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Peach and Prosperity

Peach and Prosperity

By Peach and Prosperity
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 farmers markets to discussions at tech events, our stories blossomed from a curiosity to learn more about people behind the brands. Stories are told by daughter and dad duo, Julia and Jeff.
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ATL Family Meal - Episode 8 
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 hospitality family.   Join us for a Q and A with #ATLFAMILYMEAL Founder Michael Lennox who is also the founder of Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall, Muchacho and Golden Eagle. Learn his story and how to help give back to Atlantans in need during this time. Listening Notes: This is a special pop up series in response to the current economic and health situation with COVID-19. Rather than our typical narrative and edited style, it is a record to release episode. Since we recorded from separate locations, the audio quality isn’t as pitch perfect as usual. Visit our Facebook page and Instagram to follow behind the scenes on these stories. Learn more about #ATLFAMILYMEAL on their website and Instagram. 
27:51
May 17, 2020
Castellucci Hospitality Group - Episode 7
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 they are pivoting during this time. From "Feeding the Frontlines" to offering new comfort menus, the CHG team is creativity and kindly cooking and helping around Atlanta.  Listening Notes: This is a special pop up series in response to the current economic and health situation with COVID-19. Rather than our typical narrative and edited style, it is a record to release episode. Since we recorded from separate locations, the audio quality isn’t as pitch perfect as usual. Visit our Facebook page and Instagram to follow behind the scenes on these stories. Learn more about CHG on their website and Instagram.
13:23
May 07, 2020
Topstitch Studio - Episode 6
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. Listening Notes: This is a special pop up series in response to the current economic and health situation with COVID-19. Rather than our typical narrative and edited style, it is a record to release episode. Since we recorded from separate locations, the audio quality isn’t as pitch perfect as usual. Visit our Facebook page and Instagram to follow behind the scenes on these stories. Learn more about Top Stitch on their website and Instagram.
15:36
May 02, 2020
ASW Distillery - Episode 5
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 this time. Listening Notes: This is a special pop up series in response to the current economic and health situation with COVID-19. Rather than our typical narrative and edited style, it is a record to release episode. Since we recorded from separate locations, the audio quality isn’t as pitch perfect as usual. Visit our Facebook page and Instagram to follow behind the scenes on these stories.  Learn more about ASW Distillery on their website and Instagram.
17:34
April 28, 2020
Little Tart Bakeshop - Episode 4
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. Listening Notes: This is a special pop up series in response to the current economic and health situation with COVID-19. Rather than our typical narrative and edited style, it is a record to release episode. Since we recorded from separate locations, the audio quality isn’t as pitch perfect as usual. Visit our Facebook page and Instagram to follow behind the scenes on these stories.  Learn more about Little Tart Bakeshop on their website and Instagram.
13:31
April 26, 2020
Jaemor Farms - Episode 3
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 generation owners, Drew Echols, and his sister, Carli Echols, to learn about their story and how they are being resilient during these uncertain times Listening Notes: This is a special pop up series in response to the current economic and health situation with COVID-19. Rather than our typical narrative and edited style, it is a record to release episode. Since we recorded from our “home studio” and the farm, the audio quality isn’t as pitch perfect as usual. The wind does go away eventually. Visit our Facebook page and Instagram to follow behind the scenes with these stories.  Learn more about Jaemor Farms on their website and Instagram.
15:04
April 23, 2020
Indie Craft Experience - Episode 2
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. We sat down with them via Zoom along with our friends David, Dexter and Eugene for this interview about how they are building community and connecting crafters online during this time.  Listening Notes: This is a special pop up series in response to the current economic and health situation with COVID-19. Rather than our typical narrative and edited style, it is a record to release episode. Since we recorded from our “home studio,” the audio quality isn’t as pitch perfect as usual. Visit our Facebook page to watch the video interview.
28:19
April 17, 2020
Lazy Betty Restaurant - Episode 1
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. Listener Challenge: Tag us on Instagram with photos of you and/or your family enjoying your take out meal and include the food. We’ll share your stories with our community: @peachandprosperity and @lazybettyatl. Listening Notes: This is a special pop up series in response to the current economic and health situation with COVID-19. Rather than our typical narrative and edited style, it is a record to release episode. Since we recorded from our “home studio,” the audio quality isn’t as pitch perfect as usual. Visit our Facebook page to watch the video interview.
