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educational adventures in taste at

the farmer & the larder


Located in Historic Downtown Brunswick, The Farmer & The Larder serves as a intensive hands-on cooking space and small event venue offering educational adventures in taste. 

In our space, you'll find international and coastal inspired dishes, a curated selection of the best regional food products & culinary learning experiences that allow you to grow your food knowledge and palate. 

We're open weekly for Sunday Brunch from 11a - 2p with special dinners, events, and cooking classes throughout the month. 

The Farmer & The Larder is owned and operated by CheFarmer Matthew Raiford and Food Alchemist Jovan Sage.


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classes & Events

Our cooking classes and special events are designed to cover a wide range of topics - from mastering specific techniques to anchoring the cooking basics to more advanced cooking.

Classes are led by CheFarmer Matthew Raiford, Food Alchemist Jovan Sage or guest instructors - including small producers, authors, chefs and other culinary experts from across the country.

Any class not meeting the minimum number of guests 48 hours prior to class time may be rescheduled or cancelled. For cancellations, you will be notified immediately by phone or email and can switch to another class of the same value or be fully refunded your class reservation fee.

All class reservations are taken on a first come, first serve basis so you are encouraged to sign up early. 


Every time I’m here I’m invigorated and motivated to cook more really good, tasty food! From Wine Down Wednesday to Supper to Cooking Classes - Chef Matt and Jovan got it going on!
— Julie Welsh de Mello

For Immediate Release
August 15, 2017
Contact: Matthew Raiford, Jovan Sage                                                                                                     (912) 342-7700

Locally-sourced restaurant expanding its offerings, eliminating weekend dinner service

Brunswick, GA – For the past two years, The Farmer & The Larder has become a popular locally-sourced restaurant in the heart of historic downtown Brunswick. Located at 1523 Newcastle St., the local eatery’s menu has been inspired by the cuisines of distant lands and local cultures while combining coastal Georgia’s fresh seafood with the natural, unprocessed herbs and vegetables Food Alchemist Jovan Sage and CheFarmer Matthew Raiford tend at his longtime family farm.

Much of what has made the restaurant a local favorite is its mastery in taking diners on “educational adventures in taste” with its wide-ranging culinary classes, its popular “Wine Down Wednesdays,” and its locally-minded dish samples for “First Fridays." However, it’s the restaurant’s small private events and public gatherings that remain a staple of their establishment. “Guests can book our entire space for bridal showers, office holiday parties, and even couples cooking classes,” said Jovan Sage. “We work one-on-one to create a delicious custom experience.”

The Farmer & The Larder will now focus on booking small private events and expanding its offerings of cooking classes and events; Sunday brunch will continue weekly from 11am - 2pm and dinner will no longer be served. In addition to the classes and events, Sage will head up Sage’s Larder, a food and wellness company, while Raiford continues transforming the interior construction and design of his newest brick-and-mortar venture, Strong Roots Provisions.

For more information on The Farmer & The Larder, visit or follow on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at farmerlarder.