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by Sarah Dasher Let me tell you about a girl in kindergarten named Emaan. One day, Emaan’s mom read a garden book to her that mentioned recycling and composting. These are now some of her greatest interests, and Earth Day is her favorite holiday. Her eyes light up when you ask her to put garden […]

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As summer quickly approaches, now is the time to finalize summer plans for your school garden.  First, your school garden team should decide if you want to continue growing during the summer months.  After all the hard work you’ve put into the garden throughout the year, it may be hard to think about not growing […]

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Danielle Moore from Garnish & Gather and Amy Bean from The Little Farm shared valuable marketing, branding, and public relations tips for farmers at their session called “Grow Your Profits By Growing Your Brand” at our 18th Annual Georgia Organics Conference, Recipe for Change: Better Farms, Better Flavors, which was held in Athens earlier this […]

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Chef Seth Freedman from Forage & Flame shared great recipes and tips about how to use the most nutritious and underutilized foods at the farmers market at his session called “Finding and Cooking Farmers Market Gems” at our 18th Annual Georgia Organics Conference, Recipe for Change: Better Farms, Better Flavors. Freedman prepared delicious recipes and stressed the […]

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We recently caught up with Georgia Organics business member Wilbur & Rudy’s Farmtable as their market is set to open on May 16th in Milton! Here’s what co-owner Ryan Bowersox had to say about he and his wife Beth’s upcoming project. Wilbur and Rudy’s Farmtable is located in the old Buice’s General Store on the […]

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Farmers markets in Georgia are popping up like pigweed in a peanut field, but some are thriving while other just surviving. Jan Kozak and Jerry NeSmith from Athens Farmers Market and Katie Cash Hayes from Community Farmers Markets gave farmers valuable tips to help  farmers markets thrive at their session called “Sustaining Your Farmers Market – Why the Athens Farmers Market […]

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Last week, our talented Northeast Georgia farm to school crew teamed up with Lisa Ezzard and Brooks Franklin of Leah Lake Farm to run a carrot taste test at North Habersham Middle School. Some students arrived early into the lunchroom and went straight to the taste test to line up and meet the farmers. When […]

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Lyn Deardorff started Preserving Now over 5 years ago after she realized no one was offering Canning/Preserving classes in the Atlanta area.  She is a 40-year canner and has taken advanced coursework in food processing in the Food Science Department at UGA.  In May, she will complete her “Master Canner” Certification at Cornell University in […]

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By Cory Mosser It’s weird to not be busy planting in the spring. I still have some vestigial angst about constant spring rains, but I have no grounds for that at all. I’ve set aside my plow, and I’ve moved on to greener pastures. I’m now a member of the other FFA, the Former Farmer’s […]

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