Future farmers market in Fosters under construction

By WVUA 23 News Student Reporter Caleb Aguayo

Fresh food and crafts vendors in Fosters will soon have a space where they can showcase their wares, as the area is finally getting its own farmers market stand.

The new market is under construction at Braughton Park on Alabama Highway 43 South, and farmers market directors are planning for operating hours on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon.

Jim Colby, a member of the project’s board of directors, said the market is an old idea getting off the ground after a recent push for support.

“It’s been batted around the community for several years,” Colby said. “Some people would say, ‘Gosh, it would be good to have a farmer’s market down here.’ People would say yeah, but nobody did anything about it.”

Since planning began in February, Colby said help from the Tuscaloosa County Commission made the process easier.

Construction began April 24, and Colby said work should finish before the end of the week if there are no delays.

Once complete, the open air barn-style building will feature vendor’s tables under a covered wooden roof, and each booth will have access to electrical and water outlets.

“I’m excited to see it develop, come up, and looking forward to it opening,” said resident Tyler Beasley.

The market’s first day open is scheduled for Saturday, May 13, Colby said.

If you’re interested in vending at the Fosters farmers market, click right here for more information.

You can keep up to date on the Fosters farmers market on its Facebook page right here.

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