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Meet Our Farmers

there's nothing like buying and supporting local

Alabama Lifeline

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

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

Follow Black Warrior Organics on Facebook

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

 

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

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

Gold Mine Farm

Dan is a retired USPS employee who has lifetime experience as a famer. He has a hog operation and produced about 500 acres of corn. He enjoys seeing things grow during the late summer and early fall months. Stop by his booth to ask about his delicious cornbread recipe.

Contact

Dan Leonard

(205)412-8631

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

Milligan Farm

Jarrod and Brittany Milligan are both 3rd generation farmers of 20 years. They love the summer months as they get to become closer with nature and watch their plants grow. Specializing in sunflowers, corn, squash, zucchini, pears, okra, peas, green beans, cantaloupe, and pumpkins - with their absolute favorites being tomatoes, strawberries and blueberries. Stop by their booth and ask about their canned tomatoes.

Contact

Brittany Milligan

(205)393-5900

Email: bmilligan_21706@yahoo.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

Ogonowski Farm

Matthew is a first year grower who has converted two acres of pasture into farming. Though he is a history professor, his love for outdoors only challenges him further into learning something so complex. At his booth he sells a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, eggs, herbs, and delicious baked goods. While visiting his booth, ask about his favorite recipe, Golabki!

Contact

Matthew Ogonowski

(248)877-5989

Email: mogonowski@crimson.ua.edu

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

Plant'n Roots Farm

If you’re looking for a one stop shop, stop by and shop with Conya! She provides all fruits and vegetables, no matter what season. Some of the available produce is - squash, zucchini, eggplants, okra, tomatoes, antaloupes, grapes, blueberries, and watermelon. Conya is new to the Farmer's Market, so stop by and give her a warm welcome! 

Contact

Conya L. Rawls

(205)495-8537

Email: plantnrootsfarm@gmail.com

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

Snows Bend Farm on Facebook

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

Wild Rose Farm

Wild Rose Farm is owned by Deb Sims and can be found in Tuscaloosa County. Here, they raise fiber alpacas, chickens and TN walking horses. Wild Rose Farm has been in business since 2008. Deb started her business because alpaca fiber is one of the softest fibers in the world. She says, "Alpacas are gentle, curious animals. This form of fiber makes for ecologically friendly, sustainable clothing, home goods and decor". Deb's favorite thing about her business is watching the beautiful alpacas everyday and watching the joy and wonder of the farm visitors who see alpacas for the first time. While the best season for her product is colder weather, you can still find it year round! Deb's favorite items to sell are the beautiful, natural colored, lacey and soft alpaca shawls. Stop by the Farmers Market to grab a shawl for the cold Tuscaloosa winter! 

Contact: 

Deb Sims 

(205)861-4166

Email: debsimsrealtor@gmail.com

Facebook: /wildrosefarm

Instagram: justdeb1107

Meet Our Artisans

there's nothing like buying and supporting local

Arthropod Apothecary

Kendra Abbott is an ecologist who has been doing outreach for over 10 years. Her ecologist background has led her into producing soaps for both kids and adults for the past 4 years. What makes her soaps so special are the toy bugs imbedded inside, intended to educate both adolescents and adults. Her favorite thing about soap making is the quality and excitement she can bring to her customers.

Contact

Kendra Abbott

(254)653-7300

Email: kendra@arthropodapothecary.com

Artistic Creations

Robert is a former educator of the Tuscaloosa City Schools system and a retired pastor. His specialties as a vendor are ceramics, woodcrafts, paper crafts, bock prints, and calligraphy. When he is not spending his time here at Farmer’s Market, he is an active member of Kentuck Clay Co-op.

Contact

Robert E. Lewis

(205)339-4981

Email: relewiscme@yahoo.com

Bama Flava

Frederick Fitch, known as the owner and operator of Bama Flava Food Truck, offers customers a wide variety of tasty southern cuisine never forgetting the flavor! When you stop by his truck - be sure to ask about the junkyard dog, which is a polish sausage loaded with bell peppers and onions. It is Fredrick's favorite thing on the menu! He can be found year round here at the Farmer’s Market with a large line of smoke!

