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Spring, Pollen, Muscadines…Oh My!

Spring has certainly sprung here in south Georgia! Sunshine and warmer temperatures beg everyone outdoors, only to find everything covered in a fine, yellow dust. Spend too much time outside, and you’ll probably find yourself clawing your watery eyes out or sneezing your head off! Springtime is beautiful, but for those with allergies, it’s difficult to enjoy because of all…

Why South Georgia Wine Festival

 For 50 years now, the Paulk family has been a pillar in the muscadine industry, thanks in large part to Papa Jacob, who planted his first muscadine vine in 1970. His sons, Gary and JW, Jr., continue the legacy of growing and selling fresh muscadines (as well as blackberries and strawberries) to grocery stores and…

Lott Paulk

Lott Paulk was a farmer, county commissioner, and community philanthropist. He was never one to mince words, but he was a fair and generous man. As he began farming in the early 1900s, he actually farmed with mules, not tractors, so to say he was a hard worker is an understatement. He and his wife,…

Rachel

Rachel Vickers married Lott Paulk in 1908 at the age of 18 and became a mother, housewife, and helper on the family farm. Rachel and Lott raised five children to adulthood, although she also gave birth to four who would not live past the age of two. Jacob was their youngest child.  Rachel and Lott…