Foods of the Farm held a ribbon cutting and grand opening in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday at 11239 Oglethorpe Highway. in Midway. Owners Scott and Theresa Morrison welcomed family, local residents and chamber staffers and members to the event.
Chamber Vice Chairman Daniel Clark welcomed the Morrisons, and chamber membership director Brandy Simon touted the benefits of operations like Foods of the Farm.
“Small businesses like this make up the fabric of the community and give Liberty County a unique flavor,” Simon said.
Foods of the Farm sells products made from vegetables, fruits and animals that are grown and raised on the Morrisons’ parents’ 318-acre farm or neighboring farms in Jesup and Midway. Lunch is served three days a week, and the store sells homemade pickles, jams, breads and ready-made meals.
“We are a true farm-to-table concept business,” Theresa Morrison said. “I am very concerned with healthy eating, and I don’t want the preservatives and additives you find in processed foods.”
Morrison, who grew up on a small farm in Louisiana, explained that the animals the family raises for Foods of the Farm are free-range. They’re not fed animal by-products or given antibiotics.
Foods of the Farm officially opened in August and is the only farm-to-table business in Liberty County. Morrison said she enjoys her work and believes it has had a positive impact on her family.
“I homeschool my children, and this gives them the opportunity to learn the value of where their food came from,” she said.
Foods of the Farm serves lunch from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Retail-store hours are 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays.
For more information, call Foods of the Farm at 884-3233, go to www.foodsofthefarm.com or find it on Facebook.