Southwest Georgia Grows Holiday Favorites

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Sarah Cook, Project Manager for the Center of Innovation for Agribusiness, points out the delicious products made of some of her Southwest Georgia food manufacturing clients. These items are the perfect gift for a holiday host or hostess, or that hard-to-buy-for family member (who DOESN’T like to eat?), and out-of-state family and friends that long for a taste of Georgia.

Goodson Pecans: Goodson Pecans in Leesburg has the perfect gift for your sweet-loving friends. They offer cinnamon roasted pecans, chocolate pecan confections, and even creamy pecan butter. Make a batch of your favorite peanut butter goodies and substitute with pecan butter for a unique twist!

Farmers Daughter Vineyards: Never show up to a holiday party empty handed. Thank your host or hostess for their effort with a bottle of Farmers Daughter Vineyards stomped-in-Georgia wine grown and made in Mitchell County. With catchy names like Knockout, Bombshell, or Hellraiser you are sure to get a hearty laugh. The gift will be appreciated for its unexpected complexities and bright, clean finish. For cider with a kick, check out Bro’s Cider. They also offer unique upcycled wine bottle candles for a non-alcoholic gift.

White Oak Pastures: The Harris Family owns and operates White Oak Pastures, a fifth-generation farming operation in Bluffton. They utilize sustainable and organic farming practices to raise ten species of animals for meat, eggs and artisan goods. Check out their large variety of pastured meats and products like their beef jerky, leather clutches, tallow soap, or consider purchasing a gift certificate to be used at their newly-restored general store or for an on-farm stay.

Grady Ranch Beef: Grady Ranch is located in Whigham and is home to cows that are born, raised, and finished on one farm. Their grassfed beef is processed locally and sold at farmers markets, restaurants like The Local in Tifton, and online. Pick up a sampler pack for your favorite man friend (they have enough ties and dress socks already!)

From the Georgia Department of Economic Development