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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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On July 15, Georgia Organics and Coastal Organic Growers are partnering to host an organic peanut production field day at Healthy Hollow Farms in Stilson. Until 1990, Healthy Hollow Farms was a conventional farm, but costs of farming and health concerns led Connie and Jimmy Hayes to convert to organic production. Currently, Healthy Hollow Farms is […]

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…And we’ve got the annual report to prove it! From the 5 Million Meals Campaign (which we way, way undershot) to the Golden Radish Awards to the Lettuce Try It campaign for National Farm to School Month to our work in our Northeast Georgia Pilot program, we had a lot to crow about! And the need […]

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Atlanta is ready to become a national leader in local food systems—today Mayor Kasim Reed signed an ordinance that will encourage and support our growing urban agriculture movement. (Read the full text of the ordinance here.) Development of the ordinance was led by the Atlanta Local Food Initiative, Georgia Organics, a grassroots group of urban farmers, […]

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