Downtown Farmers Market
The market was planned and developed by Operation New Birmingham and the Downtown Action Committee as a means of boosting retail traffic downtown and enlivening an otherwise empty space. The land was leased from the Alabama Highway Department and farmers were charged rent by the day to set up market stalls. Organizers commissioned brightly-colored banners to advertise and define the market area.
ONB also established a program to donate unsold produce to area food banks.
- "Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Domestic Marketing, Consumer Relations, and Nutrition of the Committee on Agriculture, U.S. House of Representatives, 98th Congress." (March 25, 1983) Birmingham, Alabama
- Adams, Ann (1988) "Interacting with the Interstate" Design Alabama, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 16-19