Special to Atmore News
MONTGOMERY, Ala.— Sweet Grown Alabama, the state’s agricultural branding program, welcomes the Poarch Band of Creek Indians as a founding member of the non-profit organization.
“I am excited to announce our support of Sweet Grown Alabama,” said Stephanie A. Bryan, Tribal Chair and CEO. “We are always looking for ways to support Alabama’s economy and this important initiative will educate Alabamians about products that are grown and bred in our own backyards.”
The Tribe’s financial support will help Sweet Grown Alabama connect Alabama farmers and families. Funds will be utilized to encourage purchasing of locally grown products through traditional and digital marketing. Consumers can search for a variety of locally grown products at SweetGrownAlabama.org.
“This financial support from the Poarch Creek Indians will have a positive ripple effect on Alabama’s economy,” said Ellie Watson, Sweet Grown Alabama Director. “The Tribe has a strong reputation of community support and economic development, and we are incredibly grateful for their sponsorship of Sweet Grown Alabama at the highest level.”
Along with Watson, Tami Culver, Sweet Grown Alabama Advisory Committee member, welcome PCI to Sweet Grown Alabama.
The Poarch Creek Indians also have deep roots in agriculture. The Tribe’s Perdido River Farms is one of the largest cattle operations in the state of Alabama. In addition to operating this commercial cattle herd, Perdido River Farms supports youth agricultural programming through 4-H and sells Sweet Grown Alabama beef direct from the farm in Atmore.
The Poarch Creek Indians join eight other organizations as founding member supporters of Sweet Grown Alabama.