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Markets in Birmingham?

Andy Apr 18, 2006 10:56 PM

I'm going to Birmingham this weekend (april 21-22) and was wondering if there are any gourmet markets, grocery stores or farmer's markets in town. Any help would be greatly appreciated, as I am unfamiliar with Birmingham
Thanks, Andy

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    ted RE: Andy Apr 19, 2006 08:54 AM

    The Finley Ave Farmer's Market is more of a truck market. I don't know that you'll find anything especially gourmet there. But I like it because, unlike the State Farmer's Market in Forest Park in Atlanta, you may actually run across a farmer selling his produce there, not just someone re-selling stuff from a wholesaler that was grown in FL/CA/Chile.

    And it's right near Niki's West.

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      Ubertrout RE: Andy Jul 24, 2006 08:12 PM

      Gourmet Markets:
      Tria in downtown homewood.
      V. Richards on Claremont.

      Both are very nice...I happen to like Tria better (and it's bigger). And yes, Whole Foods is coming to 280.

      1. deepfriedkudzu RE: Andy Jul 26, 2006 03:15 PM

        On Saturday, visit Pepper Place Market: pepperplacemarket.com.

        Lots of nice items, live music, and chefs who do demonstrations - a great atmosphere.

        ..much more expensive than the farmers' market on Finley, but a nicer variety of items...

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