Some days I take it for granted that we have such a great variety of parks and playgrounds to choose from in Tuscaloosa County. I could list them all, but that will have to wait for another article. Yesterday, as we were playing at Harmon Park Playground, I noticed the Pop-Up Farmer’s Market begin to set up. It was a wonderfully sweet coincidence. Two City of Tuscaloosa staff members began to set up tables, tents, chairs, and even some swag. It began raining, and that did not slow down their set up. Not long after, the farmer from Hale Farms arrived.
I began to talk with Gerald LE’cuyer and Leslie Womble, and found out that the Pop-Up Farmers Market is truly a service to the community. These markets are popping up where there is not a supermarket within two miles (the Gateway location is one exception). Stemming from the belief that “everyone should have easy access to healthy and delicious foods” the team led by Alexis Clark is doing just that.
Monday through Friday, pop up farmers markets are happening around town from 3 pm to 6 pm during the months of April through September. On Saturdays, you can stop by the Tuscaloosa River Market year round. The Farmer’s Market accepts SNAP/ EBT benefits, and these benefits may be used market to market.
You may see the full list of scheduled Pop-Up markets at https://www.tuscaloosafarmersmarket.com/local-pop-up/
You may also visit the Tuscaloosa River Market website at: https://www.tuscaloosarivermarket.com/