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James Carr knew he wanted to be a writer when he joined the newspaper staff at Milton High School. Since then, he hosted several radio shows while attending the University of Georgia, worked for FOX Sports, The Shadow League, Appen Newspapers and recently spent a year in New York City working for a nonprofit called Move This […]

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The other day I was enjoying California almonds on top of my Georgia kale salad and wondering if this combination might become a thing of the past.  Not the kale part, mind you, but the almonds—one of the most water-intensive crops our country produces. As California deals with its devastating drought, I wonder what the […]

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Last week, our talented Northeast Georgia farm to school crew teamed up with Lisa Ezzard and Brooks Franklin of Leah Lake Farm to run a carrot taste test at North Habersham Middle School. Some students arrived early into the lunchroom and went straight to the taste test to line up and meet the farmers. When […]

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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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Tenisio Seanima is a familiar (and beloved!) face in the Atlanta Good Food scene, and we’re thrilled to welcome him onboard as our new Farmer Services Coordinator. His agricultural roots run deep—his Great-Grandfather August Long farmed in Texas well into his 80s! Tenisio is a graduate of HABESHA, Inc.‘s Urban Grower program, and established and […]

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Our website looks a little different today. A lot different, actually! After months of working with Atlanta-based design firm Office of Brothers and Asheville, N.C.-based WordPress developer Visual23, we’re thrilled to unveil the new georgiaorganics.org. It looks great, there’s loads of new content and features, and we urge you to gaze upon it from your […]

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  Our conference was last weekend! It was great! And at the end of it all we honored two incredible leaders in Georgia’s good food movement, Julia Gaskin of the University of Georgia and Eric Wagoner of theLocallyGrown.net. Our state’s farmers are so lucky to have both these folks. Full press release below. Athens Trailblazers Honored for […]

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We were big fans of our new farm to school coordinator before we ever interviewed her for the job—Emily Cumbie-Drake has been a mainstay at Georgia Organics events for a long time, and her smiling face is now in our office full-time! What was your previous job? I was a Sustainability Program Coordinator at Emory’s […]

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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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It is reluctantly and with great sadness that we bid adieu to Anna Currey, our summer communications intern who is about to begin her junior year at Tulane University. Whether she was editing video from an urban agriculture press conference, transcribing interviews, or starting our shiny new Pinterest page, Anna has been a delight. So […]

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