The Market At Pepper Place returns Saturday, Jan. 22—here’s your ultimate guide to what’s in season

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It’s time to stock up on fresh local produce, artisanal baked goods and so much more. The Market at Pepper Place will reopen on Saturday, January 22 for their Winter Market, thanks to sponsorship from local businesses and organizations including Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. Read on for the scoop on what’s fresh this season.

After a break for the holidays, The Market at Pepper Place will reopen on Saturday, Jan. 22 for their 12-week Winter Market. The Winter Market began in 2016 and is a convenient way for Birmingham residents to support local farmers while getting the new year off to a healthy start.

The Market is free to attend, thanks to sponsorship by some noteworthy local business and organizations, including Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama.

“The Market is a nonprofit. We don’t seek to make money from our customers or our farmers. We exist to support this farmer community, small businesses and small independent farmers. Our mission is to promote healthy, fresh and seasonal eating while supporting our local economy, and we need sponsorships to do that. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama has helped us financially for years. But, beyond that, we have shared goals and both really care about the health and wellness of our community.”

—Leigh Sloss-Corra, Executive Director, The Market at Pepper Place

Our friends at The Market at Pepper Place gave us a sneak peek into what we can expect this season.

Over the next few weeks, keep an eye out for these vendors:

  • Eastaboga Bee: honey
  • Habersham Farm: sweet potatoes and leafy greens
  • Hamm Farms: potatoes, leafy greens, onions and hot pepper sauce
  • HD Farm: lamb
  • Hinkel’s Bakery: breads and pastries
  • Ireland Farms: radishes, leafy greens, root vegetables
  • Magic City Mushrooms: many mushroom varieties, including oyster, lion’s mane and trumpet. Truffle oil, seasoned salts and tinctures, too.
  • Marble Creek Farmstead: meat, eggs and cheeses
  • Owls Hollow Farm: salad greens, spinach and fresh herbs

And down the road, don’t miss…

  • Hepzibah Farm: spring flowers (in Feb-March)
  • Penton Farms: strawberries (in March)
  • Habersham Farm: asparagus, ramps and giant tulips (in March)

Keep an eye on The Market at Pepper Place’s website and Instagram page for vendor updates.