5ive Oaks

5ive Oaks

5IVE OAKS

Timothy Murphy says jarring has always been a family tradition for as long as he can remember. He recalls his grandmother's jams and jellies being popular during peak seasons, however it was her famous hot pepper jelly that kept family and friends talking! With more requests for the family pepper jelly from friends during holidays and special events, Tim decided that it was a sign. He began sharing his families amazing tradition with close friends, family and their community.

A Portia Caldwell Dessert

A Portia Caldwell Dessert

A PORTIA CALDWELL DESSERT

A Portia Caldwell Dessert is a dessert that is always made from scratch. What distinguishes this dessert from others is its distinct taste and moistness that comes from using only the best ingredients and using time tested techniques. These techniques were learned by Portia when she was a little girl watching and helping her dad bake! The name of her business was inspired by one of her faithful customers who, after coming back from a function, would often say to her, "they had cakes but it was not a Portia Caldwell cake!"

Portia likes to say, "give it a try - A Portia Caldwell Dessert always ends with a smile."

After Midnight Salsa

After Midnight Salsa

AFTER MIDNIGHT SALSA

After Midnight Salsa has a unique kind of passion for making all-natural, gourmet salsas. Whether you're serving one of their salsas with chips, or using it in one of their recipes, a tasty snack is guaranteed! The guys at After Midnight Salsa never get tired of seeing returning customers and meeting new folks each week!

Bare Naked Noodles

Bare Naked Noodles

BARE NAKED NOODLES

Bare Naked Noodles is a locally owned and operated pasta business based out of Birmingham, Alabama. Linda Croley and her team operate a cafe located in Hoover (Mon-Fri, 8:00a-2:00p) and sell at markets around town each season! Bare Naked Noodles makes ready to eat food daily, as well as take home meals.

Better Kombucha

Better Kombucha

BETTER KOMBUCHA

In 2013 Nancey Legg began brewing kombucha in her kitchen to provide a healthy alternative for her family. Combining her passions for family, wellness and community the beverage soon became Better Kombucha.

In 2015, Better Kombucha was introduced to the local community at a small, weekly farmers market. It was served in mason jars as folks showed up thirsty and began recommending it to their favorite gathering places. The business has become a family affair and Better Kombucha is now available in bottles and on-tap in Birmingham, Auburn, Huntsville and Nashville!

Big Bad Breakfast

Big Bad Breakfast

BIG BAD BREAKFAST

Chef John Currence's success in Oxford, Mississippi is well documented. John's breakfast mantra is simple: "Let's give the proper respect to the most important meal of the day", and Big Bad Breakfast was born! John set the standard with his own smokehouse and a menu that produces all of the recipes in house.

What does that mean for Alabama? Well it means bacon, sausage, andouille and chicken sausages are smoked in a local processing facility in North Alabama, made from Alabama-raised hogs and chickens. It means jellies and preserves are made in house; orange and grapefruit juices squeezed fresh each morning.

Chef John Currence and Nick Pihakis (Jim 'n Nicks BBQ) met sometime back and just hit it off. They teamed up to bring Big Bad Breakfast to Alabama and in June 2014, opened their first Alabama located on Highway 280, near Greystone. Local operating partner Chef James Claborn was invited to join the team.

Big Spoon Creamery

Big Spoon Creamery

BIG SPOON CREAMERY

Big Spoon Creamery is a small batch, artisan ice cream company located in Birmingham, Alabama. Owners Ryan and Geri-Martha's philosophy and approach to ice cream comes from the principles and values learned through first hand experiences from previously working in restaurants. The duo's primary goal is to create a menu focusing on seasonal flavors using local ingredients, as well as bringing a new innovative approach to the classics. 


Buns Of Steel City

Buns Of Steel City

BUNS OF STEEL CITY

A made-from-scratch bakery that specializes in cinnamon rolls using only the freshest ingredients, located in the heart of Steel City, Homewood, Alabama.