 

Contact

Frederick Fitch

(205)765-0735

Email: ffitch54@gmail.com

Facebook: /bamaflava/

Bama Lighting

Originally from India, Rikesh Patel started her business of colorful lights and lanterns seven years ago. Making her product throughout the year and selling it at both Tuesday and Saturday Farmers Markets, Rikesh loves interacting with her clients. She says her favorite thing about her business is being able to see where her product is placed within a home, business, parties, weddings and events. Her lamps are made of lurable, washable and weather resistant material which is ideal for any indoor or outdoor display. 

Contact

Rikesh Patel 

(256)627-2755

Email: nrdhi.rp2018@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: /Bringingthebayoutoyou

Instagram: bayou_basket

Bloom Flower Truck

The perfect "pick me up" to anyones day, Bloom Flower Truck makes sure that customers leave happy and smiling. Her idea was born after thinking that selling fresh flowers out of a truck was a bright and colorful idea for Tuscaloosa. Stop by and put a smile on someones face!

Contact

Kristin Logan

(205)454-8595

Email: bloomflowertruck@gmail.com

Facebook: /bloomflowertruck/

Carniceria La Mexican

Ricardo has fallen in love with the Tuscaloosa community as he shares different dishes from Mexico. He enjoys meeting new people and them getting to see him in action in his food  truck. His favorite menu itens are quesadillas, burritos, and tacos.

Contact

 

Ricardo Castro

 

(234) 239-7501

 

Email: ricardo_castro_20@hotmail.com or sosaj363@gmail.com

 

Delightful Treats

Pamela Dobbins is a wife, college professor, entreprenur, author, and most importantly - a mother. Pamela has been educating and mentoring students for over 20 years. She loves to sew, craft and bake. Pamela started her business, Delightful Treats, in August 2017. She is a first generation vendor and loves the fact that her baked goods make people happy. Her favorite thing about her business is that she loves to interact with people and turn customers into friends. The best season for Pamela's product is year-round and her favorite item to sell is her delicious teacakes. Stop by the Farmers Market to enjoy one of her fabulous peanut butter cookies. 

Contact

Pamela A. Dobbins

(205) 233-1809

Email: pameladobbins85@gmail.com

DP's Slaw & HotDip

Earth Creations

Joy is a designer and maker of Alabama made sustainable clothing. They have been hand dying their creations for over 20 years. They take pride in providing customers with certified organic options in their clothing styles. They have everything from clothing, tees, and accessories to cater to your everyday needs.

Contact

Joy Maples

(205)426-2302 ext.101

Email: jmaples@earthcreations.net

www.earthcreations.net

www.facebook.com/ecopuresimple

Earthworks

Sierra specializes in items where she loves to showcase her creativity. Her products are both meant for wear and decorations as she creates unique jewelry paintings, and other handmade crafts. You can find Sierra on Saturday’s at our Farmers Market!

Contact

Sierra Barder

(205)887-4239

Email: sierra71790@gmail.com

Elephantine Mink Soap

Dione has brought her qualities and talents from the west coast of sunny California to Sweet Home Alabama. When she learned of her talents of making quality products, she decided to share it with her family and friends. Based off of the positive feedback she recieved, she set out to share with others. Stop by her booth as she pours her passion of science over into quality skincare products.

 

Contact

Dione Marshall

(205)331-6564

Email: elephantineminksoapco@gmail.com

Elizabeth's Real Food

Mrs. Kelley has always enjoyed cooking for her friends and family. She began milling her own wheat about a decade ago. That pivotal moment allowed for her to offer her breads to the public through Farmers Market. She began raising chickens and eggs about 4 years ago wjhile throughout the academic school year, she is an educator, making summer her most fruitful season. Make sure to stop by her booth and ask her about her favorite recipe, her 100% wheat bread! 

