Recommendations

Recommendations

Turntime Farms

Local - Beyond Organic farm serving Columbus, Georgia and the surround areas.

Turntime

Recommended by: Allen O'Shields - March 14, 2015 - Columbus GA Area

Justin Jordan - 150 Mayo Road - Ellerslie, GA 31807 - 706.405.6549 - justin@turntimefarms.com - www.turntimefarms.com

You may recall that I had recommended Coverall Farms owned and operated by Justin and Julie Jordan. They teamed up with Joey Loudermilk and greatly expanded the operation just down the road and named it Turntime Farms.

Turntime Farms is a great source for fresh pasture raised chickens and eggs without steroids and antibiotics. Meat and eggs without the chemicals. The expansion now includes beef, pork, and other meat products. Our Thanksgiving turkey came from them and was fresh and very good. They have a store that for now is open Wednesday afternoons and they will meet you there most anytime by appointment. He does have to go out and work on the farm occasionally! (-: Is best to call before you go.

They are located just north of Columbus in the Ellerslie community. Traveling from Columbus travel north on the Manchester Expressway to Ellerslie. Go through Ellerslie continuing on until you get to Luke's Pub on the right. Mayo Road is right there on the left. Go about a quarter mile and the big metal building in the pasture on the right is Turntime.

When you see him tell Justin that I said hello.

This Old Shack

Recommended by: Allen O'Shields - March 22, 2015 - Columbus GA Area

Dennis Lawrence - 5967 Morningside Drive - Columbus, GA - Cell: 706.593.1661 - Office: 706.610.3542 - eMail: thisoldshack@gmail.com -This Old Shack

Dennis builds a unique carpenter bee trap that works! The price is $20. He also builds blue bird houses that are uniquely designed for the right size, ventilation, and with a squirrel ring to keep them out of the nest. He builds bat houses and several other items such as metal yard ornaments.

Capps Sausage

Recommended by: Allen O'Shields - 2013 - Columbus GA Area

Trey Capps- 555 Lee Road 100, Opelika, AL 36804 - 334.750.8970

Capps Sausage is located on the family farm near the Beauregard community south of Opelika, AL. They have been making their sausage for over 50 years. They open the first weekend in October and close the last weekend in April. Hours CST - Friday & Saturday 8 - 5 and Sunday 8 - 12.

Capps' sausage is my favorite of any I've had in many years. My choice is their smoked link, but they make a variety of sausage receipes. They also sell very good bacon and very good real Wisconsin cheese.

Since it is an 80 mile round trip for me I always call Trey ahead of time to make sure they have the sausage on hand and when I arrive he has it ready to go. I stock up in April to make it through the summer while they are closed and then again in October to last until April. I vacuum pack it and freeze it and it keeps very well.

Allen O'Shields 2012