Editor's note: The show will air at 8:30 a.m., not 8:30 p.m. as was previously submitted to Metter Advertiser.
Emmy Award-winning television producer, editor and host David Zelski visited the Downtown Development Authority meeting at the Georgia Grown Innovation Center in Metter on Thursday, Jan. 14.
Zelski shared with the group the premier for his new television series called “A Fork in the Road” on Georgia Public Television. The new show premiered on Jan. 16. The pilot for the series was filmed in the City of Metter and Candler County.
“A Fork in the Road is a family-friendly combination of education and entertainment. The show provides American consumers with an honest and realistic picture of how food and agricultural products are grown and made in Georgia,” said Zelski. “Viewers experience cattle ranches, dairies, orchards, farms, seafood operations, produce distribution, food manufacturing, restaurants, and much more through real-world examples and on-the-farm interviews. They will leave every video with an improved understanding of how their food is produced and its relationship to their lives. Every consumer faces a choice in the food they eat – A Fork in the Road will help make that decision a little easier.”
“The chance to work with such an accomplished television producer such as David Zelski to showcase our community is certainly a wonderful opportunity for all of us,” stated Jamie Anderson, chairman of the Downtown Development Authority and Main Street Metter. “A Fork in the Road provides another outstanding platform to invite people to come and visit and learn about our businesses.”
Heidi Jeffers, director of Economic Development, with the City of Metter worked with Zelski on the pilot of the show for Georgia Grown and Georgia Public Television filmed in Metter and Candler County.
“It was such a joy filming around Metter over the past year and a half,” stated Zelski. “The city truly embodies everything that is Georgia Grown. The people I met were wonderful and I now call many of them friends. I look forward to coming back and filming more stories in season 2. I know Metter has plenty to offer!”
“A Fork in the Road” airs on Georgia Public Television on Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. The series is sponsored by Georgia Grown. The Metter-Candler episode will air Feb. 13 at 8:30 pm.
“The City of Metter is honored to be a part of such an amazing and important television series that showcases the food movement in Georgia,” stated Mayor Ed Boyd. “The City is so pleased to be a Georgia Grown Community.”