It’s that time of the year when we’ll be opening the market.
Please note that our hours have changed from 1 PM – 5 PM to 9 AM –
2 PM. The season will start on May 19th through September 29th, every
Thursday, at the Gardendale Civic Center. Weather permitting, we’re
planning children’s activities every week. Starting on June 2nd, the
children’s activities will begin with the Petting Zoo, inflatable,
and story reading. On June 30th, we’re having a Veteran’s
Recognition program with Miss Gardendale Magnolia Fest 2015, Melanie
Roberts; the Marine Corps. League performing the Iwo-Jima reenactment;
Gardendale’s Tierra Leftwich singing the National Anthem; and other
guests. This function will include a fund raiser for the Birmingham VA
Blind Rehab Center. A good number of our veteran’s have problems
with blindness as they age and are not eligible for disability
benefits. They require an escort whenever they have to travel. The
funds will be used to assist these people with transportation,
lodging, and food when the veteran needs assistance through the VA.
More will be coming before our official opening, and we look forward
to seeing everyone this year.
Today is our last time for the market for this season. The weather
forecast is for a 30% chance of afternoon showers; let’s hope
we’re not in the 30%. Adam York, Backyard Kettlecorn, will be
attending selling his addictive pop corn; Bill Woodard will be present
sharpening knives, mower blades, and any other garden tool; and we
have a new individual, Charles Hicks, Bargain Town, sell
I’d like to thank whoever “borrowed” our 5 gallon beverage
container for returning it. It’s much appreciated.
Please come on out and thank the growers/vendors for giving us fresh
goods this market season. We’d love to be able to thank each of you
for your support. We look forward to seeing “all y’all” next
We have one more week before our season ends, and today’s weather is
predicted to be beautiful. Adam York, Backyard Kettlecorn, will be
with us today selling his addictive popcorn. Next week, Bill Woodard,
our knife sharpener will be with us.
We’re still hoping someone will find our 5 gallon beverage
container. I’ve listed what it has on t in previous entries. If the
container is found, please either call the church at 631-6590 or me at
Please come out and support out growers/vendors so we can have a
great last two weeks.
Adam York will not be at the market because he’s concerned about
having to use power. Weather permitting, he’ll be with us for the next
two weeks. We no longer have anyone selling honey. Members of the N.
Jefferson Quilt Guild will be selling $2.00 raffle tickets for one
Alabama and one Auburn quilt.Again, we hope you’ll come and support
our growers and vendor.
Good Morning World,
Today, the market will be open. Most of the farmers/vendors intend
to be present. We will not have the canopies set up though, and most
will be selling from their vehicles. We’ll be open as long as
possible and will close if we get storms. There’s a possibility that
Adam York will be selling his kettle popcorn.
As a reminder, Bill Woodard, our knife sharpener, intends to be with
us the last day of operation, September 24th.
We still haven’t found our missing 5 gallon beverage container.
We’d appreciate it if whoever has it would be kind enough to return
it. It is plainly marked with “Gardendale Farmers Market’ on the
container, and “Gardendale Farmers Market” and “LEMONADE” on
the cover. If found, please either return it to the church or civic
center, or call the church at 631-6590 or me at 285-9170.
Please come and support our farmers and vendors.
Counting this week, we have four weeks until the end of our operation.
Due to the storms that seemed to hit us every Thursday, and the
drought conditions, the yearly sales have been much lower so far.
Please let everyone know that our last day is September 24th. In a
previous entry, I mistakenly stated that Bill Woodard, our knife
sharpener, would be with us this week. At this time, he’s now
scheduled to be with us on our last day, September 24th. We won’t have
our new kettle popcorn vendor, Backyard Kettlecorn, with us this week.
Our Christian outreach for this week includes members of the N.
Jefferson Quilt Guild selling raffle tickets for one Auburn and
Alabama quilts for $2.00 each and a member of the AL Partners for
Power will be seeking people to join their cause. We still have honey
for sale; there won’t be much more honey after this week.
As a reminder, we’re still looking for our 5 gallon Coleman beverage
cooler that went missing three weeks ago. As stated in last weeks
entry, the bright orange container is marked in dark black,
“Gardendale Farmers Market” and the white lid is marked “Lemonade” and
“Gardendale Farmers Market.” If found, please call either the church
at 631-6590 or I can be reached at 285-9170.
We look forward to seeing you at the market. Please come and support
our local farmers and vendors.
The weather is predicted to be one of the best days this season. Adam
York, Backyard Kettlecorn, will be with us today selling his addictive
freshly popped corn; likewise, Jim Johnson will be selling his
Gardendale honey. Jimmy Witt, Witt’s Farms, will no longer be with
us due to end of season causes. I made a mistake two weeks ago stating
that Bill Woodard, our knife, scissor, and garden tool sharpener would
be with us today. He will not attend today. Right now, he’s
scheduled to be with us the last day of operation on Sept. 24th, and
might come back one more time if he can schedule it. One of our
sponsors, Scott Cantrell, State Farm, will be with us today.
Two weeks ago, one of our 5 gallon Coleman beverage containers went
missing. This is one like we see when the football player dumps the
liquid on the coach at the end of the game. Like the one we see on TV,
the container is bright orange with “Gardendale Farmers Market” in
black on the orange side with “lemonade”, in bold black letters,
on the white lid. If you should see it please either return it to the
market, civic center, or call the church at 631-6590 or me at
285-9170. We’d really appreciate having it back.
We have five more weeks left, and we hope you’ll come and support
the farmers/vendors. See you later.
Due to a last minute change, our two entrepreneurs, Sofia and Savanna
Holliman, Sister’s Go Bananas will not be attending today. This was
supposed to be their last day. The weather is supposed to be just
great and we look forward to seeing “all y’all.”
The weather report sounds like a magnificent prediction, and we hope
to see a lot of customers attend. We’ll have our two young
entrepreneurs, Sofia and Savanna Holliman of Sister’s Go Bananas,
selling their chocolate covered frozen bananas; Bill Woodard will be
sharpening knives, mower blades and other garden tools; and our newest
addition, Adam York, Backyard Kettlecorn, selling fresh popped kettle
corn. Bill Woodard will be with us, again, on the 27th. Jerry
Carter/Jim Johnson will be selling their local honey. We have a guest,
Chris Nichols from the N. Jefferson Quilt Guild selling raffle tickets
for one Auburn and one Alabama quilt; the price of the tickets are
$2.00 each. Now that school is in session, we will no longer have the
children’s story reading or the inflatable. As a reminder, this
market will be operating every Thursday until September 24th. Please
let our sponsors know that you’ve seen our advertising for them. The
three sponsors are TriGreen Equipment in Fultondale; America’s First
Credit Union in Gardendale; And Scott Cantrell State Farm Insurance in
Gardendale. If you’re seeing this, please let us know at our command
post. We look forward to seeing you.
We’re taking a chance regarding the probable storms. Most of the
growers/vendors intend to be here. Bill Woodard, the knife sharpener,
will not attend due to a nasty leg injury; he hopes to be with us for
the next two weeks. Our Sister’s Go Bananas young entrepreneurs don’t
want to take a chance while using electricity; likewise, our new
vendor Adam York, kettle corn will not attend due to using
electricity. Come early because the forecast is for early afternoon
storms with possible heavy lightning.