The Burge, located in Eastern Newton County, has always been a farm even if its produce has changed over the years. What was previously a thriving plantation in the pre-civil war era has now become a prosperous organic farm. The innovative practices the Burge now uses have grown it to its success today and made it a place to visit in Covington, Georgia.
One practice of theirs is an open-pollination which allows a variety of produce. This method allows the Burge to save the seeds of their produce and create different produce varieties that are unique to their farm. With their unique produce, who could resist wanting to sink their teeth into some of their juicy produce.
Another advanced practice they are using is community-supported agriculture. This allows members of the community to buy a stake in the farm and in return they receive regular deliveries of produce from the farm. By building the relationship between the consumer and the farmer, the Burge is not only benefiting the community. They are also connecting the members of the community into one family.
These practices are not the only thing that makes the Burge unique. They also feature a Burge Club. After you join the club, you’re able to host events in their one-of-a kind venue. You can host many events like weddings, dinner parties, and business meetings. Where else are you going to be able to find an elegant venue with the amount of history the Burge includes?
The Burge’s success matches the success it had in the pre-civil war era. The Burge has been in the same family it’s whole life. It was built by Thomas Burge for his first wife, and then lived in by him and his second wife Dolly. After Thomas died, Dolly and the family continued to live on the estate. She was even able to save it from being burned down during Sherman’s walk to the sea. The vast history of this estate only adds to the refinement of the venue.
Over the years the Burge has not lost its ability to thrive. Whether it’s helping to build our history or our community the Burge has played a key role in Newton County’s development. That’s why in we can’t wait to see what else the Burge brings to the table for many years to come.