Celebrate Sweet Grown Alabama Day this Saturday, July 13 in Berlin

(Sweet Grown Alabama)

Sweet Grown Alabama Day means showing love to Alabama farmers, and we want to invite you to join us on Saturday, July 13, to celebrate all things local. Participating is as simple as supporting an Alabama farmer. We encourage you to make a purchase from your local farmer, cook a meal made with local ingredients, pick Alabama grown flowers, eat at a restaurant that serves locally grown products, visit a local farmers market or otherwise support local Saturday! 

Share photos of your Sweet Grown Alabama Day experience on social media and tag Sweet Grown Alabama on Facebook (@Sweet Grown Alabama), Instagram (@sweet_grown_alabama) or Twitter (@Sweet_Grown_AL). Posts will be reshared throughout the day, so get out and show your love for local products! 

 The importance of buying local

“Reasons to buy local include health benefits, protecting our environment, getting a better quality product, supporting our local community and knowing your grower,” said Sweet Grown Alabama Assistant Director Aisling Walding. “When you buy from a Sweet Grown Alabama farmer you are making an impact on their farm and yourself.”

To learn more about ways to buy local and supporting your community, read our “Top Five Reasons to Support Local” article at www.sweetgrownalabama.org/posts/2023/01/15/top-five.

“Not only do you receive the best products around when you support farmers, you are also helping support Alabama’s economy,” Walding said. “Purchasing local on Sweet Grown Alabama Day is an easy, fun way to say thank you to the farmers who work hard every day growing our food.”

Sweet Grown Alabama markets with special events:

Visiting a local farmers market is a great way to support many farmers at once. Use this opportunity to ask farmers questions, purchase a variety of local goodies and enjoy a beautiful Saturday.

Local markets include:

Town of Berlin Farmers Market

Address: 50 Mt. Carmel Drive, Cullman, AL 35058

Looking for a market that gets everyone involved? Join the Town of Berlin Farmers Market for the Berlin Community Day Tractor Show on July 13! Bounce houses and crafts to keep your littles busy are free as you browse the market for ingredients to make dinner.

Open from 8 a.m.-1p.m. 

Even if your local farmers market isn’t hosting a special Sweet Grown Alabama Day event, we still encourage you to visit a market near you, purchase local goodies, take photos and share online. It’s really THAT easy to celebrate Sweet Grown Alabama Day! A complete list of Sweet Grown Alabama farmers markets is available in our Sweet Grown Alabama’s 2024 Farmers Market Guide at www.sweetgrownalabama.org/posts/2024/04/17/sweet-grown-alabamas-2024-farmers-market-guide.

Our searchable database (www.sweetgrownalabama.org/find-sweet-grown) allows you to easily connect with local farmers in your area and find specific Alabama grown products. Type in your zip code and find produce, jams and jellies, flowers, meat and more. 

Learn more at www.SweetGrownAlabama.org.