We’re coming back

We’re coming back on Thursday, May 22nd, 1-5 PM, at the Gardendale Civic Center.

June 19th – Blackberry Cobbler Bake-off Contest
July 24th – Apple pie/Cobbler/Cake Bake-off Contest
September 4th – Sweet Potato Cobbler Bake-off contest
September 18th – Peach Cobbler Bake-off Contest

We’re presently in discussions with vendors that sell organic juice, and a small variety of breads. Keep watching for updates on this progress.

Oktoberfest – October 19th

Even though our market season is over, we’ll be having two farmers, and
knife, scissor, and lawn mower blade sharpening at the annual Good
Shepherd Lutheran Church’s Oktoberfest, October 19th, 2456 Decatur
Highway (hwy 31), in Gardendale. The Oktoberfest is from 10:00 am to
2:00 pm; however, the market will be open from 8 am until at least 12
pm. The event will offer a petting zoo, huge yard sale (clothing,
furniture, kid’s toys, and household goods), music, bake sale,
Gardendale Fire Dept. truck, and real German food or American food (hot
dogs or hamburgers) for $7.00, and inflatables for children. Please
come and have an enjoyable day.

Last day

Today, September 26th, will be our last day for this season. IF you get
a chance, please stop by and let us know how we did for this year.
Until next year, God bless +.

Update

This will be our last week of the season; we thank “all y’all” for
supporting
us. Most of all, we thank Tri Green Equipment, of Fultondale; America’s
First Credit Union, of Gardendale; and Alabama Stone works, of
Birmingham,
for their sponsorship. Please acknowledge them and let them know you
saw
this on our web site.

We had six entries for our apple pie bake-off contest this past
Thursday. The
$50.00 first place prize winner was Judy Burton; the second place prize,
a half
bushel of apples, was Mary Cate Pentergast; the third place prize, eight
quarts
of apples, was Samantha Manning; and the rest received a small bag of
apples.
All the pies looked great.

Knife, scissor, and lawn mower blades sharpened on our last day
of this season, Thursday, September 26th.

Please come out and make our last day enjoyable.

Upcoming happenings.

Apple Pie Bake-off Contest

This Thursday, September 19th, 2 PM, at the Gardendale Civic Center

$50.00 first prize
1/2 bushel apples second prize
8 quarts of apples third prize
Small basket of apples for remaining contestants

The contest will be held rain or shine; in case of rain,
the event will be held inside the civic center.

We have six contestants, and the three judges will be
Gardendale Mayor Othelle Phillips, Gardendale Chamber of
Commerce Director Amee Donald, and the sponsor, Marva Hazelrig.

Knife, scissor, and lawn mower blades sharpened on our last day
of this season,, Thursday, September 26th.

September events

Next week, September 12th,
free watermelon day.

September 19th,
apple pie bake-off contest

September 26th (final day),
Knife, scissor and lawn
mower blade sharpening.

Upcoming happenings.

Apple Pie Bake-off Contest

September 19th, 2 PM, at the Gardendale Civic Center

$50.00 first prize
1/2 bushel apples second prize
8 quarts of apples third prize
Small basket of apples for remaining contestants

The contest will be held rain or shine; in case of rain,
the event will be held inside the civic center.

1. Registration and apples must be purchased from the Hazelrig
Orchard’s booth or at their stand at 64235 US Highway 231, Cleveland,
AL.

2. Pre-registration is required; the deadline is Wednesday
September 18th at 1 PM. See Hazelrig Orchard’s booth/stand or the
market manager if you have questions. Call Hazelrig Orchard at (205)
559-3819 or Jim Parola at 285-9170.

3. There must be at least 5 bake-off contestants to have the
contest.

4. By 1:45 PM (sharp), the pies must be turned in at the judging
booth to qualify.

5. Pies will be judged on taste (85%) and presentation (15%).

6. Professional businesses or bakers may not enter.

Knife, scissor, and lawn mower blades sharpened on this coming Thursday,
Aug. 29th and on our last day, Thursday, September 26th.

Peach pie bake-off contest

Congratulations to Jean Holmes, the $50.00 first prize winner of the
peach pie bake-off contest last week. The contest was sponsored by the
Witt farm/Market. The three judges were Gina Posey, from Witt Market,
Bill Lennox, civic center employee, and Bill Vines, farmer’s market
staff member. Watch for the date for the apple pie bake-off in
September with a $50.00 first prize.

Today, Scott Cantrell, with State Farm Insurance, will be giving out
bottled water.

Peach pie bake-off contest

The peach bake-off contest will be held tomorrow. Today is the last day
to purchase the peaches and register at Witt’s Market, 2531 Snow Rogers
Rd., Gardendale, AL. Their phone number is (205) 631-8283. Remember,
the contest will be held rain or shine. If it rains, the contest will
be held inside the civic center.

Peach pie bake-off contest

The bake-off contest will be held rain or shine.
If it rains, the contest will be held inside the civic center.