Farmer’s market coming to downtown Clanton

Published 3:20 pm Wednesday, May 15, 2024

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By Carey Reeder | Managing Editor

The City of Clanton recently announced a farmer’s market that will be starting at Corner Park in downtown Clanton on May 20. The farmer’s market has been in the works since last fall, and the time has come to open the downtown location to local farmers and growers every Monday throughout the spring and summer months.

“We just wanted our residents to have another place to sell their vegetables, and a lot of people are just raising stuff in their yards,” Clanton Mayor Jeff Mims said. “We are trying to keep down the stuff outside of produce. Stuff like honey is fine, but steering away from arts and crafts (for this market). I think we have a good one.”

The city took a poll with the local farmers in the area, and the feedback came back very positive. After a few clearances were granted, Mims and the city were able to make the project a reality. The farmer’s market will be held each Monday evening at 5-7 p.m., and vendor setup starts no earlier than 4 p.m. No business license is needed to set up at the park, but an Alabama Growers Permit or a Cottage Law Certification is needed to operate.

Items being sold at the downtown market are limited to fruits, vegetables, baked goods and value-added products, and no poultry products are permitted for sale.

To register for the farmer’s market as a vendor, visit For more information, contact Debbie Street at or at 205-755-1105.

Clanton Corner Park is located at 616 Second Ave. N, Clanton.