The Homegrown Alabama Farmers Market Remembers: 4/26/12
Today’s edition of the Homegrown Alabama Farmers Market was a special one. The grounds of Canterbury Episcopal were filled with people not only buying locally grown produce but remembering a horrible day in Tuscaloosa’s history The market was held as part of the overall city wide remembrance of the tornado that struck Tuscaloosa on April 27th, 2011. In addition to the regular vendors, various agencies and individuals were on hand to promote the recovery efforts still underway in the city.
Even though I covered my thoughts on the storm were captured in my last post, I can’t help but remember the various markets that were held in the weeks after the storm last year. You’d always seen some sort of relief effort or attempt to help the storm victims, and that credit goes to the people at Homegrown Alabama. Going to their market each Thursday was a little bit of normalcy, at least for me. They were just one of the many local organizations that stepped up to help in not only the short term after the storm, but the long term as well. It was another place to see your friends and see them helping each other out. Tuscaloosa needed a lot of places like that after the storm.
I again ask you all to spread the word and mission of Homegrown Alabama. For more information, you can visit them at www.homegrownalabama.org/ and then you can check out the photos from this week at