Sweet Grown Alabama Launches Searchable Database for Local Farm Products

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Customers who want to buy locally grown produce can now find information at their fingertips, thanks to Sweet Grown Alabama.

Check out Sweet Grown Alabama’s new website to find farmers near you. (Sweet Grown Alabama)

The state’s agricultural branding program has launched a new online database and website at www.sweetgrownalabama.org.

Click on the site to find farmers in your area. Each farmer profile includes their location, products grown, social media links, website links, and how to buy their products.

“Now more than ever, consumers want to buy local and support local farmers,” said Ellie Watson, director of Sweet Grown Alabama. “We are excited to provide this service to consumers who have an increased desire for local products during COVID-19. “

Farmer Profiles provide a snapshot with the history of each farm and any special growing practices. Search the database by zip code or by agricultural commodity.

“Sweet Grown Alabama’s mission is to connect farmers and families, and this database does just that,” Watson said. “When you buy Sweet Grown Alabama products, you get better quality, better health benefits, and you are helping the state’s economy. You know who grows your produce and how it’s grown. It really is a win-win situation for consumers and farmers. Watson said Sweet Grown Alabama was anxious to postpone their Alabama Farmers Celebration, previously scheduled for May 20 in Montgomery, to a later date.

Consumers will find recipes and resources on the Sweet Grown Alabama program website.

Farmers, restaurants, markets and stores who wish to be listed in the database can apply online to become a member of the Sweet Grown Alabama program by clicking the Register button on the site.

In addition to being included in the database, members can use the Sweet Grown Alabama logo on their products and take advantage of marketing support. Any product grown in Alabama or made with at least 50 percent Alabama-grown ingredients can carry the logo and appear in the database. Get more details at www.sweetgrownalabama.org or by calling Watson at (334) 399-7748.


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