Farm To School

In an effort to strengthen the support for farmers and to provide a useful tool for schools, agricultural partners in Alabama have created direct selling opportunities for farmers and a useful tool for schools to search for local farmers.

Sweet Potatoes Grown in Alabama will be Delivered to Schools this Spring

MEET YOUR FARMER: Clark Haynes is a third generation farmer from Cullman, Alabama, and he is proud to have his sweet potatoes served in school cafeterias. 

The USDA DOD Fresh Program provided schools with 12,000 cases of sweet potatoes grown in Alabama last Fall, and an additional 6,000 cases of sweet potatoes will be delivered to schools this Spring.  This school year, 720,000 pounds of sweet potatoes served in schools will have come from an Alabama farmer! 

Download the Farmer Flyer for Clark Haynes here.