Caia's Cookies

Caia's Cookies

CAIA'S COOKIES

Caia's Cookies started as a way for this Birmingham-based family to share their favorite chocolate chip walnut cookies with family and friends. After hearing, "these are the best cookies I've ever eaten!", the decision to branch out and expand their delivery beyond holidays was made. Caia's Cookies are handcrafted with the richest chocolate chips and the freshest walnuts, mixed with a special blend of ingredients that are sure to bring joy to you and your loved ones!


Consider It Joy Baking

Consider It Joy Baking

CONSIDER IT JOY BAKING

Consider It Joy Baking is a gluten-free bakery that is also paleo-friendly! Based in Birmingham, this bakery offers grab and go items like muffins, cookies, brownies, and light lunch options.

Copper Pot Kitchen

Copper Pot Kitchen

COPPER POT KITCHEN

Copper Pot Kitchen makes beautifully infused olive oils. They like to say, "travel the world, taste everything!" - "Dip, Dress, Drizzle!" their oils over your favorite foods to transform the mundane into the magnificent. Transporting you to your favorite corner of the globe one drizzle at a time!

Emily's Heirloom Pound Cakes

Emily's Heirloom Pound Cakes

EMILY'S HEIRLOOM POUND CAKES

April McClung says her pound cakes recipe belonged to her grandmother. Big Mama, as she was called, made it for the family for years. April began making the cakes back in 2014. She needed to raise money to send her sons overseas as part of a student ambassador project. Bringing the cakes to Pepper Place proved to be a bigger hit than she ever thought! It was the first step in her successful journey and she hasn't stopped since. Her pound cakes have been a big success and she now has a thriving business. Emily's Heirloom Pound Cakes are timeless, tasty and inspired by family - a great combination!

Fatback Pig Project

Fatback Pig Project

FATBACK PIG PROJECT

The Fatback Pig Project located in Eva, Alabama is an endeavor that puts Alabama small hog farmers back in business. The result of the careful breeding of Duroc, Berkshire, Mangalista, and Yorkshire animals - their heritage line of pork features a fat marbling with extra tender and juicy meat. By processing in Eva, Alabama, the project puts Alabamians back to work and provides St. Louis ribs, 10 bone center cut loins, picnics, Boston butts, pork bellies and other delicious cuts of meat to white tablecloth restaurants around the Southeast. 

 First Fruits

First Fruits

FIRST FRUITS

First Fruits was formed in Birmingham, Alabama to provide work for women struggling with homelessness, addictions, poverty and abuse. Their goal is to give a helping hand to women on the road to recovery, to give them new life and new purpose by teaching them how to produce quality hand-made goods. 

Hinkel's On Main

Hinkel's On Main

HINKEL'S ON MAIN

Corey Hinkel is a self-taught baker who has been making bread, rolls and pastries since he was a kid growing up in Nebraska. He says he learned how to make homemade doughnuts when he was in third grade and has been hooked on baking ever since.

Corey believes in using the best ingredients like quality wheat and whole grains. He also believes bread tastes best when baked in the time-honored, wood-fired oven. Over the years, Corey has honed his skills while working in bakeries, culinary schools, restaurants and as a consultant. He never tires of learning new techniques to improve his very considerable talents.

Homewood Gourmet

Homewood Gourmet

HOMEWOOD GOURMET

Homewood Gourmet features a casual cafe, catering, private dinners and a cooking school in the heart of Homewood, Alabama. Owners Chris and Laura Zapalowski are honored to carry on Chef Franklin Biggs' creative approach to food. The duo believes in preparing healthy, quality food and are committed to incorporating seasonal products into their menu. Market customers look forward to their house-made breakfast burritos each Saturday!

Honey Baby Bakery

Honey Baby Bakery

HONEY BABY BAKERY

After appearing on the fifth season of FOX's MasterChef, Elise Mayfield founded Honey Baby Bakery in Chicago, IL in 2014 as a small catering and private chef business. While in Chicago, Elise catered several charity events and theater fundraisers, hosted food demos, and worked as a private chef. The sweet heat of the South soon called her back to her hometown, and Elise relocated back to Birmingham at the end of 2015 bringing Honey Baby Bakery with her. Specializing in baked goods, Elise especially loves to bake hand pies highlighting Alabama's amazing produce. The 2016 summer is her first season at Pepper Place Market. Elise says she is excited to be a part of amazing culinary talent in Birmingham!

