Agriculture

Blueberry, Texas: Where the Best Berries by Far Are the Blue Ones

Nacogdoches, Texas

Good and good for you, the Southern-loved blueberry gets to have his own big-time woohoo party at the annual Texas Blueberry Festival in Nacogdoches, Texas

How Peanuts Saved the South

Tuskegee, Alabama

George Washington Carver pushed the peanut to prominence in the South—and saved the region

Arkansas Cotton in the Boll

Arkansas

A two-hundred-year-old love affair with cotton still reaps great rewards for the Natural State

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.

Meet Me at Cotham’s

Scott, Arkansas

A hundred years old, built on piers out over a bayou, and one of former President Bill Clinton’s favorite places to meet and eat in his home state of Arkansas

Southern Ports: The Maritime Backbone of Southern Economies

Charleston, South Carolina; Savannah, Georgia

Maritime fortunes may be more associated with the seafaring towns of New England in the popular memory, but make no mistake about it, such trade built the South as well

The Problem with Pigs

Caldwell County, Texas

In the South, we love all things porcine, especially when we’re talking food. But throughout our region and especially in Texas, we are engaged in a battle with millions of the raucous, ravaging cousin of our beloved breakfast—the feral pig.

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