For the last thirty-five years, citrus farmer Fred Schwarz has tended the six hundred–plus satsuma and navel orange trees on his family’s land in low-lying Plaquemines Parish.
Learning about food systems and how they relate to the natural world is an increasingly necessary task.
Fish swimming right up to a beach? Stacks of crabs, just waiting to be caught? People gigging dozens and dozens of flounder, all in a few hours? It seemed like something out of a science fiction movie.
The Mossville History Project is working to record the stories of a community before it is wiped off the map by encroaching industry.
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
This piece originally appeared in issue #51 of our Gravy quarterly. The author, Courtney Balestier, is a native of Morgantown, West Virginia. She wrote this story in the wake of the January 9 Freedom Industries chemical spill in West Virginia’s Elk River. At the end of this piece, Courtney has added an update on how local restaurants have—or have not—recovered from the effects of the spill.