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Meet Our Farmers

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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)561-7276

Accepts WIC and SFMNP

Bannerman Farm

The Bannerman’s have been farming between 20 and 30 years. The thing that they enjoy best about farming is watching the plants grow. She 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)242-1713

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: lindaberry07@gmail.com

Belle Meadow Farm

Andrew has been farming for 3 years. He feels farming brings him closer to nature. He also enjoys being outdoors. Andrew believes the most challenging thing about farming is nature. 

He takes pride in being an organic farmer.

Contact

Andrew

(283)-689-0954

Black Angus Beef

Richard and Melanie Harvell have been farming for 30 years. While working for themselves, they enjoy the peace and quiet of farming along with the fresh Alabama air. Their favorite recipe to share with customers is their unique beef, because it is raised from birth with no chemicals added.

Contact

Richard Harvell

(205)372-7327

Email: Melanie.harvwell@yahoo.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)336-9198

Email: patpilinston@gmail.com

Clay Farms

The Clay’s have been farming for a whopping 42 years. Throughout the years, they have grown to learn 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)463-6971

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. This 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)969-7272

Email: rmccracken15425@charter.net

Accepts WIC and SFMNP

 

Druid City Garden Project

Druid City Garden Project uses school gardens, farm stands and educational programs to help diverse communities in Alabama build vibrant food systems. By increasing access to fresh, locally-grown produce, they empower their community to make healthy and sustainable food choices. They dream that one day every school in Alabama will have a teaching garden.

Contact

Mo Fiorella

(205)523-5450

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

From working on other farms previously, Gracie decided to venture out on her own to start growing her own produce. Because she enjoys being in the outdoors, she decided to earn extra income by doing what she loves. Along with providing people with fresh produce, Gracie also enjoys watching her seeds flourish. Her favorite things to grow are melons, tomatoes, and strawberries perfect during the spring and summer. Under her Garden and Goat farm, she produces products made with Berkshire Lard and milk as well as homegrown herbs and flowers. While stopping by her booth, don’t forget to ask about her zucchini bread and goat cheese recipe.

Contact

Gracie Fike

(205)331-8364

Email: gracieparsons95@gmail.com

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. Therefor 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

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

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

205-646-3500

Email: jamehale23@yahoo.com

Harold Booth Farms

For 40 years, Harold Booth has been farming. 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

Email: haroldboothe@charter.net

Accepts WIC and SFMNP

Hudson Farms

Jim has been farming since 1989, making him a 3rd generational farmer. During that time, he has planted 4-22 acres of produce. Of cours his favorite thing about farming is eating what he grows. You can find him during the months of April-November where that’s the best season for his produce. Stop by his booth and ask about his favorite peas and cornbread recipe.

Contact

Jim Hudson

(205)523-1433

Email: hudsonfarmjd@gmail.com

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, a local practicing CPA, now, John 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, located in Troy, Alabama 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 the stand, ask about their peach ice cream recipe, one of their favorites

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 compilation of their names Larry and Rena. Both have been farming for most of their lives, making them 3rd generation famers. A master gardener, Larry 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 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. Their absolute favorites are 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 and 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 and bees wax products. Karen also offers occasional baked goods and pickles. Stop by her booth and ask about her favorite recipes of cheesecake brownies and tomato sandwiches.

Contact

Karen Wallace

(205)765-2815

Email: kvwalus@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 30years. 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

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: 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: norris247@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. 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 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 the season. Squash, zucchini, eggplants, okra, tomatoes are just some of the vegetables she offers. Cantaloupes, grapes, blueberries, and watermelon takes the cake as some of the fruits she offers. She is a new farmer at Farmer’s Market, so stop by and give her a warm welcome!

Contact

Conya L. Rawls

(205)495-8537

Email: plantnrootsfarm@gmail.com

Silver Lane Farm

Janice is an organic and GAP certified farmer with generations of farmers behind her. She was led to farm by the health and nutritional components of fresh food to eat. Her favorite season to farm is spring time. Stop by her booth to get some of her favorite heirloom tomatoes.

Contact

Janice Clary

(512)969-7218

Email: clar8525@att.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. Then 2009 brought the first livestock to the farm.

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. 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 come from a long generation of farmers where both of their grandfathers were respected farmers. They enjoy being a part of nature so stop by and bite before you buy.

