In a governor’s race that is now too close to call, it never hurts to bring Oprah in to rally support and get voters to the polls. Oprah joined Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D) on the campaign trail Thursday, and the pair made a surprise stop at Jim Adams Farm & Table in the Bolton neighborhood in northwest Atlanta.
Jim Adams is owned by Chuck Meadows, a former metro Atlanta chamber of commerce vice president and executive director of the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership. It’s unclear if his former public service prompted the visit or if this was a planned campaign stop.
A photo of Oprah and Abrams greeting people at Jim Adams during lunch was posted to the cafe and market’s Facebook page. Comments on the post immediately turned to what the pair should order — the cafe’s popular chicken salad. One commenter tagged a friend, saying, “I am taking you here and you can say that you had lunch where Oprah had lunch.”
Abrams ordered the chicken salad wrap and a bowl of vegan chili, while Oprah chose avocado toast and a kale salad topped with chicken breast. They were joined by Abrams’s family for lunch.
Meadows opened his farmers market and cafe in February. The cafe side serves soups, salads, and sandwiches made from ingredients grown on Meadows’s southwest Atlanta farm, Jim Adams Farms on University Avenue at Pittsburgh Yards. The market also sells produce grown on the farm and offers a community garden for Bolton residents. Meadows says Oprah purchased some honey made on his farm.
On Wednesday, Abrams stopped by Emerald City Bagels in East Atlanta Village. She greeted supporters and talked with owner Jackie Halcrow about the difficulties small businesses face in Georgia during the visit, before grabbing a rosemary sea salt bagel for the road.
2011 Bolton Road NW, Atlanta. jimadams.farm.