Yes, it is true that Georgia is not the country’s leading producer of peaches, that distinction goes to California. But, we do grow a lot of the delicious fruit here in the Peach State. On this episode of the Fork in the Road podcast, David visits a farm in Musella, GA that has been growing peaches for 130 years.
The owners of 920 Cattle & Company in Millen, GA are the next generation of family farmers. Becca and Jarrod Creasy take a holistic approach to their meat and cattle farm. These young farmers are deeply involved in animal husbandry, land preservation, and the nutritional needs of both their livestock and their consumers. This is the future of family farming.
Homerville, Ga., is home to the Clinch County Honey Trail, where beekeeping has been a way of life and source of income for many generations. In this episode of the Fork in the Road podcast, we'll talk with Ben Bruce, owner of Bruce's Nut-N-Honey Farm and Bruce's Honey Shack, to learn what the buzz is all about.
There's a good chance that the milk you bought at the grocery store this weekend(Yes, even at the big chains) came from a dairy farm in the middle of the state. And there is a very good chance that milk was processed in a facility located smack-dab in the heart of Atlanta. In this episode, we'll follow the milk truck from Montezuma to Midtown.
The old-fashioned country store is alive and well in South Georgia. There's the typical stuff: a butcher counter with fresh-cut meats and handmade sausages, products from local producers, private label jams, jellies, fruit preserves, sauces, seasonings, chow-chow, and more. And at Carroll's Sausage and Country Store in Ashburn, GA, you can even stay in the RV park next door.
Family and farming seem to go hand in hand. On this episode of the Fork in the Road podcast, we’re visiting Baker Farms in South Georgia where the family, the farm, and the business have been growing for more than 50 years.
Family fun on the farm. This is what you'll find at Calhoun Produce in Ashburn, GA. There's a little red barn full of animals, duck races, pig races, slides, swings, a combine to climb in, delicious butter beans, fresh strawberries to pick, and more varieties of peas than you can shake a stick at.
Fresh-from-the-garden vegetables, a wide variety of oysters, and expertly crafted cocktails all in one of the 10 best-designed bars in America. In this episode, you'll learn how one restauranteur's passion for the aquaculture of the South has made Decatur, Georgia a prime destination for oyster lovers everywhere. Plus, which is better: oysters from a farm or oysters harvested in the wild?
Does your retirement plan include creating a 100% sustainable farm utilizing agricultural by-products to produce fresh gourmet mushrooms and organic compost for land farmers? It is certainly an option and it is exactly what the owners of Green Box Mushrooms in Gainesville, Ga., did when they left their corporate jobs.
Peanuts are close to sacred in Georgia. And making peanut butter is a serious business. But peanuts don't hold a monopoly on the nut butter game. There's pecan, almond, cashew, and hazelnut butter, too. In this episode, we'll learn how Georgia Grinders in Chamblee, Georgia has the nut butter process down to a science.
Sapelo Island is home to the last intact Gullah Geechee community in the Sea Islands of Georgia. It is comprised of direct descendants of enslaved people who were brought here in 1802. In this episode, we're going to learn how exactly a green plant turns into the bluish-purple color used to dye denim and how that plant is helping to revive a small island community off the Georgia coast.
Sapelo Island is home to the last intact Gullah Geechee community in the Sea Islands of Georgia. It is comprised of direct descendants of enslaved people who were brought here in 1802. This episode of the Fork in the Road podcast is about the revitalization of an African-American community that has existed in Georgia for more than 200 years.
Special bonus episode of the Fork in the Road podcast where we'll look back at the first season to tell some of the behind-the-scenes stories and answer a few questions from you.
How do cattle farmers ensure their cows will produce tender and tasty beef? FPL Food in Augusta achieves it by employing a business school concept: vertical integration.
Georgia is the definition of diversity. Georgia has mountains, farmlands, and beach towns. Georgia has big cities, bustling suburbs, and small communities. And Georgia is full of people of all colors, creeds, and backgrounds. Is it possible to unite all of this diversity under one symbol? That is exactly what Peach State Pride has set out to do.
One of the most unique coffee roasters in the country is located in the North Georgia Mountains. In this episode, we'll learn about bourbon-infused coffee, wine-infused coffee, IPA and stout beer-infused coffee and get a little history lesson during our visit to JumpinGoat Coffee Roasters in Cleveland, GA.
A dairy in the North Georgia mountains sells some of the freshest milk and ice cream around. Plus, their special process allows some lactose-intolerant people to enjoy dairy products again. In this episode, we make a visit to Mountain Fresh Creamery.