Georgia Organics is proud to welcome new board members Jamila Norman, George Frangos, Matthew Raiford, and Elizabeth Little. Keep reading to learn more about these outstanding contributors to the good food movement!
Jamila Norman is a self proclaimed “farmer, engineer, mother, and historic west end home owner”. She is the founder of Patchwork City Farms, a Certified Naturally Grown farm, located in Atlanta, Ga.
“I think it’s safe to say I’m the only solo black female farmer in Atlanta,” declares Jamila Norman. – Modern Farmer, 2015
George Frangos is the co-owner of the farm to table restaurant Farm Burger, located in Buckhead, Dunwoody, and Decatur. Frangos is a hospitality veteran and long standing advocate in the local, organic food movement.
“Farm Burger’s philosophy is rooted in making ethical eating easy. We source local ingredients and products from each city we’re located in and use them to create delicious, affordable food with options for everyone, from vegans to those who just love a great grass-fed beef burger. While we specialize in grass-fed burgers, our menu includes favorites like superfood salads, sweet potato fries, and adult shakes and floats. We also proudly keep our company operations as green as possible, striving to recycle and use biodegradable packaging whenever possible, and treat this business and our regulars like family.” George Frangos – VoyageATL, 2013
Matthew Raiford is a self-proclaimed “CheFarmer”. Raiford is the Executive Chef of Little St. Simons Island Resort. He is also a farmer and maintains his family farm, Gilliard Farm, in Brunswick, Ga.
“As a chef, the quality of the food I prepare and present has always been of utmost importance. As farmers, Althea and I invest all that we can into producing extraordinary food that nurtures the body and the being. At Gilliard Farms, we extend our passion for eating well to and beyond our surrounding community, knowing that with their strong support we can do anything.” Matthew Raiford –Gilliard Farms
Elizabeth L. Little is an Extension Plant Pathologist and associate professor at the Univ. of Georgia in Athens, Ga. Her research interests include “management of home landscapes and gardens for a sustainable/reduced environmental impact. Integrated management of plant diseases. Information development and deployment on sustainable agricultural practices for the management of plant diseases/plant health in the Southeast.” (Courtesy of UGA )