Flat Creek Lodge Blog

Mardi Gras at Flat Creek

Andi Frey - Tuesday, February 18, 2014

 "Les Bons Temps Rouler" at our Mardi Gras Dinner and Dance on Friday, February 28th!
$45 per person or $80 per couple. For reservations, please call Cathy McDaniel at 478-237-0123 or cmcdaniel@flatcreeklodge.com

 

Celebrate Love at the Lodge on Valentine's Day!

Andi Frey - Friday, January 17, 2014

Want to 'wow' your sweetheart this year? Make reservations to join us for a romantic night out at Flat Creek - we're the place to be on Valentine's Day in Southeast Georgia! We're just 3 hours from Metro Atlanta and 1.5 hours from Savannah. Whisk your honey away for our special dinner or extend your stay by booking a room or cottage at the Lodge! 

 

New Employee at the Lodge

Andi Frey - Friday, January 17, 2014
Flat Creek Dairy and Farm is pleased to announce the newest member of the team, Laura Vines. She comes to us from the University of Georgia with a Master's Degree in Food Safety. She joins us as our Quality Control/Food Safety Specialist. She has already made vast improvements to our procedures and protocols. We look forward to completing the upgrades to the dairy soon. Thank you for your patience as we improve our facilities!

We're In the Georgia Holiday Gift Guide!

Andi Frey - Tuesday, December 17, 2013

 

Looking for the perfect gift that's Made In Georgia? We're thrilled to be included in the Georgia Holiday Gift Guide on Explore Georgia's Blog! We're included as the perfect gift for The Outdoorsman and a getaway to our property is sure to impress. You'll also find ideas for foodies, animal lovers and adventure seekers, too in the Gift Guide roundup just in time for the holidays!

 

Sweet and Savory: A Family Tradition

Andi Frey - Tuesday, December 03, 2013

 

photo via Forrest Blade

We're excited to share an article in The Forrest Blade about sisters, chefs and friends Crissy Duncan and Kimberly Hamilton are key players in bringing our guests some of the best food around. Their family tradition of cooking made them passionate about crafting amazing food. 

Quotes the article, "She handles the sweet, and I'm handle the savory side," Kimberly says.

Get the rest of the story at The Forrest Blade, and come say hi to Crissy and Kimberly next time you're at the Lodge!

Flat Creek Dairy Is A Good Food Awards Finalist

Andi Frey - Thursday, November 21, 2013

We're excited to announce that Flat Creek Dairy & Farm's Montazzio Cheese Is A Good Food Awards finalist!

 To learn more about the awards, check out the press release information:

Seedling Projects is proud to announce the 2014 Good Food Awards Finalists, who represent the best from America’s growing movement of talented and socially conscious food entrepreneurs. From Nebraskan Juniper Salami to West Virginian Barrel Aged Gin to Ethiopian Nigusse Lemme coffee roasted in Oklahoma; tasty, authentic and responsible food is taking the nation by storm. Chosen from amongst the Finalists, 100 Good Food Award Winners will be announced January 16, 2014, at a gala in San Francisco. Dr. Zeke Emanuel will be master of ceremonies; Nell Newman, founder of Newman’s Own Organics, will give the keynote address; and the awards will be presented by renowned chef and Seedling Projects board member Alice Waters.

This year’s 1,450 entries—double the number since the awards launched in 2009—came from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The growth reflects the vitality of the country’s food crafters committed to the values of the Good Food Movement, using sustainable ingredients and supporting their local economies.

“The 200 Good Food Awards Finalists are leading a cultural shift away from business as usual,” says Sarah Weiner, co-founder and executive director of Seedling Projects, which organizes the awards. “They bring the dedication and integrity of true craftsmen to all they do. Their ever stronger presence around the country proves that it can be done—there is a different way to feed our communities.”

The Finalists emerged from a one-day marathon judging session September 15 in San Francisco at the HUB SoMa, when 225 experts sampled entries in the 10 categories of beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, coffee, confections, oils, preserves, pickles and spirits. The top scorers were further vetted to confirm sound sourcing practices, good animal husbandry and transparency in all stages of the supply chain.

“These 200 businesses are a vital link in a healthy food system,” Weiner says. “When responsible cheese makers thrive, so do sustainable dairy farms. It was not easy to make it onto this list. Taste scores were higher than ever before, and nearly 10% of the top scorers didn't fully meet the sustainability criteria to become Finalists. But over a dozen of them decided to make sourcing changes when they realized this, and it is very exciting to see more and more of the country's most talented producers become the country's most sustainable."

The Awards themselves consistently bring recognition and sales to the winners. “Good Food Award Winners report growing their businesses 15% to 400%, increasing purchasing from local and responsible orchards, farms and ranches accordingly.” Weiner says.

The 2014 Awards Ceremony is followed January 18 by the public Good Food Awards Marketplace at the city’s historic San Francisco Ferry Building, where the winners will offer samples and sell their products alongside the hallmark CUESA farmers’ market, the largest in San Francisco. 

 

Farm Tour for students Pre-K- 5th Grade

Andi Frey - Monday, November 11, 2013
Flat Creek Lodge Farm Introduces

Farm Tour for students Pre-K- 5th Grade

Mondays and Tuesdays
10:00AM- 12:00PM

Meet our “Jersey Girls”
Learn about dairy farming and cheese making
Growing Berries and Vegetables

Cheese tasting

$18.00/student to include:
Outside lunch of:
Hot Dog
Chips
Drink
Homemade Cookie

Ride the Flat Creek Lodge Unimog

For information and reservations
Call
478- 237-3474

Georgia Made Gifts

Andi Frey - Monday, November 11, 2013

 

 

 

Did you know that Flat Creek Lodge also has an award-winning Dairy producing artisan cheeses? Our gift baskets are the perfect Georgia made corporate or holiday gift!

We offer 2 types of Gift Baskets:

2 Cheese & 1 Jam Gift Basket

Or

3 Cheese Gift Basket

$45.00 with free shipping to most Eastern States

 Purchase on our Flat Creek Dairy & Farm Website

 

                                                                        

 

Start 2014 Off With Us

Andi Frey - Thursday, November 07, 2013

Wow! Fall is in the air now, which means New Year's Eve is right around the corner. We're excited to once again host a New Year's Eve Prix Fixe Four Course Dinner at the Lodge. They'll be live music and a champagne toast, too! Get the full menu below and make reservations now for this popular event. Say 'hello' to 2014 with us!

 

Atlanta Cheese Festival

Andi Frey - Tuesday, October 08, 2013

 

We're excited to be a part of the 2013 Atlanta Cheese Festival! The festival this year is October 11, 2013, from 5:00pm - 11:00pm. This is the very first cheese festival in Atlanta, and we are honored to be among the 50 artisans at the festival. Tickets may be purchased online.

We'll be sampling the following:

Aztec
Dragons Breath
Flat Creek Cheddar
GA Red
Havarti Dill
Heavenly Blue
Low Country Gouda
Montazzio
Old Glory