On Sunday, April 15th at 5:30 p.m., The West Homewood Farmer's Market will have their first ever potluck dinner! The purpose of this potluck is to give the Birmingham community the chance to come together and relax while also raising money for the market. Entry to the dinner is free, but donations are welcomed. It is our hope that Birmingham residents will take the opportunity to come and spend quality time with each other. Who doesn't love good food and good people? We will have it all! 

If you are looking for a way to bring an item of food, cutlery or drink, you can sign up here: http://www.westhomewood.com/potluck

Come on out and see why The West Homewood Farmer's Market does community so well! 

For those of you who are still on the fence about coming to The West Homewood Farmer's Market's first ever potluck dinner, let me give you five reasons as to why you need to come.

1. Free food. I think this kind of speaks for itself. Who doesn't love delicious, home cooked southern meals for free?

2. Community. The purpose of this dinner is to create a time to come together as a community and spend quality time together! Grab some free food, take a seat, and just talk to those around you. 

3. Support. For those that come to the potluck dinner, you are welcome to donate financially to our market. It is not mandatory, but if you are wanting to help the market in some way, you have the opportunity to do so!

4. Learning why we do the market. Our ma...

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