Logan Berry Heritage Farm


Sorgum Soppin'


Dates to be Announced!

Just what is Sorghum?

Sorghum Cane is a grass, double first cousin to sugar cane, distant cousin to corn

and originates from Africa. It came to the States during the Civil War as a sugar

substitute, but did not crystallize like sugar so was used as a liquid sweetener instead.

Sorghum is planted in the Spring from seeds saved from the previous Fall. We baby

it along and feed it compost tea sprays and then leave it to make sweet juice in the

stalks all Summer. In the Fall, at just the right time, the canes are cut, stripped of

leaves and laid on the ground to dry for about 2 weeks so the sugars can concentrate.

We then cut the seed heads off the top and save for next year (or you can feed them

to the birds, make flour from them or use in floral arrangements). Next we load the

canes and take them to a syrup mill to dehydrate and evaporate into nutritious and

delicious Sorghum Syrup. At the Mill, the sweet green juice is squeezed from the

canes and piped into a large copper cooker where it is evaporated and dehydrated until

it reaches a temperature of 230 degrees.

Then we bottle it and bring in back to the Farm for you to enjoy.

Sorghum is known as "vitamins on a spoon" because of its nutrients. It is high in

vitamins and minerals and antioxidants.  Doctors used to prescribe it to patients

low in Iron and Potassium.  It is a natural sweetener and unlike sugar which is

devoid of any nutrition, one teaspoon of Sorghum Syrup will provide calcium,

protein, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, zinc and riboflavin. It can

be substituted for sugar in many recipes and is great by itself on biscuits, hot

cereals, ice cream or to sweeten a cup of herbal tea.

Group Tours Available by Appointment

We welcome individuals, families and groups to visit our Farm and see what makes

LoganBerry special. Garden Club outings, Summer Camps excursions and School

Field Trips are some of the groups that have enjoyed tours of the Farm.

A two-hour hay ride tour will give you an extensive overview of our unique Farm.  

You’ll get a behind the scenes full sensory experience including our grass-fed, pastured

animals and their importance for the whole Farm, our polyculture system of planting

and why we honor our Appalachian heritage foods. If you’d like, you can choose to

extend your experience by including a tasty Farm lunch after the tour.

Please call 706-348-6068 for available dates and pricing.

Other events

From time to time LoganBerry hosts special events such as Tomato Day, Kids Camp, Gardening and Grafting Workshops and Farm Suppers. For up to date information, please check our Facebook page.