Cotton Pickin’ Good Time

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Florence, AL-The Ladies of Florence/Lauderdale Tourism hit the road this morning to lend a hand to Alabama Chanin and Billy Reid.  They are growing organic Alabama cotton and need help weeding the fields! 
See the press release we received from them that prompted our field trip! 

Left to Right- Rebecca Hopkins, Suzie Shoemaker, Alison Stanfield, Debbie Wilson, Libby Jordan

Press Release – A Plea For Cotton

Help us grow organic Alabama cotton


1055 County Road 362

Trinity, AL 35673

Tuesday, August 28th until a tentative date*

Sunrise – Sunset

The end date and Picking Party are tentative based on the growth

of the cotton, the weather, and just how mother-nature unfolds.



If you’ve been following our blog, you’ve read about the rollercoaster that has been our first exposure to cotton farming. Having survived the terrible drought, the cotton has been carried through the summer by equal parts rainfall and sunshine. Right now, the bolls are looking healthy, but so are the weeds.


This is where we need your help.


We are asking our friends and community to grab some gloves, a hoe, or a pair of long-handled shears and take an hour or two to visit our field, chop, cut or stomp down some weeds; we’re asking for your help to guide our organic cotton to fiber.


Starting today until a tentative date, we invite anyone interested to stop by the field at their leisure to help with weeding. We’d like to restrict the times from sunrise to sunset to keep everyone safe. The end date is tentative based on the growth of the cotton, the weather, and just how mother-nature unfolds.


But, all who lend a hand will be invited to the Official Billy Reid + Alabama Chanin Picking Party.


In exchange for your hard work, you will receive a ticket that guarantees admission for you and one guest to our soon-to-be-determined Picking Party* and a t-shirt from the Alabama Chanin crew, personally customized by Natalie, that reads, “I helped grow organic Alabama cotton.” (Note: It can’t hurt for us to mention that Lisa says she has lost 11 pounds weeding this field.)


We invite you to be a part of what we believe will be a beautiful moment in the history of Alabama cotton and have a hand in establishing what we understand to be the FIRST privately owned organic cotton field in Alabama.


Even if you don’t want to chop, pick or pull weeds, just drive by our little field to see sustainability at its best, say a little prayer, throw some good wishes, and tell your neighbors.


Grab a friend, pack a picnic, and come….


Interested yet? Visit here: A Plea for Cotton


Or contact or call +1.256.760.1090.

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