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By Jeff Romig Farmers and Mother Nature have been business partners forever. Most days, they get along just fine. But like any partnership, some days can be disastrous. Last week, Hurricane Michael created this situation for countless Georgia farms, including Lola’s Organic Farm, whose shredded hoop house is shown above. A new farm every day […]

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By Jeff Romig Carrollton City Schools was the big winner at Monday’s Golden Radish Awards thanks to one thing. Innovation. They secured the 2018 Outstanding District Award for establishing a STEM focused farm to school model encompassing school gardening and an after school culinary club. “They’re cutting edge, and they don’t make any excuse for […]

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By Jeff Romig Eating the perfect strawberry can be a transcendent experience. This isn’t an experience that comes from a big box grocer, or an experience that comes at a farmer’s market (although you can get close). When you sink your teeth into the perfect strawberry, it happens in a field. You’ve just plucked that strawberry, you’ve bitten into its supple […]

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It wasn’t until the mandated Affordable Care Act that farmer Joe Reynolds first enrolled in a health insurance program, after seven years of farming. And it really got him thinking: how do farmers get a benefits package they may find at a more traditional job?  One that will allow them to stay healthy, save for […]

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This year, Georgia Organics will be presenting our first Farm to School Innovation Award– the Organic Radish Award, to Warren County School System at the 2018 Golden Radish Awards. The new award recognizes school districts: working with sustainable and/or certified organic farms, highlighting and teaching organic growing practices, and incorporating sustainably grown or raised foods […]

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We’ve already heard that Hurricane Michael has destroyed two hoop-houses, killed hundreds of chickens, and wrecked sheds, barns, and other structures. Georgia Organics has taken the Farmer Fund – a natural disaster relief fund – statewide. If you have received damage from the storm, go to www.thefarmerfund.org. And, if you know of someone who might […]

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What a whirlwind! Over the last few weeks, I had the great opportunity to work with Georgia Organics as a Dietetic Intern. Going into this, my only thought was: “I’ll get to work on a farm!” And while I did do just that (and we’ll get into it later), I also got to experience so […]

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On Sept. 29, Georgia Organics took participants on a food journey from the soil of Love is Love farm to their plate. Participants learned essential food preparation techniques (like knife skills!) while discovering healthy meal planning and increasing vegetable consumption. The afternoon kicked off with a tour of Love is Love farm with farmer and […]

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