24:31
April 13, 2020
Season 2: Introduction
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 can help. Instead of our typical narrative style, our format will be q and a. Our interviews will be via Zoom so our audio quality may not be as crisp as normal. We’ll also be publishing the video interviews on our social channels. AND many of our interviews will include our listeners. Keep an eye on our social for the invites for these chat room conversations! We hope we can inspire you during these challenging times, and also ask you to commit to take action to help. After each episode, there will be a challenge - a way for you to participate from home. Thanks for tuning in and supporting local!
01:09
April 13, 2020
Atlanta Botanical Garden: An Urban Oasis - Episode 21
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.
16:17
September 30, 2019
King of Pops: Unexpected Moments of Happiness - Episode 20
Learn about King of Pops, a beloved brand led by two brothers, Steven and Nick Carse. Discover how they got started and the exciting directions they have grown with Tree Elves, King of Crops and more creative concepts. With community at the core, their purpose is to create Unexpected Moments of Happiness. They are much more than a popsicle company, they have created their own culture and become a part of the culture of Atlanta and the Southeast. 
14:32
August 13, 2019
Georgia Grown at AmericasMart - Episode 19
Agribusinesses thrive under this economic and marketing development program led by the Georgia Department of Agriculture. This July, we followed the paths of Georgia Grown food entrepreneurs at one of the largest trade shows—AmericasMart with 8,000 brands across a 7 million square foot campus. We visit the gourmet temporaries floor to talk and taste with Georgia founders. We learned the story behind the iconic Atlanta building where they set up shop to share their brands with the world. Join us for this special tour, including Big Daddy Biscuits, Goodson Pecans, Hunter Cattle Company and many more. 
24:47
July 29, 2019
ATL Collective: Local Musicians and Favorite Albums - Episode 18
With one-of-a-kind shows at a variety of venues, ATL Collective spotlights a diverse array of incredible local and national musicians. Meet a few members of the team, including Co-Founder Michael Dalton, Executive Director Russell Gottschalk and Program and Marketing Director Rhiannon Klee, to learn about the past, present and future of this creative organization that’s captivated Atlanta’s music scene since 2009. Learn how and why they recently become a nonprofit and what it means for their mission moving forward. Special thanks to ElementATL for hosting us for the interviews.
16:32
June 09, 2019
Criminal Records: Atlanta's Vinyl Institution - Episode 17
Travel to Record Store Day with us as we explore Atlanta’s Criminal Records, a locally owned and independently operated record, comic store and more, located in Little Five Points. Learn about the store’s iconic name and its evolution over the years with founder Eric Levin. Listen to a live in-store performance by Timothy Showalter from Strand Of Oaks. Meet the customers that are bringing vinyl back. 
11:40
May 27, 2019
Bean to Bar: Xocolatl Chocolate - Episode 16
With a passion for travel, Elaine and Matt began their chocolate journey in Costa Rica. Now, Xocolatl is a beloved Atlanta brand with a shop in Krog Street Market. Learn about the art, history and science of their chocolate. Join us for a taste test as we sample some of their flavors! This episode was recorded live as part of our Founder Friday Dinner Series for young professionals in Atlanta. Follow our behind the scenes adventures on Instagram. 
24:58
May 02, 2019
Refuge Coffee: A Community, Career and Commerce Center - Episode 15
This nonprofit business brews up community, commerce and career opportunities in Clarkston, Georgia, also known as the “Ellis Island of the South.” This is the story of how Kitty and Bill Murray created a place that is about much more than coffee for refugees, the town and Atlanta. Thank you to Eugene Buchko of Atlanta Coffee Shops for photos and Pony League band for the music. 
12:31
March 29, 2019
Pie Bar: Sweet and Savory Southern Traditions - Episode 14
Located in historic downtown Woodstock, Georgia, Pie Bar took a hobby and turned it into a career with flavors such as bourbon chocolate pecan, key lime, salted caramel apple streusel and many more. Learn how Cody and Lauren Bolden began baking, support local and build community with their pie club and classes. Even their time off revolves around pie with pie-vacations!
15:60
March 04, 2019
National Muffin Day: Helping People Experiencing Homelessness - Episode 13
This is a special edition in honor of National Muffin Day, a philanthropic holiday being celebrated on Sunday, February 24, 2019. Learn more about how we bake and give away muffins to people experiencing homelessness and hunger. Co-founded by Julia and her friend, Jacob the Muffin Man, the fifth year of the celebration is this year! Go behind the muffins to learn from us how we have recruited 500 Muffinteers (volunteer bakers) to bake 6,000 muffins in 25 cities and raised thousands. Join the muffin movement as a Muffinter by baking, giving and sharing with #givemuffins. For every baker, $40 will be donated. Join the Facebook event for National Muffin Day 2019 or visit NationalMuffinDay.org. Follow along on our adventures on Instagram with @natlmuffinday. 
