Agriculture

From Athens to Zephyr: All the Greek-Named Cities of the South (Part Two)

Sparta, GA; Sparta, KY; Sparta, MS; Sparta, TN; Sparta, VA; Sparta, NC; Spartanburg, SC

Seven Spartas dot the South, and each one has its own story of that indomitable spartan spirit

From Spring Peepers to the Hum of Mowers: The Song of Spring

Searcy, Arkansas

Spring’s music is the symphony, the classical build up, the opera of seasons

Clouds in the Fields: Texas Cotton

Lubbock, Texas

The Lone Star State is in the lead for a lot of things, and that includes modern production of the South’s most historically significant crop

Henry Grady and the New South

Atlanta, Georgia

As editor of the South’s preeminent newspaper, Grady had already established himself as a voice that needed to be heard—so when he began preaching ideas of a New South, folks listened

Farm and Fashion: How Thomasville Became a “New South” Leader

Thomasville, Georgia

With a solid, visible, and organic connection to its past, this New South city always seems to be one innovative step ahead as well

At Tracks’ End: Thomasville’s Vibrant Restaurant and Food Scene

Thomasville, Georgia

Thomasville’s customer base is well-traveled, and so they know good food—but they also know they don’t have to wander very far to find it

How Sweet It Is: The Contented-Cow Cheese of Sweet Grass Dairy

Thomasville, Georgia

Thomasville’s Sweet Grass Dairy is here to change the way you think about cheese

4 Ways Thomasville Transforms Tradition

Thomasville, Georgia

A town founded on revolutionizing tradition may seem a non sequitur for some, but for the folks of Thomasville, Georgia, it’s just a way of life

Beating the Southern Plantation History Odds: Pebble Hill Plantation, Georgia

Thomasville, Georgia

Unlike most other antebellum homes, Pebble Hill Plantation has only seen blue skies and sunny weather. It’s like Biltmore, only it’s not a castle and it’s in the piney woods of southwestern Georgia instead of the mountains of North Carolina.

Notes from the Fair

Montgomery, Alabama

For many in the South, lasting memories are made each year at their annual state fair

155 Years of The Great Frederick Fair

Frederick, Maryland

Over a century and a half later, amidst bright lights and carnival rides, the core mission of the Great Frederick Fair remains the same: agricultural education

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

Brantley Farm #5: Harvest Time

England, Arkansas

Autumn means the cotton comes in and the pumpkins go out

3 Ways to Fall for Frederick

Frederick, Maryland

Come soak up the splendor of the season in Frederick, Maryland

Sweetness of the South: Honey and Syrups

Savannah, Georgia; Newberry, Florida

There’s more than one way to sweeten up the South, and sweet-toothed Southerners have been doing it for a long time

Shining a Light on Yesterday: The Foxfire Museum

Mountain City, Georgia

For all of our progress and advances, there are some things we left behind that might serve us well in our modern society—the folks at Foxfire can tell you what

Raised on Rice: The Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation

Brunswick, Georgia

Cotton may have become king in the South, but the great rice plantations had a royalty all their own