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At Georgia Organics, we love our farmers. Each month we’ll be showcasing our farmer members and the fabulous products they sell. This month we spoke to John Davis and Kimberly Koogler. John is the owner of Cosmos Farm in Carrollton, Ga. Kimberly is the CSA Manager and a vegetable farmer at Cosmos and the Farm […]

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For more information contact Cathy Payne at paynecr05@me.com. The property at 2973 River Road has been organically managed using eco-farming methods since December, 2009. Best practices have been implemented to increase the biodiversity of life in the soil, produce nutrient-dense food, and to manage pastured animals. No-till practices in gardens and pastures have been in place […]

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The National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) introduced their famous rainfall simulator at our food safety and soil health workshop at  Mayflor Farms. The rainfall simulator consists of a sprinkler mounted over four trays with four different soil samples in them. The soil samples were all taken recently from farms in Georgia. They contained continuously grazed pasture, […]

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On March 27, I had the pleasure of joining speakers Mark Winne; Fellow at Center for a Livable Future at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Tricia Kovacs; Local and Regional Food Systems Policy Adviser at the USDA, and Susie Marshall; Executive Director of Grow North Texas — in presenting the workshop, “Food Policy Councils and […]

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On Feb. 16-17, Georgia Organics hosted its 21st Annual Conference & Expo in Augusta, Ga. Local organic farmers Loretta and Sam Adderson of Adderson’s Fresh Produce were awarded the Land Stewardship Award for their work mentoring up-and-coming farmers throughout Augusta. Kim Hines was awarded the Barbara Petit Pollinator Award for her work empowering farmers and community […]

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Atlanta’s longest-standing, natural-foods cooperative Sevananda  recently joined forces with Georgia Organics to create an education series titled #COOPCONNECT.  #COOPCONNECT’s aims to increase the economic performance of retailers such as Sevananda in their distribution of local food and other Georgia-produced retail items. Facilitated by Georgia Organics Farmer Services Coordinator Tenisio Seanima, and Sevananda’s General Manager Ahzjah Simons, #COOPCONNECT provides […]

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Farmers, need some supplies at a discount? It’s time to place a bulk order on your organic inputs, amendments, insecticides, fungicides, cover crop seeds, and equipment with Seven Springs Farm. Deadlines are coming up soon for shipments to Atlanta, Athens, and Pine Mountain areas. Please read these important details, straight from Seven Springs. Peruse products […]

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Hi, all!  It’s good to be back in the office!  I had a powerful experience in D.C. at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) annual meeting.  NSAC is an alliance of grassroots organizations that advocate for federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural resources, and rural communities. It was particularly great […]

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Georgia Organics had a strong showing at the 2018 Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference in Savannah Jan. 11-14. Hosted by the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference is the LARGEST educational conference and trade show in the southeastern United States that unites growers, vendors and suppliers. (taken from […]

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You want me to what? That was my initial thought after being asked by Kaiser Permanente to be a representative on their float at the Rose Parade. I never, ever thought of going to the Rose Parade, let alone being on a float.  It’s not like I volunteered to help with the homecoming float during […]

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