If you've never been to Sapelo Island, GA then you are definitely missing out. It is a magical place to visit, consisting of a small community on a beautiful island that has the most spanish moss I have yet to encounter. The residents of the island are welcoming with a true southern hospitality. One of the things they are doing on the island is working very hard to sustain the Sapelo Island Red Pea, which is an amazingly tasty little legume that has a long history with the island and it's geechee culture. Check out the Sapelo Island Red Pea Project for more info on what they are doing. A few months ago I had the chance to travel out to the island for a shoot with The Local Palate to document some of the work they are doing and help spread the word about the sustainability of this pea. Here are the tear sheets from the magazine, which I though they did a fantastic job with! I look forward to visiting the island many times in the future...
I had a great time working with The Local Palate on a story about about sustainable seafood which is in the June/July 2014 issue. I learned a lot about seafood and how the sustainable market works and doesn't work. There are a lot of hard working fisherman that need their product used locally and purchased through the proper channels. The more this product is used in local restaurants and purchased by local residents the better!
So go out and buy some local seafood!