Putting the Green in Blueberries: Earth-friendly Farming at Monticello’s Green Meadows Farm

When longtime organic gardener Delores Green retired from teaching, she wanted to turn her hobby into a small business. “I wanted to be outside growing things,” she says. Delores and her husband, Ronny, searched for a crop they could grow organically on land they owned in Monticello. They settled on blueberries and opened Green Meadows …

June 2011 Travel Writers Press Trip, Day 2, Madison and Jefferson Counties, FL

Day 2 of the Natural North Florida Writers Press Trip began early, with Doc feeling low from an overdose of Makers’ Mark.  However, he was rejuvenated by the time we reached Tuten’s U-Pick farms in southern Madison County.  There, we saw huge fields of peas, watermelons, tomatoes, peppers and eggplant ready for the picking by …

Horseback Riding in Monticello: Connor Carriages and Occasions

Located just a short drive outside of Tallahassee, Connor Carriages and Occasions in Monticello is a great place to get out of thie city and play outside for the day.  Trail rides are $35 per person and are available by reservation only.  No previous experience with horses is necessary, as the ride is guided.  If …