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
Cotton may have become king in the South, but the great rice plantations had a royalty all their own
What do you get when you combine a love for fly fishing and a love for kids? Nothing less than a Jess and Laura Westbrook, that’s what.
Whether you come for the celebrated restaurants, to buy some local cheese, or to seek out the elusive quail—and be sure to take in the high school football game too—Thomasville’s got you covered on Southern-townism
What began as this small Southern town’s modest restoration of their train depot has grown into a full-scale reproduction of century-ago village life
The time is right for enjoying a Southern summer’s favorite fruit
Corn, cotton, rice, and soybeans stick their roots down deep into Brantley Farm soil as another hot Southern summer adds its own seasonal magic
Mark Carter and photographer Jonathan Funk bring the world of farming into focus by looking at a skillful pilot’s part in bringing food to America’s tables
As we hit high notes of Southern summer heat, nothing is sweeter or more refreshing than a mouthful of chilled watermelon
Cedar Key, Florida
With hurricanes natural or political, Cedar Key folks have always been resilient. Clamp-down on fishing freedoms? No problem—we’ll just become the nation’s leading clam producer in a mere four years.
From one little Ozark mountain town came the boat of many a fisherman’s dreams—all it took was for one Ozark fisherman to turn the dream into a reality
Who would have guessed? The little nature-loving girl from tiny Briarwood grew up not only to become botanist, horticulturist, ornithologist, historian, and naturalist, but Louisiana’s premier preservationist and the first woman forester in the nation.
Tarpon Springs, Florida
The South has many diverse ethnic communities, all with their own stories, and Tarpon Springs—the largest community of Greek-Americans in the entire nation—is a perfect example
Keep fresh basil in your kitchen this summer either by growing your own or by adding it to each week’s grocery list. I promise, you’ll find plenty of things to do with it.
Fresh-picked strawberries are only with us for a short time each spring; get out and get some while the gettin’ is still good
Asheville, North Carolina
Many Southerners may curse the invasive weed that, like its kudzu cousin, strangles unlucky plants in its path, but in the end it remains what it is—the essence of home
Mark Carter joins Arkansas farmer Laudies Brantley for a planting-season tour in this second installment of the Brantley Farm series