Sweet Grown Alabama Hosts Pop-up Farmers Market Outside Tomato Sandwich Lunch
June 29, 2022
Sweet Grown Alabama hosted a pop-up farmers market outside the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries' 19th Annual Tomato Sandwich Lunch at the Ed Teague Arena in Montgomery on Wednesday, June 29. Attendees enjoyed sandwiches featuring local tomatoes as well as corn and other Alabama produced products. Guests were then able to attend the farmers market to purchase products from farmers across the state, as well as visit a few informational booths.
"The pop-up farmers market outside of the Tomato Sandwich Lunch was an exciting opportunity to get our farmers and their products in front of consumers," said Sweet Grown Alabama Assistant Director Aisling Fields. "Once you get a taste for a Sweet Grown Alabama product, nothing else can compare."
Over 400 people attended the Tomato Sandwich Lunch and Sweet Grown Alabama farmers market. The 10 vendors sold products including peaches, watermelons, jams and jellies, flowers, honey, corn, peppers, tomatoes and more. The Alabama Peanut Producers Association and Sweet Grown Alabama Founding Member sponsor First South Farm Credit were also in attendance with some fun take-home items.
This is the second year a farmers market was held in conjunction with the Tomato Sandwich Lunch.
"I was very pleased with the turnout today. I always take away something positive and made several new contacts," said Windmill Farm owner Mike Ellison. "This event is very beneficial to my industry and the great sales today were icing on the cake."
Other vendors in attendance included:
- Bayou Cora Farms, LLC, Baldwin County
- Flowers to Bless, Chambers County
- Palmer Farm, Elmore County
- Pierce Farms, Chilton County
- Popwells Produce, Chilton Country
- Prattville Honey Farm, Autauga County
Farmers markets allow consumers to purchase a variety of fresh local products. Click here to find a farmers market in your area.
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