2016 Local Food Hero: Congaree & Penn
NAME Congaree & Penn
STARTUP STORY Congaree and Penn was born out of a desire to work with the land, grow and create genuine products and to become involved with the culinary scene in Jacksonville. They needed to figure out what would grow well in their rich clay soil and the answer was rice! The first crop grew surprisingly well in 2014. Local chefs caught wind of their product grains, and it’s been through the support of these chefs, foodies, friends and family that they have grown into a real and productive farm.
WHY LOCAL? “We’re passionate about food and where it comes from. As food producers (and food consumers!), we like knowing where what we’re eating came from, and we’re really proud to share products that we grow and craft ourselves.”
For more information about Congaree and Penn visit their website at http://www.congareeandpenn.com