On Saturday Morning I went to the launch of the 2012 farmers market season at Zinn Park. This farmers market featured numerous local vendors selling produce and craft goods. And there was live music and face painting at the market. Plus 97.9 WVOK was broadcasting live at the farmers market. The Zinn Park farmers market is on every Saturday morning through September. Get down there and buy some local produce. Enjoy the photos!
The company out of the Birmingham Metro called Freshfully won the Occupy Avondale contest. The company now gets rent free company space for six months! Freshfully is a new start up company that aims to connect farmers with the consumers that are wanting fresh food. This is something Alabama really needs in the battle of the bulge!
Here is an statement from Jen Barnett Freshfully CEO. “We will be opening a market in May 2012 filled with all local foods,including fresh produce, Alabama meats, pantry staples, and more! The 125-year-old building was once home to Hill’s Food Store, and we’re so excited to turn it back into a neighborhood grocery.”
Please do check out Freshfully at http://freshfully.com/ and like them on Facebook and Twitter. This is a great start for Freshfully and hopefully they will expand to the rest of Alabama. Because people really needs fresh food in Alabama!