Birmingham’s beloved Pepper Place Farmers Market will update its shopping procedures starting on July 4th, 2020.
Since April, Pepper Place has remained open as a Drive-Thru market only. This method required customers to order and pay on-line with various vendors prior to a drive-thru pick-up on Saturdays.
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In a letter to the public, Market Manager, Lisa Beasley, announced this week that after careful consideration, the market will keep its remaining procedure for online ordering and pick-up, but will also open for walk-around customers this Saturday, July 4th.
“Please be assured we are following CDC, WHO, Alabama Dept. of Health, and City of Birmingham guidelines and safety recommendations,” stated Beasley about the new Hybrid Market. “In a time of uncertainty, our number one goal is the safety and health of our community.”
“We are equally committed to feeding our community during a time when the local food system may offer benefits of safety and reliability with less handling, shipping, and risk of contamination.”
New on-site shopping guidelines:
Entrances are ONLY open on 28th St. and 2nd Ave. S.
Follow directions posted for one-way traffic.
Vendors will bag items. Please do not handle products/produce.
Vendors cannot bag items into reusable bags.
Face masks are required of all vendors and customers.
Please practice social distancing guidelines.
No sampling of products.
No eating is allowed.
No pets will be allowed.
Thoroughly wash all fruits/vegetables after returning home.
PLEASE NOTE – NO CASH EXCHANGED. CARDS ONLY.
How to shop the Hybrid Market
For Contactless Pick-up, begin by preordering your items online HERE. Preordering opens each Monday at 9:00 AM and runs until Friday at 6:00 PM or until the vendor runs out.
Drive to the pick-up lane where numbered tents will be waiting with your order. Drive to the tent number printed on your receipt.
Vendors will place your items directly into the back of your vehicle.
To walk through the market, see the map HERE with new entrances noted.
Take advantage of both options by picking up larger/heavier items through the drive-thru and strolling through vendor tents for fresh items and products!
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