Georgia Magazine - November 2012 - (Page 4)

November 2012 CONTENTS D E PA R T M E N T S 5 VIEWPOINT Tomorrow—always a great day 6 MAILBOX 7 LIBERTY NOTES 7 PICTURE THIS? 8 GEORGIA NEWS 10 CALENDAR OF EVENTS 13 FESTIVAL GUIDE 16 CURRENTS GreyStone receives Seven Seals Award; EMC crews help in aftermath of Isaac; EMCs host FFA officers; Teens explore co-ops; Breast cancer charity ride 30 AROUND GEORGIA North Georgia Art Ramble 2012 34 MY GEORGIA Elbert County’s country stores 35 STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP 36 GEORGIA GARDENS James Farmer gives simple advice 38 GEORGIA COOKS Holiday side dishes FROM THE EDITOR Nothing beats being “Georgia Grown”! The publication you’re reading is Georgia grown, written and produced here in Georgia and printed at a Georgia printer— Quad/Graphics in The Rock. While one tends to think of something that is “grown” as strictly agricultural—seeds in the ground, perhaps—the description really pertains to anything Georgian! The farmer grows the crop, the rancher raises the herd—but it takes a marketing network to prepare and transport the product to stores and tables. In the last year, the Georgia Department of Agriculture introduced Georgia Grown, an innovative approach designed to grow the state’s agricultural economies across all 159 counties. This coordinated attempt is creating a unified community, ranging from producer to end consumer, and is already showing results with programs between wholesale and retail buyers. The first Georgia Grown Symposium, “Growing Your Business Through Georgia Grown,” Nov. 8-9 in Macon at the Macon Marriott City Center, includes topics like financial and insurance solutions, marketing and communications, regulatory issues, economic development and agritourism.To find out more about the program, see For an array of winning Georgia products, see our cover story, “Flipflops and caviar: Winning Georgia products,” page 24. To get into the holiday spirit, sample some Georgia history and visit homes decorated for the season in the Marietta Pilgrimage Tour; see page 18. Happy Thanksgiving to all! Ann Orowski Editor Vol. 68, No. 11 24 ON T H E C O V ER : In 2009, Angie Tillman started Phickles, a home-based business selling pickled carrots, beans, tomatoes and more from her front porch in Athens. By 2010, the operation moved to a licensed plant at 100 Athens Town Blvd. For a review of more Georgia products, see page 24. (Photo by Terry Allen.) F E AT U R E S 18 42 SNAPSHOT Football fever Homes for the holidays Marietta Pilgrimage Tour offers history, ideas for home decor. By Karon Warren 24 4 Flip-flops and caviar: Winning Georgia products web exclusive The “g” means more is online! “Made in Georgia” takes on new meaning. By Jane F. Garvey Click on the November 2012 cover, online at, for this month’s bonus content: 28A—More great Georgia products 33A—Lodging and dining on the North Georgia Art Ramble 42A—More Snapshot submissions 42B—Second helping: More holiday side dishes Official Publication of Georgia Electric Membership Corporation 42D—Plant of the month 42D—November online trivia contest More online at GEORGIA MAGAZINE

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia Magazine - November 2012

Georgia Magazine - November 2012
Picture This?
Liberty Notes
Georgia News
Calendar of Events
Festival Guide
Homes for the Holidays
Flip-Flops and Caviar: Winning Georgia Products
More Great Georgia Products
Around Georgia
Lodging and Dining on the North Georgia Art Ramble
My Georgia
Statement of Ownership
Georgia Gardens
Georgia Cooks
More Snapshot Submissions
Second Helping: More Holiday Side Dishes
Plant of the Month
November Online Trivia Contest

Georgia Magazine - November 2012