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Call us biased, but Cafe Campesino’s Georgia Organics blend is a real hit at GO HQ, especially on cold, bleary-eyed mornings like the ones we’re gearing up for as winter rolls in. This coffee is a great way to wake up, and it’s also a great way to support our work—Cafe Campesino donates 10 percent […]

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Just because tomato season is over doesn’t mean you have to stop drooling over delicious farm-fresh local veggies from your favorite grower—many farms throughout the state offer CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares throughout the winter months. (What’s a CSA? Find out here!) You can find one in your area using our online Good Food Guide, […]

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Donna McKenna of Nuthouse Farms, Inc. is working hard to try to ensure a future for the American chestnut, which once came close to dying off. She hopes to revitalize the joy of local, delicious chestnuts, a tradition that was always important to her family. Georgia Organics: What drew you to chestnut farming? My sister, […]

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Hunter Cattle Company is a pastured and sustainable farm that raises cows, chickens and hogs. Kristan Fretwell, part of the Hunter Cattle family, explains the difference between their approach and conventional cattle production. What does being a pastured and sustainable farm mean for your cattle? And what does that entail? Pastured: During the cows’ lifetimes on our […]

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Last week, the Georgia Micro Enterprise Network held a Town Hall on 21st Century Food and Farming. GMEN works to promote micro-enterprises, which are businesses that have five employees or fewer. GMEN seeks to grow these “Mom and Pop” enterprises by providing the support and business training they need. This meeting was focused on food […]

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Since it’s currently a verdant and productive swathe of land, it’s hard to believe that The Good Samaritan Urban Farm started out as an empty lot full of kudzu and 172 tires. The farm sits behind the Good Samaritan Health Center,“a non-profit Christian organization that provides healthcare to uninsured, low income people in greater metropolitan […]

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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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Raised-bed gardening is a solution to one challenge that North Georgian farmers know well: the red clay right below the surface of their soil. That’s one reason why the Steve and David Gianino of Legacy Gardens conduct a raised bed gardening class at their farm in Augusta. Clay can be problematic for gardeners because it […]

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There isn’t anything lazy about Lazy B Farm! This farm produces meat, runs apiaries, and functions as a hands-on classroom. The owner, Cindi Ball, hosts classes on soap making, honey harvesting and bee keeping. To see some of the classes she has lined up for this summer, go to her website. But her classes aren’t […]

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The Porter is a culinary crown jewel in Atlanta, and Nick Rutherford is “co-owner, executive chef, vintage list curator and the ultimate handyman” behind an incredible restaurant that sources from many an incredible farm. What inspires you as a chef? I get inspired when I travel and get to taste what chefs are doing in […]

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