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In serving our state’s farmers, we would be derelict if we did not highlight our state’s farmer beards. They are spectacular and crucial to the local food movement. (Don’t stare directly into them.) This week’s beard belongs to Bremen James, farmer at Four Mile Farmlet and Learning Garden. Bremen, how would you characterize your beard? Robust. […]

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Last week, I attended the National Farm to School Meeting in Omaha, Nebraska. I’m the Georgia lead, and every year we state leads all get together for our annual conference. This year, we covered the new national website, diversity strategies, Farm to Preschool, and the upcoming Farm Bill and Child Nutrition Reauthorization. We also spent […]

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Last Friday, 31 Jackson County school nutrition staff, including Jackson County School Nutrition Director Debra Morris and Commerce City Schools Nutrition Director Susan Harvin, visited three farms interested in selling to the schools next year. All three of the farmers we visited attended a Farmers’ Forum earlier this month to discuss specific products they could […]

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“I normally do not eat salad at all,” said a student in Adrienne Smith’s plant science class this spring after he sampled organic lettuce grown by his fellow students at Colquitt County High School. “I only did because you made me try it, but then I really liked it.” The salad, which was flanked by […]

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In serving our state’s farmers, we would be derelict if we did not highlight our state’s farmer beards. They are spectacular and crucial to the local food movement. (Don’t stare directly into them.) This week’s beard belongs to Whitley Abel, farmer at Ups and Downs Farms in Franklin. Whitley, how would you characterize your beard? Free. […]

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Note: Jennifer Owens, our former Advocacy Director, has some words of wisdom about Good Food’s next steps.  I learned a lot in my time at Georgia Organics, the most important of which was a reminder of an African proverb – “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go […]

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As told by Amy Bean of the Little Farm in Gray: “My dad’s farm in Jones County is a 150-acre farm, and it had several houses and a huge pond on it. When we bought our property it was only about 22 acres, and we’d say ‘We’re going to the farm,’ and everyone would say […]

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Has your child ever run up to you exclaiming “Mommy! Can we please go to the grocery store?! All my friends will be there!” I didn’t think so. But that is exactly what many of my mom friends are hearing from their kids when it comes to the farmers market. The market has become more […]

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The Farm Bill is a lot like a zombie—just when you think it’s dead, it jumps up and lunges at you. Now it’s lurching through Congress, where the Senate may vote on it as early as this week. Maybe the Farm Bill is more like Darth Vader: scary, intimidating, evil on the outside but with […]

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In serving our state’s farmers, we would be derelict if we did not highlight our state’s farmer beards. They are spectacular and crucial to the local food movement. (Don’t stare directly into them.) This week’s beard belongs to Jonathan Tescher, farmer at Sparta Imperial Mushrooms. Jonathan, how would you characterize your beard? Lush and delicious. […]

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