TUSCALOOSA FARMERS MARKET IS A BUSTLING WEEKEND SPOT
By WVUA 23 Contributor Rory Turner
You’d think it was an average weekend at the Tuscaloosa Farmers Market save one small change: Everyone wears a face mask.
Every Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon, farmers, artisans and customers flock to the market’s location at the Tuscaloosa River Market on Jack Warner Parkway, across the street from the Tuscaloosa Public Library and the Mildred Westvelt-Warner Transportation Museum.
<p>The market on July 25 featured 35 vendors selling everything from watermelons to fresh-baked bread and goat’s milk soap.</p><p class=”x_MsoNormal”>Wesley Hale from Hale Farms in Chilton County said the market is getting the same amount of traffic as it was before COVID-19 hit.</p><p class=”x_MsoNormal”>“The market seems like it is just as busy in my opinion,” Hale said. “It just took a few weeks once the market got really back going after the virus that really picked back up to normal.”</p><p>In fact, the market has expanded and offers a smaller number of vendors in various locations across Tuscaloosa Monday through Friday. These include:</p><ul><li>Mondays 3 to 6 p.m. at the McDonald Hughes Center, 3101 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.</li><li>Tuesdays 3 to 6 p.m. at Harmon Park, 2901 Greensboro Ave.</li><li>Wednesdays 3 to 6 p.m. at Annette N. Shelby Park, 1614 15th St.</li><li>Thursdays 3 to 6 p.m. at the McAbee Activity Center, 3901 Loop Road.</li><li>Fridays 3 to 6 p.m. at Tuscaloosa Gateway, 2614 University Blvd.</li></ul><p> </p>