Peach and Prosperity

"society & culture"

We're a podcast picking the best local homegrown stories around Georgia with a focus on economic, cultural and historical moments. Peaches carry deep symbolism. We seek out stories with this peach spirit, founders who remain true to Southern hospitality roots. From conversations at local farmersRead more

Popular episodes

ATL Family Meal - Episode 8

May 17 • 27:51

The mission of #ATLFAMILYMEAL is to feed, nourish and support hospitality workers and their families experiencing hunger and joblessness in the metro Atlanta community. As  a community of chefs, restaurants, suppliers, community stakeholders, and hospitality workers, they are working in unison to build new bridges in the community that allow us to feed our Atlanta hospital...

Castellucci Hospitality Group - Episode 7

May 7 • 13:22

Castellucci Hospitality Group has been "passionately pursuing the perfect dining experience one guest at a time" from generation to generation at this family owned business. Their beloved restaurants include Bar Mercado, Cooks & Soldiers, Double Zero, Recess, Sugo and The Iberian Pig.  We spoke with Fred Castellucci, President and CEO, about their founding story and how th...

Topstitch Studio - Episode 6

May 2 • 15:36

Topstitch Studio and Lounge is a modern fabric and sewing shop with a focus on apparel fabrics, indie garment patterns, sewing tools and fun events. It is located in Ponce City Market and now available online! Learn more from founder and owner Leigh Metcalf about how the shop is pivoting and how communities of local sewers are helping others during this uncertain time....

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ASW Distillery - Episode 5

Apr 28 • 17:33

These "Southern Pot-Still Pioneers" are crafting some of the most unique bourbon, rye and malt whiskies in Atlanta by combining traditional Scottish methods with Appalachian grain innovation. We spoke with ASW Distillery's Chief Acorn Officer, Chad Ralston, about the story behind the brand and how they have pivoted to produce hand sanitizer to serve the community during th...

Little Tart Bakeshop - Episode 4

Apr 26 • 13:31

Little Tart Bakeshop is a French-inspired pastry shop located in Grant Park, Summerhill and Krog Street Market. We spoke with its founder, Sarah O'Brien, about her story and the evolution of the bakery....

Jaemor Farms - Episode 3

Apr 23 • 15:04

Since 1912, the Echols family has grown peaches in the north Georgia countryside. Today, they grow and sell homegrown strawberries, blackberries, muscadines, scuppernongs, Concord grapes, watermelon, squash, tomatoes, zucchini, pumpkins and more during harvest season. They are also known for their fall corn maze, homemade pies and soft-serve. We met with one of the third g...

Indie Craft Experience - Episode 2

Apr 17 • 28:19

Christy Petterson and Shannon Mulkey Green are the co-founders of the Indie Craft Experience, which produces craft and vintage markets throughout the year. ICE events feature talented crafters, artists, makers and vintage sellers from all over the country with an emphasis on the Southeast....

Lazy Betty Restaurant - Episode 1

Apr 13 • 24:30

Chefs Aaron Phillips and Ronald Hsu lead Lazy Betty, a modern and innovative restaurant informed by the energy and community of Atlanta. They are inspired by exquisite ingredients and a thoughtful approach to cooking. Learn how they are pivoting to a menu of take out prix fixe meals. Find out more about how you can support local by ordering from them....

Season 2: Introduction

Apr 13 • 01:09

Our hearts are aching with this current situation and how it’s impacting our local small businesses and nonprofits. So, we’ve decided to respond by reaching out to tell their stories and prompt action. We’re going behind the scenes with these beloved brands to first learn the story behind how they launched, to discuss how they are pivoting and also how we as communities ca...

Atlanta Botanical Garden: An Urban Oasis - Episode 21

Sep 30 • 16:17

Visit the Atlanta Botanical Garden with us to learn about its history, impact and mission. We meet plants and people—from the giant statues for special exhibits and prized orchid collection to the curious guests who visit in every season. Come along with us for this nature focused show featuring literary icons, botanical beer and more....

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