All of our vendors go through an application process. Farm vendors must provide a copy of their Growers’ Permit as provided by the Alabama Cooperative Extension Services office in their county. Once vendors are accepted to the market, they are subject to annual farm checks by our staff. Artisan vendors must provide photos of their products and must make their products themselves.
Yes, all farmers markets accept SNAP/EBT. Simply visit the information table at the market entrance and have your card swiped. Our staff will then supply you with tokens for use with any of our food vendors.
As a Certified Farmers Market under the State Department of Agriculture’s Farmers Market Authority, the Tuscaloosa River Market certifies that all of the food sold at our market is grown within 25 miles of the state line of Alabama. We can certify that information because our staff makes annual visits to each farm vendor’s property.
Product selection varies from week to week, but as a certified farmers market you can count on our products being available seasonally. Please, visit Sweet Grown Alabama’s Harvest Calendar to see what is in season now. You won’t see any of our vendors selling bananas because bananas aren’t grown in the state of Alabama!