The Baking Process in Pictures

No matter which signature flavor we are making, our bakers know their stuff. This slideshow shows the process in a nutshell. Can you smell the aroma of fresh sweet breads?    

Farmers Market Overview

firstfruits is gearing up for the local Farmers Markets season!  We began selling our gourmet tea cakes in 2015 at Pepper Place Market. In 2016 we expanded to include the Market at Lee Branch.  We’re expanding again this year to include the West Homewood Market. We’re introducing a new flavor this Spring, Lemon Poppyseed, to add […]

You Gave Hope in 2016!

As we look back on 2016, our hearts are filled with gratitude.  The Lord has given us favor in so many ways as we help hurting women overcome the obstacles of poverty, abuse, unemployment and homelessness by providing spiritual guidance, work opportunities and training.  We are thankful for our many customers and volunteers who give […]

Vision for the Future

As we end 2016 there is much to be thankful for at firstfruits. While our primary emphasis is the Christmas holiday season with our gift baskets, we are developing a strong Special Occasion business as well as corporate basket sales. We also have a small batch bakery that operated our of Chef’s Workshop in Hoover. […]

Spreading the Spirit of Serving

We had an incredible July with record teacake sales! Our latest venture, the MarketPlace at Lee Branch has been a wonderful experience. We’re not only selling our delicious teacakes, we’re also providing work for women from the Bethany Home. Bethany Home is a local women’s shelter. Renee, the MarketPlace manager, suggested that we pool our […]

Summer Season is in Full Swing and Sales are Hot!

The Farmers’ Markets are bustling with fresh produce, handmade crafts and, of course, our delicious first fruits teacakes! Our summer selections include our signature flavor, Brandied Apple Spice, along with our ever favorites, Blueberry Citrus, Cranberry Orange Nut and Apple Spice. Our apples are locally sourced from Mountain View Orchards in Chilton County, a family […]

Memorial Day Baskets to Honor our Living Veterans

Our country is great because of the heroic service of our Veterans. This Memorial Day we’ve decided to honor our living Veterans in a special way with a patriotic Memorial Day basket. Perfectly packaged for our deserving Veterans, this basket is sure to please. If you would like to sponsor a Veteran by buying a […]

April Update

We are so grateful to God that we have been able to bless the women of WellHouse with paying jobs during the Christmas, Valentine’s and Easter seasons. We partnered with Clerestory and its Jobs for Life program which provides employment training, job opportunities, free legal services, cars and a matching savings program for people who […]