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Family Legacy Continues with Multi-Generational Cattle Operation

Tucked within the hills of Lineville, Alabama sits Rockin’ U Farm, a fourth generation cattle operation. Chris and Jordyn Upchurch along with their young son Charlie continue to carry on the ...
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The Sweet Summer Season

It’s the end of June and the Forland Family Farm and Market are in the midst of their busiest season. The peach orchard is in full bloom, with boxes of peaches ...
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‘Sweet Grown Alabama Act’ Expands Opportunities for Alabama Farmers

On April 11, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed the ‘Sweet Grown Alabama Act,’ which includes farmer-produced value-added products in existing agricultural sales tax exemptions.
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Sweet Grown Alabama U-Pick Blueberry Patches Now Open!

They may be mighty small, but Sweet Grown Alabama blueberries pack a punch not only with fantastic flavors but also with their natural antioxidants and vitamins!
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Sweet Summer Signals Season For Fresh Produce

The Allman family nestles thousands of leafy transplants into the soil each spring, laying the groundwork for colorful produce to pepper Straight Mountain come summer.
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City Market – Fresh, Local, Handmade

Fresh, local and handmade are the core values of City Market, Auburn's farmers market that takes place every Saturday morning in the summer.
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Five Generations of Farm Fun

LouAllen Farms is a fifth-generation farm. The original farm was purchased by my grandfather in 1940, my father bought the farm in 1948, and I purchased it in 2003.
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2022's Best Sweet Grown Alabama U-Pick Strawberry Farms

What better way to enjoy spring than by picking Sweet Grown Alabama strawberries? Load up the kiddos or grab a friend and visit any of these farms for some fun! 
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Sweet Grown Alabama 2022 Farmers Market Opening Dates

One of the best ways to enjoy a summer day is to stroll through one of Alabama’s many farmers markets and pick up the best Sweet Grown Alabama products. Make plans ...
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Sweet Grown Alabama Wine Trail

Dreaming of sipping wine overlooking rolling hills full of grapevines? No need to book a plane ticket to Italy, Alabama offers some of the best vineyards and wineries right down the ...
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Dreams Do Come True

People say the only thing that comes to a man sleeping is a dream. I have always had a dream of farming it’s my passion! As far as I can remember ...
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Don’t Put All Your Eggs in One Basket

“Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” And maybe you should pack more than just eggs. And maybe you need more than just one basket. This could briefly summarize our ...
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