In 1921, produce growers in Jefferson County saw the need for a place to market their produce. Eighteen members met and formed the Jefferson County Truck Growers Association and chartered it with the State. By-laws were written and set up as a non-profit Corporation, and the organization remains so.
The market since that time has had six locations. It has been at its present location since 1956. The market is situated on 49 acres of land. The Alabama Farmers Market has warehouse space of 61 bays, each about 25 X 50 feet. These bays are rented to 14 dealers, selling all types of produce. We have 11 open sheds 30 X 200 feet, six of these sheds are reserved for Alabama Farmers only, two sheds are for retail produce dealers, and three sheds are for wholesale produce dealers.
The membership is now at 100 growers. In order to become a member of the Association, one must be a produce grower in the state of Alabama. The Alabama Farmers Market has members from as far north as Limestone County, to as far south as Geneva County.
The amount of produce sold on the Alabama Farmers Market is in excess of 350 million dollars, approximately 50 million in the state alone. Anyone growing produce is welcome to use this Market. The Alabama Farmers Market has between 2,000 and 2,500 farmers--large and small--who use this Market annually.
The Market is solely owned and operated by the Alabama farmers. It is fully self-supporting, receiving no outside funds.
We are so excited to have you here today! The Alabama Farmers Market is open to the public 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The market opens at 6 am and the gates close at 7 pm, depending on the season. Come on down and see what's on the market today! We have a large indoor/outdoor produce market that houses the Farmhouse and Evelyn's Produce. They accept EBT, cash, and most credit/debit cards. Throughout the market you will find produce from local farmers, a flea market, and an onsite restaurant.
344 Finley Avenue West, Birmingham, Alabama 35204, United States
Summer hours for the market are 24 hours a day. Most vendors are open 7 days a week, from 5am-8 pm, and farmers come in 24 hours a day. During the off-season, hours may vary. The market is still open 24 hours a day, however the vendors are open 7am-5pm.