SWEET GROWN ALABAMA LAUNCHES SEARCHABLE DATABASE FOR LOCAL PRODUCTS
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: May 13 2020 7:26 AM
MONTGOMERY, Ala.— Sweet Grown Alabama, the state’s agricultural branding program, has launched its new online searchable database and website at www.sweetgrownalabama.org.
Consumers looking to buy locally grown products are encouraged to visit the website and search for farmers in their area. Each farmer profile features products grown, location, social media links, website links and how to purchase products.
“Now more than ever, consumers want to buy local and support local farmers,” said Sweet Grown Alabama Director Ellie Watson. “Our program timeline has always included a May website launch, but we are excited to provide this service to consumers who have a heightened desire for local products during COVID-19.”
Farmer profiles also feature a snapshot of the farm’s story and any special growing practices. Database search parameters can be set by zip code or agricultural commodity, enabling consumers to search by location or products.
“The mission of Sweet Grown Alabama is to connect farmers and families, and this database does just that,” said Watson. “When you purchase Sweet Grown Alabama products, you get better quality, better health benefits and help the state’s economy. You know who is growing your products and how they are being grown. It’s really a win-win for consumers and farmers.”
In addition to the searchable database, consumers will find farmer profiles, recipes and resources on the new Sweet Grown Alabama program website.
Farmers, restaurants, markets and stores that wish to be listed in the database can apply online for Sweet Grown Alabama program membership by clicking the Join Now button at www.sweetgrownalabama.org.