Georgia Magazine - March 2023 - 40

GEORGIA Cooks
Lane Southern Orchards
Lane Southern Orchards in Fort Valley has expanded
beyond its original crops of peaches and pecans. Founded in
1908, the farm is a member of Georgia Grown and now also
grows strawberries and operates a farm store, cafe and bakery.
LINGUINE WITH ARUGULA PECAN PESTO
3/4 cup (3 ounces) Lane Southern Orchards pecans, toasted, divided
1 large garlic clove
1/2 teaspoon salt
10 ounces arugula, coarse stems discarded
1/2 cup (1-1/2 ounces) finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 pound dried linguine
Finely chop all of the toasted pecans; set aside.
Mash garlic to a paste with salt using a mortar and pestle
(or mince and mash with a large, heavy knife); set aside.
In a food processor, make a pesto by blending 1/2 cup of
the chopped pecans, arugula, cheese, olive oil, pepper and
Buckeye Creek Farm
Liz Porter, owner of Buckeye Creek Farm in Woodstock,
farms the old-fashioned way. She grinds the heirloom corn that
she grows into grits and cornmeal, using a gristmill from the
1940s. A Georgia Grown member, the farm grows other fruits
and vegetables and sells them to restaurants and to consumers
at farmers markets.
" This is the way we make cornbread, " Porter says. " Corn is
naturally gluten-free. If you like flour in your cornbread, reduce
the amount of cornmeal. But that makes it more like cake.
Sugar? Not me, but some people love it that way! "
CORNBREAD
2 cups stone-ground cornmeal
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup butter, lard, bacon grease or vegetable shortening
1 cup buttermilk, plus more if needed
1 egg
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large bowl, stir together
the cornmeal, baking soda, salt and baking powder.
In an iron skillet, melt 1/4 cup of butter, lard, bacon grease
or vegetable shortening. Carefully swirl it in the pan to coat the
sides for baking.
Combine buttermilk and egg, and stir in the extra melted
butter (or fat) left from the skillet. Add this to the dry ingredients.
Note: Some buttermilk is thicker than others, so be prepared
to add more liquid until you get a good consistency for pouring
into the iron skillet. If you add too much, you can add more cornmeal.
Pour batter into skillet and bake for about 20 minutes. It's
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garlic paste until smooth, about 1 minute.
Cook pasta in a 6- or 8-quart pot of boiling, salted water
until al dente, about 10 to 12 minutes. Ladle out and reserve
1-1/2 cups of the cooking water. Drain pasta in a colander, then
return to pot and toss with pesto, 1/2 cup reserved cooking
water and remaining 1/4 cup of chopped pecans, adding more
cooking water as necessary if pasta seems dry. Serves 6.
Lane Southern Orchards, Fort Valley. (478) 221-7358.
lanesouthernorchards.com
done when you can press it down and it comes back up.
Optional additions can be cracklings, fresh corn and fresh
jalapeƱo peppers, either sliced or chopped. Serve hot with chili,
beans or butter. Some people like to crumble cornbread into a
cold glass of milk or buttermilk. Serves 6-8.
Buckeye Creek Farm, Woodstock. (678) 491-5843.
fb.com/buckeyecreekfarm
Jaemor Farms
Alto-based Jaemor Farms, a member of Georgia Grown,
is family-owned and -operated and has been in the business
of growing produce for more than 100 years. Strawberries,
peaches, apples, pumpkins and seasonal vegetables grow on
its 550 acres in North Georgia. The family operates two farm
stores-one in Alto and the other in Commerce.
STRAWBERRY MILLION DOLLAR PIE
1 (14-ounce) can Eagle Brand condensed milk
2 cups sliced strawberries from Jaemor Farms
9 ounces Cool Whip
3 tablespoons lemon juice
3/4 cup pecans
Additional pecans for garnish, optional
2 graham cracker pie crusts
Mix together condensed milk, sliced strawberries, Cool
Whip, lemon juice and pecans. Pour mixture into pie crusts.
Garnish with extra pecans, if you wish. Refrigerate for 2 hours
before serving. Yields 2 pies; serves 8-10 per pie.
Jaemor Farms, Alto. (770) 869-3999. jaemorfarms.com
Pamela A. Keene is a freelance writer from Flowery Branch.
COURTESY LANE SOUTHERN ORCHARDS
http://www.lanesouthernorchards.com http://www.fb.com/buckeyecreekfarm http://www.jaemorfarms.com

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