Specializing in hand pies, tarts, and pies, Honey Baby Bakery cherishes the smile a homemade pastry can bring and relishes in sharing new and exciting flavors. The Bakery strives to create their products with local ingredients by shopping at local farmers markets and incorporates those seasonal products into their fruit pies, tarts and hand pies.

Ivory LeShore's

Ivory LeShore's

IVORY LeSHORE'S GOURMET BREAD PUDDING

Ivory LeShore III, a native of Mobile, Alabama, grew up in a traditional household with one brother, where they were raised by both parents. In 1990, after graduating high school, Ivory moved to Birmingham, Alabama to attend college. While attending college, Ivory started working with Bruno's Grocery Corporation in the deli. This job proved to be common place for him, since he was also engaged in food service preparation during his high school years.
In addition to working with Bruno's, Ivory has also worked closed with local Chef Franklin Biggs at Homewood Gourmet.

Fast forward to 2010 and after much thought and consideration, Ivory decided to suspend his full service catering business due to competing demands! Ivory has been featured in local magazines and has made multiple appearances in local news outlets. Business continues to grow as well as his dessert menu varieties with both bread puddings and cheesecakes.

JaWanda's Sweet Potato Pie

JaWanda's Sweet Potato Pie

JaWANDA'S SWEET POTATO PIE

JaWanda Jackson was raised in Alabama, where she not only learned by embraced a true love for cooking and hospitality. After receiving rave reviews from family and friends about her sweet potato pies, JaWanda decided to turn a hobby in to a business. Presently her mouth-watering sweet potato pie varieties include: the original, orange creme cheese, pecan, marble chocolate and are also available in adorable three inch mini pies.

Jim 'n Nicks BBQ

Jim 'n Nicks BBQ

JIM 'N NICKS BBQ

There are many styles of Bar-B-Q, some specific to regions and others to individuals. Jim 'n Nick's style is a result of a labor of love developed by Jim Pihakis and his son Nick Pihakis, and has been passed on to local owners across the country.

In 1985, Jim and Nick opened the first Jim 'n Nick's Bar-B-Q on Clairmont Avenue in Birmingham, Alabama. Today there are 35 Jim 'n Nick's locations in Colorado, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Jim 'n Nick's proudly makes all of their food fresh daily, and smokes their meats around the clock to ensure only the freshest, highest quality product. After 31 years, the company's commitment to traditional recipes, genuine community service, and a deep respect and appreciation for their customers, has set them apart from the rest.

Jim 'n Nick's has a deep respect for traditional food ways and proudly supports the Southern Foodways Alliance. The company is also passionate about community involvement and partners with numerous local non-profits such as Magic Moments, United Way, Ronald McDonald House, Camp Smile-A-Mile, and others who share in the spirit of caring for the community. That spirit of community is a key element of what guides the business philosophy and fuels the fire in the pits every day at Jim 'n Nick's Bar-B-Q.

Kettle Bros. Gourmet Kettle Corn

Kettle Bros. Gourmet Kettle Corn

KETTLE BROS. GOURMET KETTLE CORN

Kettle Bros. is the combination of two brothers, Brandon and Jordan Greer, who set out to provide the best tasting gourmet kettle corn. What's the difference between popcorn and Kettle Bros. Kettle Corn? Most of the time, store bought popcorn is popped with hot air. The hot air blows over the kernels until they explode. At Kettle Bros., the popcorn is cooked the traditional American way - large kernels are gently poured into a kettle filled with hot oil and the highest quality pure cane sugar, that way they're allowed to expand naturally. No short cuts, no hot air. This slow process allows the kettle corn to have better flavor and overall better quality!

Lena's Southern Delights

Lena's Southern Delights

LENA'S SOUTHERN DELIGHTS

Lena's Southern Delights is a company specializing in crafting the best bite size wedding cookies around! These cookies have been a family tradition during holidays for many years, inspired by owner Karen Pierce's grandmother, Lena. The bite size treats are handmade with the freshest pecans and real butter. They're each rolled not once but twice in powdered sugar - melt in your mouth delicious.

