We’ll be setting up in the parking lot

Tomorrow, the weather is predicted eventually be stormy, so we’ll be
setting up in the parking lot. As a reminder, on June 27th, we’ll have
the annual Veteran’s Recognition program starting at 12 noon. The
event is scheduled to be held outdoors. The Marine Corps League will
serve as the color guard and do the Iwo-Jima reenactment. We’ll have a
guest speaker from the Birmingham VAMC. A free meal will be offered to
all veterans, city employees, and those members of the market. This
market is a Christian outreach to the community; likewise, Good
Shepherd Lutheran Church operates the North Jefferson Food Bank as
another outreach. There’ve been many people seeking help and the
shelves are almost bare, so the farmers market is asking for
assistance from the customers to donate the following needed items:
saltine crackers, instant grits & oatmeal, canned meat, peanut butter
& jelly, ketchup, mustard, mayo, complete pancake mix, pasta, noodles
& sauce, boxed powder milk, deluxe mac-n-cheese, mashed potato
packets, toilet paper (4 pk), instant white rice, soups (chicken
noodle, tomato, vegetable), applesauce (in jar), fruit cups, chunky
soups with meat, laundry & dish detergents, PB/cheese crackers,
spaghetti O’s/ravioli, toothpaste/deodorant, and single roll paper
towels. We’d appreciate all the help we can get. Please remember to
let our sponsors, America’s First Federal Credit Unit; Scott Cantrell
State Farm Insurance; and John Dealer TriGreen Equipment, know you’ve
seen this. Please come out and support our vendors and growers; see
you tomorrow.

Tomorrow’s going to be a beautiful day

Tomorrow, the weather is predicted to be a beautiful day. Outside of
the produce, honey, muscadine juice, fried pies, baked goods, top
quality olive oil and balsamic vinegar, inexpensive home made jewelry,
home made soaps, lotions, deodorant, and chap stick, and a food vendor
selling delicious Italian meals will be sold. We, also, have a Vietnam
Veterans of America booth with information regarding the VA and other
veteran issues. On June 27th, we’ll have the annual Veteran’s
Recognition program starting at 12 noon. The event is scheduled to be
held outdoors. The Marine Corps League will serve as the color guard
and do the Iwo-Jima reenactment. We’ll have a guest speaker from the
Birmingham VAMC. A free meal will be offered to all veterans, city
employees, and those members of the market. This market is a Christian
outreach to the community; likewise, the church operates the North
Jefferson Food Bank as another outreach. There’ve been many people
seeking help and the shelves are almost bare, so the farmers market is
asking for assistance from the customers to donate the following
needed items: saltine crackers, instant grits & oatmeal, canned meat,
peanut butter & jelly, ketchup, mustard, mayo, complete pancake mix,
pasta, noodles & sauce, boxed powder milk, deluxe mac-n-cheese, mashed
potato packets, toilet paper (4 pk), instant white rice, soups
(chicken noodle, tomato, vegetable), applesauce (in jar), fruit cups,
chunky soups with meat, laundry & dish detergents, PB/cheese crackers,
spaghetti O’s/ravioli, toothpaste/deodorant, and single roll paper
towels. We’d appreciate all the help we can get. Please remember to
let our sponsors, America’s First Federal Credit Unit; Scott Cantrell
State Farm Insurance; and John Dealer TriGreen Equipment, know you’ve
seen this. Please come out and support our vendors and growers; see
you tomorrow.

We’ll be on the parking lot

Tomorrow, we’ll be setting up on the parking lot at the civic center
due to the possible inclement weather. Most of the vendors will be
attending depending if we’re getting a heavy downpour. There will be
all of the growers selling produce. This market is sponsored by Good
Shepherd Lutheran Church as an outreach to the community; likewise,
the church operates the North Jefferson Food Bank as another outreach.
There’ve been many people seeking help and the shelves are almost
bare, so the farmers market is asking for assistance from the
customers to donate the following needed items: saltine crackers,
instant grits & oatmeal, canned meat, peanut butter & jelly, ketchup,
mustard, mayo, complete pancake mix, pasta noodles & sauce, boxed
powder milk, deluxe mac-n-cheese, mashed potato packets, toilet paper
(4 pk), instant white rice, soups (chicken noodle, tomato, vegetable),
applesauce (in jar), fruit cups, chunky soups with meat, laundry &
dish detergents, PB/cheese crackers, spaghetti O’s/ravioli,
toothpaste/deodorant, and single roll paper towels. We’d appreciate
all the help we can get. Please remember to let our sponsors,
America’s First Federal Credit Unit; Scott Cantrell State Farm
Insurance; and John Dealer TriGreen Equipment, know you’ve seen this.
Please come out and support our vendors and growers; see you tomorrow.

Library story reading kickoff

This will be the starting of the children’s reading for the summer
with activities at the civic center. Members of the Gardendale Kiwanis
Club will be doing children’s story reading at 9:30 AM. Outside of the
activities the library staff will be doing, we’ll have the inflatable
bouncy for the remainder of the summer school break. Peaches, chard,
turnip greens, collards, squash, broccoli, hot house tomatoes, and
potatoes are being sold. Along with the produce, there’ll be muscadine
juice, coffee beans and grounds, baked goods, fried pies, beef hamburg
and other beef orders, honey, and chemical free soaps, lotions,
deodorants, and chap sticks. Two Fat Men Catering will be serving
delicious Italian meals. Please let our three sponsors know you’ve
seen this message; John Deere distributor TriGreen Equipment,
America’s First Federal Credit Union, and Scott Cantrell State Farm
Insurance. Please come and support our growers and vendors. See you
tomorrow.

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.