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Farm To Table Movement Hits North Alabama

DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) — A growing trend sweeping the country is looking close to home for the food we eat.

The “farm to table” movement puts consumers in direct contact with local farmers, cutting out the middle man and giving fresher foods that help keep money in the local economy.

Inside Albany Bistro in Decatur chef Jake Reed uses as much local food in his culinary creations as possible. He says the business model has been a big payoff and customers are begging for even more fresh local food in their meals.

“People can taste the difference and they want local food where they know where it is from and who is growing it,” Reed said Friday as he prepared grilled fresh Alabama peaches.

Reed says a great way you can take part in the food to table movement is to shop at local farmers markets.

For a full list of all the farmers markets in Alabama CLICK HERE.

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