Market Shopping Tips

Rise And Shine

Get to The Market when it opens at 7:00 am on Saturdays to find the freshest produce and close parking options. Street parking is free and available on 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue South. Don’t forget: The Market closes promptly at 12:00 pm.

Dress Comfortably

Wear walking shoes and dress appropriately for a happier market experience. The Market is open rain or shine, so don’t forget to keep an umbrella close by.

Bring A Cooler

Don’t forget a cooler! Keep one in your car so your fresh fruits, veggies, eggs, meats and cheeses will stay cool ’til you get home.

Puppy Love

Show love to your four-legged friends and leave them at home. The Market at Pepper Place loves dogs and has always been a dog-friendly farmers market, however Market Management encourages you to leave your them at home, as the busy environment and high temperatures are not ideal for dogs. If you do bring your dogs, we ask that you act in a responsible manner.
  • Dogs must be under control on a short leash (max. 3 feet), and by the owner’s side at all times!
  • Dogs must be kept away from produce, plants and prepared food products.
  • Dogs should be courteous and able to socialize with people and other dogs.
  • Be understanding – not everyone is a dog lover and some fear dogs, especially children and babies in strollers.
  • Bring what you need! Please come prepared to clean up after your dog and bring appropriate pick-up essentials.
  • Be prepared to leave The Market immediately if your dog becomes agitated or unruly.

Bring Cash

Make sure you bring cash. Our farmers prefer accepting cash and most do not use card readers at this time. Most food & drink vendors and makers will accept debit/credit cards. If you leave your cash at home, there are two ATMs on site. Please look for ATM a-frame signs directing you to their location. You can also purchase Market Tokens, which work like cash, using a credit/debit card. Those are available at the Info Tent.

Be Adventurous

Buy something you haven’t tried before! The Market at Pepper Place is a great place to get educated about Alabama-grown products. Never tried kohlrabi or beets? A farmer can advise you on how to select and prepare them – Just ask! Our farmers love sharing information with you about their fruits, vegetables, herbs and meats.

Bag It

Consider bringing your own reusable shopping bags from home. The Market Info Tent offers several styles of reusable shopping bags for sale if you leave yours at home.