For the inaugural episode of Jupiter’s Almanac, host Matthew Raiford introduces himself, along with his family history and the history of his farm. These lineages go hand in hand, dating back nearly 150 years ago when Matthew’s great-great-great grandfather, Jupiter Gilliard, bought Gilliard Farms. Matthew and his partner Jovan Sage share what the land is like today and discuss both how they care for it and keep its legacy alive. The second half of the show dives into the history of Coastal Georgia, Gullah Geechee culture, and the foodways Matthew has inherited. Plus Jovan shares a recipe for a delicious hibiscus spritzer. 

Find Jovan’s hibiscus tea at and check out the Gilliard Farms’ Gullah Geechee Gin here.

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 Matthew Raiford

Matthew Raiford headshot by Alex Boerner

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