06.24.16

Senator David Perdue Hosts Georgia Grown Luncheon

Georgia chef prepares Southern staples at U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) this week hosted a luncheon prepared by Holly Chute, Senior Executive Chef with the Georgia Department of Agriculture’s Georgia Grown program. The meal included chicken from Springer Mountain Farms in Mt. Airy, Vidalia Onions, fresh field peas from Calhoun Produce in Ashburn, grits and cornmeal from Riverview Farms in Ranger, and country ham from Pine Street Market in Avondale Estates.

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Additionally, the following Georgia Grown products were featured at the luncheon: Joe Kem’s Bar-B-Que Sauce from Moultrie, Blueberry Jelly from The Blueberry Barn in Alma, Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Georgia Olive Farms in Lakeland, Peach Preserves from Jaemor Farms in Alto, Beef Jerky from Bogey’s Beef in Mableton, Georgia Grown Sugared Peanuts courtesy of Georgia Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black, Coca-Cola, and Chick-fil-A products. 

“Georgia is home to some of the greatest produce in the world,” said Senator Perdue. “Thanks to the Georgia Grown program and our hardworking farmers, Americans can find Georgia products in grocery stores across the country. It was an honor to host Chef Chute and share some of our Southern staples, especially her delicious fried chicken, with my Senate colleagues at the U.S. Capitol.”

Learn more about the Georgia Grown program here.    

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