A Fork in the Road Join David Zelski as he brings you the personal stories from Georgia's farmers, fisherman, merchants, artisans, chefs, and others who help provide Georgia grown products to folks in the Peach State and beyond. You can also watch the Fork in the Road TV show on GPB and on demand at GPB.org as host David Zelski takes you across the state in a lively half hour program.
A Fork in the Road

A Fork in the Road

From Georgia Public Broadcasting

Join David Zelski as he brings you the personal stories from Georgia's farmers, fisherman, merchants, artisans, chefs, and others who help provide Georgia grown products to folks in the Peach State and beyond. You can also watch the Fork in the Road TV show on GPB and on demand at GPB.org as host David Zelski takes you across the state in a lively half hour program.

Most Recent Episodes

Urban Harvest: Cultivating Community in the Concrete Jungle

Delve into the vibrant world of urban agriculture. In this episode, David Zelski shines a spotlight on Gratitude Botanical Farm, an unconventional oasis nestled in the heart of Atlanta. Founded by childhood friends, this two-acre micro-farm is defying expectations and nourishing the community in more ways than one. Explore the challenges and triumphs of urban farming. Combating food deserts and preserving cultural heritage, Gratitude Botanical Farm is sowing the seeds of change in Atlanta's urban landscape.

Fields of Abundance: Inside Lewis Taylor Farms

Embark on a journey to the heart of Tifton, Georgia, where the sprawling expanse of Lewis Taylor Farms beckons with its promise of abundance and hard-earned success. Delve into the rich history and thriving present of one of the nation's largest privately owned farms. Lewis Taylor Farms is a testament to the enduring spirit of family farming and relentless determination. Discover the intricate dance between tradition and innovation as Lewis Taylor Farms harnesses cutting-edge technology and time-tested farming practices to cultivate a diverse array of crops. From bell peppers to cucumbers, squash to watermelons, each harvest represents not only a bounty of fresh produce but also a testament to the unwavering commitment of those who toil tirelessly to feed their communities and beyond.

Georgia's Cheesemaking Pioneers

Sweet Grass Dairy is the home of Georgia's cheesemaking pioneers. Meet Jessica and Jeremy Little, the dynamic duo behind the farm-to-table cheese revolution in Thomasville. From pasture to plate, discover the art and science of crafting award-winning cheeses rooted in sustainable farming practices and innovative recipes. In this episode, you can savor the flavors of Sweet Grass Dairy's artisanal cheeses while gaining insight into their commitment to quality, sustainability, and community.

Seeding Excellence: Exploring Georgia's Agriculture Seed Lab

Join us on a journey into the heart of Georgia's Department of Agriculture Seed Lab in Tifton. Delve into the meticulous process of testing every seed sold in Georgia, ensuring top-notch quality for farmers and consumers alike. From the rigorous inspections to the specialized testing procedures, discover how these small seeds play a vital role in shaping the state's billion-dollar agriculture industry. Learn about the dedicated team behind the scenes and gain insight into the intricate science that transforms seeds into the crops we rely on every day.

Peaches and the People: Georgia's Agricultural Legacy

Explore the rich history and intricate process of peach farming in Georgia. Join host David Zelski as he delves into the roots of Pearson Farms, a fifth-generation peach and pecan farm in Fort Valley. From the days of recruiting young workers to the advanced logistics of today's peach industry, discover the fascinating stories etched on the walls of an old boarding house and the evolution of peach varieties at Pearson Farms. Gain insights into the art and science of picking and packing peaches, ensuring that the iconic Georgia peaches reach your hands ripe and ready. Tune in for a juicy episode that captures the essence of Georgia's Peach State legacy.

Yaupon Odyssey: Unearthing America's Herbal Legacy

Embark on an enchanting journey where ancient traditions meet modern wellness and explore the fascinating world of Yaupon Holly, a forgotten American medicinal plant. Join tea farmer Lou Thomann as he shares the captivating history and versatile uses of Yaupon, from brewing herbal teas to crafting skincare products. Discover the sustainable practices at Yaupon Wellness Company's research farm and learn how this indigenous plant is making a comeback in the world of health and lifestyle. Uncover the wisdom of Native American tribes and indulge in the magic of Yaupon, where every leaf tells a story.

Sustainable Sow Life: A Pig-Centric Operation

Explore Thompson Farms in Dixie, GA a hear about one family's generations-long commitment to sustainable pig farming. From overcoming market challenges to embracing whole hog butchery, the Thompsons showcase a unique blend of traditional southern practices and innovative approaches, ensuring every piece of meat leaving the farm is of the highest quality. From muddy pig spa days to the processing plant, this episode provides an intimate look at a family-driven operation that prioritizes the well-being of its animals.

A Fork in the Road Season 3 Trailer

Join host David Zelski as he travels the state to bring you the personal stories from Georgia's farmers, fishermen, merchants, artisans, chefs, and others who help provide Georgia grown products to folks in the Peach State and beyond. You can also watch A Fork in the Road TV show on GPB TV and on demand at GPB.org as host David Zelski takes you across the state in a lively half hour program.

A Fork in the Road Podcast: BONUS! Behind the Scenes

How did A Fork in the Road get started? Where did the idea come from? Does David Zelski record episodes all by himself? How far does David drive to record an episode of A Fork in the Road? Find the answers to these questions and more in this very special bonus episode of the Fork in the Road podcast.

Cookies for the Adult Flavor Palate

Cookies are not just for kids. And 'cookies for adults' doesn't mean anything nefarious. Jonny Boy Cookies in Statesboro features Southern-inspired cookies that will tantalize your taste buds. From classic flavors like Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Butterscotch to unique flavors like Chicken & Waffles and Banana Puddin'.