Houston County shows love to farmers with an event-filled week

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — During this COVID-19 crisis, Houston County is appreciating farmers for all they do by holding Farm City Week.

This will begin on Nov. 19 until Nov. 25.

Chairman Randy Davis of the Houston County Farm-City Committee said he believes this upcoming week is the best time to showcase them.

“We feel like the farm city concept is a picture of what’s happened during COVID,” Davis said.

When the pandemic first hit, Davis said they were in the planning stage of Farm City week where around that time, many grocery stores started to run low on things like meat, dairy, and toilet paper — a frenzy many may recall.

Farmers still did what they needed to do to help families eat.

“There were times we went to the grocery store where we might not have got the brand or maybe the cut of the meat we would like to have, but it was something there so we didn’t go home hungry so that’s a testimony to the frontline workers,” Davis said.

This same motivation is why there will be several awards for farmers. The ceremony will be held at the downtown Opera house at 6 p.m. Davis said it’s something you don’t want to miss.

To find out more information on Farm City Week, go to houstoncountyfarmcity.org.

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