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A new food vendor

_As stated in the first message, the market will open on May 24th. _

We’ll have a food vendor present throughout the season, Thom and
Lou Ann Duran, Two Fat Men Catering, selling mostly Italian entrees;
their menu prices usually run between $5.00 and $8.00. Our kettle corn
vendor, Adam York with Backyard Kettlecorn, will be limited until he
recovers from a serious bout of flu and pneumonia. Sadly, our knife
sharpener, Bill Woodard, will probably not be attending because he’s
back on a serious regiment of chemo treatment due to his colon cancer.
We should have more information about new vendors in the next message.
We’re looking forward to a great upcoming season, and it will be
nice seeing our steady customers.

Starting soon

I want to apologize to those of you that have tried to contact me
via my cell phone. I’ve had problems with retrieving my calls
partially due to a change in my password. I’d appreciate it if
you’d like to contact me that you do so through my home phone
number, 205-285-9170. The market opens the last two Thursday’s in
May, the 24th. This year, the growers and vendors voted to have the
market open on days of rain; the only exception might be concerning
severe weather threats. If that happens, the cancellation will be
posted through this message, and the civic center will be notified;
you can call the civic center at 205-631-5679. We’re trying
something new by selling gift certificates. They’ll be sold in
groups of five $5.00 coupons for $25.00 and can be only used for
produce; they can’t be used for honey, baked goods, etc. On the
second week of operation, May 31st, the Library Reading Kickoff will
take place by a morning of outdoor children’s activities; more
information will be posted in the near future. We look forward to the
upcoming season.

This is our last week for the season

This will be the last week for the season. The knife sharpener will be
present sharpening knives, mower blades, scissors, and other garden
tools. America’s First Federal Credit Union will have their mobile
ATM unit on the premises. This proved to be a tough season for this
market with storms and weather against our growers. We appreciate
those of you that have been steady customers and showed friendship to
all involved with the market. Please let out sponsors, America’s
First Federal Credit Union, Scott Cantrell State Farm Insurance, and
TriGreen Equipment know you’ve seen their name through the
Gardendale Farmers Market. We truly are grateful for the friendship
we’ve built with these three businesses. Please come out so we can
show the growers/vendors that they’re appreciated

Two weeks to go

We have only two more weeks for this season. Lately, we’ve had very
poor customer attendance, so a couple of the vendors have found it not
worth their time to attend; however, we will have the growers selling
their produce. There will be baked goods such as a variety of breads,
cookies, and pocket pies, jams and jellies, hot dog vendor, and honey.
America’s First Federal Credit Union will have their mobile ATM
available. Next week, our last, the knife sharpener will be with us
sharpening knives, lawn mower blades, and other garden tools. Please
remember to do business with our three sponsors, TriGreen Equipment,
Scott Cantrell State Farm Insurance, and America’s First Federal
Credit Union; let them know you saw this memo.

Two more weeks left

After tomorrow, we have two more weeks before ending the season. Due
to the drought followed by the monsoon, the peaches have been
harvested for the season; watermelons will be plentiful. At the
present time, we’ll have kettle corn, jams and jellies, baked bread,
cookies, fried pies, and a good variety of vegetables. Tomorrow, we
have a new food vendor, Two Fat Men Catering, Inc. selling the menu
below:
Plates
Lasagna and salad $ 8.00
Mozzarella Chicken and salad $ 8.00
Spaghetti and salad $ 8.00
Grilled chicken and salad $ 8.00
Pot roast w/mashed taters and veggies $ 10.00
Sandwiches
Meatball sandwich $ 6.00
Mozzarella chicken sandwich $ 6.00
Chips $ 1.00
Catherine’s gourmet cheese cake $ 5.00
All plates come with garlic bread
We hope to see a good crowd tomorrow so our growers and vendors can
sell their items. Most of these people travel a good distance to serve
the citizens, and we ask that you support them. See you tomorrow.

We’re back!

We’ll be open today; however, we’ll be limited with our growers
and vendors for various reasons.

This week’s market will not open

Due to the predicted heavy rain and possible storms, the farmers
market will not open this week. Here’s hoping we have better weather
next week.

Please support our growers/vendors

Tomorrow’s weather is looking like a nice day. After tomorrow, we
only have five more weeks for the season. We have, a new vendor Robyn
Custred, Robyn’s Dough, selling fresh baked homemade breads and also
flavored butters to go with the breads. She will be bringing white,
sour dough, raisin, and possibly a few mini loaves of some sweet
breads such as banana, strawberry or blueberry. The butter flavors
are: strawberry, honey cinnamon and garlic parsley w/sun dried tomato.
She also sells baked homemade dog biscuits. The knife sharpener will
be at the market to sharpen knives, mower blades, scissors, and other
garden tools. The ladies from the N. Jefferson Quilt Guild will be
selling chances for one each of a Uv. of AL and Auburn Quilt. The
kettle corn maker will not be with us this week. Please come out and
support our growers and vendors.

Seven weeks to go

I want to thank all the customers that came out last week despite the
possibility of storms. I don’t remember seeing so many people on the
pavement. The lawn will be dry, so we will be back on the green this
week. Last week I stated that I didn’t think there would be any more
peaches; well, I was wrong. We have two growers that will be selling
them. There will be watermelons, apples, cantaloupes, eggplant,
tomatoes, and pears, too. We’ll have the normal variety of
vegetables, okra, corn, string beans, different types of squash,
peppers, and potatoes, as well as honey, baked goods, and jams and
jellies. America’s First Federal Credit Union will have their
mobile ATM unit set up for us. Our kettle corn person, Adam, won’t
be with us; however, “Hammer” the hot dog vendor will be selling
his delicious hot dogs and kettle corn. Our three entrepreneurs,
Sofia, Savanna, and Shelby are back in school and will not be with us
for the remainder of the season. The knife sharpener, Bill, will be
with us next week. The members of the N. Jefferson Quilt Guild will be
selling chances for one each of an Auburn and Uv. of AL quilt. Now
that school has started, the bouncy will no longer be set up and no
story reading. Don’t forget to patronize our three sponsors;
TriGreen Equipment, Scott Cantrell State Farm Insurance, and
America’s First Federal Credit Union. Let them know you saw their ad
on this website. Please keep coming and support our growers and
vendors.

The market will open tomorrow

The market will be operating tomorrow on the parking lot of the civic
center. We intend to start no later than 9 AM, weather permitting;
closing will depend on if we have storms and heavy rain. We will not
have any baked goods or the kettle popcorn; the food vendor may
attend. There’s a strong possibility that there won’t be any more
peaches this season; due to medical problems, our one remaining peach
grower may not be able to return. I’ll keep you posted if this
changes. Because school is now open, there will no longer be
storytelling and the bouncy will be retired for the season.
Several people have asked when our knife sharpener will be returning.
Bill Woodard does sharpening as a Christian Outreach for the youth
group of his church at several different functions. Usually, he tries
to attend this market once a month. There’s a possibility that Bill
will be with us next week, August 17th; I won’t know until early
next week, and I’ll inform you when I get the word.
Please come out and support our growers and vendors.