Georgia Grown: Hardy Farms Peanuts


Name: Hardy Farms Peanuts

Where: Hawkinsville, Georgia

Brad_Ken HardyStory: Hardy Farms has been a family owned business since 1935. From supermarkets to roadside stands, Hardy Farms has been turning out the finest peanuts around. Hardy Farms uses only the finest & freshest peanuts available. Their longstanding reputation for quality has made their peanuts some of the most popular in the southeast! They pick their peanuts daily, then clean, process and package them just for you, allowing you to take them from the bag directly to the pot! They will even cook them using their proven method of boiling and ship them to you ready to enjoy!


Where to Buy: Hardy Farms processes and ships fresh Green and Boiled Peanuts to Publix, Kroger, Harveys, and Winn Dixie Supermarket Distribution Centers throughout the Southeast region of the United States. They also ship mail orders via Hardy Farms also currently deploys 30 Hardy Farms Peanut stands throughout Central Georgia. Those stands are open around the first of August through the end of November depending on the weather. Keep an eye out!


Georgia Grown: Kendrick Anderson | Furniture Maker

1Name: Kendrick Anderson | Furniture Maker

Where: Atlanta, GA

Story: Kendrick Anderson, an Atlanta-based furniture maker, was studying English literature in college when he became transfixed with an idea: he wanted to build a table. He had no experience in woodworking, but Kendrick knew he would be able to build furniture; after all, his family history had proven itself.

“My father builds custom homes, and my grandfather owned a sawmill/lumber yard for most of his life,” he explains. “So I guess you could say working with wood is in my blood.” After searching the city for free work in exchange for an apprenticeship, the single-minded student finally landed at a modest custom furniture shop. Following years of apprenticing and studying, Kendrick opened his own eponymous furniture-building shop.

2Kendrick draws his inspiration from mid-century modern proportions, the rejection of ornamentation by the Shakers, and the joinery (how two pieces of wood are held together) of the arts and crafts movement – all together revealing a minimalistic essence that envelopes every piece he creates. “I love the interplay between simple, clean forms coupled with exposed joinery,” he says. “I want my furniture to convey a quiet stillness when viewed from across the room, and yet possess increasing depth when inspected up close.”

Each Kendrick  Anderson piece is custom-made, and while clients generally have a broad idea of what they want, Kendrick embeds his aesthetic into their needs, creating a one-of-a-kind piece that will serve generations. “I am humbled by each piece and every client who grants me the opportunity to create something they will use for the rest of their lives.”

Content courtesy of Bearings.

All photos by Andrew Thomas Lee.

Georgia Grown: Georgia Winery

18238_485992701440359_777554813_nWhat: Georgia Winery & their sweet southern wine

Where: Ringgold, Georgia

The Story:  Come discover the surprisingly flavorful wines of the Chattanooga Valley’s oldest and most celebrated winery- The Georgia Winery and Vineyards. Established in 1983, the Georgia Winery is the first of its kind in Georgia and is the only winery in the North Georgia and Chattanooga area. Serving as a pioneer in the farm wine-making industry, Georgia Winery has lead other vineyards and wineries to open across the state in recent years.

191075_457001127672850_2099460832_oGeorgia Winery is a family owned and operated facility producing award-winning fine wines. Specializing in capturing the fresh flavor of the fruit results in unique wines that explode with flavor and tantalizes taste buds across the nation.

If you are planning a visit to the Chattanooga or North Georgia area the Georgia Winery is your next stop! Enjoy complimentary wine tasting of all signature wines at the elegant tasting bar. Winery tours are offered every Saturday at 2 o’clock and 4 o’clock pm. Peruse through the beautiful gift shop including unique gifts, gourmet foods, homemade fudge, hand-crafted wine, chocolates, and more.

Prepare your palate for a taste of true Southern hospitality at its best. With over 20 different wines to choose from, ranging from dry to sweet, from light to full-bodied, Georgia Winery offers something for every discriminating taste. Bring your taste buds and come on in for a delightful experience.

gawineryThe Georgia Winery is open Monday – Saturday from 10:00am till 6:00pm.

6469 Battlefield pkwy. Ringgold, Ga. 30736 | | 706.937.WINE