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Local Beef Feeds Fayette County Students

The Fayette County School System (FCSS) is beefing up local flavor on lunch trays thanks to a new partnership with Vista Farms and the Farm-to-School Program. The Alabama Department of Agriculture ...
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Our Farm Story… After Hours

Our farm story is one that has taken place after hours. You see, my husband and I are like many other farmers these days. We work regular full-time jobs and run ...
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Central City Urban Farm Makes Fresh Donations to Charity

Sweet Grown Alabama member Central City Urban Farm donated 12 pounds of fresh lettuces to people in need, a direct match for every package of product sold through Market Wagon, an ...
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Faith, Family and Farming Red Angus

Faith, Family and Farming are the words that come to mind when I think of JYJ Red Angus located in Haleburg, a small community in southeast Alabama. 
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Sweet Grown Alabama Christmas Gift Guide 2021

We’ve rounded up some of the best Sweet Grown Alabama gifts to share with your family and friends this holiday season. No need to jump in the car for an Alabama ...
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Healthy, Sustainable, Local

End of the Road Farm & Studio, located in Ethelsville, Ala. is a proud member of the state’s agricultural branding program, Sweet Grown Alabama. My husband, Darwin Richardson, and I have ...
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Alabama has a new industry: Wild Harvested Mushrooms!

Sweet Grown Alabama members the Fungi Farm are now offering the first and only Wild Mushroom ID Expert Training Course in Alabama. Until now, selling wild harvested mushrooms commercially has been prohibited in ...
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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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