Helena Market Days to kick off June 6

By LAURA BROOKHART / Community Columnist

Helena Market Days will kick off another season making available area farm-grown fresh produce and promoting healthy eating on June 6 with Chef Jason Shipp from The Coal Yard preparing Grilled Grouper with a Summer Succotash at 9 a.m.

Get honey for your honey from Allen Mills with Prattville Honey Farm when Helena Market Days opens from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. on June 6. (Contributed)

Get honey for your honey from Allen Mills with Prattville Honey Farm when Helena Market Days opens from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. on June 6. (Contributed)

Musical guests will be Zach + Cheyloe and the featured non-profit will be ICES – The International Cultural Exchange Services.

On June 13, the always amazing Chef Chris Vizzina will return as guest chef. And on July 18, Chef Randall Baldwin from Dyson Low Country Cuisine.

July 11 will bring the Best Butt in Helena BBQ contest.

Returning and new vendors are Evans Farms, Taylor Hatchett with Boozer Farms, Allen Mills with Prattville Honey Farm.

Future Saturdays will have performances by Intermission (Barbara Synder and Joshua Arnold), Sticks and Strum, Leah Rose, The Greenies, Katie Searcy, Tiere Leftwich, Heather Batey Voice Studio and Jerremy Moore Band.

Upcoming non-profits will include LifeSouth Bloodmobile, Alabama Partners for Clean Air, American Red Cross, Helena Belles, Usborne Books, Friends of the Jane B. Holmes Library and Decoding Dyslexia.

Our all-volunteer run market is still in need of helpers to assist with morning tent set up and noon take down. Call Ron Holly at (205) 410-449.

Weekly updates can be found online at Helenamarketdays.com.

And reminisce with photos taken over the past years of Market Days along with current updates on Facebook at Facebook.com/The.Helena.Market.Days.