FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How can I apply to be a vendor at the Market?
Registration for the 2019 season will take place September 1 - October 31. Please click here for all details on September 1.
What day of the week is the Market open?
The Market at Pepper Place is open each Saturday morning almost year-round. In 2019, the last Market day will be December 14.
Will the Market be open if it rains?
Yes! The Market at Pepper Place is a "rain or shine" Saturday market.
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.
Is the Market open on holiday weekends like July 4th and Memorial Day?
Yes! The Market is open Saturday morning - even on holiday weekends.
Do you have cooking demonstrations at the Market?
Yes! From May through mid-October we have cooking demos each Saturday beginning at 9 am. Chefs from local restaurants in the Birmingham area share their in-season, fresh recipes. For the 2019 Chef demo schedule, click here.
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.
For the 2019 Musician Schedule, click here.
Are there kids' activities at the Market?
Yes! Located on 29th Street South beginning April 13, 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.
Is the Market an indoor market or an outdoor market?
We're both! The Market hosts a small, winter market in a vacant space, located in the Pepper Place district. Our small, indoor Market usually hosts between 15 - 17 vendors each week. Indoor winter market hours are 7 am - 12 pm beginning January 19 through April 6.
Our outdoor market begins on Saturday April 13 through December 14. 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 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 at 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 maker artisans. Click the “read more” option for each vendor and learn more about what they do!
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, near the Zyp Bike Station.
All market vendors accept cash, many take debit cards, and all farmers accept SNAP/EBT tokens.
Should you not want to use an ATM on site, you are welcome to purchase Market Dollar Tokens. These tokens work the same as cash and may be used to buy any product from any vendor! Please click here for more information.
Is there recycling on site?
There are no recycling bins onsite at this time, and here's why: Our local recycling organization conducted an active study during the 2017 market season. The study showed that we (The Market at Pepper Place) did not produce enough recyclable trash to make it worthwhile to set up recycling stations and deliver the trash to the center. The organization was very complimentary of our low trash to large crowd ratio! Should this situation change, we'll be sure to have our local recycling organization set up stations for our use each week.