If you have ever had an opportunity to visit our Pepper Place Saturday Market you understand why it is an event not to be missed. Alabama's best farmers, the same farmers who supply Birmingham's best restaurants, share their summer harvests. One can enjoy baked goods from Continental Bakery and Mix, along with freshly brewed coffee while sitting in the shade listening to local live (but not intrusive) music and enjoying the people/dog/stroller traffic. Don't miss the self-proclaimed "tomato snob" for some of the best tomatoes around! I load up on hot salsa prepared at Spradlin Farms to enjoy throughout the winter. And, if that is not enough, the market is surrounded by some of the best design and gardening stores in Birmingham. There is also the Winery at Pepper Place with samples.
If you can get there by 9 a.m., you will be treated to a free cooking demonstration by the chefs of some of Birmingham's finest restaurants. Try a sample! Take a photo! Blog about it! I do.
Most importantly, you are buying healthy local foods and supporting the farmers who work so hard to feed us.