FARMER’S MARKET CONNECTS LOCALS WITH THE FOOD THEY EAT
Reporting by WVUA23’s Richard Scott.
Twice a week, local west Alabama farmers set up shop at the Tuscaloosa Rivermarket to sell their products.
The farmer’s market is held every Tuesday from 3 – 6 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. during the summer. The market is not only a place to do business but a way for farmers to make connections with consumers.
“It’s great, I mean that why we do it, we’re retired,” blackberry farmer Forrest Housney said. “We do it to meet people. It’s fun for us and we have a lot of people that wouldn’t buy from a grocery store, they love to come to buy directly from a farmer.”
Baker April McClung enjoys receiving face-to-face feedback on her products, which include cookies and cakes.
“It’s always an experience to meet new faces, to give people an opportunity to taste something that you created, you know with your own hand. To just get their expression, and they love it and they always come back for more.”
Fresh vegetables, fruit, honey and sweet can all be found at the market.