SFA at Empire State South, May 4

This Sunday, May 4th, Empire State South in Atlanta, Georgia, will host Southern Shorts on the Bocce Courts, a free screening of SFA films on the bocce lawn. Bring a blanket and lawn chair to watch stories about Kentucky bourbon, prisoners who learn how to cook for fine dining, and a man who has bartended in New … Continued

Thirsty Thursday: “Mary Beth’s Sweet Tooth”

I’ve been given the somewhat daunting task of creating custom cocktails inspired by the SFA staff. This week’s focus is on Mary Beth Lasseter, the SFA’s associate director. Each staff member was given a cocktail questionnaire to fill out, full of idiosyncratic questions that were coded in such a way to determine their palate and … Continued

April 17: Party with the Past, by ATL History Center

Thursday, April 17, from 6:00—9:00 p.m., the public is invited to the Atlanta History Center’s Smith Family Farm to hear Charleston-based food writer and photographer Brys Stephens discuss his latest book The New Southern Table: Classic Ingredients Revisited.

An Onion by Any Other Name

How does an onion come to be labeled a Vidalia, and what restrictions must farmers accept in exchange for using the name?

OKRACAST: Susan Pavlin of Global Growers

Welcome to OKRACAST, the SFA podcast. This week, meet Susan Pavlin of Global Growers in Decatur, GA. Born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, Susan Pavlin’s proximity to farming came in the form of playing hooky from school after staying up all night to help her father can vegetables from the family’s garden. Years later, … Continued

Women Who Farm: Meet Cecilia Gatungo & Jamila Norman

This week, we’re featuring oral histories from women farmers in Georgia. For Cecilia Gatungo and Jamila Norman, farming is not a foreign concept. Both come from families with farming backgrounds. By keeping their farm, Patchwork City, in Atlanta’s West End, Cecilia and Jamila are re-connecting their neighbors to the land, healthy food, and to each … Continued

Sustainable South: Atlanta’s Food Desert

Hang out with the Southern Foodways Alliance long enough and you learn that we base each year’s programming around a theme. Throughout the year, staff gravitate toward articles, research, and conferences that speak to the theme. Then we enthusiastically share whatever it is we found with the rest of the team: “Did you see that … Continued

New South Family Supper, April 6

On April 6, the second annual New South Family Supper will bring together thoughtful chefs and artisans and eaters for an unforgettable meal.