Margaret Ann Snow

(205)394-3561

Email: margaretann@snowsbendfarm.com

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Swiney Farm

James Swiney has been farming for over 40 years. He loves being outside to grow and provide his own fresh fruits and vegetables. Spring through fall, He usually has a pile of tomatoes to pick from along with a slew of other beautifully homegrown veggies. Find him at the market most Tuesdays and Saturdays all year long.

Contact

James Swiney

(205)454-0036

Email: jcswiney25@gmail.com

Terry Farms

Robin and Shannon terry have been farming most of their adult life - both coming from long generations of respected farmers. Terry Farms is a small farm located on highway 82 between Prattville and Tuscaloosa at the mile marker 123. They sell delicious Chilton Co. peaches and tasty fresh vegetables. They enjoy being a part of nature so stop by and bite before you buy.

Contact

Robin Terry

(334)267-6910

Email: terry69@yahoo.com

Unruh Sweet Corn

Unruh Sweet Corn is a second-generation farm dedicated to bringing the best sweet corn possible to Alabama. The strain of corn they bring is very aptly named “Incredible”, and it lives up to expectations.

Contact
Charlene Unruh
(662) 327-4041

Johnny's day starts at four in the morning, he lives to farm and farms to live.

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