Sweet Grown Alabama, the state’s agricultural branding program, welcomes the Poarch Band of Creek Indians as a founding member of the nonprofit organization.
“I am delighted to announce our support for Sweet Grown Alabama,” said Tribal President and CEO Stephanie A. Bryan. “We are always looking for ways to support Alabama’s economy and this important initiative will educate Alabamians about the products that are grown and raised in our own backyards.”
Financial support from the tribe will help Sweet Grown Alabama connect Alabama farmers and families. The funding will encourage the purchase of locally grown produce through traditional and digital marketing. Consumers can search for a variety of locally grown produce at SweetGrownAlabama.org.
“This financial support from the Poarch Creek Indians will have a positive ripple effect on the Alabama economy,” said Sweet Grown Alabama director Ellie Watson. “The tribe has a solid reputation for community support and economic development, and we are extremely grateful for their sponsorship of Sweet Grown Alabama at the highest level.”
The Poarch Creek Indians also have deep roots in agriculture.
The tribe’s Perdido River Farms are one of the largest cattle operations in the state of Alabama. In addition to operating this commercial cattle herd, Perdido River Farms supports youth farming programs through 4-H and sells Sweet Grown Alabama beef directly from the Atmore farm.
The Poarch Creek Indians join eight other organizations as founding members of Sweet Grown Alabama.
To learn more about the Poarch Creek Indians, visit http://pci-nsn.gov/wordpress/.