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Grow Alabama Delivers Fresh Local Produce

Grow Alabama Delivers Fresh Local Produce

It is a common sight alongside nearly any rural road throughout Alabama. Acres of farmland producing a wide variety of tasty vegetables, from squash and corn and sweet potatoes to the state’s beloved trio of greens: collard, turnip and mustard. Dairy cows are plentiful, and there seemingly is a chicken in nearly every spot.

But even though it is easy to see such produce from your car window, it can be difficult to find Alabama grown-and-raised products in your grocery store. State agricultural officials have estimated that more than 95 percent of the fresh produce in Alabama grocery stores originated from someplace other than Alabama.

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Posted in Uncategorized on June 18 by Cary Estes