Sweet Grown Alabama Hosts Farmers Market at Tomato Sandwich Lunch
July 2, 2021
Sweet Grown Alabama hosted a farmers market outside the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries’ 18th Annual Tomato Sandwich Lunch at the Ed Teague Arena in Montgomery on June 30. Attendees enjoyed sandwiches featuring local tomatoes as well as corn and other Alabama produced products. Guests were able to then visit the farmers market to purchase products from farmers across the state.
“The Tomato Sandwich Farmers Market was a great opportunity to get Sweet Grown Alabama products in front of hundreds of consumers,” said Sweet Grown Alabama Director Ellie Watson. “Once consumers try products grown in Alabama, those from other countries just don’t live up to the quality.”
Over 400 people attended the Tomato Sandwich Lunch and Sweet Grown Alabama farmers market. The 17 vendors sold products including peaches, watermelons, pecan candies, flowers, corn, shrimp, ice cream, peppers, tomatoes and more. Sweet Grown Alabama Founding Member sponsors Alabama Ag Credit and First South Farm Credit were also in attendance with take-home items and lemonade for consumers.
This is the first year a farmers market was held in conjunction with the Tomato Sandwich Lunch.
“This event was an amazing opportunity to sell my products and network with other local farmers,” said She Grows Organic owner Joan Morbidelli. “Being a fairly new operation, the Sweet Grown Alabama farmers market helped me connect with new customers and hear their preferences on produce.”
Other vendors in attendance included:
- Boozer Farms, Chilton County
- Palmer Farm, Elmore County
- Greene Prairie Aquafarm, Greene County
- Joe C Williams Pecans, Pike County
- Down to Earth Organics, Montgomery County
- Blue Ribbon Dairy, Elmore County
- Green Acres Organic Pharms Inc., Lauderdale County
- Flying Basset Farm, Butler County
- Prattville Honey Farm, Autauga County
- WindMill Farm, Baldwin County
- Priester's Pecans, Lowndes County
- DeLoach Farms, Shelby County
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