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Food and cooking both naturally bring people together. The camaraderie that is enjoyed and developed while preparing a meal as a group lasts far beyond the timeframe of the actual experience. Join your colleagues for an experience at Chef Darin’s Kitchen Table in Savannah. Discover the historical, cultural, and social influences that have shaped the cuisine of the Low Country. You can fully benefit from the technique and ingredient discussion while learning how the entire menu is prepared. Group members will be invited to participate in the preparation. All guests will receive a copy of the recipes prepared in class.
Depart hotel at 10:00 am and return at 2:00 pm
Minimum 12 / Maximum 50 participants
This tour is SOLD OUT. Tickets purchased after 8/25/2021 will be put on a waiting list.
Nellwood Farms Brooklet, GA
Nellwood Farms is a flourishing family farm on much of the original acreage plus additional land purchased and rented over six generations. Chap, Hal, Colby and David Cromley focus on cotton and peanut rotations alongside their cattle operation. They sometimes cycle in irrigated corn and wheat when the market is favorable as well. The Cromleys plant annual rye and clover for the cows in the winter to give the cattle something fresh to graze year round, and to decrease the amount of hay needed to carry them through the winter months. This multigenerational farm tour will provide a glimpse into production agriculture in the coastal plain of Georgia.
Lunch at Bulloch County Extension Office
Following lunch, we will tour Ogeechee Peanut Company (a peanut buying point) and finish the tour at the Bulloch Gin. Peanuts and cotton will be in harvest in October so this will be a great time to see Georgia agriculture with a personal farm tour accompanied by two unique stops for the commodities of peanuts and cotton.
Depart hotel at 8:30 am and return to hotel at 4:00 pm
Minimum 10 / Maximum 25 participants
Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens
The Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (CGBG) mission is to provide education, public outreach, and applied research in horticultural and environmental sciences. The Garden is a top Savannah attraction that serves as a museum of plants, a tranquil escape, a living classroom, and an impressive, historic venue for special events for more than 100,000 annual visitors. Spend the morning exploring the beautiful gardens followed by lunch in the Coastal Gardens Pavilion.
Depart hotel at 9:00 am and return to hotel by 2:00 pm
Minimum 10 / Maximum 30 participants