You might be interested to explore the Alabama Rural Heritage Center being located in Thomaston, established in 1986.
You will find here a combination folk art gallery, theater, restaurant, community meeting place, and a commercial production kitchen. The center produces local food products under the “Mama Nem’s” trademark. The recipes for their products were developed with the Auburn University College of Human Sciences through a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grant along with the promptbuscharters.com
You might be interested to find here the Heritage Gift Shoppe, a dining space to seat 50, a FDA-certified industrial kitchen and the administrative office for the ARHF. The ARHF hosts community events in support of agriculture and the arts throughout the year events link . You can stop by the Rural Heritage Center Thursday & Friday (10:00 – 4:00 p.m.) and Saturday (10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) to purchase traditional folk art, crafts, and food products from across Alabama from the Heritage Gift Shoppe.