On this week episode we travel to a farm in Pine Mountain where community based farming practices go back to the days of President Franklin Roosevelt’s farm in nearby Warm Springs. We head to the small coastal town of Woodbine for some big time southern music. Join Waycross in celebrating the legendary Okefenokee Swamp. Cook it up “Top Chef” style at an upscale Atlanta restaurant, and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin at a festival so big it brings people from Ireland to Georgia.
Jenny Jack Sun Farm
The Jenny Jack Sun Farm is one of several relatively new small farms in Georgia. The farm has a market that opens in late April and runs through November. They also offer family style dinners on the farm in both Spring and Fall where farm to table enthusiasts can watch the sun go down over the hills, sit at a table set in the fields, and enjoy food grown and cooked with love by locals.
Video: Jenny Jack Sun Farm
When its Woodbine Opry time everyone’s invited. Whether you’re old, young, want to play your instrument or just tap your toes to the beat, the doors to this community concert are open every Friday and Saturday nights. Comfort and community are what you will find here at the Woodbine Opry. It’s where music makes everyone feel welcomed.
Video: Woodbine Opry
The people of Waycross have always embraced their Okefenokee Swamp and its prehistoric inhabitants. They pay tribute to their beloved wetlands at the
annual Swampfest . Swampfest is located right in the heart of the town square where the rides, games and crafts are accompanied by a few shows that spotlight the region’s lore.
Foodies from around the country are flocking to Woodfire Grill where you will find a ‘home grown' approach to contemporary American cuisine five nights a week. Executive chef owner, Kevin Gillespie takes care of his customers by using delivered fresh daily ingredients from 50 local Georgia farms in his signature dishes. And with those fresh ingredients the menu changes daily.
Video: Woodfire Grill
St. Patrick’s Day Festival
In March, the town of Dublin Georgia explodes into a St. Patrick’s Day spectacular . Big time parade rides for the whole family and the third Saturday of March is always the big Day. A day known in Dublin as Super Saturday! You can get green grits, green pancakes, green funnel cakes, green cotton candy. Everything Green!
Video: St. Patrick's Day Festival
Season 407: Episode 407 - Georgia Originals