Archive | Spring 2013

LAST BITE: Asparagus Points the Way to Spring

STORY AND PHOTO BY MEGAN MCCARTHY Asparagus has officially come to be recognized as one of the signs of spring. We now anticipate this glorious spring crop the way we do summer heirloom tomatoes or autumn apples. Even though asparagus has been cultivated around the world for thousands of years, it just recently seems to […]

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Growing Up: Agriculture in Atlanta Has Arrived

Background: Love is Love Farm Inset: Truly Living Well grows food year-round BY MICHAEL WALL PHOTOS BY BROOKE HATFIELD & ELIZABETH JOHNSTON As with many things in Atlanta, the city’s urban agriculture movement is overlooked and underestimated. But that’s just fine, because maybe it just motivates the growers who are leading the urban agriculture revolution […]

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Sauce Boss

Hard work, many hands turn BBQ recipe into a business SLAP SAUCE owner Michael McCord BY NEALEY DOZIER PHOTOS BY WALTER THOMPSON, FIREPIT PICTURES Perhaps you always envied the quirky cheesemonger floating around the farmers market—the one who quit his mind-numbing desk job in search of the American (triplecream) dream. Better yet, you created a […]

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No Kidding Around

These Goats Make Great Chevre BY TRICIA STEARNS PHOTOS BY LAURA SOPER AND TRICIA STEARNS There’s a special look in people’s eyes when they sell food that they have grown, and created with their own hands. The goat farmers of Capra Gia Cheese Company in Carrollton each have that look—clearly proud and passionate about each […]

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Fresh Ideas for a Southern Spring

BY VIRGINIA WILLIS PHOTOS BY CAROLE TOPALIAN & DEREK TUBBS Spring creeps sneakily into the South. It’s hard to plan what to wear, much less a menu. One day it’s blustery cold and the next warm and balmy. Just when you think you can’t take yet one more day of flat, grey, soulless skies you […]

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Seeds for the Future

The Original Recycling Offers Ultimate in Sustainability and Surprises BY LAURIE MOORE PHOTO BY CAROLE TOPALIAN Just a few generations ago seed saving was a common practice among American farmers. Ensuring the next year’s crop was the primary reason, and economic practicality was surely a close second. The results of regular seed saving are remarkable: […]

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THE ART OF FOOD: Cooking with the Seasons

BY ALISA BARRY PHOTOS BY ANDREW THOMAS LEE & CAROLE TOPALIAN Lovers of food all over the world wait in anticipation for each new season to emerge and offer its bounty. It’s the promise of an experience beyond simply the sustenance of filling our stomachs, although that in itself is reason enough. With winter coming […]

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Schoolyard Gardens: An Education for Young Sprouts

Schoolyard gardens at Morningside Elementary School BY SUSAN G. COLLINS PHOTOS BY JENNIFER BOXLEY AND SUSAN G. COLLINS Five years ago, only a handful of third graders at Morningside Elementary School knew what sorrel was. Now, thanks to the hard work of parent volunteers, the talent and time of local chefs, the vision and mission […]

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FARM TO PANTRY: Capturing the Seasons in a Jar

STORY AND PHOTOS BY LYN DEARDORFF We wait for fresh strawberries, those luscious red tomatoes, plump okra and crisp cucumbers to come to our farmers markets or spring from our home gardens. But the season for each is short and then they’re gone. Canning allows you to capture this freshness and flavor in a jar. […]

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