17:48
January 30, 2019
Dad's Garage: Comedy and Community - Episode 12
For over 20 years, Dad's Garage has been an Atlanta icon for plays, improv shows and comedy classes. But, it is about so much more than performing with an emphasis on community, compassion and creativity. Listen to Artistic Director Kevin Gillese and General Company Improviser Hannah Aslesen.
23:57
December 06, 2018
Sweet Auburn: The Curb Market - Episode 11
Tour Atlanta's oldest and only Municipal market. In the heart of the historic Auburn Avenue district, this economic center celebrates the past with businesses of today. Meet two of the founders from Miss D's New Orleans Style Candy and Just Add Honey tea company. Background music by Pony League. Photos by Eugene Buchko Photography.
14:29
November 20, 2018
Hallowed Grounds: The Oakland Cemetery Story - Episode 10
Explore Atlanta’s oldest permanent residence. With David Moore, the Executive Director of the Historic Oakland Foundation, go back in time to learn about the cemetery’s more than 160 year old story. Discover memorable moments from the past and celebrate the present with the volunteers and community who make this final resting place an architectural, botanical and historical wonderland.
16:10
October 25, 2018
Tiny Doors ATL: A Portal to Your Imagination - Episode 9
The creativity of Tiny Doors ATL has captured the curiosity of Atlanta. Learn the story of artist Karen Anderson. Discover how a childhood dollhouse influenced her career path, what inspired the launch of Tiny Doors ATL and how the doors became destinations of wonder around the city. Thank you to Pony League for the music on this episode.
22:16
August 22, 2018
Brewing with Purpose: Atlanta Craft Beer - Episode 8
The story behind the launch of Monday Night Brewing, an Atlanta brewery celebrating its seventh year. How three friends turned a bible study group into an award winning beer company! Go behind the scenes with us to hear about their past present and future. This episode features music from Atlanta based band, Pony League and their album “A Picture of Your Family.”
19:58
July 30, 2018
Bite-Size Brownies: Dark Chocolate Desserts - Episode 7
As the founder of NOLA Girl Brownies, Wendy Sanders is disrupting the dessert scene in Atlanta. How Wendy turned a gift idea into a startup food business, became a dark chocolate champion and where she sees the future of her brownies going. Follow her path from New Orleans to Italy to Atlanta in this episode.
09:31
July 01, 2018
Get a Clue: Atlanta Scavenger Hunts - Episode 6
Explore the coolest corners of HOTlanta with these books. For a birthday or team building event, Clue Town offers puzzle scavenger hunts that walk you around the BeltLine, Oakland Cemetery and beyond. The story behind the creator, Jay Carlson and his hunts.
14:02
June 20, 2018
Completely Cardboard: Furniture Done Differently - Episode 5
After moving for years, Dara Schaier, Founder and CEO of Built Out Of Paper (BOOP), designed her ideal, lightweight and sustainable furniture! How she launched her cardboard bookcase and her vision for future designs.
15:16
June 10, 2018
Batter Up: The Atlanta Startup Farm - Episode 4
How a baseball stadium became a hub of innovation, a peak at the stealth group of startups who are part of the first class and how they plan to hit a homerun for Atlanta as the startup capital of the South. Meet Burunda Prince-Jones, Managing Director of The Farm, and a few of the companies making their mark in this accelerator.
15:18
May 26, 2018
Tech for Good: Food Rescue with an App - Episode 3
Founded by Jasmine Crowe, Goodr is a sustainable food waste management company, using tech to combat hunger. It works like your favorite ride request app with a social good mission. Learn how she launched, what she's accomplished and where she's going next.
18:20
April 23, 2018
Atlanta Dog Tails: Big Daddy Biscuits - Episode 2
From farm to table, Big Daddy Biscuits has reinvented classic dog treats into a sustainable brand with paw-sonality. Learn how Founder Lauren Janis, known as Big Mama, gives back and bakes with a creative twist. Celebrate the year of the dog with her FURtune cookies. Meet her furry friends and human fans around Atlanta.
12:26
March 21, 2018
Peach and Prosperity: Bread and Atlanta - Episode 1
A baker who found his passion as a child, took corporate America for a spin, but eventually found his roots again to become one of the most popular bakers around Atlanta. This is the story of Thomas Sergio's Olde World artisan bread company.
16:20
February 24, 2018