Savannah River Farms
Established in 2002, Savannah River Farms is owned and operated by Kellie Deen with her husband Ben. Together they strive to meet the demands of the growing number of consumers and businesses that care about how animals are raised. Located a few miles from the Savannah River in Newington, GA, Savannah River Farms maintains a close relationship with the Bon Appétit teams at Emory University and the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). The Deens use only natural methods of raising their livestock to yield products not only superior in taste but in health benefits as well. The humane treatment of their animals and the sustainability of their farm are both top priorities to them.
Sisters of Providence White Violet Center for Eco-Justice
The White Violet Center for Eco-Justice at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN is a ministry of the Sisters of Providence. The sisters embody the mission of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin: “teaching, caring, and inspiring for all creation.” On their five-acre, USDA-certified organic farm, the sisters grow a wide variety of vegetables and fruits which they sell at their farm store and to select wholesale accounts like Bon Appétit at Rose Hulman Institute of Technology and Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods College. The White Violet Center also holds classes, hosts internships, and maintains flocks of chickens and a small herd of alpacas.