Market Update: What's hot at Pepper Place

by Skip on May 16, 2009

in Birmingham, Alabama,Market Update

Rora Valley Farmstand at Pepper PlaceStarting today, Dan will head out to Pepper Place Market at the crack of dawn each Saturday to let you know what’s hot and happenin’.

Week 1: May 16, 2009

Weather: Mostly cloudy, feels humid
Temperature: 66 degrees

Beets (Detroit Red)
Bok Choi
Butter Crunch Lettuce
Cauliflower (Gold, and Purple)

Chocolate Mint
Collard Greens (Morrishead)
English Peas
Hot House Tomatoes
Mustard Greens
Romaine Lettuce
Salad Mix
Sour plums
Spinach (Red Bordeaux)
Spring Onions
Squash Blossoms
Sugar Snap Peas
Sweet Potatoes (Beaureguard)
Swiss Chard

Strawberries seem to be on the way out with a number of farmers citing shortages due to massive amounts of recent rainfall. This is a developing feature. Please leave comments with any additional information or features you’d like to see.

Burnette Farms English Peas Sprandlin Farms Chandler Strawberries Carrots and Beets Purple and Gold Cauliflower Rora Valley Table

Dan is the producer of ‘Ham Sandwich. He should take more casual strolls through Birmingham’s quaint neighborhoods.. Read about his cooking adventures as Skip on The Gourmetro and learn about him on

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Kelsey Blackwell May 16, 2009 at 10:38 am

What did you buy and what will you make with it?

Dan May 16, 2009 at 10:58 am

I got a half box of shelled green peas! Your favorite! Currently, I am giving them a quick cook, and afterward they will join a vegetarian pasta melange I’ve been eating all week (vidalia onions, asparagus, crimini mushrooms, thyme, etc). Because I’m going out of town (and am over-budget on groceries) I had to keep the buying light today.

Tanner May 17, 2009 at 10:06 am

the rain shooed me away yesterday, but i’m excited about the start of the pepper place season. counting the days until chilton county peaches. wonder how strong the crop will be this year…

Summer May 18, 2009 at 1:30 pm

It was so good to see you the other day, Dan! We got some delicious stuff as well. Hope you were able to avoid the rain!

Larry Gay June 21, 2009 at 7:20 am

Larry O. Gay
3223 Exeter Avenue
Bessemer, Alabama 35020

Dear Sir/Madam,

My name is Larry O. Gay; I am a freelance photographer from Bessemer, Alabama. If you have a few moments, please view my selection of photos from the Pepper Place Farmer’s Market.

They were photographed in Birmingham Alabama and shot digitally large format, high resolution.
To view photos, you can click on the links below.

If interested in any images or have other interest, please feel free to contact me.


Larry O. Gay

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