Freshworks Festival 2012!

The First Annual Freshworks Festival in Birmingham, Alabama–held this past weekend was a great success!

The festival, featuring food trucks from around the South, great beer, wine and water (yes water) in addition to some of Nashville and Birmingham’s finest musicians, was all to benefit The Jones Valley Teaching Garden in the heart of Birmingham.

Jones Valley Teaching Garden is an oasis in the middle of the city that grows fresh produce and flowers for purchase and also provides space for neighbors to grow vegetables in their own raised bed plots.  Educational programs for children and adults help to continue and teach the good work of raising food close to home.

Many thanks to the sponsors who made this festival possible.

Good People Brewing Company, Royal Cup Coffee, Grass Roots Wine, Mountain Valley Spring Water, Whole Foods Market, United, SRA Foods Inc., Birmingham Magazine and Jim ‘n Nick’s Bar-B-Q

To learn more about the Jones Valley Teaching Farm, visit

Thank you all for your support of this great resource! Here are some scenes from this year’s festival:

Ashley Hall and Will Harris holding wine Dexateens playing at the Freshworks stage Drew Robinson holding Moutain Valley Spring Water Whitney Owtaka Farm Cart neighborhood garden Good People Brewing Co. Alabama's Local Brewery John holding pimento cheese Nick holding beer peach vendor Jim 'N Nick's Rig Freshworks 2012 schedule Freshworks 2012 Shelly Colvin Stones Throw Food Will Harris and Nick WOP Beef