Remember Florida’s Forgotten Coast

The Apalachicola Bay area is often referred to as Florida’s Forgotten Coast. In anticipation of next week’s Gravy podcast, tour the place and meet people in this beautiful fishing community.

A Seafood Town’s Close Connections

Traveling the South, telling stories about this region through the lens of food is the kind of job one daydreams about. Thanks to the SFA’s new podcast, Gravy, though, it’s a daydream made reality for me. In the past few weeks, I’ve been from the coast of Florida to the woods of North Carolina, all for stories … Continued

OKRACAST: Salty Sweet

Welcome to Okracast, the SFA podcast! Ahead on this week’s episode: author and Florida native Diane Roberts sings the praises of the Apalachicola Bay oyster. “Once you have one,” Roberts says, “you will never want another oyster. You will only want that oyster again and again.” Then SFA oral historian Sara Wood brings us to … Continued

Happy (Day After) National Oyster Day

Of course we think every day should be celebrated with oysters. And, even though we’re a little bit late to the party, we’d like to take this opportunity to celebrate some of the people whose livelihoods depend on them.

Florida’s Forgotten Coast: A.L. “Unk” Quick

When SFA oral historian Amy Evans met A.L. “Unk” Quick and his wife, Gloria, in 2006, they were in their mid-60s, an age when many folks who have done manual work since their teens begin to dream about retirement. But not Unk and Gloria.


A DISPATCH FROM ASHLEY HALL THURSDAY, JULY 1, 2010 Please forgive the rarity of my posts these days. I’m interviewing folks in Apalachicola, and there’s a lot of driving back-and-forth. So time has been tight. I do want to state that there is NO oil here. There never has been, and folks are praying that … Continued