Tuscaloosa Farmers Market open for the season

Source: Terri Brewer/WBRC
Source: Terri Brewer/WBRC
Source: Terri Brewer/WBRC
Source: Terri Brewer/WBRC

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - In time for spring and summer crops, the Tuscaloosa Farmers Market at the Tuscaloosa River Market resumes its Tuesday markets, starting May 6.

This is in addition to the regular Saturday markets. Markets on both days run 7 a.m. to noon.

The Farmers Market offers seasonal produce, locally-raised pork and beef, farm-raised shrimp, artisan cheese, baked goods, handmade crafts and more.

Farmers say the cold winter, recent rain and cold snaps will likely push back popular summer crops a few weeks, but they're on the way.

"We've managed to push through and that's also why if you come here on a Tuesday, there's limited amount of vendors," Andrew Kesterson, Belle Meadow Farm owner and operator, said. "But I think as the weeks transition forward, you'll be seeing more of a change and more variety of vendors and products to buy."

Farmers say right now, expect lettuces and other leafy greens. Kesterson said squash should be readily available by early June, and then tomatoes and okra in late June to early July.

For more information, please visit http://www.tuscaloosarivermarket.com/.

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