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Must-Visit Sweet Grown Alabama Farmers Markets

A trip to the farmers market is an easy way to purchase a variety of locally grown goodness and meet the farmers growing your products. Make plans now to support one ...
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Educating the Future of Agriculture

The North Alabama Agriplex is located in the heart of north Alabama off of busy Interstate 65 and Highway 278 in the agriculture mecca of Cullman County. The Agriplex’s mission is to ...
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Our Favorite Alabama U-Pick Strawberry Farms

It's hard to beat a ripe Sweet Grown Alabama strawberry in the springtime! What better way to enjoy the day than picking your own fresh berries at a local farm? Here are ...
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“Lettuce” Tell You About Central City Urban Farm

Look out plain iceberg, Central City Urban Farm's variety of lettuces are crisp, fresh and delicious. What makes them better than most? Nothing beats the quality of a product grown right ...
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Our Roots Run Deep

My husband David and I have often been asked why in the world would two retired people take on the task of growing strawberries. Sometimes they actually ask why two OLD ...
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It’s the Dirt that Makes Us

The Bible tells us that we are all made of dust, and to dust we shall return. Well, I think the Good Lord must have made me out of Alabama red ...
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Something New is in the Air

Our farm was initially started as just a small family farm.  My brother, Tim, came up with the name “Gardens On Air”.  We wanted to grow uniquely in 2010 and find ...
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Meet Laura Jean McCurdy, Sweet Grown Alabama Communications Specialist

As communications specialist, McCurdy will assist with website updates, newsletter and blog content, social media, event booths, speaking engagements and other special projects.
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Rabbits, Another White Meat

My foray into meat rabbits came through an interest in meat chickens. “Why not rabbits?” is what I was met with when I said I wanted to get a few heritage ...
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The Holiday Season's Favorite Veggie- The Sweet Potato

We now find ourselves in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Thanksgiving has now passed and Christmas is right around the corner. When we think of ...
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Sweet Grown Alabama Christmas Gift Guide

We’ve rounded up a list of Sweet Grown Alabama member businesses you can support from the comfort of your home. Grab your computer and debit/credit card, and buy your gifts LOCAL ...
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Meet Sweet Grown Alabama Member The Barn of Blooms

The Barn of Blooms in Ranburne is a proud member of the state's agricultural branding program Sweet Grown Alabama.
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