Show 912 – Circle J Dairy – June

Just a few weeks ago, we told you about Gilmer Dairy Farm in Lamar County closing its dairy to focus on raising beef cattle. Just down the road in neighboring Pickens County, members of the Junkin family have revived the old family dairy. Ralph Junkin Jr.; his daughter, Jessica Vails; and their herd of Holsteins and Jerseys are the people and animals behind Circle J Dairy.

Harrison Brothers Hardware Store has been in the same location in Huntsville for over 125 years. The wares have changed — rather than tools and lumber, the inventory skews more toward giftware and local products. But the shelves still hold stories of the store’s history, including an old-time cash register.

In a brand new Rural Roundup, get the latest agricultural news and accolades including:

Plus, learn more about how peppers are grown in a special Sweet Grown Alabama segment featuring Jeremy Calvert of J. Calvert Farms in Cullman County.

A tomato sandwich is a Southern summertime favorite. Pack all those same flavors into a side dish with this Tomato Cracker Salad recipe from Southern Bite.

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