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by Angel Mills For cities around the country, May 19 is a day to commemorate civil rights leader Malcolm X. Though Atlanta has not officially adopted the holiday, many local residents still recognize the day and Malcolm X’s legacy with thoughtful and educational programming for local community members. Vegan chef and Kings Apron founder Chef […]

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LaMonika Jones is the Procurement and Purchasing Compliance Officer at Bright from the Start: GA Dept. of Early Care and Learning. Originally from Detroit, LaMonika has lived in Georgia for the past 10 years. Since graduating from college, she has spent time in various sectors working for small businesses as well as grassroots non-profits. LaMonika is passionate about what she […]

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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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On Sept. 29, Georgia Organics took participants on a food journey from the soil of Love is Love farm to their plate. Participants learned essential food preparation techniques (like knife skills!) while discovering healthy meal planning and increasing vegetable consumption. The afternoon kicked off with a tour of Love is Love farm with farmer and […]

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The National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) introduced their famous rainfall simulator at our food safety and soil health workshop at  Mayflor Farms. The rainfall simulator consists of a sprinkler mounted over four trays with four different soil samples in them. The soil samples were all taken recently from farms in Georgia. They contained continuously grazed pasture, […]

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Over a dozen growers from across Georgia and the greater Southeast came together at the 21st annual Georgia Organics Conference to attend the Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training. This training satisfied part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety (§ 112.22(c)) compliance requirements. Grower training participants took an in-depth look at food safety on […]

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The ultimate local food is food you grow yourself!  This class will outline seven steps to create your own organic vegetable garden.  We will cover when to plant and what varieties, how to control bugs and diseases organically and much more.   The evening will start with networking over beer and local farm tastes provided by […]

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