Contact

Elizabeth Kelley

(205)310-5640

Email: ekelley@acacademy.com

Emily's Pound Cake

In hopes to send her two boys oversees for ambassador programs, Emily’s Heirloom Pound Cakes were born. April McClung started a fundraiser which has now evolved to a business that everyone can get a bite out of. The name “Emily” is a family name in whom recipe was tweaked in order to provide the family with their own business. Emily’s Pound Cakes offers wedding cakes, fundraisers, and a large variety of flavors and sizes. Visit their booth or website to get a taste of this infamous pound cake.

Contact

April McClung

(205)937-7392

Email: emilyshpc@gmail.com

Website for purchasing: www.emilysheirloompoundcakes.com

Glory Stitches

Starting off as a student at the University of Alabama, Cynthia Robinson fell in love with Tuscaloosa and decided to make it her new home. Cynthia has been sewing for over 40 years and finally decided to turn her talent into a business 2 years ago. She says her favorite thing about her business is the creative process of turning a cusstomer's ideas into a finished product. Cynthia's favorite item to sell is her "Baby Ensemble", which includes bib, burppad and a blanket that is personalized with the baby's name or initials. Stop by the Tuesday Farmer's Market to see Cynthia and her beautiful creations! 

 

Contact

Cynthia D. Robinson 

(205)467-5128

Email: GloryStitchesCR@gmail.com

Hip Pies

Rain attended culinary school at Shelton State where she elevated her lifelong love for cooking. You can tell by her name that pies are her thing along with brownies, cakes, and muffins. She loves to see people enjoying her creations! Bring your furry friend by to meet her little dog and to purchase her homemade puppy treats.

Contact

Rain Tilley

(205)394-3134

Email: lunachik255@yahoo.com

Homemade Bakery, Inc.

Bobbie Bailey was flattered when friends told her she needed to sell her homemade cakes. But she never considered going into business until a restaurateur ask her to bake cakes for them. The business is a now full-time vocation for the recently retired Bailey. From Thanksgiving through Christmas, she said, she stays busy filling orders for red velvet, coconut, German chocolate and her most popular of all, caramel cakes.

Contact

Bobbie Bailey

(205)372-3168

Email: dbaileyb@bellsouth.net

J & K GLuten Free Bakery

Darlene is a new business owner, specializing in gluten free goods. From mini cupcakes, breads, and pies, her desserts will pack a big taste without the gluten. If you're looking for healthier alternatives, stop by her both on Saturdays.

J. Darcel Creations

J. Darcel Creations was started by Jessica Coats-McGee. She is very excited to be part of the Farmers Market year-round. You can find her selling her fabulous wreaths, floral arrangements and decorative vases on the Tuesday Farmers Market. 

Contact:

Jessica Coats-McGee

(205)401-6422

Email: jessicamcgee2@gmail.com

Joni's Glass Studio

These beautiful and unique pieces will catch your eyes in an instant. Joni provides you with an array of class accessories and décor: jewelry, cheese servers, dishes, vases, coffee tables, dishes, and sushi dishes. Adorn your home with these handmade colorful staples.

Contact

Joni Esser-Stuart

(205)454-0820

Email: jesserstuart@gmail.com

Joyful Java

While you may recognize her food truck from various locations around Tuscaloosa, you can now find it at the Farmers Market every Saturday! Kate Hartmann started Joyful Java in September 2017 with her two sons. Kate has always had a passion for coffee and finally decided on opening a mobile truck because it allows flexibility to attend different events and service different geographic areas. Her favorite thing about Joyful Java is the reaction she gets from her customers when they taste her beverages. She has heard, "Best hot chocolate in Tuscaloosa!" and "Best espresso in the south!". Getting to work with her sons is an added bonus. Kate's favorite items to sell is her peanut butter cup latte and espresso as well as her Nutella latte and espresso. Next time you need a little pick-me-up on a Saturday morning, come stop by Joyful Java and taste on of the many different coffees, lattes and espresso available! 

