The Market at Pepper Place is one of the best places to visit to get fresh local produce and homemade goods in the Magic City! With the current Covid-19 pandemic it’s hard to shop for fresh produce, but it’s even harder for farmers to sell their produce during this peak harvest season.
Drive-Thru Hybrid Market
Pepper Place has come up with an ingenious idea to help everyone out and keep the fun of visiting The Market at Pepper Place during summer alive during this pandemic! The Drive-Thru Hybrid Market is a transition from a Drive-Thru Market only to a Hybrid Market that encompasses a walk around market AND a drive-thru market.
This move also obviously comes with some new health protocols in place to keep both shoppers and vendors safe. If you’ll be walking around the market some of the new rules you’ll need to follow include the wearing of a mask or face covering, following one-way foot traffic, observing social distancing, not touching any products, and many more. Also, it’s important to note that you’ll need to leave your pets at home for now.
Contactless pick up:
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BIG NEWS!🍅🌽 Introducing, The Hybrid Market @marketatpepperplace — Every Saturday (rain or shine) from 7am-12pm. You can now shop local by walk-thru and/or drive thru. You can begin ordering ahead on Monday at 9am through Friday at 6pm for contactless pick-up on Saturday! The well-being of our community is very important to us, that’s why we’ve worked hard to organize the safest possible experience. Head over to our stories to view the hybrid market policies, plan of action, map, & more details. #hybridmarket #marketatpepperplace #pepperplacebham
If you’re not comfortable walking around the market you can still take advantage of the Drive-Thru pick up lane. Just order ahead online and when you arrive to pick up your order drive to the pick up lane and pause next to the numbered tent listed on your emailed receipt and farmers will place your prepurchased items in the back of your vehicle.
The announcement on the Pepper Place website reads as follows:
Shop Fresh, Local Food While Staying Safe
We listened to our farmers, who told us they need more ways to sell their fresh produce to customers during this peak harvest season. Our team has worked hard to put a plan together that offers access to fresh, Alabama-grown food, while keeping our farmers, shoppers, and neighbors safe during the pandemic.
In order for this plan to succeed, we’re requiring all customers and vendors wear face masks while at the market.
We remain committed to the health and well-being of our farmers, vendors, and community and are actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation, rules and regulations. Our team is constantly reviewing the ongoing needs of our community and adhering to CDC guidelines, and the recommendations of our state and local health department officials. Our hybrid plan meets these guidelines.
We appreciate the community support you’ve shown our local growers this year and look forward to seeing you at the market!
Choose how you shop the Hybrid Market…
CONTACTLESS PICK UP:
Beginning at 9 AM Monday, order ahead online and take advantage of our Drive Thru pick up lane. Farmers will place your prepurchased items in the back of your vehicle. You will pause next to each numbered tent. Tent numbers are listed on your emailed receipt.
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