after-work farm stand, Monday through Thursday. The down- town farm and second garden in Mt. Laurel are available for private events. Their produce is delicious, and their cut flowers are gorgeous. And because it s all organic and grown by a non-profit, every pur- chase is one that I can feel really good about. Stephanie P.

Mediterranean Food Market 430 Green Springs Hwy 205-942-1777 HOMEWOOD

Mediterranean Food Market carries a beautiful selection of imported foods, produce, halal meats, spices, sweets and several varieties of olives and fetas. And whether you ask how to use the pomegranate molas-

ses or the best way to cook the lamb shanks, the shop s friendly proprietors will have an answer and probably a recipe! These guys make a mean koufta, and the feta cheese selection is reason enough to go. Kathryn H.

Oak Street Local Market 115 Oak St 205-870-7542 MOUNTAIN BROOK

Adjacent to Oak Street Garden Shop, this Mountain Brook version of a roadside produce stand carries Alabama produce, organic honeys, corn relish, salsa, pickled veggies, jellies, gift baskets and much more. I love the Oak Street Local Market. From fruits and veggies to beautiful foliage, everything there is top quality and almost too pretty to eat! Regina W.

Organic Harvest 1580 Montgomery Hwy #12 205-978-0318 BIRMINGHAM

This family-owned natural health store focuses on providing fresh foods and organic beauty products to customers at a lower price than most national chains. Now featuring Birmingham s only completely organic café. As I get older the idea of organic living becomes more important to me. Organic Harvest makes it easy to find good quality organic products at a reasonable price." Norma P.

Almost too pretty to eat!

REGINA W. on Oak Street Local Market