Contact:

Kate Hartmann

(301)275-9403

Email: kate@joyfuljava.com

Lavender Bird Houses

Mr. Lavender specializes in homemade bird houses and bird feeders for your little neighborhood flyers. They range from $5-$50. Whatever your price, he has something for you!

Contact

Robert Lavender

(205)799-1996

Left Hand Soap Co.

Left Hand Soap Co. is a small batch soap and skincare company in Tuscaloosa Alabama with 14 years’ experience in quality, natural and organic skincare.  While operating in Tuscaloosa they have worked with local breweries (Good People Brewing Co. & Druid City Brewing Co.), print makers (Yellowhammer Creative, The Southern Letterpress & Mammoth Print Shop) , health food (Manna Grocery & Deli), the Kentuck Art Center and consignment/vintage stores (Grace Aberdean). 

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Soapy Jones

(205)792-9565

Email: soapy.lefthand@gmail.com

Little Sandy Glass

Heather is a new resident of Tuscaloosa. Though she is new to the city, does not make her new to glassblowing. She has been customizing glass for 17 years. She is engaged in glass blowing by the art of making a vessel out of molten liquid. She loves the Fall and Christmas season because she is allowed to master her techniques and shapes. Stop by her booth for her beautiful blown glass pumpkins, cups, vases, bowls, ornaments and marbles. 

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Heather Hepp

(205)835-3118

Email: heatherhepp@gmail.com

Instagram: @heather.hepp

Local Clay Works

Kiersten Ellis is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist and has interned with potters, painters, and textile/interior designers. She creates works of art with local clay from Hurricane Creek or Snow's Bend Farm, digging and processing the clay by hand. Each piece she creates promotes The Friends of Hurricane Creek, a water-keeper organization, or Snow’s Bend Farm, a local farm that utilzes organic farming techniques and serves Tuscaloosa and Birmingham with a Community Supported Agriculture Program.

Contact

Kiersten Ellis

(205)394-0545

Email: ellis059@crimson.ua.edu

Local Roots

Go back to your roots with Local Roots, a traveling food truck serving dishes made from local ingredients and shared by southern souls. Many of their menu items were inspired by Dustin's grandfather, and often feature fresh produce from other Tuscaloosa Farmers Market vendors.  

Contact

Dustin Spruill

(205)650-4050

Email: info@eatlocalroots.com

Facebook: /eatlocalroots/

Mad Woman in the Attic

BeBe is a writer, artist, and aspiring seamstress and cook. With a past of teaching, she is now in the classroom as a student as she is learning to be a master gardener. Not only is her name unique, but so are her products. Bebe specializes in things from artwork to bread. At her booth you can find handmade jewelry, granola, handmade and upcycled clothing, and accessories.

Contact

BeBe “Barefoot” Lloyd

(205)310-6811

Email: madwomantuscaloosa@gmail.com

Mitzz Natural Skin Care

Tonya Moran is an artisan vendor at Farmer’s Market where she specializes in all natural skincare products. At her booth, she offers handmade soap bars, moisturizers body scrubs, bath salts, a multitude of skincare products amongst cosmetics. Whenever you’re in the need for an update in your skincare routine, stop by Mitzz Natural Skin Care.

Contact

Tonya Moran

(205)792-2108

Email: tonyamtalley@me.com

 

Ron's Creations

If you’re looking for the perfect gift, look no further. Mr. Ron Wilson is your go-to guy for handcrafted cutting boards. You'll enjoy his patterned and jigged Alabama designs, meant to showcase your Alabama pride. Walking into the market, you will see him as one of the first smiling faces that will greet you each week at the Farmers Market. 

Contact

Ronald Wilson

(205)799-7205

Email: t-townwilson@comcast.net

Samuel's Seafood

Owned by Rodney Lyon, he is passing down the family business to his Grandson. They catch fresh shrimp from their family home in Bayou La Batre. Their business has been years in the making as they leave their catch unaltered. If you are looking for some yummy seafood, stop by. Make sure you ask about their delicious shrimp recipes.

