Farmer's Markets Opelika AL

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Lee County Main Street Farmers Market
(334) 749-3353
South Railroad Avenue; Between 8th & 9th Streets, Downtown
Opelika, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 2-August 25 Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday, 6:00 a.m.- 8:00 a.m.
County
Lee

Pioneer Farmers Market
(334) 243-5933
Corner of East Academy & North Oak Street; Downtown
Troy, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 23-Mid-June Saturday, 7:00 a.m -10:00 a.m. Tuesday & Thursday, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
County
Pike

Leeds Farmers Market
(205) 541-8363
7901 Parkway Drive & 6th Street; By First Methodist Church
Leeds, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 12- Friday, 3:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
County
Jefferson

Bullock County Farmers Market
(334) 738-2580
Union Springs Nutrition Site; Baskin St. at West Hardaway Ave.
Union Springs, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 27- Wednesday & Friday, 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
County
Bullock

Pineapple Farmers Market
(251) 746-2619
12 Waters Street
Pineapple, AL
General Information
Covered : Yes
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June- Tuesday & Saturday, 7:00 a.m.- until
County
Wilcox

Depot Farmers Market
(334) 745-0466
1032 South Railroad Avenue
Opelika, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 2- Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
County
Lee

Historic Langdale Farmers Market
(334) 750-9805
6000-20th Avenue; Highway 29
Valley, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June5- Friday, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
County
Chambers

Monroe County Farmers Market
(334) 575-3477
Highway 21; New Market Building
Monroeville, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 2- Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday, 6:00 a.m.- until
County
Monroe

Downtown Farmers Market
(256) 236-0966
14th & Gurnee Avenue; at Zinn Park
Anniston, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 20-August 29 Saturday, 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon
County
Calhoun

Ozark Farmers Market
(334) 774-2329
275 N. Union Avenue
Ozark, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Tuesday, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
County
Dale

Tips for Growing the Perfect Tomato

Last weekend, I bought something at the farmers’ market that got me so excited I went way over budget and didn’t even wait until I got home to dig into my purchase. What got me so amped up amid crowds of pushy people before I’d even finished my morning coffee? The advent of tomato season, of course.

Farmers’ market tomatoes are a different breed—figuratively and often literally—than the hard, packaged ones in the grocery stores’ year-round produce section. They’re multicolored, they range in size from that of a Ping-Pong ball to that of a grapefruit, and the taste (oh, the taste!) is fruity, sweet, and silky all at the same time. My ode to fresh tomatoes would be one of undying love if it weren’t for the price: my breathless purchase set me back ten bucks. This got me thinking: could I grow my own tomatoes and feed my craving for the fruit while saving money—and cultivate my own green thumb at the same time?

To find out what it really takes to grow a good tomato, I consulted Penny Granberg, a grower who, according to local opinion, consistently grows the farmers’ markets’ juiciest, most flavorful tomatoes.

Should Any Home Gardener Give It a Try?
Turns out, tomatoes are one of the top crops in home gardens, since they’re easy to grow , compared with other fruits and veggies. And don’t think that tomato growing is just for Californians or Floridians—tomatoes are cold-tolerant to a certain extent. To help out gardeners nationwide with just this dilemma, the U.S. Department of Agriculture developed the plant hardiness zone map , which divides North America into eleven zones, ranked by how cold they are (zone one being the coldest). If you look up a plant, like a certain type of tomato, it will tell you whether that plant will survive in your region. For example, one type of tomato might be cold-tolerant to zone seven, so if you live in zones seven through eleven, that’s a type that’s worth a try.

There are two basic types of tomatoes from which to choose: determinant varieties, which stop growing new vines when flowering begins (leading to a large, single crop), or indeterminate varieties, which continue to add new growth throughout the season (usually from midsummer until the first frost).

Plan for Planting
Feeling ambitious enough to start from seed? “Plant them in April,” recommends Granberg, whose Rose Lane Farm in California grows about 1,800 tomato plants each year. “Otherwise, a late frost will ruin them.” Granberg says it’s best to start from seed, but if you lack the timing or patience (or green thumb, like I do), she says, buying a young plant from a reputable nursery is also a fine way to get started, especially for first-timers.

Granberg recommends planting in April because it’s crucial to wait until any possibility of frost has passed. Check with your local garden store to find out an ideal planting time for your area.

Room to Grow
We associate tomatoes with summer because they’re warm-weather produce, which ...

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