 May Tuck's Gourmet

May Tuck's Gourmet

MAY TUCK'S GOURMET

Some things and processes are improved over time and with new technology,, but there is nothing quite like old and original recipes.

In continuing to provide the best "cheese straws", this product is from a recipe well over 50 years old! The recipe comes from owner, Betty Todd's mother who was known as "May Tuck".

Whether you're planning a special get-together, a tailgate party, holiday party, or just love comfort food from the Old South, give May Tuck's twisted, crispy cheese straws a try. You will soon recognize that you've never had anything like them before!

Mimi's Sodas

Mimi's Sodas

Mimi's Sodas

Jonathan Brasher developed a passion for Birmingham's local produce and wild foods from years of cold juice pressing and cocktail experimentation. The idea for Mimi's Sodas was born to make local fruits and herbs accessible by making sodas fun again.

No one expects fruit flavored soda to be made from actual fruit. But Jonathan thought to change that way of thinking! Mimi's Sodas brings Alabama's best foods to the marketplace in inventive soda and ice cream flavors. Always fresh, with unique flavor blending, Mimi's Sodas are unlike anything you've ever tried.

Mimi's Sodas is named for Jonathan's grandmother - a woman who is always ready for fun and adventure! The goal is to make every flavor as fun as Mimi.

Montgomery Super Suppers

Montgomery Super Suppers

MONTGOMERY SUPER SUPPERS

Super Suppers has been providing the Montgomery area's busy families with healthy, take home meals for over three years. Customers can order online, by phone or stopping by the Peppertree Shopping Center on Vaughn Road. The Super Suppers team brings their signature house-made pimento cheese and their organic berry lemonade to The Market each visit!

Monroe Sausage

Monroe Sausage

MONROE SAUSAGE

Monroe Sausage is as rich in history as its flavor. The original company became a household name in Monroe County, Alabama way back in the late 1940's when they threw sausage biscuits from their float during the annual "Monroeville Hog Festival".

That company was eventually sold to partners who then set out to make the best sausage anyone had ever tasted. They spent months working on the recipe and experimenting with spices and seasonings. Words is they even had to go all the way to Atlanta to get the seasonings they needed to make it just right! Well, people loved it. In fact, you could hardly find a family gathering or cookout that didn't feature Monroeville Brand Smoked Sausage. Kids grew up with it as part of their lives. And as it's fame and flavor spread through word of mouth, it wasn't unusual for folks from all over Alabama to get you to pick 'em up a bunch if they heard you were passin' through Monroe County. Enjoy the delicious smokiness of the legendary Hickory Smoked Monroe Sausage each week at The Market!

Naughty But Nice Kettle Corn

Naughty But Nice Kettle Corn

NAUGHTY BUT NICE KETTLE CORN

Naughty But Nice is a local artisan kettle corn company. They craft small kernels into a confectionery delight! The concept is simple and fresh.

Pie Lab

Pie Lab

PIE LAB

Pie Lab is a pie shop located in Greensboro, Alabama built on a mission to bring communities together. The shop is founded on the idea that simple things, like delicious homemade pie and good conversation, can bring us together and spread joy. Pie Lab also offers a daily lunch menu each week.


Piper & Leaf Gardens

Piper & Leaf Gardens

PIPER & LEAF GARDENS

Piper and Leaf is a family run local tea company in Huntsville, Alabama. They create gourmet blends that are simply divine to sip iced on a steamy summer night, or hot on a long winter evening, and serving the joy, are our passions. All of our teas are blended with as many local ingredients as possible, straight from the garden, farm, forest, and briar patch.

Pop's Neighborhood Grill

Pop's Neighborhood Grill

POP'S NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL

Like her father, who loved to cook for friends and family, Heather Guarino knew she, too, wanted to cook for those she cared about. So from a young age she began saving her allowance so she could attend culinary school. Working three jobs while attending school, Heather made big strides towards achieving her goal of opening her own neighborhood restaurant and in 2010, Pop's opened it's doors!