Contact

Katherine Koppersmith

(251)635-5695

Email: katherinekoppersmith428@yahoo.com

Shady Hollow Honey

For six years the Patton’s have been keeping bees alongside their dentistry profession. They started off with only two hives to expand for 50-60 hives. At their booth they provide honey and beeswax. Though it is hard work, they love seeing their bees come to fruition. They will be here year rounds, as long as they don’t sell out.

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Joey & Emily Patton

(205)792-7392

Email: ebiggsl@yahoo.com

Simply Succulent

The Moses family are Tuscaloosa natives that enjoy local arts and culture within the community. While they have been a long time supporter of the Tuscaloosa River Market, they have just recently become a vendor. Aubrey has been growing plants and flowers for 25 years and Scott decided to make a business out of it. They have been working with plants (succulents and cacti) for many years and have started to see a growing interest in plant care within the community. Because of their love for growing, they have outgrown their greenhouse space at home and wanted to start making the products available for others. Scott & Aubrey think the best thing about the business is the calmness and peace that working with plants provides. Each plant is unique and they enjoy educating others on the proper care and names of the many different types of succulents. Aubrey especially just cannot get enough of nature! While their plants can be grown and cared for year round, the spring, summer and fall is when the plants especially thrive outdoors. No picking favorites here! They love each and every plant they grow and enjoy having conversations with their customers about them all. If you are a fellow nature lover, come stop by the Farmer's Market and introduce yourself to the whole Moses family! You can find them here on Saturdays year round.

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Scott & Aubrey Moses

(205)872-7446

Email: simplysucculent.al@gmail.com

Facebook: /SimplySucculent.AL

Instagram: @SimplySucculentAL

SkyPop Gourmet Popcorn

Schuyler Winston is a 16 year old ambassador, President of her Junior class, Honor Roll Student and now, entreprenur. Schuyler started her business in 2017, but has been making and selling popcorn since the age of 9, when she got her first popcorn popper. First, she began making popcorn for her friends and family, and once she realized it was an enjoyable product to all, she started selling. Her favorite thing about her business is simply the fact that it is her's! She enjoys working for herself. You can find her year-round at the Farmers Market with her favorite popcorn to sell- caramel and cheese mix! Schuyler says, "It's crunchy, sweet, cheesy and tastes absolutely delicious!" 

Contact:

Schuyler Winston

(205)331-6799

Email: skypoppopcorn@gmail.com

Valencia D. Winston

(205) 799-7245

Email: vwinston28@gmail.com

Sunset Lemonade and Shaved Ice

After retiring from catering, the Dockery’s have been selling their lemonade and shaved ice for 5 years. Some of their flavors include strawberry, green apples, blueberry, and much more. They love meeting new people because who doesn’t enjoy fresh squeezed lemonade? Find them here in the big yellow trailer serving you up refreshing goodness

Contact

Wilbur Dockery

(205)526-6640

Email: bdockery55@gmail.com

Sweet Home Chicago

Born and raised in Chicago, Laura Clark has been a Tuscaloosa resident for 30 years. The kitchen is Laura's happy place as her love of cooking comes from her Italian and German imigrant grandparents. Laura has been in business for about 7 years. She was inspired to start a business by her grandchildren, who she started making low and no sugar recipes for. Laura's favorite thing about her business is providing a great product, meeting new people and befriending repeat customers. Stop by the Farmers Market and try one of Laura's 20+ flavors of jams and jellies! 

Contact

Laura Clark

(205)556-4552

Email: ls.clark@me.com

Tea Town Alabama

The tea truck concept came about after years of tea drinking, creativity in brewing, and a short stint as a farmer with Snow's Bend.  John & Becca Gardner wanted to provide something unique to Tuscaloosa and make sure that they use the best ingredients, including those from local farms when possible. They’ve never been coffee drinkers and insist on the many health benefits to drinking tea. They bought an old horse trailer, converted it into a tea bar, and opened up for business in October of 2014.

