Huntsville Churches Add Weekly Farmers’ Markets

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – If you’re looking for fresh local produce, honey, baked goods or the like, you now have more options every week.

Latham United Methodist Church added a weekly farmers market in early May and St. Thomas Episcopal Church will start one this Saturday, June 1.

The Bailey Cove Farmers’ Market at St. Thomas will be held each Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at St. Thomas, located at 12200 Bailey Cove Road.  Market vendors will offer only locally grown and produced products including fresh fruits and vegetables, honey, jellies, jams, relishes, dressings, baked goods, popsicles and flowers.

“Our goal is to connect members of our community with local growers and producers of other farm-related products; to help provide families with fresh, nutritious foods; and to help reduce our carbon footprint by reducing the distance products must travel from farm to table,” said Chrissie Bannister, a member of St. Thomas Church and one of the market’s coordinators.

St. Thomas’ market will continue every Saturday through September.

Latham United Methodist Church, located at 109 Weatherly Road, began its weekly farmers market on May 7.  It will continue every Tuesday from 3 to 7 p.m. and offers a variety of locally grown goods as well.  Here is more information on Facebook.

The Greene Street Market at Nativity is open on Thursdays from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Church of the Nativity in downtown Huntsville.  You can find locally grown herbs, flowers, produce, cheeses, breads and organically raised beef, chicken and eggs, among other things.  The Market is open every Thursday through October.