Growers in many areas are taking advantage of the "buy local" movement by selling produce at farmers markets and roadside stands.

But they lack opportunities to process fruits and vegetables that might be slightly blemished.

Through creative thinking, Alabama Cooperative Extension food scientists have teamed with a local school system to develop a processing facility so growers can sell locally produced jams, jellies, salsas and other value-added products.

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