It is National Farmers Market Week! Celebrate at Tuscaloosa’s own riverfront farmers market this weekend! The Tuscaloosa Farmers Market is a spectacular shopping spot where you can find anything from a hand-cut Maple & Walnut Cutting Board to a hand-poured Yellowhammer candle scented Alabama Shores, all within walking distance. Each Saturday from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. local vendors of all specialties gather at the Tuscaloosa River Market to show off their wares to the community. Join us as we explore some of the market’s incredible vendors and show you just how much they have to offer!
Barry’s Bees is a local apiary that specializes in fresh and local honey bee-made products. They sell a variety of bee-related products, including beeswax candles, creamed honey, and raw local honey! They also offer homemade salsas and jams and fresh blueberries. For natural products straight from the hive or the garden, look no further than Barry’s Bees!
Fairy Fluff Cotton Candy and Stuff
Fairy Fluff is a family-owned and operated gourmet cotton candy business, serving freshly spun treats to satisfy that sweet tooth! Of course, cotton candy and cotton candy sticks are on the menu, but Fairy Fluff also offers caramel rainbow popcorn. If you catch a craving for a sweet treat while exploring the market, Fairy Fluff has got you covered!
Surreal Coffee Roasters
Surreal Coffee Roasters is a home-based roaster whose goal is to bring you a diverse range of specialty-grade, single-origin coffees from around the world. Each batch of coffee beans is roasted and sifted by hand, making every cup an exceptionally unique experience. Grab a bag of freshly-roasted coffee from Surreal Coffee Roasters this weekend to start all of your mornings off with a little extra pep in your step.
Scratch-made pies? Talk about goodness! HipPies makes perfectly baked pies with fresh ingredients, incorporating love and a bit of grooviness into each one! HipPies makes their artisan pies in a variety of sizes and fillings, including brownie pecan, balsamic blueberry, and strawberry rhubarb crumble, to name a few. They also have options for scrumptious keto treats, including lemon pound cake, banana nut muffins, and stuffed pumpkin spice muffins. To see how HipPies is wholly dedicated to the art, science, and enjoyment of real artisan pie, check out their masterpieces of locally sourced ingredients here.
Elephantine Mink Soap Co.
Elephantine Mink Soap is a local bath product company that specializes in luxurious skincare products at a price that won’t break the bank. Along with standard products like shampoo, conditioner, and soap, Elephantine Mink Soap sells endless specialty bath products, including bath bombs, sugar scrubs, bubble bars, and face masks. Treat yourself to a spa night this weekend with the help of Elephantine Mink Soap!
Ben’s Bread brings the taste of England to Tuscaloosa through baked goods! Freshly baked sourdough bread is their famous specialty, but Ben’s Bread also makes rotating specialty loaves like jalapeño and cheddar and both plain and everything bagels. With Ben’s Bread, it is easy to transform any meal from dull to divine!
Belle Meadow Farm
Fresh, organically grown local produce is so much better than your average fruits and veggies, and Belle Meadow Farm offers some of the best in the business! With a vast variety of fruits and vegetables, including potatoes, watermelon, okra, and cherry tomatoes, this Tuscaloosa treasure has earned its reputation as a must-see this Saturday! Pick up some local produce this weekend from Belle Meadow Farm and experience the goodness for yourself!
Yellowhammer Candle Company
Yellowhammer Candle Company began making candles in 2019 and has remained focused on maintaining the authenticity of quality handmade products ever since. Their candles and melts are made with soy wax, guaranteeing a clean and natural product. Their signature scents include coffee shop, berries and cream, sweet cotton, mahogany teakwood, and more! Bring the delicious smells of Yellowhammer Candle Company home from the farmers market this weekend!
Besides these vendors, there are so many more! Check out Norris Farms, B&S Farms, or JJ’s Produce for more fresh produce options, and try Emily’s Heirloom Pound Cakes or Elizabeth’s Wholegrain Breads for baked goods! To look at all of the vendors and plan out your visit in the morning explore here. No matter what you’re looking for, the Tuscaloosa Farmers Market will have amazing vendors ready to assist you and share their passion with you!
Busy this weekend? Not a problem! Earlier this year the Tuscaloosa Farmers Market launched a mobile “Pop-Up” Farmers Market each weekday at different locations around town. The Pop-Up Market will bring fresh, local produce to different neighborhoods around the city from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Face Coverings required to enter the Tuscaloosa Farmers Market. Review all COVID-19 Preparedness Guidelines here.