The weekly farmer’s market has returned to Talladega. 

“The farmer’s market has been extremely popular among residents during the past two years, and the city looks to continue that success this year,” City Manager Brian Muenger said in a statement. “The market will be held each Tuesday from 3 to 6 p.m. in the parking lot of the Greater Talladega Area Chamber of Commerce.”

This year’s market actually got under way last Tuesday, where Muenger said there were about 70 participants in spite of less than ideal weather.

“The market features many local vendors selling only locally grown fruits and vegetables,” the release goes on to say. These included tomatoes, squash, green beans, okra, onions, corn, carrots, cantoloupe, zucchini, peppers and peaches, depending on the time of the season. Fresh eggs and honey will also be available.

“The produce will increase every week and should be at full strength within three weeks. This year, the city has added several craft vendors as well,” Muenger said.

 “I am encouraged by the interest we had in the first week of the market … I expect that number to grow exponentially in the coming weeks as more produce is added to the market.”

Those who wish to become certified local growers must get a growers permit from the Talladega County Extension Service on North Court Street. The permits are free, and the extension office is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The farmer’s market is being managed by the Talladega Parks and Recreation Department. For more information, call 256-362-0514.