Tuscaloosa River Market

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We would love to have you as part of our family

2020 FARMERS MARKET - Now accepting applications through May 2020.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a vendor at our market. Please review our frequently asked questions and rules and regulations before completing an application. If you feel you might be a good fit, please complete and return your application to the Tuscaloosa River Market at 1900 Jack Warner Parkway.

 

For additional inquiries about selling space, please email your concerns to rivermarket@tuscaloosa.com. Please note, we will do our best to respond to all inquiries in a timely manner.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What kind of food can I make at home and sell at a farmers market?

Foods that do not have to be time or temperature controlled for safety can be prepared in a kitchen in a private home for sale at state sanctioned farmers markets. Examples include baked goods, jams, jellies, and pickles.

What foods cannot be made in a home kitchen and sold at a farmers market?

Low acid foods such as canned vegetables, slaws, stews, soups, sauces, and any foods containing meat or other potentially hazardous ingredients that would need to be refrigerated or otherwise be held under temperature control cannot be offered for sale.

Is there any type of labeling required for products made in a home kitchen?

Yes, consumers purchasing those products must be informed by a clearly visible label, tag, or placard that the food is prepared in a kitchen that is not inspected by a regulatory agency.

What about raw meats?

Only raw meats, including fish and seafood, that are processed, packaged, and labeled at an inspected facility or are otherwise exempted from inspection may be sold at a farmers market. 

What about eggs, boiled peanuts, and honey?

All of these products are considered agrigultural commodities and may be sold at farmers markets. 

Can I buy products at farmers market for use in my restaurant?

Only whole fruits and vegetables may be purchased at a farmers market for use in a permitted food service establishment. Processed foods made in a home kitchen cannot be used in a commercial food service operation. 

Can I sell goat cheese at a farmers market?

Dairy products, including goat cheese, must be processed, packaged, and labeled at a facility permitted and inspected by the Alabama Department of Public Health's Milk and Food Processing Branch.

 

New Volunteer Opportunity - Be a Market Ambassador! 

 

Looking for a meaningful  way to get involved with the Tuscaloosa Farmers Markets? We are recruiting volunteers to be Market Ambassadors at our Farmers markets. See the contact box below for more information. 

 

Market Ambassador Volunteer Description:

Greet customers as they enter the market. Rove throughout duration of market to assist customers as needed. Provide information, orientation, and general customer service to create an excellent market experience for customers. Make meaningful connections with customers. Provide feedback to Market Managers post-market. Must become familiar with Farmers Market programs and market information. 

 

 

Get in Touch

Address:

1900 Jack Warner Parkway
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401

General Email:

rivermarket@tuscaloosa.com

Event Email:

rivermarket@tuscaloosa.com

Market Email:

rivermarket@tuscaloosa.com

Phone:

205-248-5295

Alexis Clark, Operations Manager