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By Jeff Romig WINDER – Farmer Cass gently pulled the baby carrot out of the soil, and pinched it between his fingers. With a slight twist, the dirt crumbled away. “Try this,” the owner of Finch Creek Farm in Winder recommended. “The flavor’s ridiculous.” Farmer Cass might as well be giving out candy. Biting into […]

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Conference is only a few weeks away and there is still plenty to do to get prepared. Keep reading to make sure you have everything you need. Conference couldn’t happen without our amazing volunteers! If you’d like to volunteer, sign up HERE. In exchange for a four-hour shift, after conference we’ll give you a $40 reimbursement. […]

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The North Highland Farmers Market closed its first season in Columbus, they ran biweekly from June-Nov. 2018 at MercyMed Clinic.  In their first season they had over $1500 in SNAP redemption and doubling! NHFM was a Potluck + Pitch winner from Nov. 2017 for which they won $2100 to plan and implement the market— funds […]

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Chris and Jenny of Jenny Jack Farm are in their 13th season farming a few acres of veggies and fruits in Pine mountain, Ga.. They have a 125 member CSA, a thriving on-Farm Market, and have recently expanded their added value products to include microgreens and chocolate. Chris will be speaking at the Alternative Funding: Farming […]

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It was not a lighthearted greeting. As an occupation, farmers rank third in the nation for suicide rates. Suicide rates in rural America are 55 percent higher than they are in urban areas. Rural Americans are twice as likely to die from opioids as a car accident. A major contributing factor to these trends: “Access […]

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Nancy Campbell combines her training in nutrition and integrative health with over a decade of professional culinary experience.  She teaches a range of cooking workshops, and supports clients seeking nutritional clarity and accountability.  She also offers pantry rehabs, personal chef services, and meal planning support.  Nancy believes that food can both be medicine and entertainment.  […]

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