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We knew we liked Banner Butter when we saw their lovely packaging and tasted their excellent Roasted Garlic, basil, and Parsley compound butter at the Freedom Farmers Market. (Spoiler alert: It’s amazing!) But we liked them even more after talking with mastermind Elizabeth McBath, whose approach to butter-making— and focus on sourcing from responsible farmers— makes […]

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In March, as a representative of organic and sustainable farmers across the state, Georgia Organics attended a Georgia Department of Agriculture listening session concerning new herbicide-resistant traits to control Palmer amaranth–aka Roundup-resistant pigweed–that will soon be commercially available in Georgia. Many producers are concerned that the introduction of these new genetically modified crops will be accompanied […]

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Applying “Geographic Preference” is one tool for school districts to use to buy local food. Geographic preference came out of a specific provision in the 2008 Farm Bill that allowed school food buying authorities to give preference to local, unprocessed agricultural products. While a school district cannot specify that a product MUST be local, it […]

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We’re awfully proud of our My Market Club program, so when the Georgia Center for Nonprofits asked us to write about it for their Nonprofit Voice series, we were more than happy to oblige. My Market Club program coordinator Danielle Moore wrote about how our goal to get more shoppers buying from growers at their […]

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A decade ago, we launched our farmer to farmer mentoring program to pair beginning farmers and ranchers (those with 10 years or less experience) and producers transitioning to organic production systems with experienced farmer mentors. (See Farmer Services Coordinator Donn Cooper talk about it here!)   In the last 10 years, we’ve had the honor and opportunity […]

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We love good tunes here at Georgia Organics World Headquarters, and a lot of our farmers are also music buffs. (Heck, music played a huge role in naming a great farm we recently highlighted!) So the least we can do for our state’s hard-working organic growers and the people who love them is make a Spotify […]

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As told by Brennan Washington of Phoenix Gardens in Lawrenceville.  Six months after we brought our farm, we got a notice from the county that our property was going to probably be seized for a major road project.  We were sick about it and were on pins and needles for about a year.  The county […]

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Shirley Daughtry was one of the very first certified organic farmers in Georgia, and that’s only one reason why we love her new video in our excellent Field Trip! series. (Seriously, guys, Anthony-Masterson Photography are such a talented team and their work on these videos highlights our farmers’ expertise beautifully and gives us a way […]

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My name is Karen Weaver, and my story is two-fold: one part unexpected, devastating sickness and one part miraculous healing. My husband, son, and I all run my son’s businesses, Bradley’s Pumpkin Patch and Bradley’s Gardens in Dawsonville, where we also host organic agriculture skills seminars and small tours. Why do you farm organically? At […]

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