1. When is the Market open?
The 2013 Market season is from April 13 to December 14.
Every Saturday from 7am to 12 noon.
2. Where is the Market located?
3. How much does a booth cost at the Market and how do I sign up?
The requirements for a booth are different for different categories of vendors. The booth price is also dependant on the type of vendor, frequency of market attendance. Please contact Lisa Beasley for more information- see Contact Us link.
4. Where are the restrooms located?
Restrooms are located:
- Down the hallway past the ATM (enter by Cantley & Company, Inc.)
- In the lobby of Martin Biscuit Building (behind Cantina and Red Cat)
- In the hallway by Richard Tubb Interiors
5. Is there an ATM at Pepper Place?
The ATM is located inside the door by Cantley & Company, Inc.
6. What time is the Chef Demonstration?
There is a cooking demonstration most Saturdays in the courtyard off of 29th Street. It begins at 9AM.
7. What are the hours and seasons of the Market?
The Market is open from 7am to 12noon. The Market opens in mid April with bedding plants, herbs, lettuces spring fruits and vegetables In May we see strawberries, blackberries, summer squashes and the early tomatoes. In June, July and August-heirloom tomatoes, peaches, corn, all of the squashes and herbs August and September brings potatoes, sweet potatoes, the last of the tomatoes October and November the winter squashes, pumpkins, greens, green house growers bring a variety of fresh vegetables. November and December we have fresh holiday decorations, lots of gift items and the produce from the greenhouse growers.
8. Which growers are organic?
- Many farmers use natural growing practices as well as organic growing practices
- Among those that do are: Snows Bend Farm, Jones Valley Urban Farm, Heron Hollow Farm, and Fertile Minds
9. What can I do to help the Market? Volunteer opportunities?
- Most important, come to the Market often and support your local vendors.
- We do need help staffing our Information tent, and we always appreciate folks who send us great market/food photography. If you are interested,
please contact Lisa Beasley at: email@example.com.
10. How do I get more information about the Market?
Sign up for our weekly newsletter or ask at the Volunteer Information tent.
11. Who operates the Market? Is it a non-profit?
Pepper Place Saturday Market is operated by Pepper Place Farmer's Market Association, Inc. The Friends of Pepper Place Market is a 501c(3) non-profit which operates the education and community aspects of the Market. Sloss Real Estate is the developer and management of Pepper Place, the Martin Biscuit Building and other buildings. Cathy Sloss Jones, President of Sloss Real Estate Company, Inc., founded the Market in 2000; A most benevolent landlord and sponsor, Sloss Real Estate provides set up space, storage, office space, administrative and other support for the Market.
12. Are dogs allowed to attend the Market?
Yes, well behaved dogs are allowed at Pepper Place, under these rules:
- Dog owners are responsible for their dogs behavior and keeping them under control.
- Always on a short leash!
- Always clean up your pets mess, even if it is on the grass.
Please be aware of and control your dog's actions around food, children and other dogs!
All parking is on a first come-first served basis, and must comply with all Birmingham parking regulations, as well as posted signs for business private parking of our neighbors. Handicapped parking is available in several spots.