Tuscaloosa River Market Cancels Pop-Up Farmers Markets As Attendance Wanes
Tuscaloosa's local pop-up farmers markets will no longer make their rounds across the city.
The Tuscaloosa River Market announced Thursday evening they will no longer offer the mobile market that has been in place for the last couple of years.
According to a Facebook post by the Tuscaloosa River Market, the pop-up markets have been discontinued due to a lack of participation from vendors and low shopper turnout.
The post also states that the Saturday Farmers Market will still be held each week from 7a.m. - noon at the River Market on Jack Warner Parkway.
The pop-up farmers markets began in 2020 after the city received a grant from the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service. Every day of the week, the market would move to a different area of the city and allow vendors to offer fresh produce and other products to Tuscaloosa citizens.