Alabaster’s summer Farmers’ Market returns

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – Those looking to get some locally grown produce and artisanal goods will have several chances to do so throughout the summer, as the city’s Farmers’ Market has returned for the next several weeks.

The Farmers’ Market began on June 8, and will be held every Saturday through Aug. 3 in the field near Alabaster City Hall and the Alabaster Senior Center off Municipal Way.

The market features several local farmers and producers, and is open to the public from 8 a.m.-noon each Saturday.

“As always your continued patronage will determine whether farmers and artisans return weekly,” read a post on the city’s Facebook page. “Come and see the best products our local growers have to offer.”

In past years, a local ministry has sponsored the Farmer’s Market, but the city is assuming management this summer after the ministry ended its involvement with the market.

During an early June meeting, the Alabaster City Council voted to provide the space for the market, and voted to spend up to $2,000 to support marketing and hosting the market, which was included in the city’s 2019 fiscal year budget.