East Lake Farmers Market

East Lake Market and Conversations with Farmers, Episode 40 of Birmingham Shines Podcast, June 25, 2016

In Episode 40 Birmingham Shines the spotlight is on East Lake Farmer’s Market, a program of Peer, Inc. to provide healthy food for the East Lake Community and market opportunities for Alabama farmers.

In this episode we hear from:

Witt Farms in Hayden

Benny Dixon of Dixon Family Farms in Clanton

Eugenia Wynfrey of Wynfrey Farms in Boaz

Jimmy Carmack of Pure Alabama Honey (several hundred hives) he touches on the challenges in beekeeping

Sister Sniffle: Facebook, Soundclud, Bandcamp

Kevin Snelson representing Whited Farms at East

Sally Aloca – Executive Director of Peer, Inc., the nonprofit that operates the East Lake Farmers Market at East Lake United Methodist Church

Max Bellmore, a student in the Samford University Accelerated Nursing Program. Max is from Chicago.

ennifer Freeman, also a student in the Samford University Accelerated Nursing Program. Jennifer is a California native


The East Lake Farmers Market is open on Saturdays from April through October and is located at East Lake United Methodist Church in east Birmingham, Alabama.

Chef Tony Bayles on Food and the Woodlawn Community Spirit

Chef Tony Bayles, owner of Bayles Catering and Takeout restaurant in Woodlawn was the guest on episode 30 of Birmingham Shines podcast, released February 4, 2016

Chef Tony Bayles started out working with food when he was an assistant to his uncle who ran a catering business.

Today, Tony owns Bayles Catering and a popular take-out cafe in the Woodlawn community, which is in the midst of a community revitalization that’s turning into a renaissance.

In this episode of Birmingham Shines, Tony shares the story of how he decided to become a professional chef, a bit about his history and training, the types of catering services he provides, and what makes the community of Woodlawn and the city of Birmingham Shine.

We also talk about bowling. Enjoy!

Links and more at https://birminghamshines.com