Homegrown Alabama

Homegrown Alabama is a student-led group at UA that works towards incorporating local produce into Bama Dining as well as operating a farmer’s market that helps connect students and farmers in the community. Other projects have included course offerings on the development of farm-to-table produce and also helping to put Alabama produce in local restaurants and eateries.

“We have a variety of farmers and vendors and not just produce. We also have meat and eggs and cheese and soap. At least a couple of restaurants come to our markets to buy from our farmers.”

“There is now a separate initiative to get food into the categories such as local produce. We do film screenings every once in awhile.”

“We are all about access. There is not a lot of access to healthy and local food on campus. We also do an EBT outreach, which is letting people use their food stamps at the market. It’s a great thing to encourage people who wouldn’t normally shop at the market. We were the first in the state to do the EBT farmer’s market.”

“People are interested in food. People are interested in growing. People have lots of questions when they come to the market, which is really good. People care about where they get their food.”

~Mo Fiorella, Marketing Director of Homegrown Alabama

UA Sustainability Day is April 18, 2013, which is the OPENING DAY FOR Homegrown Alabama Farmer’s Market!

It will be held every Thursday until October 24th from 3 to 6pm on the lawn of Cantebury Chapel on Hackberry Lane. Come support your local food community while enjoying music and fun activities!

Vendors

  • AA Farm Creamery
  • B & S Farms
  • Berkshire Pork
  • Burnette Farms
  • Chloe’s Cup Coffee & Teas
  • Druid City Garden Project
  • G & G Produce
  • Sunny Seedlings
  • Lagniappe Bread
  • Lar-Ren’s Farm
  • Miss Emily’s Tomatoes
  • Mockingbird Farm
  • Oak Hill Angus
  • Snap Decisions Catering
  • Snow’s Bend Farm
  • Todd’s Produce
  • Webb Farm
  • The Left Hand Soap Company

Get Involved

Visit http://homegrownalabama.ua.edu/

https://www.facebook.com/homegrown.alabama

 

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