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Meet Our New Development Coordinator: Porter Mitchell

Porter is a first generation Southerner who grew up in Savannah and transplanted to Atlanta in 2009 to attend college. She stumbled into working at the Grant Park Farmers Market as a vendor in 2012 and felt like she found her family and her purpose in the local food community. She began working for Community Farmers Markets (CFM) in 2015, first as the market assistant at East Atlanta Village, and then as the manager of the Decatur Farmers Markets.  She left CFM at the end of the 2017 season and is very excited to join the Georgia Organics team. She enjoys rock climbing, Southern Gothic literature, loafing around at home, and hanging out at farmers markets.

What was your previous job?

I was the manager of the fabulous Decatur Farmers Markets.

Who/What inspired you to do the work you are doing for Georgia Organics?

I care deeply about the sustainable and equitable food movement, and I felt like the best way I could use my skills to support the movement was to take on this role.

What do you hope to accomplish at Georgia Organics?

I want the four wings of our programs, Farm to School, Farmer Services, Food Oasis, and our annual conference, to have all of the resources they need to enact permanent, positive change. I also want to eat some good food, work with some great folks, and learn some new things.  

What is your spirit vegetable?

I’m definitely a radish—I like the cold, I’m a little spicy, and sometimes I like be with a lot of other veggies in a big salad and sometimes I like to hide alone underground.

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