Show 917 – Monroeville Main Street

For native Alabamians, simply hearing the names Harper Lee and Truman Capote probably makes you think of the town of Monroeville. The courthouse in downtown is iconic, and thanks to Monroeville Main Street and other concerned citizens, the surrounding streets are thriving, too. Enjoy a tour of downtown Monroeville.

With its fancy meats and fine wines, Mark’s Mart resembles a European Market, but it’s every bit of an Alabama institution. Visit the beloved Selma landmark and learn more about its legendary concoction — the Original Chicken Swirl.

Enjoy the latest agricultural news stories, including:

  • Details on the University of West Alabama Rodeo Team’s big wins
  • The Alabama Farmers Federation’s new class of A.L.F.A. Leaders
  • Info on how the March freeze is impacting this year’s honey crop
  • Updates on the condition of crops and livestock
  • News on grocery store prices in June 2023

Plus, we’re taking you to the farm of Sweet Grown Alabama member Michelle Crosswhite. She’ll tell you all about what it takes to grow peaches at Forland Family Farms in Baldwin County.

Mashed potatoes are so simple and quick, they’re the perfect side item for any weekday meal. But there’s no harm in adding a little zing every now and then. Enter Stacey Little of Southern Bite who shares his Mom’s Secret Ingredient Mashed Potatoes, which ensures they’re super flavorful and creamy.

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