Big News: SFA to Host Food Media South

The event will take place February 27–28 in Birmingham, the same city in which the 50 founders of the SFA first gathered in 1999.

J is for Jones Valley

At Jones Valley Teaching Farm in downtown Birmingham, chickens scratch and strut in their coop as rush hour traffic rumbles down U.S. 31 nearby.

Amy’s Notebook: Still Lifes From A Hot Dog Joint

I’m a sucker for details. While going through some older interviews in our archive, I spent some time with our Birmingham Greeks oral history project and found these little visual moments taken–on film–at Gus’s Hot Dogs in 2004.

Rodney Scott

“Rodney in Exile” Tour Rolls Deep (Deep South, That Is)

Denizens of Oxford (MS), Birmingham, and NOLA: Boy oh boy, are you lucky. Pitmaster Rodney Scott of Hemingway, South Carolina, is headed to your city as he and the Fatback Collective raise dollars to rebuild the fire-ravaged pits at Scott’s Bar-B-Q.

Celebrating Jones Valley Teaching Farm

On Wednesday, September 18, some of the SFA staff had the pleasure of attending a Twilight Supper at Jones Valley Teaching Farm (JVTF) in Birmingham, Alabama.