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By Porter Mitchell Whole Foods’ new flagship location, located in Midtown, is a behemoth of a grocery store spanning the entire block on the corner of 14th and Spring Streets. It’s a massive 70,000 square feet, and features multiple hot food stations, a coffee shop, a bar, and an enormous array of produce, meat, fish, […]

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  By Jeff Romig It’s easy to be overwhelmed when you reach the top of the escalator at Whole Foods Market’s new flagship Southeastern location. They opened their 500th location to residents of their building and members of Atlanta’s food community for a preview, which isn’t something that typically happens when they open a new […]

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Small scale sustainable farmers continuously face an ongoing struggle to create and maintain relationships with buyers. While the barrier for entry into direct farmer to consumer platforms like farmers markets can be fairly low and transparent, selling to schools, restaurants, stores, and medical facilities can be far more challenging. To help address this challenge, Georgia […]

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Have you met Lauren Cox? Lauren brings several years of hands on farming and farm operation experience to the team. As the newly minted Organic Procurement Coordinator, Lauren will be leading our new farm to restaurant initiative. What was your previous job? Prior to joining GO, I farmed full time for seven years, first at […]

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Georgia Organics is proud to have participated in the commencement of this study by locating the participating Atlanta family. A groundbreaking peer-reviewed study published in the journal Environmental Research found that switching to an organic diet significantly reduced the levels of synthetic pesticides found in all participants – after less than one week. On average, […]

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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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The North Highland Farmers Market closed its first season in Columbus, they ran biweekly from June-Nov. 2018 at MercyMed Clinic.  In their first season they had over $1500 in SNAP redemption and doubling! NHFM was a Potluck + Pitch winner from Nov. 2017 for which they won $2100 to plan and implement the market— funds […]

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For the 2018 October Farm to School Month campaign, Kickin’ it with Kale, students at McIntosh Trail Early Childhood Development Council enjoyed kale during a special “Kale Week.” Early Head Start Teacher, Kimberly Spear, shares some of her students’ experiences: To kick off kale week, we read the book The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle. […]

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