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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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What started in 2012 as a pilot program at six Georgia farmers markets is now a movement with over 12,000 members.  We are so excited to be rolling into the third year of the My Market Club at 12 markets across the state. It has been great to watch the number of farmers markets grow […]

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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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Farmers markets are a viable resource for communities to support their local growers while incorporating more fresh and organically grown produce into their diets. As the presence of farmers markets in Georgia grows, its important for producers to know not only how to maintain their market but how to make it thrive. Jan Kozak is the market manager […]

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Are you a farmer or distributor who wants to sell to a preschool? Well, you’re invited to attend Georgia’s first Farm to Preschool Meet and Greets, which will serve as an opportunity for local farmers and distributors to meet with representatives from preschools and early childcare centers, and discuss opportunities for buying and selling fresh, […]

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Community Health Works in Macon, Georgia works to improve Central Georgia residents’ health and better serve those who are uninsured. In addition to growing the Rx for the Uninsured network to provide health services to the underserved, Community Health Works leads the Central Georgia Grown initiative to promote locally grown food and connect people with […]

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By Sandi Johnson There was a time when Harrisburg, a historic mill village in downtown Augusta, was a bustling community. The corner pharmacy was the place to be, whether it was ice cream after church or just hanging on the front porch with the locals. The corner of Crawford and Broad was a busy place […]

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Chipotle has been a part of our My Market Club from the beginning—they believe fast food doesn’t have to be bad food, and their motto of farm to face is one we can get behind! In the My Market Club’s first year they supported us with those coveted burrito coupons—Ya know, the ones you get […]

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This is going to be an exciting weekend for Atlanta’s historic West End—it’s the return of the West End Farmers and Artisans Market at the Wren’s Nest house museum. And thanks to Atlanta Streets Alive, the surrounding streets will be closed to cars and open to people, whether you’ve got a bicycle or want to […]

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Lauren Ladov was the My Market Club Ambassador for the Decatur Farmers Market, but now she’s serving as part of Food Corps in Clifton, N.J. What was your first farmers market experience like? Honestly, I can’t remember my first. I’ve been working for markets (as a vendor) for over 3 years now. From Peachtree, to Marietta, to EAV and Grant […]

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