Made in the Black Belt
Serve dinner with a side of amazing! Located in the Black Belt town of Troy and founded by Patricia “Sister Schubert” Barnes in 1989, today the brand bearing her name is known for producing 12 varieties of melt-in-your-mouth-delicious rolls that go from freezer to table in minutes. From the buttery Parker House Style Rolls to Soft Pretzel Rolls, Sister Schubert’s brings you homemade taste…pure and simple. Found in most grocery chains throughout the U.S.
Since opening in 2005, Black Belt Treasures has grown from representing 75 artists to over 450. These artists are comprised of talented painters, sculptors, potters, basket-weavers, quilters, woodworkers, and others that call the heart of Alabama’s Black Belt region home. Visitors from all fifty states and over 26 countries have visited our gallery located in Camden. And, you’ll want to add your name to the guest register!
Talented craftsman, Sage Coley, and family (including father and brother-in-law) love the hobby of giving new life to reclaimed wood salvaged from old barns and plantation homes. Works of art include picnic tables, custom made indoor furniture, candle holders, wine bottle holders, and much more. A side line includes some of the finest handmade turkey calls for the avid hunter.
Since 1952, the Tucker family has been working with pecan growers located in Alabama’s “pecan belt” who produce some of the finest varieties of pecans in the world. From its headquarters in Montgomery, Alabama, TUCKER PECAN COMPANY has earned an excellent reputation for quality and service in markets throughout the United States. Natural, roasted, spiced, and candied pecans as well as cookies and confectionary items all made with fresh pecans are available. Visit their retail shop and you’ll be sure to satisfy your sweet tooth!
Fondly called The Tin Man and internationally acclaimed, Charlie is known for his knack at recycling metal and other materials into 3-D works. Lucas turned a hobby into a profession following a back injury in 1984. Now, more than three decades later, The Tin Man’s art has been seen from Selma to Montgomery and from New York to France and numerous other places in between. He has lectured at Yale and painted in Paris. His story and works also appear in more than 40 books, though he never had formal training.
Come see curiosities from around the world and beyond! (but mostly from Alabama!)
Started in the 1970s as Butch’s taxidermy shop and artifact room, the Museum of Wonder is now filled with art, artifacts and antiques, and some very strange things.
“It makes a tempting destination for folk art aficionados, as well as the sort of art world tourists who’ve already ticked Marfa, Texas, or Joshua Tree, in the California desert, off their lists.” The New York Times
This delectable, homemade condiment can be found at the Alabama Rural Heritage Center and comes complete with recipe ideas. The facility, renewed by the Auburn University Rural Studio, once housed the home economics department of the former Marengo County High School. Stop by Thursday & Friday (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) and Saturday (10 a.m. – 1 p.m.) to purchase traditional folk art, crafts, and food products from across Alabama from the Heritage Gift Shoppe. Be sure to join us the last Saturday in April for the famous Pepper Jelly Festival!
“Grill Out with Conecuh Sausage” as the slogan states and you’ll enjoy some of the best smoked sausage found anywhere in the South. Their retail store located in Evergreen, Ala., just off I-65 is a must stop! Pack a cooler full of a variety of sausages, bacon, smoked hams and turkeys, specialty seasonings, and a variety of recipes to try with your meats.