Tour of Georgia Stop #5: Coastal Georgia
Posted on 20 September 2020
Tour of Georgia Stop #5: Coastal Georgia
Our Tour of Georgia is coming to an end and our last regional stop is Coastal Georgia. Grab a fruity drink and your SPF! We, of course, had to finish our trip around the Peach State on the beach.
Coastal Georgia is filled with peaceful, natural wonders and beauty that is unmatched. Our Coastal Georgia gift box features products from all over the coast including: Byrd Cookie Company Lemon Cooler & Georgia Peach Cookies, MaMa E's Home Bakery Cheese Straws, Salacia Salts Lemon Lavender Body Butter, and Dr Pete's Key Lime Square Baking Mix.
Meet the Artisans
Byrd Cookie Company
In 1924, Ben Tillman Byrd, Sr. began baking small batches of cookies from his bakery in Savannah, Georgia, packing them in wooden crates, and personally delivering them to neighborhood markets in his Model T Ford. The cookies were soon christened “Byrd’s Famous Cookies” and steadily gained popularity not only locally, but also among visitors who discovered the delicious confections while visiting Savannah. Today, Byrd Cookie Company is one of the largest and fastest-growing independent cookie, snack and gift companies in the United States. You can find their Lemon Cooler and Georgia Peach Cookies in our Coastal Georgia gift box.
Located near the iconic fountain in Forsyth Park where Forrest Gump dropped notable one-liners, Salacia Salts was founded in 2012 by Cari Clark Phelps. This small business is filled with bath and beauty products made from all-natural organic ingredients locally-sourced and inspired by scents of the South. Plus, each product is packed by hand in sustainable packaging to help preserve the beauty of the earth. Like all other great prophecies, the idea for Salacia Salts came from a dream. Cari literally had a dream she was packaging salts to sell to visitors in Savannah. From your lips to your toes, Cari has created products filled with natural ingredients to make every inch of your body feel soft, exfoliated, and moisturized. You can find Salacia Salts Lemon Lavender Body Butter in our Coastal Georgia gift box.
The small southern town of Ailey, Georgia is home to Dr. Pete's Foods. Dr. Pete's is known for their delicious marinades, sauces, dressings, baking mixes, and the famous Praline Mustard Glaze. Dr. T. A. Peterson, known as Dr. Pete to his patients, was reared in this sleepy south Georgia town. After becoming a doctor, he was often seen with his worn, black leather doctor's bag in hand entering homes around Savannah. As much as Dr. Pete loved his practice of medicine, he equally loved the art of cooking, and he spent many joyous hours creating and preparing wonderful dishes and sauces for his family and friends. In 1985, his daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Joel Coffee, began bottling some of his recipes, and selling them to the public under the "Dr. Pete's" label. Many of Dr. Pete's products have won awards, including the Flavor of Georgia award for their Praline Mustard Glaze and Best Baked Gold Award for their Key Lime Squares and Rustic French Boule Mixes. You can find their award winning Key Lime Square baking mix in our Coastal Georgia gift box.
MaMa E's Home Bakery
Marie Motes's dream for many years was to open a home bakery. When she retired in October 2012, she decided to make her dream come true. With much encouragement from coworkers, friends, and family, she made it happen. Marie has a small bakery in Metter, Georgia but you can occasionally find her at local arts and crafts festivals. As for the name "MaMa E's," in Marie's words: "This is what my grandchildren call me. As most of you know, the first grandchild names you. My grandson, Taylor, was suppose to call me MaMa Marie but he cut it short. Taylor called me 'MaMa E', and it stuck." Ideal for any occasion, MaMa E's cheese straws, featured in our Coastal Georgia gift box, are light and crispy with just the right amount of cayenne pepper.
We had the best time exploring (virtually) exploring Coastal Georgia and getting a little vitamin sea in Savannah. To bring a little bit of the coast to your door step, shop the Coastal Georgia gift box here.