Show 724 – Woerner Farms

Farmers are responsible for growing the food that we eat, the socks on our feet, and even the grass that grows along the street. In fact, Alabama ranks fourth in the U.S. for sod production thanks to farmers like Allen Woerner of Woerner Farms in Baldwin County. He shows us a little more about what it takes to successfully grow thousands of acres of grass.

Mobile is Alabama’s oldest city and it’s filled with talented cooks and chefs who offer their talents as restauranteurs. That makes it the perfect place for Bienville Bites Food Tour, a business that’s sure to satisfy your appetite for food and history.

Josh and Savannah McCoy of Dale County were both raised on farms, but Josh dreamed of becoming an accountant. After a few years crunching numbers at a desk, Josh’s dreams changed, and he decided to join his father-in-law’s farming operation. Savannah is a teacher with the Alabama Virtual Academy. Together, with their sons, Fields and Sutton, the McCoys are the Alabama Farmers Federation‘s 2021 Outstanding Young Farm Family! Be sure to share your words of congratulations to this fantastic family.

Plus, it’s time for another installment of Alabama Smart Yards with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. David Koon discusses the best way to plant and care for woody ornamentals, like azaleas.To see all the Smart Yards segments, click here.

Chicken Bog might be a new recipe for you, but it’s one Stacey Little of Southern Bite grew up with. And it’s true, the name may not sound real appealing, but have you ever not enjoyed a dish that features chicken, sausage and rice? Watch our next show to get the recipe! And thanks to the Alabama Poultry & Egg Association for making this segment possible.

For all the Southern Bite recipes featured on Simply Southern, visit southernbite.com/simply-southern-recipes.


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