The Saturday market at Pepper Place has long been a great partner in providing a place for Alabama’s farmers, bakers and crafts designers to show off their best wares and an additional choice for savvy shoppers. In today’s world, where the healthy choice is not always the easy choice, Pepper Place’s market is a great resource.
The 2011 contest for America’s Favorite Farmers Market recognized the success of this popular market on Second Avenue South in Birmingham. Pepper Place was named the top market in Alabama of its size (over 56 vendors) and fourth in the U.S., behind markets in New Mexico, Texas and Georgia.
American Farmland Trust holds the contest annually to raise awareness about the importance of buying fresh food from local farms and saving the farmland where it’s grown. We think it also shows the importance of providing healthy food choices in an enjoyable community environment.