Heather named it after her father, calling it Pop's Neighborhood Grill. She decided to continue the tradition of the perfect Birmingham hot dog and used recipes created by her father back in 1978. Her simple menu is classic breakfast and lunch fare and she continues to work hard to make her grills tyle foods the best they can be. You can find Heather, her father and her new husband behind the counter Monday through Friday cooking up a fresh, hot breakfast and lunch. Saturdays they bring their big smiles and great food to The Market!

Savor Salt Co.

Savor Salt Co.

SAVOR SALT CO.

Savor Salt Co. was born out of a love for Birmingham and a desire to contribute to the vibrant community that they live in. Over the years, the Savor Salt teams has savored the time spent gathering around the table with friends and family as they enjoyed food, drink and fellowship, and strive to create a consistent product that would invite others to do the same. Their locally blended sea salts are created with high-quality, all-natural ingredients that we feel good about sharing with the Birmingham community. 

Seeds Coffee Company

Seeds Coffee Company

Seeds Coffee Company

Seeds Coffee Company began when a group of friends started roasting coffee in their kitchen using a popcorn roaster. What originally started out as a hobby quickly developed into a passion. The desire to learn as much as possible about the roasting process became an obsession. Through trial and error, through online research and training sessions, these friends learned about detailed aspects of coffee, including sourcing, roasting, and tasting - always seeking out "a better cup". Seeds Coffee Company is a direct trade roaster and cafe located in the heart of West Homewood, right on West Oxmoor Road. Seeds Coffee Company is committed to crafting an excellent product, pursuing ethical sourcing and trade, and creating a special environment for all customers.

Southern Sweet Treats

Southern Sweet Treats

SOUTHERN SWEET TREATS

In Mrs. Trunnell's (née Tyler) family growing up, there was no such thing as a holiday or birthday without a five-layered chocolate cake, cooked to perfection on an old wooden stove. The 100-year-old masterpieces were made in Madison, MS by several generations of Tyler women. To continue the legacy of these remarkable women, Mrs. Trunnell began baking southern homemade cakes in 1993. Well into her journey, she decided that she wanted something to call her own, so she began creating her own desserts. Along the way, she decided to venture onto a unique path: cheesecakes!

"Cheesecake Sippis" are nothing like you've ever tasted before. Soft cookies sandwiched with delicious cheesecake, all made in-house. So where does the name "sippi" come from? It's Mrs. Trunnell's way of keeping her Mississippi-family's tradition the heart and center of her new masterpieces.

Spoon & Ladle Soup Co.

Spoon & Ladle Soup Co.

SPOON & LADLE SOUP CO.

Spoon & Ladle crafts artisan soups with southern soul. Their from-scratch recipes are defined by unexpected blends of fresh, locally sourced ingredients and vibrant flavors!

Sprout & Pour

Sprout & Pour

Sprout and Pour

Sprout and Pour is a family owned and operated juice business based in the heart of Birmingham, Alabama. They have been sowing seeds among Alabama's local farms to source fresh, local and seasonal produce into fresh cold-pressed juices. They are Birmingham's first cold-pressed juicery. Amanda Blake Turner started juicing the winter of 2013 after weeks of unexplained sickness and was amazed by the benefits. Amanda and her husband Andrew, strive to create delicious and inviting cold-press juices and whole-food smoothies. Their menu is one that continually changes to feature the most healthful, flavorful and in-season ingredients, farm-to-bottle.

Steel City Pops

Steel City Pops

STEEL CITY POPS

Steel City Pops are made in small batches from the freshest all-natural or certified organic ingredients, locally-harvested where possible. The SCP team only sweetens their pos with raw, organic cane sugar and never use any artificial flavors, colors or preservatives! Their menu features vegan-friendly fruity choices, and all of the pops are gluten-free and vegetarian.

Taziki's

Taziki's

TAZIKI'S MEDITERRANEAN CAFE

A fateful trip to Greece in 1997 was the beginning of a wonderful thing for Keith and Amy Richards. The duo fell in love with the idea of bringing wonderful Greek food home to the States. Once home, they created a menu loaded with creative twists on classic dishes and launched a unique dining spot in 1997: Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe.

The smallness of their first place made customers feel at home! The Mediterranean menu was so popular, Taziki's became a household name and spawned several more restaurants in the Southeast. Taziki's remains committed to fresh ingredients - with a twist!

