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Tuscaloosa tested out a curbside pick-up service in place of a traditional farmers market this past Saturday at the Tuscaloosa River Market.

This new practice allows local farmers and producers to keep selling their goods while complying with health and safety restriction orders implemented by the Alabama Department of Public Health.

Instead of walking about the River Market, customers placed orders and make payments directly with the vendors in advance of the Saturday market. On Saturday morning, they drove to the parking lot outside the market and waited for their order to be delivered directly to their car.

“You know, I think that we are ever changing and evolving in this business and every farmer that you see represented today and there’s only five of them today but everyone you see is an entrepreneur of themselves and so I think they are adapting to new ways of doing business,” said Alexis Clark, the city venue operations manager. “Yes, I do think after this pandemic ends that you will see online purchases continue and … move forward as we continue.”

To view a list of participating vendors and find contact info for placing orders, click here.

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