“Okra flower and okra” from Root to Leaf: A Southern Chef Cooks through the Seasons by Steven Satterfield. 

 “Let things taste of what they are.” —Alice Waters 

August produces an abundance of fresh vegetables from the garden, at farmers markets, and on the menu at local eateries. Popular in our community this season are corn, tomatoes, okra, squash, cucumbers, eggplant, potatoes, peppers, green beans, melons,  blueberries, peaches, figs—and the list goes on (and on). 

Appreciate summer’s bounty through recipes, stories, and more.  

Recipes from Friends 

Ashley Christensen’s Homegrown Tomato Pie 

Vivian Howard’s Blueberry Cobbler 

Lisa Donovan’s Peach Hand Pies 

Virginia Willis’ Spiced Okra and Tomatoes 

Yewande Komolafe’s Corn and Shrimp Beignets 

Ashley Christensen’s Watermelon Salad 

Steven Satterfield’s Summer Succotash


An Undeserved Gift — The Bitter Southerner 

What’s Good?: A Memoir in Fourteen Ingredients by Peter Hoffman 

We Are What We Eat: A Slow Food Manifesto by Alice Waters 

From the Journal archives 

Sustainable Living: Gardening 

In the (Kitchen) Garden 

Crafting the Perfect Tomato Sandwich 

Summer Vegetables + Buttermilk-Herb Dressing 

Shrimp, Lobster, Okra 

Hot and Hot Tomato Salad 

@ Alabama Chanin  

Permission to Wander is our newest capsule collection in collaboration with our friend and muse Rinne Allen. Discover hand-painted designs and artisan-made objects to inspire (and carry along for) the journey. 

Rinne’s story, Permission to Wander, which was written for The Bitter Southerner, is the inspiration for this collaboration. Read along.  

@ The School of Making     

Registration is now open for The School of Making’s 2022 Workshops, which includes a Classic Three-Day, Patternmaking, Classic Studio Week, and Individual Stenciling and Sewing.    

August’s Swatch of the Month features the Fern Stencil using an exclusive yarn in collaboration with Madelinetosh, a hand-dyed yarn company that explores the limits of color in their creations. Subscribe for a year-long exploration of embroidery at any time and receive the monthly swatches, materials, and an exclusive newsletter with instructions, access, and more.

Find our Fern kits—the journal cover, tea towels, wrap top, and panel tunic—among recent designs and favorites in our Featured collection.  

@ The Factory    

Plan your visit to view the Collection firsthand, work with our team, experience Alabama Chanin in-person, and learn more about our commitment to responsible production, sustainable practices, and thoughtful design.    

Customization is among the many benefits of lean-method manufacturing. Because our garments are made to order, we offer the complimentary service of adjusting hemlines along the sleeve and body up to 3”. Note hemline adjustments at checkout, or connect with our team to learn more about opportunities to further customize fit. 


Monday by appointment only   
Tuesday – Friday | 10am – 5pm        
Saturday and Sunday | Closed            

Visit us at:        
462 Lane Drive        
Florence, Alabama 35630          

Contact our store team:        
Catherine Counts        
+1.256.760.1090 x 114   

Carlisle Sandy         
+1.256.760.1090 x 105

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