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OK, so technically this tweet from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition‘s Sarah Hackney was referencing the Anson Mills heritage Southern grains and beans on the menu at the farmers feast. (Which were incredible!) But Green Acres, the 17th annual Georgia Organics conference, totally equalled happiness! Over 900 growers, educators, chefs, volunteers, and more spent a fantastic weekend on Jekyll Island […]

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We do a lot of eating here at Georgia Organics HQ, and whenever we can we try to do it sitting at a table together. So we were pumped to hear about Slow Food Atlanta’s Slow Food at the Table campaign: From Saturday, February 1, through Monday, March 31, the “Slow Food at the Table” […]

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We were tickled pink when we heard that Julie Stuart of Making Ideas Visible would be at our conference last weekend—her visual mapping technique is a fascinating way to document and relay information. She did what she does so well for our Saturday opening remarks, youth leader panel, and Ken Cook’s keynote on Saturday night. Click […]

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Georgia’s organic agriculture community honored two of the state’s foremost leaders at the 17th annual Georgia Organics conference this weekend, which brought over 1,000 attendees to Jekyll Island to celebrate the coast and the myriad ways organic growers are essential to restoring natural resources in Georgia and beyond. The Georgia Organics Land Steward Award was presented […]

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Some of the most important people in northeast Georgia met last week in Clermont.  Nutrition directors representing 10 county school systems and one city school system visited Mountain Fresh Creamery as a part of a quarterly meeting. Why are these 11 people so important? Because collectively, they are responsible for serving 88,800 children across northeast […]

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USDA Farm to School continued its webinar series on finding, buying, and procuring local food with a session this week titled, “Finding Local Producers.” For school districts just getting started with farm to school, and for those looking to grow their programs, finding farmers from whom to buy is one of the first steps! We […]

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Last week, I participated in the national gathering of School Food FOCUS. The gathering was a chance for some of the largest school districts in the country to get together to learn and share the work they’re doing to procure more healthful, locally sourced, and sustainably produced food for school meals. Highlights of the trip […]

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Chef Abigail Hutchinson was born in Rhode Island, but she was raised in North Carolina, so the South can safely claim her as our own. Though her ambitions were originally in hospitality management, her time as a server persuaded her that her real passion was food. She followed that passion to Asheville, then Amelia Island, […]

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Lots of folks have been analyzing the Farm Bill. Here’s a round up of some of the better ones. Some of the best, and most informed Farm Bill info is coming out from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, of which Georgia Organics is a member.They drill deep into the good, bad, and the ugly in […]

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One of the primary components of a farm to school program is procuring local food for school meals. This can also be one of the most challenging elements. Luckily, USDA Farm to School is hosting bi-monthly webinars through June on finding, buying, and procuring local food. Here are the highlights from this week’s webinar, “Conducting […]

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