Interested in learning how to source local for your restaurant or expanding your locally grown menu offerings? Make plans to join Sweet Grown Alabama for a time of education and networking between restaurants and local farmers. Every restaurant in attendance will receive a complimentary, one-year membership in the Sweet Grown Alabama program! You'll also take home valuable knowledge about marketing, sourcing local and have the opportunity to connect with local farmers onsite.
One More Event Opportunity:
Click the city name and date below for details and registration link. Pre-registration is required to attend this free event.
Auburn | August 22, 2022
When? Monday, August 22 | 9:00-11:30 a.m.
Where? The Alfa Pavilion at Ag Heritage Park | 620-A S Donahue Drive, Auburn, AL 36832
9:00–9:10 a.m. Welcome and Overview of Auburn University's College of Agriculture
Dean Paul Patterson, Auburn University's College of Agriculture
9:10–9:45 a.m. The Importance of Buying Local and How to Market
Ellie Watson, Sweet Grown Alabama Director
9:45–10:00 a.m. Farmer Testimonial: Selling Local is My Jam
Beth Hornsby, Hornsby Farms, Auburn, AL
10:00–10:30 a.m. Food Safety and Buying Local
Janet Johnson, Alabama Cooperative Extension System
10:30–11:30 a.m. Networking Time with Local Farmers
Please enjoy product samples and meet farmers in your area. We encourage you to use this time to make business and supplier partnerships!
Are you a farmer or product maker interested in participating as a vendor? This free networking opportunity is an exclusive perk of Sweet Grown Alabama membership. Membership information and the application can be found here.
Contact Director Ellie Watson