JASPER — Late last month, the Hamilton County Chamber of Commerce held two ribbon-cutting ceremonies, promoting two businesses in Hamilton County.

Chamber President Samantha Prueter and member Rhett Bullard were in attendance to both ribbon-cutting ceremonies that took place.

Cultiva Farms USA, located near the crossroads of County Road 152 and County Road 141, near Jennings, held its ribbon cutting ceremony Oct. 25.

Cultiva is partnered with Taylor Farms, which is currently the leading processor of fresh cut produce. Cultiva Farms has 870 tunnels, 800 being conventional, with the remaining 70 being organic, which are still going through the trial phase. Their yearly production is approximately 4.5 million pounds of baby leaf crops, with their Florida operational season between late September through June. Cultiva currently has 25 full time employees at the Jennings location, with numbers varying at its farms in Italy, Mexico, as well as California in addition to their new location in Florida.

Graveyard Mud Bogs held its Hamilton County Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 26.

Graveyard Mud Bog is a mud bog park located at 11637 SE 54th Dr., in Jasper, conveniently located within close proximity to exit 451 off of Interstate 75 in Hamilton County.

Graveyard had its first opening in April 2019, which was a success and was received very well within the community for Hamilton County. It is comprised of a 300-acre park, with two large main mud holes, and several ATV/UTV trails that lead to several natural swamps, as well as campsites and shady areas. Graveyard Mud Bog is a family friendly environment that even contains a smaller mud hole that is kid-friendly, giving ATV’s and bikes with 110cc and less the ability to ride through, which is separated from the larger group of activities for larger vehicles.

Currently, Graveyard Mud Bog isn’t open year-round, though that is the ultimate goal.

Kara M. Compo is a reporter for the Suwannee Democrat, Jasper News and Mayo Free Press. Her beats include general assignment, government, politics, law enforcement and first responders. ​

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