Farm to City Incubator

This month’s issue of B-Metro features a story about some of the many makers and vendors who have peddled their wares and sold their delicious produce at the Market at Pepper Place. When the Market began, we didn’t set out to make it a business incubator, but as these businesses have grown beyond their 10×10 tents they’ve had to expand into other, larger markets.

According to B-Metro:

Honored by national organizations, regularly featured in major publications and highly rated by online travel and food sites, the Market has become a beacon for the growing food movement in Birmingham. Regulars do their weekly shopping here, foodies come to discover the latest trends, visitors come to taste and experience what’s regarded as the “best the state has to offer.”

“That was always our hope,” says Market founder Cathy Sloss Jones, whose original Pepper Place vision included helping to build local economies through urban/rural connections. “We love to see successes like that come out of selling at Pepper Place.”

Read the full article here, and be sure to come to see the Market for yourself every Saturday, 7–12, rain or shine.