Abby J's Story
Abby Jackson, aka Abby J grew up on a farm in Habersham County where she was mentored by her grandmother in the kitchen at a very young age learning all she could about cooking, farming and food. The kitchen gave her the opportunity to express her creativity and create flavors and learn all about "farm life". She finished college and worked in outside sales for many years but she knew her passion was food, cooking, and developing recipes.
Her and her husband John Jackson opened Blackhawk Flyfishing in 1996 and she has had the privilege to cook for people from all over the world for 20 years and continues to do so.
Her passion for creating new flavors with local and fresh produce was so abundant that she created her on gourmet line in 2011, Abby J’s Gourmet, which her “Field to Fork” Sweet Fire Pickles won the "Flavor of Georgia" this year. She is also a celebrity chef for the "Ingles Table". She authored her first cookbook in 2015, "Abby J’s Farmstyle Living Cookbook" and she is Co-Founder of Southern Farm & Garden Magazine which is an Agricultural Magazine that was voted by "The Food Tank" as one of the top 20 magazines that connects readers to agriculture throughout the world. She enjoys being a part of Georgia Grown, Southern Food Alliance, Georgia Organics, and hosting her own cooking show with Windstream “Field to Fork” Cooking with Abby J. It’s all about the flavor when you cook with Abby J.