Be it our people, music, food, history or culture, there’s always something good to talk about in the City With Soul, Jackson, Mississippi!
In this episode: Lauren Rhoades is the director of the Eudora Welty House & Garden in Jackson. Originally from Colorado, Lauren moved to Jackson in 2013 to work with FoodCorps, an AmeriCorps program. Prior to her work at the Welty House, Lauren founded and operated Sweet & Sauer, Mississippi’s first fermentation company. Her kimchi received a 2018 Southern Living Food Award. Outside of work, Lauren is a gardener, writer and an MFA candidate at the Mississippi University for Women.
Instagram.com/laurenrhoades | www.EudoraWeltyHouse.org | jxn.ms/jxnoutside
As a teen, Jeff Good moved to Jackson from Salt Lake City and went on to attend Millsaps College and stayed put, planting deep roots in the city.
As owner/operator of Jackson restaurants BRAVO! Italian Restaurant & Bar, Broad Street Baking Company and Sal & Mookie’s New York Pizza & Ice Cream Joint, Good’s face and welcoming persona is one that’s ever-present in the City With Soul. His most recent endeavor, a workforce training café, Refill Café, is based in West Jackson.
In this episode: bravobuzz.com | salandmookies.com | broadstbakery.com | www.refilljackson.org
Cindy Ayers Elliott
Cindy Ayers Elliott is CEO of Foot Print Farms, a 68 acre specialty crop vegetable and livestock farm, with a focus on agri-tourism for community development in the City of Jackson. She spent years in New York as an investment banker but has traded in her high heels for a pair of work boots and a different type of investing: Cindy believes that planting seeds in the earth will grow fresh vegetables, but planting seeds in the minds of young people will create a new universe of scholars.
In this episode: footprintfarmsms.com | mdac.ms.gov/bureaus-departments/farmers-market | fertilegroundjxn.com
Creative Design Manager Reshonda Perryman is the artistic mind responsible for Visit Jackson´s new image and the visionary behind Pixels & Paint, LLC. Perryman is a graduate of Jackson State University and received her Master´s of Fine Arts at Savannah College of Art and Design. She is a self-described lifelong creative that specializes in many aspects of art and graphic design.
visitjackson.com | pixelspaint.com | Instagram.com/pixelspaintllc | visitjackson.com/publicartmap
We’ve got a slate of future episodes lined up in the coming months, but we’re taking a pause for now during COVID-19.
In the meantime, head to My City Jxn MS on IGTV and Facebook, and look for a new series, My City TV!
Mary Sanders Ferriss and Scott Allen
Interior Designer Mary Sanders Ferriss is the principal and founder of Ferriss and Company, known for its work in culinary, corporate and residential interior projects. Ferriss’s work has taken her across the country for clients like Starwood Properties, Eat Here Brands and many others.
Jackson native and artist Scott Allen owns A Plus Signs and Creative, a company specializing in large format, handcrafted signs. His work with wood, glass and metal to create unique branding projects may only be eclipsed by his accomplished career-of-late in the public art and hand-painted sign space.
Both artists are frequent collaborators whose work can be found, notably at Sophomore Spanish Club and Cultivation Food Hall, both at the District at Eastover in the LeFleur East neighborhood of Jackson.
In this episode: www.ferrissandco.com | Instagram.com/a_plussignsandcreative | www.sophomorespanish.com | www.jxn.ms
*Show note: this episode was recorded prior to the COVID-19 Pandemic.