Farm Fresh Georgia

The Go-To Guide to Great Farmers' Markets, Farm Stands, Farms, U-Picks, Kids' Activities, Lodging, Dining, Dairies, Festivals, Choose-and-Cut Christmas Trees, Vineyards and Wineries, and More

By Jodi Helmer

320 pp., 6 x 9, 25 halftones, 7 maps, appends., index

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-1157-0
    Published: March 2014
  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-1158-7
    Published: March 2014

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The first guidebook of its kind for the Peach State, Farm Fresh Georgia leads food lovers, families, locals, and tourists on a lively tour of almost 400 farms and farm-related attractions, all open to the public and visited by travel writer Jodi Helmer. Here are irresistible opportunities to find farmers' markets, dine at a farm-to-table restaurant known for its chicken and waffles, buzz by an apiary, stay at an Arabian horse ranch and bed and breakfast, and visit an urban farm in Atlanta where kids build entrepreneurial skills.

Organized by six state regions (Atlanta Metro, Upper Coastal Plain, Lower Coastal Plain, Piedmont, Appalachian, and Blue Ridge) and nine categories of attractions, the listings connect readers with Georgia's farms and reflect agritourism trends burgeoning in the South and the nation. Highlighting establishments that are independent and active in public education and sustainability, the book taps local food initiatives and celebrates the work of local farmers. Thirteen recipes gathered directly from farmers and chefs offer the farm-fresh tastes of Georgia.

About the Author

Jodi Helmer writes about travel and sustainable living for many national magazines, and her books include The Green Year and Moon Charlotte.
For more information about Jodi Helmer, visit the Author Page.

Reviews

"A celebration of southern farmers' ingenuity and successes, as well as an introduction to a new crop of farmers."--Urban Farm

“If you live in Georgia, or are planning a trip there, then this book about the farms, u-picks, dairies, and more will get you off the highways and out into the country.”--The Local Palate

"This is the first comprehensive and meaty travel guide to take you through Georgia's agricultural byways and unite old and new, rural and urban, and senior and younger generations of farmers. It will definitely inspire you to hit the road and discover the hidden gems of Georgia's farm and food community."--Alice Rolls, Executive Director, Georgia Organics