Alma, AR Spinach - Capital of the World
The Allen Canning Co. is responsible for this town claiming to be the “Capital of Spinach”. This company is one of the major leaders in the canning of spinach. One of its spinach brands is Popeye Spinach. The town takes its spinach seriously. You can find two huge green water towers here featuring Popeye. The Popeye tower claims to be the “Largest Spinach Can in the World”. In downtown Alma you can see the Popeye water fountain. Since 1985, the community has hosted a spinach festival in April. The festival features a spinach recipe contest and also a spinach eating contest. I don’t know about you but I think I will pass on the spinach eating contest!