Since 2005, we’ve been working to ensure that Alabama-grown produce is readily available to University of Alabama students and the Tuscaloosa community. To that end, we have worked working with the university administration, Bama Dining, the Alabama Farmers Market Authority and student groups in an effort to streamline the process which brings Alabama foods from field to table. Our projects have included:
- A course offering in the College of Human Environmental Sciences focusing on developing farm-to-table produce
- Outreach into the UA Greek community to partner house kitchens with local farmers, and to serve meals prepared exclusively with Alabama-grown produce
- A business school course centered on branding Alabama produce for restaurants and eateries
- On-campus farmers markets for students and the UA community
Today, our primary focus is hosting and facilitating the weekly farmers market from April to October.