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Georgia Grown Member Featured on Oprah’s Favorite Things List for 2015


Georgia Department of Agriculture
Gary W. Black, Commissioner
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Atlanta, GA 30334

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Press Release
Thursday, November 05, 2015
Office of Communications

Georgia Grown Member Featured on Oprah’s Favorite Things List for 2015

Verdant Kitchen’s Ginger Infused Honey and Ginger Syrup has long been one of Georgia’s favorite things, and now it has caught the eye and taste buds of one of the most influential women in the world. A gift set of the two popular items have been included on Oprah Winfrey’s “Favorite Things” for 2015. The gift guide published in “O, The Oprah Magazine” features 87 of Oprah’s favorite products to both give and receive this holiday season.

“I’ve been picking my Favorite Things for more than 20 years, but this year’s list just might be the most versatile and fun ever” said Oprah.

When describing ginger gift set, the magazine said; “This is amazing: Get the healthful benefits of ginger in the form of a luscious honey (to stir into tea) or a zingy organic syrup (the cocktail possibilities are endless) both made in Georgia.”

Verdant Kitchen™ is a gourmet and wellness company, focused on the ginger and turmeric family of spices. Their USDA Organic certified farm is located in Savannah with a production facility in Atlanta. In addition to Oprah’s featured products, Verdant Kitchen™ produces a wide range of premium products that can be found online at The Ginger Syrup and Ginger Infused Honey Gift Set can also be found at

Verdant Kitchen has been a Georgia Grown member since their founding in 2012 and is a favorite of Georgia Grown Senior Executive Chef Holly Chute who loves the clean vibrant ginger flavor.

“My favorite dish using the honey is sautéed Georgia shrimp and ginger honey with a little garlic and Georgia pecan oil,” Chute said. “I like to use the syrup to poach pears or apples to use in desserts. The syrup heated with some bourbon and a little butter makes a wonderful sauce for bread pudding.”

This is the second Georgia Grown member to be recognized by Oprah. Five syrups from the Blackberry Patch were included in Oprah’s Favorite Things for 2014. For more great products from local companies visit


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