By Jerry Davis, Associate Publisher
Last week the Southern Trout Magazine family partook of a reception at Birmingham’s Good People Brewery that was hosted by MADE SOUTH, an up and coming new company out of Nashville, TN. MADE SOUTH is quite unlike anything any of us had observed. The brainchild of Christopher and Kimberly Thomas, MADE SOUTH events celebrate the best artisan goods, food, drink, music and art exclusively made in the South. We’re quite excited about being part of their first event in Hoover, June 2-3.
“We’ve always been proud Southerners, but something about learning this information about our Tennessee roots rekindled our love affair with the South,” says Christopher. “I felt it was time for me to step away from a 12 year career with Dave Ramsey to start a family business. That’s when we began dreaming about what the future might hold for us.”
"Today Kimberly and I are raising McKinley, Jack and Will on a little farm just south of Nashville. It’s a whole lot of fun, and having them involved in MADE SOUTH is giving us opportunities to talk with them about hard work and creativity and taking pride in where they’re from.”
"Our family loves the South, and we love supporting the local businesses who call her home. MADE SOUTH is our way of sharing their stories with you. We hope you like them, and we’re happy to launch MADE SOUTH’S four city tour (Hoover, Franklin-Brentwood, Atlanta, and Louisville) at the new Finley Center at The Hoover Met (100 Ben Chapman Drive; Hoover, AL 35244).