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En·trée·prenuer Noun American A food entrepreneur widening the market for farmers and consumers Across Georgia, entréeprenuers are opening avenues for farmers and consumers alike. This article is part of a series profiling these local heroes. Click here to see more. Company: The Dirt Farmers Founded: 2013 Founder: Joe Zawacki Website: Thedirtfarmers.com Money Spent on Georgia Produce: […]

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Danielle Moore from Garnish & Gather and Amy Bean from The Little Farm shared valuable marketing, branding, and public relations tips for farmers at their session called “Grow Your Profits By Growing Your Brand” at our 18th Annual Georgia Organics Conference, Recipe for Change: Better Farms, Better Flavors, which was held in Athens earlier this […]

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Chef Seth Freedman from Forage & Flame shared great recipes and tips about how to use the most nutritious and underutilized foods at the farmers market at his session called “Finding and Cooking Farmers Market Gems” at our 18th Annual Georgia Organics Conference, Recipe for Change: Better Farms, Better Flavors. Freedman prepared delicious recipes and stressed the […]

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Farmers markets in Georgia are popping up like pigweed in a peanut field, but some are thriving while other just surviving. Jan Kozak and Jerry NeSmith from Athens Farmers Market and Katie Cash Hayes from Community Farmers Markets gave farmers valuable tips to help  farmers markets thrive at their session called “Sustaining Your Farmers Market – Why the Athens Farmers Market […]

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Our annual conference is a magical time for lots of reasons—The fellowship! The food! Getting down on the dance floor at the Farmers Feast!—but chief among them is the wonderful educational opportunities. Renowned speakers from across the state and across the country offer guidance on everything from building capacity for socially disadvantaged producers to rainwater […]

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Cyndi Ball of Lazy B Farm in Statham, Georgia recently spoke on the collective power of women and the effectiveness of peer-to-peer programming that the Ladies Homestead Gathering provides. Ball is the founder of this group with several chapters throughout Georgia that allows women to form partnerships, build communities, share ideas and challenges, and awaken […]

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  Our conference was last weekend! It was great! And at the end of it all we honored two incredible leaders in Georgia’s good food movement, Julia Gaskin of the University of Georgia and Eric Wagoner of theLocallyGrown.net. Our state’s farmers are so lucky to have both these folks. Full press release below. Athens Trailblazers Honored for […]

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Crop Stories is a quarterly magazine published by Athens Farmers Market that reveals the journey of seasonal crops from farm to table. The zine includes the story of crops, Athens Farmers Market farmers, and bring recipes from Georgia organic growers and talented local chefs. The first Crop Stories was released in June 2014 and the blueberry had the honor to be the […]

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Daniel Dover started Darby Farms seven years ago to cure his body and mind of constant fatigue and depression after a life time of eating dead food and 2 1/2 years of being a vegetarian/vegan. So utilizing three acres of pasture owned by his wife’s family in Monroe, Ga., Daniel resolved to feed himself, family, […]

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Marty Mesh has dedicated more than 40 years to a more environmentally responsible and socially just form of agriculture. In 1987, Mesh helped form Florida Certified Organic Growers and Consumers (FOG), a nonprofit organization, and, in 1995, became FOG’s Executive Director. The goal was to educate farmers and the public about organic production through their programs and […]

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