Show 917 – Monroeville Main Street October

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.

In a brand new Rural Roundup, enjoy the latest agricultural news stories, including:

  • Alabama Extension Week, Oct. 22 – 28, including a tailgate at Auburn University this coming Saturday
  • The importance of driving safely on rural roads during harvest season
  • Winners of the Alabama Farmers Federation’s Women’s Leadership Committee’s Heritage Cooking Contest — get all the recipes by clicking here.
  • October Beef Month in Alabama — get beef recipes by clicking here.

Plus, enjoy a Sweet Grown Alabama segment at Dixie Sod Farm where farmer Matt Smith discusses how sod is grown.

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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