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Hunter Cattle Company is a pastured and sustainable farm that raises cows, chickens and hogs. Kristan Fretwell, part of the Hunter Cattle family, explains the difference between their approach and conventional cattle production. What does being a pastured and sustainable farm mean for your cattle? And what does that entail? Pastured: During the cows’ lifetimes on our […]

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Georgia Organics is thrilled to be bringing FoodCorps to Georgia, and we’ve selected some incredible partner organizations to serve as the FoodCorps service Sites: the Captain Planet Foundation, the Athens Land Trust, and the Northeast Georgia Farm to School Program (Georgia Organics’ pilot program). A total of eight FoodCorps service members will serve at the […]

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Last week, the Georgia Micro Enterprise Network held a Town Hall on 21st Century Food and Farming. GMEN works to promote micro-enterprises, which are businesses that have five employees or fewer. GMEN seeks to grow these “Mom and Pop” enterprises by providing the support and business training they need. This meeting was focused on food […]

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Yesterday, the state Georgia State Board of Education voted 9-1 to allow Georgia schools exemptions to the federal Smart Snack rule. The Smart Snack rule was rolled out this summer and stated that schools must ensure all foods sold to kids during the school day (called “Smart Snacks”) meet U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrition […]

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It is reluctantly and with great sadness that we bid adieu to Anna Currey, our summer communications intern who is about to begin her junior year at Tulane University. Whether she was editing video from an urban agriculture press conference, transcribing interviews, or starting our shiny new Pinterest page, Anna has been a delight. So […]

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We love this idea from the Edible Schoolyard New Orleans: help teach kindergartners their letters by eating one food for every letter of the alphabet! The student chefs who tasted all 26 items were inducted into the “Clean Plate Hall of Fame”! This is a perfect chance to let kids try Quince, Ugli Fruit, or […]

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Georgia Organics is thrilled to be bringing FoodCorps to Georgia, and we’ve selected some incredible partner organizations to serve as the FoodCorps service Sites: the Captain Planet Foundation, the Athens Land Trust, and the Northeast Georgia Farm to School Program (Georgia Organics’ pilot program). The Athens Land Trust will host two service members who will lead taste tests, build […]

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Smart Snacks (science-based nutrition standards for foods and drinks sold through vending, school stores, a la carte foods sold in cafeterias, and fundraisers) are going into effect across the nation this school year. However, the Georgia State Board of Education and Superintendent has proposed allowing 90 days of junk food fundraisers —  This could mean […]

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By Robin Chanin, Executive Director of Global Growers Network Farming is a hot topic lately.  There are so many perspectives on it, but there’s one thing that just about everyone agrees on: farming is hard work.  It’s not just the sheer physical labor that’s hard, though it certainly is.  The economics are hard work, too.  […]

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Georgia Organics is thrilled to be bringing FoodCorps to Georgia, and we’ve selected some incredible partner organizations to serve as the FoodCorps service Sites: the Captain Planet Foundation, the Athens Land Trust, and the Northeast Georgia Farm to School Program (Georgia Organics’ pilot program). Four service members will serve in Atlanta with Captain Planet Foundation, which “supports high-quality, hands-on […]

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