There is no denying I love Birmingham. It’s booming with movers, makers, dreamers, creators and designers. The choices are endless for things to do and see in our Magic City. But my one of my favorites is Pepper Place Market.
If you follow me on Instagram you know I have a love affair with Pepper Place Market and farmer’s markets in general. Hip hip hooray! Saturday is the first outdoor market of the year for Pepper Place which ranks in my top two in the world, Venice, Italy being the second.
Wake up early and head to Pepper Place Farmer’s Market. I like to get there early around 715 to beat the heat and the crowds. The Outdoor Market at Pepper Place will run every Saturday April 14 through December, 7 am to noon, rain or shine.
I love the small town feel you find here. The same talented vendors, some who have even become friends themselves so to say. Grab breakfast here with some friends.
I always allow space for adventures and new discoveries. I usually case the place once before making any purchases. My favorites include boudin or breakfast burritos from Homewood Gourmet. Grab some iced tea from Piper & Leaf to go with your breakfast. Visit the best candy makers in the Ham at Birmingham Candy Co. Owls Hollow Farm has most veggies all year long since they use hydroponic systems for growing. Marble Creek has some great meat and eggs. Hezibah Farms and Stone Hollow Farmstead have the best flowers.
You can find everything from veggies, ice cream, jewelry, plants, pastries, tea, coffee, soap, candles, flower, meat and eggs. The variety is plentiful. There’s also free WiFi outdoors this season!
I love watching these locals start out at the farmers market and grow into a real store front. Don’t forget to continue to visit them!