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Enjoy fresh veggies, delicious fruits and other goodies from area farmers' markets

April is a glorious time in Alabama, and one of the biggest reasons is the opening of the area's many farm stands and farmers' markets. For those of us who don't have gardens (and even those of us who do!), these stands and markets are the perfect places to pick up fresh vegetables, delicious fruits and a variety of homemade breads and jams.

The Festhalle Farmers Market in Cullman will open Saturday, April 1, and will be open every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday through October from 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Festhalle is located at 209 First Ave. NE, Cullman, and can be found on Facebook at

A little later, the Berlin Farmers' Market will open Saturday, May 13, and be open Saturdays through Oct. 28 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

The Berlin Farmers' Market is located at 50 Mt. Carmel Drive in Berlin, off U.S. Highway 278 East, and can be found on Facebook at

Want to know what's in season?

Check out Sweet Grown Alabama's calendar at

Know a senior citizen in need?

"The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) is a federally funded program administered by the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries’ Farmers Market Authority Section. The SFMNP provides eligible seniors with a $50 benefit card to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from certified farmers at farmers markets and farm stands in the state of Alabama. Apply at or"

  • Cullman Festhalle Farmers' Market
  • Freshly harvested onions
  • Delicious blackberries are a local favorite.
  • Cullman County peaches make wonderful pies and cobblers.