Category Archives: Food

Focus on Food, Conference in Waycross, GA 2018-03-17

Our friends in Waycross will be having a conference in March. Nothing this year in Lowndes.

Focus On Food (2nd Annual Homestead Guild Conference), hosted by Way Green Grassroots Homestead Guild.

Focus on Food Conference

When: Saturday, March 17 at 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Where: “More info coming soon!”

What: “Growing, raising, cooking, preserving and using food! Workshops will be announced soon. Vendor space will also be available. Mark your calendars!”

For more information, contact our friends at WayGreen in Waycross

Gretchen

Okra, cucumber, yellow squash, and more at Barnes Drugs in Valdosta today

Farmacy is today. 1:30-3:30 at Barnes Drugs. Corner of Savannah and Patterson in Valdosta. I will have okra and grits and lots of other delicious stuff. So will Thelma. Don’t miss out.

Okra Paradise Farms price list

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67th Ham and Eggs show, Lowndes County only one left in U.S. 2017-02-14

The last of a century-old tradition: local ham and eggs, right here in Lowndes County.

When: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017
1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017

Where: Lowndes County Extension Office
2102 E. Hill Ave., Valdosta, GA


Photo: Michael Rivera, Wikimedia Commons, Creative Commons share, remix, attribution, share alike.

Daniel DeMersseman, VDT, 2017-02-10, Ham and Egg Show tradition returns,

Lowndes County’s annual Ham and Egg Show returns for its 67th year Feb. 14, 15.

The show once spread across every county in Georgia, said Velma Miles, chairman of the Lowndes Improvement Association. “We’re the only one left.”

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Designing Edible Landscapes –Katherine Melcher @ SOGALO17 2017-01-21

Katherine Melcher and students will talk about Designing Edible Landscapes Edible Landscape at South Georgia Growing Local 2017, January 21, 2017 in Valdosta, Georgia:

In this talk, we will present the work of UGA Tifton students whose task was to implement an edible landscape design for the Future Farmstead, a net-zero energy residence on campus. Our design intent was to create a model sustainable landscape that could serve as an educational and inspirational site for home owners in the area.

The presentation will be divided into three parts:

  1. An overview of their landscape design process.
  2. Ideas for sustainable home landscapes that integrate water, soil, animal, plant, and human systems.
  3. Planting design recommendations and a selection of plants suitable for edible home landscapes in south Georgia.

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Dirt Road Organics Hard at Work in Valdosta 2016-02-24

Proof the elusive Tom Kuettner can be captured. Gretchen Quarterman delivered popcorn from Okra Paradise Farms to Cory Danner and picked up our order yesterday from Dirt Road Organics Buying Club.

Tom Kuettner delivers juice to Gretchen Quarterman

More pictures below.

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