Show 523 – Poke Salat Festival

Raw poke weed may be poisonous, but for those who know how to cook it right, it provides the perfect Southern side of poke salad. The folks in Arab celebrate this Southern oddity every year with the Poke Salat Festival, and Jim Allen lived to tell the tale.

Montevallo is a college town in one of the state’s most populated counties, so it’s not shocking that most students in this area did not grow up on a farm. However, Jade Randolph has discovered that the Montevallo High School FFA is making sure elementary school students understand what it takes to produce their food, fiber and fuel with the group’s annual Farm Day.

Only the best young farmers in Alabama make it into the top three for the annual Outstanding Young Farm Family competition. Kevin Worthington introduces you to the first finalists – Ben and Bethany Johnson of Randolph County.

When you buy bags of soil or mulch at your local garden center, do you ever wonder where that stuff came from? Sidney Phelps has your answer with a visit to the Scotts Miracle-Gro facility in Vance.

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