Jovan Sage

Herbalist at Gilliard Farms
Jovan Sage

Jovan Sage’s days are steeped in transforming seeds into plants and plants into enriching teas, hearty medicine and delicious dishes. As the alchemist behind Sage’s Larder, she guides people to find their own healing and resiliency through food, tea and plants.

Sage is the resident herbalist and Chicken Whisperer at Gilliard Farms – an African American Georgia Centennially organic farm. She was also one half of The Farmer & The Larder – a restaurant and culinary event space that focused on exploring shared foodways and culture which received a James Beard nomination before closing in December 2018.

Sage has spent 15 years working with local, national and international non-profit organizations and spent the last 8 years focusing on sustainability, food and agriculture, including working as a food retail consultant and Engagement Director for Slow Food USA in New York City.

Sage believes in bringing people together through the common language of food.  She currently volunteers as Board Chair of Seed Savers Exchange and is the founding President of the Savannah & Coastal Georgia chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International.

Photo: ‘Kate Blohm for PeachDish