Black farmers launch agritourism trail in Georgia

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It’s been my goal since The Food Section launched to feature more voices in its virtual pages. I’m very proud today to publish our first story from a freelance contributor, Sheeka Sanahori, a journalist based in Atlanta. Sheeka just started a newsletter devoted to socially responsible travel, so I asked her to check out a new agritourism program in southwest Georgia. — HR

The distant sound of ‘70s soul is the first thing that greets visitors to the Vicks Estate in Albany, Georgia. The voices get more distinct as you walk closer to the white two-story farmhouse originally built in 1925. On a Thursday in early June, Aretha Franklin and Labelle are on heavy rotation. 

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