5 unique local growers and makers around Auburn/Opelika to support this spring

Kara Newby
Nothing beats local pottery. (Kara Newby Pottery / Facebook)

Spring is in full swing, so we’re highlighting local growers and makers in Auburn/Opelika and surrounding areas you’ve got to check out. Read on to experience the charming creations we found.

1. Kudzu Hill Handmade

Kudzu Hill
All the natural Southern scents. (Kudzu Hill Handmade / Facebook)

Auburn’s Kudzu Hill makes natural handcrafted soaps, candles, wax melts and more. These scents will transport you to Alabama forests and deep Southern roots. Discover their products at local hot spots such as Auburn Oil Booksellers or partnering with local events like Kreher Park’s Sensory Forest opening. Our choice of scent: College & Magnolia.

2. Kara Newby Pottery

Kara Newby
In the works. (Kara Newby Pottery / Facebook)

We all know that drinking morning coffee out of a handmade mug just hits different. Kara Newby “brings beauty to your everyday” through her locally-made small batch pottery. She even features products made straight from Lake Martin clay––creating mugs, bowls, serving trays and more.

3. Plant World Nursery

Owned and operated by Tracy and Cathy Donald, Plant World Nursery in Beauregard grows a variety of flowers, fruits, vegetables and shade trees. Brighten up your living space with their thriving plants while supporting our local growers.

4. Barbara Birdsong Designs

Barbara Birdsong is a self-taught jeweler, designing classic and beautiful jewelry pieces that tell a story. This maker offers unique collections including Landscapes––designs that capture a time and place in nature, tracing back to the landscape from which it came.

5. Flowers to Bless

Flowers to Bless in Camp Hill, AL grows local, fresh cut flowers for the whole community to enjoy. Starting in a small backyard, the sustainable growers strive to make an impact on Chambers, Lee and Tallapoosa County through healthy, long-lasting and beautiful flowers.

We love discovering the unique ways our community is curating products and supporting local.

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