DAILY LEADER / KIM HENDERSON / It's all smiles Thursday morning at the official start of operations at FiLoLi Tea Farm on East Lincoln Road in Brookhaven. Holding symbolic shovels are (above from left) Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture Cindy Hyde-Smith and FiLiLo Tea Farm founder Jason McDonald, as international tea Consultant Nigel Melican prepares to place the first tea plant into the ground.
DAILY LEADER / KIM HENDERSON / It's all smiles Thursday morning at the official start of operations at FiLoLi Tea Farm on East Lincoln Road in Brookhaven. Holding symbolic shovels are (above from left) Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture Cindy Hyde-Smith and FiLiLo Tea Farm founder Jason McDonald, as international tea Consultant Nigel Melican prepares to place the first tea plant into the ground.

First in the state: Groundbreaking held for local tea farm

Published 5:11pm Friday, October 18, 2013

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