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By Porter Mitchell When West End farmer Lovey Gilliam’s mother was undergoing chemotherapy for her cancer, Lovey was shocked to see how her diet declined. She lacked the energy and the time to cook, so she relied heavily on fast foods and convenience foods–to the detriment of her health. Alarmed at her mother’s worsening condition, and unable to leave her Atlanta farm to tend […]

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By Porter Mitchell Snapfinger Farm sits on a sleepy, winding suburban road, across from an old church and its small cemetery. A steady stream of airplanes fly over the 14-acre farm in Henry county. Rahul Anand has farmed here for two-and-a-half years, slowly reshaping the fallow pasture land into tilled rows of soil, building a hoop-house on […]

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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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Michael Wall is a true Georgia Organics veteran. A former environmental journalist, Michael began working at Georgia Organics more than 10 years ago. He began his journey as the Communications Coordinator and worked his way to leading the Farmer Services team. As the Farmer Services Director, Michael has helped Georgia Organics’ strengthen relationships throughout the […]

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We’re on Amazon Smile. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. When you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. Chose Georgia Organics while shopping today and proceeds will help us continue uplifting Georgia farmers.   Gift a loved one registration to […]

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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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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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