Albertville Farmer’s Market will host its fourth annual Farm to Table Dinner on Main Street, today, Thursday, Sept. 5, at 6 p.m.
This year’s menu has been created by Chefs JP Pendergrass and Ben Keener of Local Joe’s, all ingredients featured throughout the five course meal have been sourced locally by the growers and vendors of the farmer’s market, with a local wine tasting paired with some of the courses by Jules J. Berta Vineyards and Winery, also of Albertville.
Live music will be provided by Jeff and Beverly Walker. Albertville High School Culinary Arts students will serve the meal, along with the staff of Local Joes and a host of volunteers from the community who have graciously donated their time to the success of this event that serves as a benefit for the Albertville Farmer’s Market, a way to honor the local farmers, and strives to showcase Albertville’s vibrant downtown and the many merchants and restaurants located in the downtown district.
In preparation for this evening’s event, Main Street and Carlisle Street, downtown, will close at 2 p.m. and will reopen at approximately 9 p.m.
The Farmer’s Market Advisory Committee wants to encourage citizens of the area and patrons of downtown, not to halt any of your downtown shopping or dinner plans. The back parking lots of Local Joe’s, Mater’s, Front Porch Marketplace, The Gift on Main and Snow Biz will be open. The parking lot behind El Sol King Pollo, Old Napoli, La Michoacan, the Flower Market, Southern Rustic Designs and the Plaid Giraffe will also be open. The large “farmer’s market parking lot” off of Main Street and Sand Mountain Drive, located behind the Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Kopyta’s Office, Vision America and the farmer’s market will also be open. Downtown patrons and patients of the doctor’s office will need to access this parking lot from the Sand Mountain Drive entrance (across from Foodland, in between the Chamber of Commerce and the red train caboose.
The committee appreciates citizens’ patience and understanding. Due to the event, the Albertville Farmer’s Market will not be held.