Topic: Made South

MADE SOUTH ACQUIRES ELI MASON

  The first time I saw a bottle of Eli Mason Old Fashioned cocktail mixer on a shelf at my local shop, I bought it. I love Old Fashioneds and I love Nashville, Tennessee (where it’s made), so it just made sense that I would have a bottle in my fridge. I enjoyed that first… Read more »


2017 Event Applications

  Just 17 months ago, over 2,000 beautiful, smiling faces showed up to our first ever MADE SOUTH event in Franklin, Tennessee. In 2016, over 7,000 folks participated in our events in Franklin and Greenville, South Carolina. This wonderful community that you and I are a part of is growing. So in 2017, we’re going… Read more »


#MYMADESOUTH Instagram Photo Contest!

Nov. 9 – Nov. 14, 2016 Enter for a chance to win a freezer full of Springer Mountain Farms chicken or a pair of VIP tickets to the MADE SOUTH Holiday Market on 11/19 in Franklin, TN We’re celebrating the wonderful makers and artisans of the South with TWO BIG INSTAGRAM GIVEAWAYS in honor of… Read more »


Our Last Shipment

 We started our little family business as a subscription business, and since March of 2014 we’ve shipped over 5,000 surprise packages of Southern goods all over America. Starting a subscription business has been a lot of fun, but it’s also presented challenges that, candidly, we just haven’t figured out yet. Over the last 15 months… Read more »


MAKER LINEUP FOR 2015 MADE SOUTH HOLIDAY MARKET

We spent the better part of two days going through over 100 applications from makers and artisans who wanted to participate in our Holiday Market at The Factory in Franklin on November 20 & 21. Let me just say, the creative and entrepreneurial spirit is ALIVE and WELL in the South. And it’s in good… Read more »


What We Do For A Living

Sometimes we take for granted that everyone knows exactly what we do for a living. First, we offer a quarterly subscription. Every three months we send our subscribers a surprise package of three different Southern-made goods. At least one of those items will be a non-food item, and all of the items will be things… Read more »


MADE SOUTH featured in Fox News Radio’s “Made in America”

It was such an honor to be featured in the recent Fox New Radio special “Made in America” alongside fellow Southern small businesses like Mo’s Bows, R. Riveter, Wrong Side and Slingshot Coffee. If you’d like, you can take a listen below.


Drink This: Tennessee Blackberry Mint Juleps

The Mint Julep is a classic cocktail generally associated with the American South. Each year, typically around the running of the Kentucky Derby, they pop back into style alongside seersucker and white shoes. The truest version of the drink mixes bourbon with sugar and mint and plenty of ice. Our version adds plenty of blackberries… Read more »


The Perfect Blueberry Lemon Drop Cookie

“Always do the right thing” is a rule for life that my Maw-Maw repeated to me over and over while growing up. “Use your manners” came from Mom. Somewhere along the road I picked up a few more rules, not the least of which is “When someone offers you cookies, say ‘Yes please.’” This particular… Read more »