The Southern Salad - Land of the Greens
Author: Debbie Wolfarth
August 23, 2019
What’s the buzz in town these days? The Southern Salad, which opened in August of 2018 and already has a loyal following.
The Southern Salad is unique in downtown Augusta because you can walk in, create your own amazingly fresh grain bowl or salad bowl and eat it there or take it with you. And don’t get me started on the smoothies. All of this created in minutes. Healthy fast food for kids and adults alike!
Farm to Table
Many of the ingredients are straight from the farm, with hydroponic greens coming from Hancock Farms, the eggs from J & L Farm and Stables, the milk from Hickory Hill Milk in Edgefield South Carolina, with many more local farmers coming on board. You can even purchase these ingredients for home-use right in the store. Owner, Havird Usry stresses that the vision he sees for The Southern Salad is healthy, local, fresh, and sustainable food.
I am enamored with the newly available reusable Porter salad bowls created by the company, w&p. You get a $1 discount every time you use yours and not only do you get to reduce the carbon footprint, but after eating their delicious salads, you will have actually paid back the price of the bowl and will continue to receive a discount! Talk about sustainability in addition to improving the quality of our lives.
The Southern Salad also supports local charities. This year the YMCA, American Heart Association, Paceline – a local Georgia Cancer Center Fundraiser – and Augusta Locally Grown, our exceptional online farmers market, are beneficiaries. Hav points out that he feels it’s important to encourage customers not only to eat well, but also become active physically in the community to help them achieve the best version of themselves.
Finally, though, Hav stresses that The Southern Salad is southern. That means that at The Southern Salad he wants every guest to feel like they are a part of the family, part of a beacon of light. “Whether it’s your first trip in, or you’re a regular, we want you to feel no burden while you are under The Southern Salad roof. Positivity is contagious, and we hope to spread something great!”