The Birmingham Candy Company

The Birmingham Candy Company

THE BIRMINGHAM CANDY COMPANY

The Birmingham Candy Company is the city's local southern candy store! Their focus is on traditional southern pralines, chocolate caramel paws, candy pecans and other seasonal various candies.

The Continental Bakery

The Continental Bakery

THE CONTINENTAL BAKERY

The Continental Bakery is located in historic English Village of Mountain Brook. The bakers create hearth baked, artisan breads and delicious pastries completely from scratch every day. Only the finest natural ingredients and most traditional methods of baking are used.

The Fresh Squeeze

The Fresh Squeeze

THE FRESH SQUEEZE

The Fresh Squeeze started as a way to unite this team's passion of being in the kitchen, sustainability and nutrition. A few years ago, co-owner Aaryn Melnikoff received a juicer as a birthday present and immediately begin to understand the quality and result of raw juice. Growing up he was mainly exposed to the pasteurized, sugar laden juices found in grocery stores. Aaryn describes the process of pasteurizing juice as actually killing the micro-nutrients and live enzymes from the produce that are most beneficial for the consumer; it also degrades the taste, which is why sugar is added back to the juice. The Fresh Squeeze team has a goal: to enjoy great tasting juices, unpasteurized with all of the natural healthy benefits while sourcing local ingredients. The opportunity to impact people's healthy and well being through their products ignited their motivation to create The Fresh Squeeze. 

The Greek Kouzina

The Greek Kouzina

THE GREEK KOUZINA

Fanoula Gulas specializes in homemade Greek pastries and appetizers using recipes from generations of family in Sparta, Greece. She puts her special touch on each pastry and appetizer that goes in the oven. Fanoula was born and raised in the south in a large Greek family. She's always enjoyed her Green culture and family's love of cooking. Fanoula had given her food to family and friends as gifts, and was often asked to make larger quantities for special occasions!

The Heavenly Donut Company

The Heavenly Donut Company

THE HEAVENLY DONUT COMPANY

The Heavenly Donut Company opened its doors in January of 2013. Their doughnuts are handmade daily! The cake and yeast doughnuts are handmade fresh every day and they believe once you have tried them, you will agree they are the best you've ever had!

Thula's Homemade Vinaigrette

Thula's Homemade Vinaigrette

THULA'S HOMEMADE VINAIGRETTE

Thula's Homemade Vinaigrette and Marinade is a true Alabama-made product. The recipe was passed down from Thula's grandmother. The 150 year old recipe is used in making both of Thula's vinaigrettes - one is made with cider vinegar and the other is made with balsamic vinegar. It is a salad dressing that is perfect to use on tossed salads, citrus salads, pasta salads, fresh tomatoes, avocados, or freshly cooked asparagus. The vinaigrette may also be used as a marinade for fish, poultry or pork. It has a one year shelf life and serves as a special, unique gifts for out of town wedding guests, hostesses or friends at Christmas!

To Your Health

To Your Health

To Your Health Sprouted Flour Company

To Your Health Sprouted Flour Company is an organic, sprouted flour company located southeast of Montgomery in Bullock County, Alabama. Started by Peggy Sutton, the company began like so many others do, in her kitchen at home.

Peggy began baking for friends back in 2005. Word quickly spread and she was soon baking for customers through local and regional C.S.A. and co-ops. Within a year, Peggy had a commercial kitchen built in her barn and her company was off and running!

Now, To Your Health supplies to outlets all over the world. From Whole Foods MarketArrowhead Mills, the Hain-Celestial GroupAnita's Organic Milling, and Kellogg.

This woman-owned business was built from the ground up by hands-on experience and research. No matter how busy she gets, Peggy says hearing from customers makes it all worthwhile and reminds her why she continues to do what she does so well.

Y'all Sweet Tea

Y'all Sweet Tea

Y'ALL SWEET TEA

Y'all Sweet Tea is a local company with a mission to make true southern sweet tea and offers it in mason jars. Relive your favorite childhood memories and celebrate southern traditions with this homemade delight!