Market Address: 160 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL 35209
Dates and Hours: Every Tuesday from 5 pm to 8 pm in June, July and the first Tuesday in August
Market Manager: Jessica Harris (email)
More Info: www.westhomewood.com
Phone: 833-WESTHWD (937-8493) Ext. 1 or 2
Enjoy your favorite food trucks, vendors, and community for our last market this Tuesday; enjoy live music and see your favorite first responder vehicles up close!
As we approach the final week of the West Homewood Farmer's Market, we're determined to make it an unforgettable event! Join us for a spectacular National Night Out, where we'll have all your favorite vendors and food trucks, and something extra special in store. We're so excited to welcome the courageous policemen and women, along with the fearless firefighters of Homewood, to our market. Get up close and personal with firetrucks and police watch towers, as these brave heroes showcase their incredible equipment and answer your questions. It's a unique opportunity to meet these local heroes, express your gratitude, and see firsthand the important work they do to keep our community safe. Let's go out with a bang as we say goodbye to the summer season! Don't miss this chance to celebrate National Night Out and create lasting memories with your friends and family. We can't wait to see you there!
Hurry! Last chance to buy West Homewood Farmer's Market merchandise this summer! Limited stock of exclusive WHFM merchandise is still available! Get your hands on fantastic WHFM swag at Cathi's booth located at the market's INFO booth. T-shirts from previous seasons are now just $10, brand-new shirts for $20, and stylish WHFM hats for $25 each. Stay tuned for the arrival of stunning WHFM bags. Don't miss out on these exciting additions! Visit Cathi's booth at the market today!
GUEST STAR: LAMONT LANDERS
We're thrilled to have Lamont Landers as our live entertainment for the grand finale of our summer season! Hailing from Alabama, Lamont Landers was immersed in the soulful sounds of the South since childhood. At just 14, he taught himself to play the guitar, and by 19, he began showcasing his vocal talents. Behind closed doors, he honed his skills, drawing inspiration from legends like Stevie Wonder, Al Green, Sly & The Family Stone, and Ray Charles.
At 22, a candid video of him performing Ray Charles' classic "Hit the Road Jack" went viral on YouTube, amassing over 400,000 views overnight, thanks to Reddit.com's support. Since then, his YouTube channel has grown to over 11,000 subscribers and 1.9 million views. Alongside his four-piece band, The Lamont Landers Band, they have become a well-known fixture in college towns and performed across the Southeast, bringing their vibrant mix of Soul, Funk, and R&B to audiences of all sizes.
Their crowd-pleasing performance on Showtime at the Apollo catapulted them even further, solidifying their path to becoming a household name. Get ready for an unforgettable evening of soulful melodies as Lamont Landers closes out our summer season with a bang!
KIDS ZONE: THE GREAT VEGETABLE RACE
Prepare for an extraordinary kids' activity at our West Homewood Farmer's Market this week. As we get ready to say goodbye to the summer season with a bang, we're bringing back a much-loved tradition – our thrilling annual vegetable race!
Begin your night around our designated DIY station, where we'll provide a wide array of colorful and fresh vegetables, along with craft supplies to let their creativity flourish. With their little hands and big ideas, they'll transform these vibrant veggies into cool, one-of-a-kind race cars.
Once their masterpieces are complete, it's time for the adrenaline-pumping action to begin! Watch with excitement and cheer as their veggie racers speed down our race track, showcasing the power of healthy, fresh produce in motion.
As they experience the joy of friendly competition, children will learn valuable lessons about creativity, teamwork, and the importance of healthy eating. It's a win-win situation – fun and learning combined!
So, don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity for your little ones to experience the magic of the West Homewood Farmer's Market and participate in our annual vegetable race. We can't wait to see the amazing vegetable cars and enthusiastic faces at our market this week!
GIVE & GROW
Sponsors, please consider giving to the GIVE & GROW campaign; which is designed to directly benefit the farmer, grower, and producer (FGP). The West Homewood Farmers Market over the last three years has been able to raise enough funds to enable a select number FGPs to not have to pay booth fees at the market. We'd like to expand that offering by giving you a way to pay those fees directly. We're calling it GIVE & GROW. Give and watch the market GROW. Obviously, this doesn't generate additional revenue needed to grow the market but it does help the FGPs grow, saving them money, and helps us to recruit more vendors like them. We will continue to raise funds through traditional grant, sponsorship, and donation request. In addition, as the traffic continues to grow on www.westhomewood.com we will sell very affordable advertising options.
Contact us today or click one of the following links to learn more...
NEW MARKET MANAGER FOR 2023!
It's hard to believe the West Homewood Farmers Market is opening for our 13th Season this summer and we're excited to introduce and ask you to welcome our new Market Manager - Jessica Harris. Patrons and Vendors alike are going to love her - and, no, we're not going to ask her to wear that big 'ole goofy cowboy hat!
Jessica comes to us by way of AmeriCorps whose mission is to build community through environmental stewardship! I think we're going to adopt that mission statement! In addition, AmeriCorps provides the market with summer interns who help us make the market happen each week. We want to give a big shout-out to UAB who manages the AmeriCorps program. Be sure to say hello to Jessica this summer.
WAYS TO SUPPORT THE FARMERS MARKET
Vendors can apply to the West Homewood Farmer's Market 2023 Season. Click here:
The West Homewood Farmer's Market is a family-friendly market where no alcohol is served and kids have as much fun as adults. We will have kid's planned activities again this summer as well as a good-'ole fashioned sprinkler set-up. Bring your little ones dressed in something where they can get soaked. You'll love the photos you can capture! It's simply a hose with a sprayer on the end... nothing fancy but the kids love it.
Interactive Vendor Map
Discover the participating vendors at the market by using our interactive vendor map. This tool not only reveals who will be present at the market but also provides their contact details.
For a complete Vendor List go here.
Video by Nicholas Coker
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS