Southern Soil: A Growing Food Movement
We are passionate about supporting and celebrating local, sustainable food. We have a vision for providing a platform to bring people from across the local food movement; connecting producers, retailers and consumers. Creating content that is meaningful and informative for all those currently participating in the movement, while also reaching those who may still need a little convincing.
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Southern Soil is designed to set the table for a discussion about our local food system. You're invited to pull up a chair and join the conversation. Meet our contributors, read our articles, and peruse our blog posts. Comment on our content, connect with us on social media, and subscribe to our magazine. Share your insights, learning experiences, and stories. We would love to hear from you!
Southern Soil was founded in 2018 by LeeAnna Tatum to provide a platform for the local, sustainable food system in Southeast Georgia. It is our goal to bring together consumers, producers, and purveyors of local food; to celebrate what's good; to endeavor to change what isn't; to learn from different perspectives. And to join together to grow the local food movement right here at home where sugar sand meets red clay and pine forests morph into marshlands and agriculture abounds, but fresh food can still be ironically hard to come by.
It's our food. It's our story.
No one can cover the local food movement better than we can.
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One of the regular article features in each issue of Southern Soil is Table Talk. In those articles, I have conversations with individuals involved in the local food system to discuss issues related to sustainability and how we can do better. I provide their perspectives for readers to view, but I keep my own side of the conversation out of it. In this blog, I’ll be addressing those issues myself… so, in effect I’m going to have a conversation with myself and share my perspective on these issues! Talking to oneself is normal, right?
The holidays are nearly upon us! Soon we will be gathering together with friends and family and the food on our tables will take center stage. What better time is there to make sure that food is as healthy, delicious and responsibly sourced as possible? Learn some of the benefits of pasture-raised turkeys and where you can buy a fresh one near you here in Southeast Georgia.
There is a theme to our second issue of Southern Soil. One that was unintentional and isn't clearly defined within each of the articles. But as I reflected on the people I've met and the interviews I've conducted to put this issue together, it struck me - second chances.
What do we mean by a local sustainable food system? Read on to find out...
Let me introduce you to some of the people who play an integral role in our local food system here in Southeast Georgia! It really is a growing food movement.
My name is LeeAnna Tatum and I’m the editor and publisher of Southern Soil. This magazine is born not only out of my passion for sustainably produced food, but also to fill a void that I found frustrating from a consumer standpoint.
I love to read articles about homesteading, permaculture, farm-to-table restaurants and inspiring stories about people who were on a similar path as my own. What I found frustrating was that these people and most of the businesses and restaurants that I would read about were located miles from where I live… and eat.