Hwy 37 Georgia Grown Trail - Georgia Agritourism Association

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Richie DeMott of Gin Creek
Charlie Cowart of Still Pond Vineyard
Jason Shaw of Georgia Olive Farms
Ed Perry of Horse Creek Winery
Maggie Potter, GA Tourism Project Manager
and others came up with an idea …
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• An idea designed to promote agritourism in
South Georgia ”where there are miles of rural
landscape, historic small towns and abundant
agricultural operations.” (HR77)
The Trail would:
• Wind through miles of centennial
and family owned farms…
The Trail would:
• Wind through miles of centennial
and family owned farms…
• Feature unique lodging…
The Trail would:
• Wind through miles of centennial
and family owned farms…
• Feature unique lodging…
• Showcase U Pick farms…
The Trail would:
• Wind through miles of centennial
and family owned farms…
• Feature unique lodging…
• Showcase U Pick farms…
• Promote farm stands…
The Trail would:
• Wind through miles of centennial
and family owned farms…
• Feature unique lodging…
• Showcase U Pick farms…
• Promote farm stands…
• Provide hands-on farm
experiences…
The Trail would:
• Support farm-to-table restaurants…
The Trail would:
• Support farm-to-table restaurants…
• Promote establishments dedicated to
preserving and sharing local recipes and
traditions…
The Trail would:
• Farm-to-table restaurants…
• Establishments dedicated to preserving and
sharing local recipes and traditions…
• Highlight time-honored and progressive crops
& farming techniques.
IN SHORT, THE TRAIL WOULD BE:
an idea whose time had come.
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• On January 29, 2013, House Resolution 77
designated a scenic highway route through
South Georgia known as:
“Georgia Grown Trail: 37”
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Core Counties
Assets along Georgia Grown Trail: 37
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A Maze in Cane - Nashville
AIM - Blakely
All Points Produce - Sparks
Bagby State Park – Fort Gaines
Barber-Tucker House B&B - Moultrie
Burton Brooks Peach Shed - Barney
Colquitt County Farm Bureau
Evergreen Produce, LLC - Adel
George T. Bagby Lodge Restaurant
Bagby State Park
Assets, cont’d
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Gayla’s Grits - Lakeland
Georgia Olive Farms - Lakeland
Gin Greek Plantation - Moultrie
Glass Enterprises - Camilla
Horse Creek Winery/Perry Vineyards – Nashville/Sparks
Lauri Jo’s Southern Style Canning – Norman Park
Lawson Peach Shed - Morven
Lenox River Ranch - Lenox
Gin Creek Plantation
Assets, cont’d
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Little Duck Farms – Ray City
Live Oak Plantation - Adel
Ms. Jo’s Country Lane Daylilies - Sparks
Ochlocknee Ridge Farms - Moultrie
Packer Produce - Moultrie
Patten Pecans - Lakeland
Pecan Hill Inn - Moultrie
Pecan Hill Inn
Assets, cont’d
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Quail Country - Arlington
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel/Moultrie
Roberts Taste of the Farm - Nashville
Rose Marie Plantation - Cogdell
Shadow Oak Plantation - Nashville
Southern Grace - Enigma
Southern Valley Fruit and Vegetable – Norman Park
Sparkman’s Cream Valley - Moultrie
Sparkman’s Cream Valley
Assets, cont’d
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Still Pond Winery - Arlington
Sunbelt AgExpo - Moultrie
Sundown Farms Plantation - Moultrie
The Honey Shack - Homerville
Thompson Farms - Dixie
Weeks Honey - Omega
White Oak Pastures - Bluffton
Still Pond Winery
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1. Identify additional assets along
the trail.
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2. Solidify the image to be used for
signage.
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3. Engage the Georgia DOT and
Department of Agriculture to place
directionals to the assets.
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4. Create a marketing strategy for
the trail utilizing all available media.
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Each step should coordinated by an
organization of trail members …
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whose mission it is to coordinate
all aspects of the trail’s promotion.
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Association, Inc.
A Non-Profit Membership Corporation
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