Montevallo Farmers' Market

Montevallo Farmers' Market

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

2014 Market Season Begins!


Our 2014 Market begins on Monday, June 2! Come see us in the parking lot behind First Baptist Church (660 Main Street) from 3-6 PM every Monday afternoon until August 18.

 

We have several vendors lined up for the market! Buy fresh fruits and veggies from local growers G&G Farms, Smith Farms, Burnett Farms, Cavers Farm, and Terry Farms. While you're here, check out BB's Bread or Joe's Italian for other tasty treats. Natural remedies and more are available from Deep Roots Apothecary, Southern Natural Soaps, and Silvermoon Massage & Apothecary. On-Site Sharpening services will be there too!

Vendor spots are still available for our 2014 market. Email us for more information, or give us a call at 205.665.1519!

Thursday, March 21, 2013


New Vendor at Montevallo Farmers' Market Signs on for 2013!

Southern Natural Soaps by Jeri Anne Huffstutler has joined the line up for the Monday Market in Montevallo this summer.  Her goat milk soaps are gentle and moisturizing.  Check out the products at www.southernnaturalsoap.com and like them on facebook.  You'll know just what you're looking for when the market starts on June 3!


Wild Child Farm coming back to Montevallo Farmers' Market!

Remember Kit King and her tasty vegetables and baked goods?  She was there in 2012 as our market ended and then joined us for the Fall Market.  Now you can look forward to seeing her all season when the market gets underway on June 3!  Kit's fun and her organically grown, homemade, and 'specially created products are going to be welcome this summer in Montevallo. Find Wild Child Farm on facebook and see what Kit's been up to!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Comments from 2012 Season Shoppers


These cool October days are a good time to remember the summer season at Montevallo Farmers' Market.  Today an email from America Farmland Trust included a summary of the comments made by our shoppers when they voted for us as their favorite farmers' market.  Here's a sample of what was said:
  • Summer Mondays are a highlight in our community.  Farmers' Market is set up and everyone comes out to celebrate the delicious goods.
  • Great line up of vendors, a nice shady site, and the community spirit it fosters.
  • Is is so nice to actually meet the people that grow your food.
  • Small town folks sharing their bounty wit their neighbors!
  • The market is conveniently located in the heart of town with plenty of great parking and nice shade trees.
  • This market has great farmers with a wide variety ofhome grown vegetables and fruit.  Love the peaches and blueberries!
  • Variety of home grown foods offered, pleasant atmosphere!  I can walk to the market from work.
  • Prices are competitive.
  • It's a place to buy great fresh produce from local farmers and to see your friends.
Mark your calendar for June 3, 2013 when the market will open again!  This will be our fourth year for the Market on Monday in Montevallo. 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Help Montevallo Farmers' Market Be America's Favorite!

It’s summertime and that means two things:  1) There are loads of delicious farm fresh produce available at Montevallo Farmers' Market every week; and 2) American Farmland Trust’s America’s Favorite Farmers Markets™ contest has kicked into gear and we need your votes to win! 
The process is simple.  To vote for our market, all you have to do is:
1.)    Go to www.farmland.org/vote
2.)    Type in Montevallo Farmers' Market; and,
3.)    Click “Vote”
That’s it. That’s all it takes to bring Montevallo Farmers' Market one step closer to being America’s favorite farmers market!
 
According to American Farmland Trust (AFT), the purpose of this contest is to re-connect local consumers to local farms, with the ultimate goal of keeping our nation’s farm land productive and healthy!  Buying at the farmers market keeps money in our community and helps farms remain economically viable. By voting, you’re helping support farms and communities across the nation. As American Farmland Trust says, “No Farms No Food™!”
 
So don’t forget to vote for Montevallo Farmers' Market at www.farmland.org/vote and spread the word!  Last year Montevallo's market was #1 in our category in the state of Alabama and #8 in the US.  Let's put Montevallo on the map by voting this year.  Cast your vote today and tell your friends!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Let's Get Sharp on Monday, July 2!

It's easy to take kitchen knives for granted.  Grab one, slice the vegetables, add them to the skillet, and soon the dish is ready.  Preparing fresh vegetables means lots of peeling and slicing, so dull knives become an aggravation and a safety issue.  Because a dull knife requires more pressure to make the cut, it leads to slips and injuries.

Monday, July 2, Carey Baird is bringing his set up to sharpen your knives on site at the Montevallo Farmers' Market.  His trailer says "On Site Sharpening" and that tells the story!  He has a long history of sharpening tools and knives, but the on-the-road set up is more recent for him.  Bring your knives to market on Monday and meet Carey when you come to shop. 

Cost for getting your knives' blades in great condition will be $2-$6 each.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Reunion at the Montevallo Farmers' Market


Commitees for churches, schools, and clubs work hours to plan reunions every year.  Some of those events are attended by hundreds of alumni who get a book of photos of their classmates, have custom designed nametags, and take home vague memories of people they won't see again for another ten years, or more!

The real success of a reunion is spending time with the people who were important to you when you were an active member of the group.  The reunion can be small, but if your friends are present, it's a success. The men in the above photo had an informal reunion at the Montevallo Farmers' Market opening day.  Pictured are Jack Hughes, Mike Garrett, Wayne Don L. Horton, and Mike Pickett.  Jack, Mike, and Don L. were reliving their days at Montevallo High School and made a stop at the market to see Mike Pickett from Honey Hill Farm.  Mike joined their conversation and laughter while we waited for the market to open.

Thanks for coming by to get Honey Hill Farm honey and some Chilton County peaches for your tables.  You never know who might be shopping and talking at the market on Mondays!

Thursday, May 24, 2012


Market opening day is Monday, June 4, and we will be celebrating our new logo.  John Nicholson is the artist and his design is already a hit!  The market is on the lot behind 1st Baptist Church at the corner of Middle and Main Streets.  Be there each week 3-6 pm for fesh locally grown produce, pasture fed beef, free-range chicken, organic produce and herbs, local honey, and fresh bread.  Thanks to the generous support of presenting sponsor Montevallo Drug, we're adding some new tents and will have logo posters and shirts.  It's going to be a yummy summer at the Montevallo Farmers' Market!