The Farmer's Market on Finley is full of fresh produce and local goods from more than 500 vendors.

Pepper Place Saturday Market 2829 2nd Ave S 205-802-2100 BIRMINGHAM

Every Saturday morning from April through November, Pepper Place transforms to host a large farmers market. Farmers from all across Alabama peddle fresh fruit and vegetables, cheeses, organic eggs, local honey, baked goods, jams, relishes and more. Local musicians play while the city s finest chefs hold cooking demonstrations. Rain or shine, the Pepper Place Market has become a must-attend event for Birmingham residents during the summer. The Saturday Market is great because you can buy local food and art, hear live music and enjoy local cooking! Lisa R.

Snapper Grabbers Seafood Market 521 Montgomery Hwy 205-824-9799 VESTAVIA

Looking for delicious crabmeat, mussels and fish? Find all that and more at Vestavia s Snapper Grabbers Seafood Market, a shop known for its huge selec- tion of beautiful, fresh seafood and great prices.

I personally overheard the owner refuse a delivery that was not up to his standards. The prices are great and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Anna C.

V. Richard s 3916 Clairmont Ave S 205-591-7000 BIRMINGHAM

V. Richard s has been a Birmingham favorite for years because of their high-quality products and attentive service. At this small but impressive

market, you can dine in their café, buy prepared take-out meals or find all the ingredients you need to create your own gourmet masterpiece at home. Open seven days a week. Every Friday night they have a wine tasting. It s a great way to kick off the weekend! This is a hidden treasure. Brooke S.

INSIDER TIP Join Jones Valley Teaching Farm the second Saturday of every month to learn cooking and growing techniques and get a little dirty.