FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- What day of the week is the Market open?
The Market at Pepper Place is open each Saturday morning year-round. In 2018, the last Market day will be December 8 and will reopen, after a holiday break, in January 2019.
- Will the Market be open if it rains?
Yes! The Market at Pepper Place is a "rain or shine" market and opens every Saturday morning.
- If it rains, will vendors still set up?
All vendors are expected to set up rain or shine, however, some won't be able to if it's raining and their product could be damaged by inclement weather. Farmers will set up in the rain, as their products aren't weather sensitive.
- During the farmers market season, will the Market open on holiday weekends like July 4th and Memorial Day?
Yes! The Market is open every Saturday morning - even on holiday weekends.
- Do you have cooking demonstrations at the Market?
Yes! From May through early October we have cooking demos each Saturday beginning at 9am. Chefs from local restaurants in the Birmingham area share their in-season, fresh recipes.
- Do you have music at the Market?
Yes! The Market has two music sites at the outdoor Market each Saturday: the Front Porch Stage in the main parking lot and the 29th Street Stage, under the music tent on 29th Street South. All musicians who perform at the Market live and work in Alabama.
- Are there kids' activities at the Market?
Yes! Located on 29th Street South, kids can color and make simple and fun educational projects in the Children's Tent. There is also a Misting Tent on 29th Street so children, big and small, can cool off during hot Alabama mornings. For more information, please click here.
- Is the Market an indoor market or an outdoor market?
We're both! The Market hosts a small, winter market in the Martin Biscuit Building, located in Pepper Place on 29th Street South, next to Cantina Tortilla Grill and The Red Cat Coffeehouse. This small, indoor space hosts between 15 - 20 vendors each week. The indoor, winter market hours are 7 am - 12 pm.
Our outdoor market begins the second Saturday in April and runs through the second Saturday in December. Outdoor market hours are 7 am - 12 pm. The Market will break for the holiday season at the end of the year and start back up as an indoor market in mid-late January.
- Are dogs allowed at the Market?
We love dogs - always have. Your dogs are welcome at the Market as long as they are on a short leash and you pick up after their potty breaks! We encourage you to leave your four-legged babies at home however, as Alabama summers can be very hot and uncomfortable - especially for their paws on hot pavement!
NOTE: Pups are NOT ALLOWED inside the indoor market space.
- What kind of vendors are admitted to the Market?
Please take a moment to look through our vendor bios, located at the top of our website under "OUR SELLERS". You will find three categories of Market vendors: farmers, food and drink, and makers.
- Is SNAP/EBT accepted at the Market?
Yes! We are pleased to offer SNAP/EBT, plus Double Up Food Bucks at the Market year round. Details on how you can use your benefits can be found here.
- Is there an ATM on site?
Yes! Two ATMS (BBVA/Compass) are onsite at Pepper Place. You can find the ATMs: inside the Showrooms Building off the main parking lot, and on 29th Street, in front of Cantina Tortilla Grill and the Zyp Bike Station.
All market vendors accept cash, many take debit cards, and all farmers accept SNAP/EBT tokens.