This week’s rewind takes us back to East Lake Market, a small-but-vibrant farmers and crafters market operated by Peer, Inc., a nonprofit, in the parking lot behind East Lake United Methodist Church.
One mission focus of Peer, Inc. is to provide healthy food for the East Lake Community and market opportunities for Alabama farmers.
The interviews and commentary featured in this episode were recorded in June 2016 and the episode was released June 25, 2016.
I usually pay a visit to East Lake Market every Saturday morning during season when I’m in town. East Lake Market is my first stop to pick the locally-grown produce that I don’t have on hand from my own Shine Springs Farm.
In this episode we hear from:
Witt Farms in Hayden
Benny Dixon of Dixon Family Farms in Clanton
Eugenia Wynfrey of Wynfrey Farms in Boaz
Jimmy Carmack of Pure Alabama Honey (several hundred hives) he touches on the challenges in beekeeping
Sister Sniffle: Facebook, Soundcloud, Bandcamp
Kevin Snelson representing Whited Farms at East
Sally Aloca – Executive Director of Peer, Inc., the nonprofit that operates the East Lake Farmers Market at East Lake United Methodist Church
Max Bellmore, a student in the Samford University Accelerated Nursing Program. Max is from Chicago.
Jennifer Freeman, also a student in the Samford University Accelerated Nursing Program. Jennifer is a California native
The East Lake Farmers Market is open on Saturdays from April through October and is located at East Lake United Methodist Church in east Birmingham, Alabama.