Contact

Robin Terry

(334)267-6910

Tersus Terra Farm

Terus Terra Farm is a family farm in NE Alabama just outside of Gadsden. They grow fresh, sustainable produce in order to shorten the food mile. They enjoy witnessing the customer taste the difference in their product. They love every aspect of it from planning, planting, harvesting, and educating their customers. At their booth, they offer an array of green vegetables, carrots, tomatoes, and peppers.

Contact

Erin Wheat

(251)228-1758

Email: erinwheat8401@yahoo.com

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! Make sure you ask about his favorite thing on the menu, junkyard dog, a polish sausage loaded with bell peppers and onions. 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

Carniceria La Mexican

Carniceria La Mexicana is a food truck specializing in tacos, quesadillas, burritos, nachos and hotdogs. Their authentic flavor and great service are sure to please any crowd.

Contact

 

Ricardo Castro

 

(234)328-0796

 

Email: ricardo_castro_20@gotmail.com

 

DP's Slaw & HotDip

Carniceria La Mexicana is a food truck specializing in tacos, quesadillas, burritos, nachos and hotdogs. Their authentic flavor and great service are sure to please any crowd.

Contact

 

Ricardo Castro

 

(234)328-0796

 

Email: ricardo_castro_20@gotmail.com

 

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

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 on Saturday’s at our Farmers Market

Contact

Sierra Barder

(205)887-4239

Email: sierra71790@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. Throughout the academic school year, she is an educator, making summer her most fruitful season. Her favorite recipe is her 100% wheat bread of course.

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

Garden & Goat

From working on other farms previously, Gracie decided to venture out on her own to start growing her own produce. Because she enjoys being in the outdoors, she decided to earn extra income by doing what she loves. Under her Garden and Goat farm, she produces products made with Berkshire Lard and milk as well as homegrown herbs and flowers. While stopping by her booth, don’t forget to ask about her zucchini bread and goat cheese recipe.

Contact

Gracie Fike
(205)331-8364
gracieparsons95@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

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

Kauloosa Coffee Roasters, Inc

Roasted specialty coffee beans, baked products. peanut butter, prepared beverages, granola, and grains (whole &ground)

Contact

Paul Lasseter

(205)799-9202

Email: paullasseter@gmail.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 Handed 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). 

Contact

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 the perfect gift of gifting.

Contact

Heather Hepp

(205)835-3118

Email: heatherhepp@gmail.com

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

Mad Woman in the Attic

Not only is her name unique, but so is her product. 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: bebebarefoootloyd@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

 

Renegade Soaps from Griffin Ridge Farm

Being only 18 years old, Rebecca has been selling her goat’s milk soaps for years. She has a passion for animals with hopes of a thriving small business. Luckily for her, she is achieving the best of both worlds. At her booth she not only sells soaps, but lip balms, flowers, goat milk, and goat cheese. Don’t let her age distract you, her love for animals is what makes her the perfect farmer.

Contact

Rebecca Lawrence

(205)617-3994

Email: rebeccadboothe@gmail.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.

Contact

Joey & Emily Patton

(205)792-7392

Email: ebiggsl@yahoo.com

Skin Power

When not in Guatemala, Deborah is in Alabama enjoying what she loves the most: Designing. She enjoys working with her employees to provide hand beaded art and woven items. If she’s not on a mission trip, you can get laced in her beautiful fabrics by stopping by her booth.

Contact

Deborah Wright

(334)233-5801

Email: dester310@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

T-Town Snow

Join us by beating the heat with a delicious snow cone. At their truck they serve Amazingly Smooth Shaved Ice. Your taste buds will not be disappointed with their assorted flavors that you can mix and match.

Contact

David Bounds

(205)454-5120

Email:ttwonbounce@gmail.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

The Nut Shop

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 perpetuate her fesire to darm 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 Lady

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

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Tammy Smith

(205)826-5238

Email: that_cheesecake@charter.net

Velvet Kake

Ms. Pickens is a baker who sells cakes and pastries all around Alabama. Baking reminds her of simpler times with her family. When the holidays come, her family always count on her to bring her delicious specialties: red velvet cake. Though everyone loves her “velvet kakes,” she personally enjoys her pound cake. Stop by, it’s a piece of cake!

Contact

Kenya Picken

(205)202-4191

Email: sagkap2@yahoo.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

 

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

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