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Born And "Braised"

Born and "braised" in Alvin, Texas, I grew up on a small farm, raising lambs and competing in local and state level livestock shows and livestock judging in 4-H and FFA. ...
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We’re All a Little Nuts

Growing up in south Alabama, it seemed every mile had a pecan tree. I vividly remember when I was a small child picking up pecans with my grandmother and having her ...
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Must-Visit Sweet Grown Alabama Fall Fun Farms

It's time again to get out and enjoy a Sweet Grown Alabama fall fun farm this season! Visiting an Alabama agritourism farm allows you to support local while making family memories.
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HD Farm Bringing Alabama-raised Lamb to Eager Customers

Lamb isn’t just for the holidays anymore. “When I was growing up, lamb was for Easter,” said Henry Dorough, who owns HD Farm in Eastaboga.
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From the Ground Up

Farming with grandparents, mom and dad from early childhood brings back many memories and life lessons. Both of my parents grew up on farms in Alabama and South Carolina. We visited ...
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Five Fun Facts About Alabama's Pecan Industry

Pecans are one of the most underrated treasures in Alabama agriculture. They are nutritious and provide many health benefits. The South provides the perfect environment for successful pecan production and can ...
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You Deserve to Play

We are two sisters, Mary-sidney and Abigail Ritch, who grew up on a farm in sweet home Alabama and who loved the joy farm life provided us. We loved it so ...
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Rocket City Mushrooms Takes Off Toward Bright Future

Rocket City Mushrooms in Ardmore, near Huntsville, has seen its sales shoot upward this year.
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Fungi Farm Enjoys Success

The near-magical qualities of mushrooms always appealed to Allen Carroll, owner of the Fungi Farm in Dadeville.
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Farming from the Past for the Future

When dreaming up our farm, we knew that we wanted to have cows in the pasture and a few chickens in the yard, but God turned that vision into a much ...
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A Story Sweet As Honey

Before moving to Alabama for work in the early 2000’s, I grew up in rural southern Indiana emersed in the agriculture community. My family had a small farm, and we also ...
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Sweet Grown Alabama's Best Summer Road Trip Pit Stops

Summer’s arrival means it’s time for fun family road trips! Break up the long drives by stopping at one (or two or three) of Sweet Grown Alabama’s favorite road trip pit ...
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