Alabaster farmers’ market starts June 14

The Alabaster farmers' market will kick off on June 14 behind Alabaster City Hall. (File)

The Alabaster farmers’ market will kick off on June 14 behind Alabaster City Hall. (File)

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – Alabaster’s first farmers’ market is set to kick off this month, and will run every Saturday for the remainder of the summer.

The market’s first day will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 14, and will last until noon. The market will follow the same schedule each Saturday through Aug. 16 in the field between Alabaster City Hall and the Senior Center.

The Alabaster-based Sowers of Seed charity is sponsoring the market, which will be the city’s first certified by the Alabama Farmers’ Market Authority. All items sold at the market will be produced by Alabama farmers, most of whom will be local. Market organizer Lynn Coleman previously said the market will feature items such as fresh produce, honey, eggs, goat milk, cheese, pork and other items.

The market will feature live music from local jazz, gospel, blues, country and bluegrass artists, and Coleman said Culinard students may present regular cooking demonstrations at the market.

Coleman said Sowers of Seed has been working to bring the market to Alabaster for several years, and praised the city’s leadership for allowing the organization to use city property to host the market.

To learn more about the Alabaster farmers’ market, visit http://cityofalabaster.com/feature/2014-farmers-market. The Alabaster City Hall is located at 1953 Municipal Way, which is off 11th Avenue Southeast.