Brookwood Village to offer farmers’ market in Homewood
Organizers hope for up to 20 venders at their first Alabama Marketplace farmers market Saturday, June 9, 2012, at Brookwood Village in Homewood. (Special)
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By William C. Singleton III — The Birmingham News
HOMEWOOD, Alabama — Brookwood Village is sponsoring its first farmers’ market — Alabama Marketplace — from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Jennifer Gowers, events coordinator with GoProEventSolutions,, appeared before the City Council recently to request that Village Lane, the road that runs between outdoor restaurants and Brookwood Village, be closed from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The council approved the request.
GoPro is handling publicity for the Alabama Marketplace. “We’re looking to have up to 20 vendors out there, many of them farmers,” Gowers said.
Joanne Mummert, senior vice president of retail for Colonial Properties, which owns Brookwood Village, said the market will feature farmers and food vendors whose products are made in Alabama. The market will also include live music and face-painting for children.
Within the past two years, Homewood has been the home of two other farmers markets.
David and Andrea Snyder, owners of the Urban Cook House, a restaurant in Homewood’s downtown business district, enlisted the chamber of commerce to help establish a farmers’ market that meets in the summer in the parking lot at SoHo Square.
Shades Valley Community Church at 160 Oxmoor Road started the West Homewood Farmers Market in the summer of 2011 as an outreach to that part of town.
Gowers said the community is big enough for more markets. Brookwood Village will sponsor two additional Alabama Market events July 14 and Aug. 11.