As you may recall, this past November, Comfort Farms in Milledgeville, Jon Jackson's applauded Veteran owned and operated agri-therapy program for military veterans, received a visit from the Travel Channel's Andrew Zimmern.
On a quest to find the world's most unique tastes on Bizarre Foods, Andrew Zimmern, Chef and Host of The Travel Channel's Bizarre Food, stopped by and visited with Army Veteran John Jackson of Comfort Farms in Milledgeville; an applauded Veteran owned and operated agri-therapy program for military veterans. Also on hand that day at Comfort Farms was Joe Zawacki from The Dirt Farmers, Ryan Smith of Macon MGMT and Stebin Horne, local Mercer Innovation Fellow and CEO and Founder of Kudu Safari Braai. Comfort Farms used Horne's Kudu grill, an African inspired wood-burning grill, griddle and fire pit to cook the farm's Suckling American Mule Foot pig and Mangalista from Comfort Farm's pork program among other locally grown culinary delights.
While the premise of Zimmern's visit to Comfort Farms was kept under wraps, Comfort Farms announced yesterday that they've received word from the Travel Channel that the Bizarre Foods episode taped in November will be airing on The Travel Channel at 9 pm Eastern Time on February 14. Show Producers say that this is the most powerful Episode of the Season, according to a statement made by Jon Jackson of Comfort Farms via Facebook.
Comfort Farms is well known for their unwavering support of veterans and the farm's implemented program designed to heal and assist veterans from all over adapt to their new way of life. Comfort Farms is an agri-therapy farm where Veterans can raise American Mule Foot hogs for their pork program, grow fresh food and learn culinary techniques. Comfort Farms helps vets acquire a new skill set while empowering Veterans to revive the desire to succeed and be a part of a "community focused on achieving something great again," while regaining the discipline and pride that was instilled in them when they enlisted.
Want to learn more about Comfort Farms? Visit Comfort Farms at their website http://stagvetsinc.org/ or follow Comfort Farms on Facebook to learn more about the remarkable impact this rural farm has with its Veterans.