METTER, GA (WTOC) -Dozens of writers and bloggers get to taste Southeast Georgia’s best crops and dishes as part of a Georgia Grown tour.
They stopped in Metter on Tuesday to learn about several local operations including a blueberry farm. The writers come from magazines and websites across the Southeastern US and have already seen sights in Savannah, Statesboro, and more. Their visit coincided with a big agricultural announcement for the community.
Metter’s new partnership with Georgia Southern officially signed its first tenant and they’ll be bringing a dozen of massive hydroponic growing containers with them.
The City of Metter inked a deal with Better Fresh Farms to bring their hydroponic produce business to the small business incubator the city will develop with GSU. The idea is to not only provide a new business with space and utilities but also guildance and research from Georgia Southern.
The City hopes the small businesses develop and eventually grow enough to move out on their own. The tenants say this was the perfect way for them to grow.
“The city will start renovations to a public works building and warehouse to establish the incubator and hope to have it ready this summer,” said Grant Anderson with Better Fresh Farm.
The city will start renovations to a public works building and warehouse to establish the incubator and hope to have it ready this summer.