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This is the seventh webinar in a series hosted by the USDA Farm to School Program focused on using a forward contract to procure local foods in schools. See this and other archived webinars (and sign up for upcoming webinars) here. A forward contract is any contract established in advance of when a product is […]

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Editor’s note: This originally ran in the Spring 2013 edition of the Dirt, our quarterly member newsletter. Want to get an issue in the future? Join Georgia Organics today! I can’t remember a time when I didn’t know who Rachel Carson was. In high school biology class, I made a papier-mâché doll of Carson, complete with […]

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Editor’s note: On this 50th anniversary of Rachel Carson’s death, we wanted to post this piece from one of our sister organizations to the north, the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York. Click here to read Executive Director Alice Rolls’ take on the importance of Carson’s legacy for the organic agriculture movement. And if you’re […]

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This was the sixth webinar in a series about local food procurement from USDA’s Farm to School Program focused on procuring local through a distributor. In any farm to school program, the food distributor is a key component and a vital ally. The USDA’s latest webinar on procuring local foods in schools focused on working […]

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One of many reasons to love urban agriculture: it can have an incredible transformative power on abandoned, rundown spaces. So we loved hearing about S.E.E.D.S. Global‘s Alex Delgado and Todd Mitchell, who are trying to turn an abandoned, boarded-up apartment complex into “an urban farming initiative in the middle of some of Atlanta’s worst blight.” […]

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At our fifth and final congressional meeting of the day on Capitol Hill, our Georgia team heard the same remarks about new, healthier school meals. Rep. John Barrow said he’d heard people say there’s a lot of plate waste, that kids were throwing their school lunch in the trash. “Actually, they’re not in our schools,” […]

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Image No. 1 On March 21, we were at the Georgia Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Expo & State STAR Competition in Athens, where we had a blast meeting high school students from all over the state. There were exhibits and culinary competitions — including a chicken fabrication competition with whole chickens donated […]

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Drew Belline is the executive chef and partner at Decatur’s No. 246, and a staunch supporter of Georgia Organics and local, sustainable producers. He’s participated in chef tastings at the Peachtree Road Farmers Market and graciously given time to participate in Ford Fry’s mega-popular fundraiser for Georgia Organics, The Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival. His […]

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From April 21-15, Sharon Elementary School in Forsyth County will participate in Feed My School for a Week, in which 75-100% of the food on students’ lunch trays will be Georgia Grown. Sharon’s cafeteria manager, Dee Mathis, is excited to serve her students more fresh, local food. “I am excited to participate in the Feed […]

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