Contact

Jonathan Gardner

(205)765-9057

Email: jonathan@teatownalabama.com

Bama Boiled Peanuts

Naomi is a retired mother of seven beautiful children. Farming has been a huge influence her entire life, making her a 5th generation farmer. Being raised on a farm further perpetuated her desire to farm as an adult. Her favorite thing about farming and her peanuts is being able to fellowship with an array of different people. Here at Farmer's Market she offers a variety of boiled peanuts that will cater to your southern tastebuds. Stop by and taste a bite!

Contact

Naomi Lunsford

(205)496-3395

Email: naomil700@gmail.com

That Cheesecake by Tammy Smith

Tammy bakes a decadent white chocolate cheesecake from scratch. This cheesecake is available at the Tuscaloosa Rivermarket on the first and third Saturday of each month from 7am-12pm. Also at the Rivermarket she is now selling single slices. It is always important that if you want orders for holidays you need to place your orders well in advance if you wish to secure one. Trust us, you won’t regret it! You can also follow her on Instagram and Twitter @that_cheesecak

Contact

Tammy Smith

(205)826-5238

Email: thatcheesecake@charter.net

The University of Alabama Press

The University of Alabama Press publishes books that foster an understanding of the history and culture of Alabama and the region. We plan on selling books on topics as varied as southern food and culture, the Civil War, and Alabama football. Throughout the year we will offer our newest releases, deep discounts, as well opportunist for signed copies and to meet our authors.

Contact

Clint Kimberling

205-348-9201

www.uapress.ua.edu

ckimberling@uapress.ua.edu

For orders: 800-621-2736

Tori's Water Ice

Since the start of her business in 2017, Tori has aimed to provide families with healthy sweet alternatives. Tori's Water Ice is a delicious frozen treat that is free of fat, dairy, cholesterol, peanut, and soy products. Throughout her journey, her favorite thing about selling her prodcuts are the smiles of her customers. Stop by during her favorite seasons of spring and summer to enjoy a refreshing strawberry lemonade water ice!

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Latoria Milligan

205-886-7905

Email: latoriamilligan@gmail.com

 

Udderly Joyful Soapwork

Diane Lawrence is a dairy farmer with a small family farm in Adger, AL. At her farm, they raise quality LaMancha Nubian and Saaen dairy goats. They are also members of the American Dairy Goat Associaiton. They have been making goat's milk soap and lotion bars since August 2017. Diane started her business when her daughter-in-law, Rebecca, got her involved in dairy goats and was instrumental in teaching her about goat's milk soap, it's benefits as well as it's production. Her favorite thing about her business is meeting new people and receiving complements from returning customers. You can find her at the Farmers Market all-year round selling her favorite oatmeal milk and honey goats milk soap, which is made which real oats and raw honey from one of our other vendors, Barry's Bees! 

Contact:

Diane Lawrence

(205)860-1387

Email: dianeshilohstables@gmail.com

Wayside Bakery

Brenda Johnson is a homemaker and native of Kansas. Brenda and her husband Joseph have 5 children and live on a small farm near Newbern, Alabama. Brenda started baking at 10 years old. She enjoys the memories that baking brings to mind. She mostly enjoys baking during the holiday season. Brenda's favorite recipes to make are her breads, especially yeast rolls.

Contact

Joseph & Brenda Johnson

(334)216-2701

Email: josejohnson77@gmail.com

 

Wild Rose Farm

Deb has been in business since 2012 where she has a farm here in Tuscaloosa, raising fiber alpacas, chickens, and Tennessee walking horses. Deb's joy of alpacas stems from their gentleness and curiosity. Their form of fiber makes for a ecologically friendly sustainable clothing, home goods, and decor. Her favorite item are her beautiful naturally colored alpaca shawls. Looking to keep warm, give a gift, or redecorate, stop by her booth.

Contact

Deb Sims

205-861-4166

Email: debsimsrealtor@gmail.com

 

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

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