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Fresh, Fun and Local – Farmers Markets in Alabama

Farmers markets are perfect for purchasing a variety of fresh local products and supporting the community. Sweet Grown Alabama’s searchable database provides the best way to locate a farmers market nearby. ...
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An Alabama Success: The Market at Pepper Place

I have the honor and privilege of serving as Executive Director of the Market at Pepper Place, the largest producer-only certified weekly farmers market in Alabama. The Market at Pepper Place ...
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Alabama Flower Farmers Blossom During Global Shortage

With inclement weather and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic causing a global flower shortage, Alabama flower farmers are encouraging consumers to buy more locally grown products.
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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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