Brunswick, Georgia’s¬†The Farmer & The Larder restaurant¬†serves a¬†forward-facing menu while paying homage to an agricultural legacy that reaches back to the Reconstruction era. Rose Reid reports the story of self-described “CheFarmer” Matthew Raiford’s family connection to the land, and how he and his partner, Jovan Sage, navigate a dual venture on the Georgia coast.

Please note: The Farmer & The Larder’s hours have changed since this story was reported. For details, please visit the restaurant’s website.¬†

Rose Reid is a podcast consultant and producer. An Atlanta native and part-time Southerner, Rose is currently based in Brooklyn. She also teaches technical classes and workshops for women in media. 

Resources and credits:

Gravy thanks Dr. Fred Opie of Babson College and Dr. Adrienne Petty of William & Mary for sharing their scholarly expertise on this episode.

Learn more about SAAFON, the Southeastern African American Farmers’ Organic Network.

Visit the Raiford Family’s Gilliard Farms¬†outside of Brunswick, GA.

Visit Sage’s Larder, Jovan Sage’s herbalism and holistic health site.