Agriculture

Cold Turkey: Turkey Shoots, a Southern Autumnal Tradition

Beaufort, South Carolina

The shooting of actual turkeys expired long ago—their heads replaced with paper targets—but the shoot-out remains a tradition across America, especially in South Carolina’s low country

Sweet Potatoes: Ain’t Nothin’ Better—Literally

Vardaman, Mississippi

Touted as the most valuable vegetable on the planet, the sweet potato has always been important to the South—and nowhere more so than in Mississippi’s Sweet Potato Capital of the World

There’s Gold in Those Hills

Odessa, West Virginia

From one surprising tree on a small West Virginia farm came an apple to delight the world

Fall Festivals in the Heart of Florida

McIntosh, Florida; Micanopy, Florida

Autumn may be a bit warmer in Florida than in the rest of the South, but that doesn’t keep her from hosting some fantastic fall festivals celebrating Old Florida’s community-centered harvest time

Brantley Farm #5: Harvest Time

England, Arkansas

Autumn means the cotton comes in and the pumpkins go out

The Wyld and the Seafood Culture of Coastal Georgia

Savannah, Georgia

Can you in Savannah find high-quality, innovative, and fresh seafood in a casual environment? You can at the Wyld, a new restaurant already known for breaking some of the rules.

Statesboro: From Cotton King to State-of-the-Art College Town

Statesboro, Georgia

Once the world’s leading Sea Island cotton producer, Statesboro has been a happy home to Georgia Southern U for over a century now—and it shows

Faster ’n Fish: The Swimming Scientist’s Record Tennessee River Swim

Paducah, Kentucky

Collecting both data and attention, German professor Andreas Fath set the world record for swimming the Tennessee—from Knoxville to Paducah

The Great American Pyramid and the Bass Pro to Beat Them All

Memphis, Tennessee

Old World Egypt ain’t got nothing on us—our pyramids have stuff inside you can ride, eat, and buy

Farmer-Hunters: Hunt in the Morning, Harvest in the Afternoon

England, Arkansas

At the Brantley farm in England, Arkansas, hunting is as much in the family DNA as farming, and hunting seasons cycle with harvest like the crops themselves

In Defense of Honeysuckle

Montgomery, Alabama

Honeysuckle may be almost synonymous with Southern springs and summers, but that doesn’t mean it is universally beloved down here

Beyond Mardi Gras: Festivals in New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana

Don’t wait for Mardi Gras to roll around once a year; there’s plenty of festival fun in New Orleans year-round