Lots of restaurants tout the fresh ingredients they use for their dishes, but it would be tough to beat the freshness of MGM Greens — two Freight Farms in downtown Montgomery. They’re located in the loading dock directly behind Vintage Year and across the street from Vintage Cafe, both restaurants in the Vintage Hospitality Group. Produce grown inside MGM Greens graces plates at the two eateries daily. The new farm endeavor is part of the reason Vintage Hospitality Group joined as a member of Sweet Grown Alabama.
Rockets run on fuel. Lots of people run on caffeine. In the Alabama’s Rocket City, you’ll find a growing coffee scene with numerous hot spots in downtown Huntsville. They’re all featured on a new Craft Coffee Trail. Enjoy specialties at each of the 8 locations and find a new hot (or cold) favorite drink!
While Alabama agriculture may be best known for row crops, cattle and pine trees, farmers in the state also produce plenty of sweet potatoes! You’ll find the largest crops in Baldwin and Cullman counties. They’re a labor intensive crop that requires ample cooler space so the tasty tubers can be stored and shipped year-round. Learn more about what it takes to grow sweet potatoes as Kevin Worthington visits with Baldwin County’s Joel Sirmon.
Plus, we visit with Sweet Grown Alabama Director Ellie Watson in the studio to learn more about the benefits of supporting local farmers in our state. For more info on finding locally grown products in your area, visit www.SweetGrownAlabama.org.
After a long day at work or taking care of children, it’s always nice to let a slow cooker take on the task of making dinner. Stacey Little of Southern Bite shares a scrumptious recipe for homemade spaghetti sauce, and the slow cooker does all the work! Just add noodles. Thanks to the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association for sponsoring this recipe.
For all the Southern Bite recipes featured on Simply Southern, visit southernbite.com/simply-southern-recipes.