Celebrate Sweet Grown Alabama Day July 13

Celebrate Sweet Grown Alabama Day July 13

Support All Things Local

Sweet Grown Alabama Day means showing love to Alabama farmers, and we want to invite you to join us on Saturday, July 13 to celebrate all things local. Participating is as simple as supporting an Alabama farmer. We encourage you to make a purchase from your local farmer, cook a meal made with local ingredients, pick Alabama grown flowers, eat at a restaurant that serves locally grown products, visit a local farmers market or otherwise support local Saturday! 

Share photos of your Sweet Grown Alabama Day experience on social media and tag Sweet Grown Alabama on Facebook (@Sweet Grown Alabama), Instagram (@sweet_grown_alabama) or Twitter (@Sweet_Grown_AL). Posts will be reshared throughout the day, so get out and show your love for local products! 




The Importance of Buying Local

"Reasons to buy local include health benefits, protecting our environment, getting a better quality product, supporting our local community and knowing your grower,” said Sweet Grown Alabama Assistant Director Aisling Walding. "When you buy from a Sweet Grown Alabama farmer you are making an impact on their farm and yourself."

To learn more about ways to buy local and supporting your community, visit our "Top Five Reasons to Support Local" article here.

"Not only do you receive the best products around when you support farmers, you are also helping support Alabama's economy," Walding said. "Purchasing local on Sweet Grown Alabama Day is an easy, fun way to say thank you to the farmers who work hard everyday growing our food."




Sweet Grown Alabama Markets with Special Events:

Visiting a local farmers market is a great way to support many farmers at once. This list of farmers markets will be hosting special events on July 13 across the state. Use this opportunity to ask farmers questions, purchase a variety of local goodies and enjoy a beautiful Saturday.

Albertville Farmers Market- Albertville

Address: 314 Sand Mountain Drive E, Albertville, AL 35950

Show your support for local farmers while enjoying a morning out with your family. This event will feature fresh, local produce, baked goods, artisan crafts, food trucks and much more! The morning will be filled with entertainment by local musician Mike Wiggins, and there will be a bouncy house for the kids to enjoy.

Open from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

City of Wetumpka Farmers Market- Wetumpka

Address: 304 E Coosa Street, Wetumpka, AL 36092

Enjoy scenes of the beautiful Coosa River riverbank as you walk this stunning market. Come ready to talk with farmers in your area and taste yummy food made in Alabama!

Open from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Coastal Alabama Farmers and Fishermens Market- Foley

Address: 781 Farmers Market Lane, Foley, AL 36535

Join the Coastal Alabama Farmers and Fishermens Market for a day full of games, free samples and more! They will be handing out FREE tomato sandwiches and watermelon slices from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. They are thrilled to have the South Alabama Antique Tractor and Engine Club joining them at the market this year.

Open from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Helena Market Days- Helena

Address: 815 Highway 25 W, Helena, AL 35080

A Saturday full of fun awaits at Helena Market Days! Farmers with all kinds of products can be found on Saturday, July 13. Fresh local produce, artisan crafts, homemade baked goods and free family fun is at the heart of this market.

Open from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Irondale Farmers Market- Irondale

Address: 101 1st Avenue S, Irondale, AL 35210

Whether you are looking for farm fresh produce, homemade products, or crafted items, the Irondale Farmers and Makers Market will provide. Head out to visit on Sweet Grown Alabama Day to help grow the community, purchase the highest quality products, celebrate local farmers, food producers and artisans.

Open from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. 

Market at Pepper Place- Birmingham 

Address: 2829 2nd Avenue S, Birmingham, AL 35233

Join Sweet Grown Alabama at the Market at Pepper Place for Sweet Grown Alabama Day! Visit their Facebook or Instagram to participate in a special scavenger hunt leading up to July 13. On July 13 stop by the Sweet Grown Alabama booth for some goodies!

Open from 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Monroeville Market Days Farmers Market- Monroeville

Address: 31 N Alabama Avenue, Monroeville, AL 36460

Monroeville Market Days can't wait to welcome you to the farmers market located on the south lawn of the Old Monroe County Courthouse Museum. Their growers and makers produce fresh, local, quality products grown here in Alabama. The producers stand firm in their Sweet Grown Alabama products including vegetables, fruits, baked goods, homemade soaps and lotions, jewelry, plants, wreaths and flower bouquets.

Celebrating the Thursday before Sweet Grown Alabama Day on July 11 from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Northport Farmers Market- Northport

Address: 4150 5th Street, Northport, AL 35476

You will find produce, baked goods, honey, goat’s milk soap and more at Northport Farmers Market. This market is gearing up for Sweet Grown Alabama Day in very special ways. Head out to meet all the wonderful farmers on Saturday! 

Open from 6:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Prattville/Autauga Farmers Market- Prattville 

Address: 332 Doster Road, Prattville, AL 36067

This market is the perfect summer stop for a morning out of the house. With something for everyone, make this a family outing! This special event will be loaded with high-quality local products and treats to enjoy all morning long.  

Open from 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The Farmers Market at Brock's Gap- Hoover

Address: 500 Mineral Trace, Hoover, AL 35244

Help The Farmers Market at Brock's Gap celebrate Peaches N Cream Day on Saturday! With peaches grown in Chilton County you know it is going to be good. After grabbing a sweet treat, visit with all the amazing vendors and purchase local products to take home! 

Open from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The Farmers Market at Killen Park- Killen

Address: Lock 6 Road, Killen, AL 35645

The Farmers Market at Killen Park is family-friendly. You'll find fresh produce, local foods and so much more. Bring the children so they can enjoy multiple playgrounds. There are walking paths, tennis courts and often ball games to watch. Shopping the market under the shade trees is comfortable and the vendors are fun people with great products! 

Open from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Town of Berlin Farmers Market- Cullman 

Address: 50 Mt. Carmel Drive, Cullman, AL 35058

Looking for a market that gets everyone involved? Join the Town of Berlin Farmers Market for the Berlin Community Day Tractor Show on July 13! Bounce houses and crafts to keep your littles busy are free as you browse the market for ingredients to make dinner.

Open from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Tuscaloosa River Market- Tuscaloosa 

Address: 1900 Jack Warner Parkway, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

What better way to beat the heat than with a fresh, local watermelon slice? The Tuscaloosa River Market will be handing out free watermelon to market attendees to celebrate Sweet Grown Alabama Day. If you're lucky, you may even see the market's watermelon mascot! 

Open from 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Village of Providence Farmers MarketHuntsville

Address: 7 Town Center NW, Huntsville, AL 35806

With all different vendors, farmers and artisans you can find almost everything you are looking for! You can expect free samples, games for the kids and lots of local goodies in a one-stop shop. This event will keep you smiling all day!

Open from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.




Even if your local farmers market isn’t hosting a special Sweet Grown Alabama Day event, we still encourage you to visit a market near you, purchase local goodies, take photos and share online. It's really THAT easy to celebrate Sweet Grown Alabama Day! A complete list of Sweet Grown Alabama farmers markets is available in our Sweet Grown Alabama's 2024 Farmers Market Guide.

Our searchable database allows you to easily connect with local farmers in your area and find specific Alabama grown products. Type in your zip code and find produce, jams and jellies, flowers, meat and more. 

Sweet Grown Alabama is dedicated to boosting marketing opportunities for Alabama farmers by bridging the gap between retailers and consumers of Alabama-grown foods and other agricultural products. Learn more about joining the branding program at SweetGrownAlabama.org.