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
Grateful & Grooving: Join Us for an Unforgettable Market Day on Tuesday, June 13 from 5 pm to 8 pm! Live Country Music, Food Trucks, Farm-Fresh Delights, and Fun Activities Await!
Gratitude and excitement fill the air as we invite you to join us for yet another spectacular market day. After the resounding success of our first event, we are thrilled to extend a heartfelt thank you to our amazing vendors and the incredible community that made it all happen. This week, get ready for a delightful experience filled with engaging kid's activities, enchanting live music, a mouthwatering array of food trucks, farm-fresh delights, tempting snacks, handcrafted crafts, and scrumptious baked goods. As an added treat, prepare to be charmed by a musical performance that harmonizes perfectly with the tunes of country music, catering to all enthusiasts of the genre. It's an event you won't want to miss!
Prepare your cowboy boots as Traditions Rising is heading to the West Homewood Farmers Market on Tuesday. Led by the dynamic husband and wife duo, John and Rachel Harris, this traditional country band/duo will grace our market with their incredible music. Nominated for top country awards and known for their captivating performances, Traditions Rising is not to be missed. Make sure to join us on Tuesday, June 13 for an unforgettable foot-stompin' experience.
While West Homewood Farmers Market is a great weekly event to keep the whole family entertained, we want the fun to last all week long! Below is a recipe for a refreshing peaches-and-cream style popsicle that is an easy, fun summer activity and can be made from peaches bought right at our market.
See the recipe below for instructions on how to make this mouth-watering summer treat.
PEACHES AND CREME POPSICLES
2 cups chopped fresh peaches
½ cup sugar
2 tbsp sugar + ⅛ tsp vanilla
1 cup Greek yogurt
1 cup milk
In a small saucepan, combine water and 1/2 cup of sugar and heat it over medium heat. Once your mixture comes to a boil, reduce the heat and let it simmer for around 5 minutes or until all the sugar has melted. Let it cool, this mixture will be your simple syrup. For the peach mixture, heat up fresh peaches with around 2 tablespoons of water in a saucepan over medium heat. Gently crush them with a wooden spoon or a potato masher until they release their juice. Strain the mixture into a bowl and keep the juice. Add the simple syrup to the peach mixture to sweeten it according to your preference (approx. ¾ of the syrup should do the job). Lastly, mix together the Greek yogurt, milk, a tablespoon of sugar, and vanilla to form the cream mixture. Create the Peaches and Cream Popsicles by pouring alternate layers of peach and cream mixtures into the popsicle molds, freezing each layer for 20 minutes.
We make an effort to make our farmer's market enjoyable to attendees of all ages. This past week, we had a separate children's area which included a booth from Hoover Public Library, a variation of activities such as chalk art, and even a sprinkler which quickly became a hit with the children at the market. We look forward to this upcoming week as we will have more fun and exciting kid's activities that will be sure to amuse and delight children of all ages -- so that they can enjoy the farmer's market just as much as you do.
With an emphasis on environmental stewardship, the West Homewood Farmers Market aims to promote a sense of community. Having operated for more than 13 years, it has become a cornerstone for both locals and tourists. Local vendors provide an array of fresh produce, handmade products, and unique crafts at the market. We hope you’ll join us this week for another great night at the West Homewood Farmer’s Market!
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 AmeriCorp who's mission is to build community through environmental stewardship! I think we're going to adopt that mission statement! In addition, AmeriCorp provides the market summer interns who help us make the market happen each week. We want to give a big shout-out to UAB who manages the AmeriCorp program. Be sure to say hello to Jessica this summer.
The West Homewood Farmer's Market will be open this summer on Tuesday nights from 5 pm to 8pm. The market features a nice selection of fruits, veggies, meats, cheeses, eggs, micro-greens, baked goods, as well as a large selection of dinner options some come, shop, and have dinner while you're listening to the market's live entertainment.
Check-out our Interactive Vendor Map below. Know who's coming to the market and where you can find them. The market is located at 160 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL 35209 nestled right in the center of the West Homewood neighborhood and parking is very easy. If there are no spots in the market's parking lot try the many lots in the surrounding area. Also, please do not park on both side of the neighborhood streets.
Get ready to shop for every kind of vegetable and fruit from Alabama's best local farms. Many times the items you're buying are picked that very morning. Come learn straight from the farmer or producer themselves. You won't find a better experience in stocking up for the week.
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 the 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.
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS