Weekly update

I forgot to mention that we have Thom and Luann Duran, Two Fat Men
Catering, selling delicious Italian food. I misspelled the word
Vietnam (Viet Nam); my bad. I should know better being a member of the
Vietnam Veterans of America. See you tomorrow.

We’re back!

The market will open this Thursday, May 23rd, at the Gardendale Civic
Center, from 9 AM to 1 PM. There’ll be local vegetables and fruits,
honey, fried pies, muscadine juice, tomato plants, and home made
soaps, lotions, and deodorants. We have new vendors, April McClung,
Emily’s Heirloom Pound Cakes, selling cake slices and taking orders
for full cakes; Tracey Kerbler, Glenn Brook Acres, selling Highland
cattle hamburg and other beef cuts; and J.D. Junkins, Screaming Beans
Coffee, selling coffee beans and grinds from around the world. This
year, the Gardendale Kiwanis Club members will be doing children’s
story reading at 9:30 AM, starting this week. We’ll have a canopy set
up for the children to sit under. We’re continuing the veteran’s
canopy occupied by members of the Viet Nam Veterans of America and
Vets to Vets; occasionally, a member of the Veterans Administration
will be present. Please let our sponsors, America’s First Federal
Credit Union; John Deere dealer, TriGreen Equipment; and Scott
Cantrell, State Farm Insurance, know you’re aware they’re our
sponsors. Please come to the market and support our growers and
vendors. See you Thursday.

Last day of operation

Tomorrow will be our last day for this season, and we’ll be there
despite the prediction for rain. Our growers and vendors will be
setting up on the parking lot near Main Street. We’ll have honey,
jams and jellies, muscadine juice, fried pies, different vegetables
and fruit. There will be no catering vendor this week. At the present
time, the America’s First Federal Credit Union mobile ATM is
scheduled to be with us. We appreciate those of you that have been
steady customers this year. If at all possible, please come out and
support our growers and vendors.

One more week

After tomorrow, there’s only one more week for this season.
There’ll be a small selection of fruit, plenty of vegetables, honey,
fried pies, muscadine grape juice, chow chow, baked goods, soaps,
balms, and other personal home made items. We’ll have the Two Fat
Men Catering selling their delicious Italian dishes and steak
sandwiches. We have a group of veterans from the Viet Nam Veterans of
America offering advice regarding veteran’s issues. We won’t have
the America’s First Federal Credit Union mobile ATM this week.
Please come out and support our growers and vendors.

After tomorrow, two more weeks.

As stated in the highlight, after tomorrow, there’ll be two more
weeks before we close for the season. We’ll have our normal produce,
vegetables and fruit, honey, muscadine grape juice, fried pies, baked
goods, soaps, lotions and other personal items. We have a booth for
veterans that has information on different veteran issues. We’ll
have our caterers, Thom and Lou Ann Duran, Two Fat Men Catering
selling their delicious Italian meals and steak sandwiches. One of our
sponsors, America’s First Federal Credit Union, will have their
mobile ATM unit available. We’ll be on the green with hopes we
won’t get rain. Please come out and support .our growers and vendors

Good bye to a great person

Tomorrow, we’ll be setting up on the parking lot due to the rain.
We’ll have all our growers and vendors except the food vendor, Two
Fat Men Catering; I tried to get them back from their vacation in the
Bahamas, and they chose to stay there. We’ll have the seasonal
vegetables and fruit, honey, fried pies, muscadine juice, fried pies,
baked goods, homemade soap, lotion, Chap Stick, and other personal
items. Please come out and support our growers and vendors.
Last Wed., Bill Woodard, the knife sharpener, lost his battle with
colon cancer. Bill was laid to rest this morning at the National
Military Cemetery in Montevallo. Bill served honorably in the US Army
retiring as a Lt. Col. He served two tours in Viet Nam and received
two bronze stars. All the money Bill made with the knife sharpening
went to his church’s youth ministry. Bill departed this earth and
left a big void; there will be a special place in Heaven for him. God
speed my good friend.

We’ll be on the parking lot.

Tomorrow, we’ll be set up on the parking lot near Main Street; the
weather forecast is predicting a 50% chance of rain. As of this
writing, all the growers and vendors will be attending. We’ll have
the normal produce, vegetables and fruit, honey, fried pies, baked
goods, muscadine grape juice, and homemade body products (soap,
lotion, Chap Stick, and more). We have a booth that’s managed by
fellow Viet Nam veterans and a recent former deployed Marine who has
information relating to the VA and other veteran matters.
It is with a sad heart that our fellow Air Force veteran, knife
sharpener, Bill Woodard passed away this afternoon from a long battle
with colon cancer. Bill did the knife sharpening as a Christian
Outreach for his church’s youth group for many years. Bill will be
missed, and please pray for Bill’s family and friends

A beautiful day is predicted for tomorrow.

Beautiful weather is predicted for tomorrow. There’ll be the
vegetables and fruits, honey, fried pies, and other baked goods. Last
week, we had a new vendor Donney Harwell, Jenny Harwell Art, selling
delicious home made muscadine juice. Thom and Lou Ann Duran, Two Fat
men Catering, will be selling their delicious Italian dishes and steak
sandwiches. America’s First Federal Credit Union will have their
mobile ATM unit available. Please come out and support our growers and
vendors.
By the way, Tractor Supply, located on Hwy 31 in Gardendale, is
planning on having a farmers market on September 22nd, and they’re
looking for vendors to sell produce or crafts. If you’re interested,
please call them at 205-631-0766 for details.

The weather is promising to look good

This will be our twelfth week of operation with seven more to go. We
had a great response last week until the storm hit, around noontime,
and it was nice seeing so many customers. We had a new vendor Susan
Swindal, Mama Suz Fried Pies, selling her home made fried pies; it was
obvious they’re good because she sold a lot of them. We welcomed
back Marisa Sandlin, Marisa’s Maile, selling homemade jewelry;
earrings, bracelets, anklets, necklaces, and key rings. We’ll be
welcoming Jennifer Harwell, Jennifer Harwell Art, selling alcohol free
pomegranate wine; free samples will be offered. Thom and Lou Ann
Duran, Two Fat Men Catering, will be selling their delicious Italian
meals and steak sandwiches. Cheyenne Batson, Chey’s Crunchy Crafts,
will be selling homemade soaps, lotions, bath bombs and candles. Due
to a technical problem, the America’s First Federal Credit Union
mobile ATM unit will not be available. There’ll be the normal
produce, fruits and vegetables, honey, and baked goods for sale. We
now have a special booth for veterans; members of the Viet Nam
Veterans (VVA) and United Veterans Service (UVS) will be manning the
booth along with other veterans who served honorably. At the present
time, Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer (Ret), Benny Reeves, Marine
combat veteran Jeremy Smith, Viet Nam combat veteran Joe Stahlkupp,
and new comer Bill Carter will be giving out vet-related and the
Veterans Administration (VA) information; Jeremy will be selling hand
carved wood items. Some customers have asked about the knife
sharpener, Bill Woodard, who is in his final stages of colon cancer;
at this time, please put Bill and his family in your prayers. Please
keep coming and support our growers and vendors.

We’ll be on the lawn

Tomorrow is the first day of school, and we’d like to see as many
of you as possible. Even though the forecast is for a 60% chance of
storms, we’ll be set up on the lawn. We have a new fried pie vendor,
Susan Swindle, Mama Suz Fried Pies, starting tomorrow. There’ll be
the usual produce, vegetables and fruit, honey, fried pies, homemade
jewelry, and homemade balms, lotions, candles and other products. Two
Fat Men Caterers will be selling their delicious steak sandwiches and
Italian dishes, and America’s First Federal Credit Union will have
their mobile ATM unit available. We’ve recognized our veterans with a
booth manned by different organizations; lately, we’ve had members of
the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA). Please come out and support our
growers and vendors.