Healthy Food


Find local, healthy Alabama food and farmers market

Will Kreznick

Locally produced food is not too far away, and the new Sweet Grown Alabama website can help you find it.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — If you’re looking to buy locally grown products, Sweet Grown Alabama can help you find them.

The state’s agricultural branding program launched a new online searchable database and website to make it easier to find farmers in the Tennessee Valley and beyond and the fresh products they have to sell. 

There are 23 farms listed in North Alabama from Florence to Cullman. 

Each farmer’s profile features products, location, social media, their website, and how to purchase items.

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Taco Bell facing food shortage due to supply chain issues

Will Kreznick

Don’t be shell-shocked if Taco Bell is out of your usual on your next run to the restaurant.

The fast-food chain is the latest company to fall victim to supply chain shortages in recent months, posting a message on its website Tuesday to warn customers that some of its menu items might be temporarily unavailable.

“Sorry if we can’t feed your current crave. Due to national ingredient shortages and delivery delays, we may be out of some items,” reads the message at the top of the Taco Bell website.

Here’s the message Taco Bell customers will see when they
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Charlottesville City Schools’ healthy meals earn state honors

Will Kreznick

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) – Homemade meals and fresh produce can now be found in Charlottesville schools’ cafeterias.

Charlottesville City Schools (CCS) has earned state honors for meals during the coronavirus pandemic.

“We’re actually tasting items that they picked out, we cook them, allow them to taste them, and then on our menus in the fall it’s going to say student choice on the menu,” Nutrition Coordinator Carlton Jones said. “So they have selected some healthy options, and we’re working with them and I really feel that that’s one of the best ways to have more students eat, is by having

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Online Grocery Market Nearly Tripled in 2020

Will Kreznick

Market research firm Packaged Facts expects the pandemic boom in 2020 and 2021 to affect the market for years to come.

The U.S. food and beverage industry has been impacted heavily by COVID-19. In 2020, more consumers than ever before were deciding to order food and beverage items online to avoid grocery shopping in crowded stores, where they might be exposed to the COVID-19 virus.

As reported by Packaged Facts‘ new report, “The Future of Grocery: Online Grocery, Meal Kits & Direct-to-Consumer Food,” the online grocery market nearly tripled in 2020.

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