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By Stephanie Simmons, FoodCorps Fellow Farm to School Month is pumpkin time in America! October is comfortably nestled between the last big bumper crops of summertime and a holiday where feast-laden tables take center stage. It’s also a season of bountiful orange harvest, and a wonderful time to explore the glories of the farm with […]

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Honorees at the 2014 Golden Radish Award Ceremony were treated to a very delicious lunch. All the recipes for the items served were submitted by school districts and are items those districts have prepared using local ingredients, and have served to students. Here are their recipes, which you can prepare at home or at school! […]

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We had a great time this morning at the state capitol honoring some real farm to school heroes from all over Georgia with the Golden Radish Awards. (You may remember them from last year!) In this second year of the Golden Radish Awards, 30 school districts were honored by Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black, Public Health Commissioner […]

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The Oldest Trick in the Book: Food Art! The best chefs in the world know that you eat with your eyes. And while radishes are high in Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and riboflavin, they are beautiful and interesting to the eye. Kids will LOVE making these spicy radish mice and nibbling on them […]

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The students of Jackson County Schools were recently treated to a very local meal. To kick off “Georgia Grown, Jackson Strong,” on Sept. 24 all twelve cafeterias in the school district served a lunch that was entirely grown in Georgia, and most of it from right inside Jackson County! The menu was: Baked Chicken Breast […]

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Recently, Georgia’s State Board of Education voted to allow exemptions to the new federal Smart Snacks rule, permitting schools 90 days of fundraising by selling junk food to kids. But schools can choose to fundraise in LOTS of ways that don’t put the health of their students in jeopardy. Here are some great ideas from […]

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Samantha Benjamin-Kirk is the USDA’s Southeast Regional Lead for Farm to School. She is a great resource for us here in Georgia and we love working with her! Read on to hear her story of how she got involved in this movement. Benjamin-Kirk: I have always cared for others in one capacity or another, whether […]

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Georgia Organics is thrilled to be bringing FoodCorps to Georgia, and we’ve selected some incredible partner organizations to serve as the FoodCorps service Sites: the Captain Planet Foundation, the Athens Land Trust, and the Northeast Georgia Farm to School Program (Georgia Organics’ pilot program). A total of eight FoodCorps service members will serve at the […]

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Yesterday, the state Georgia State Board of Education voted 9-1 to allow Georgia schools exemptions to the federal Smart Snack rule. The Smart Snack rule was rolled out this summer and stated that schools must ensure all foods sold to kids during the school day (called “Smart Snacks”) meet U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrition […]

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