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The Addersons’ farm sits off a narrow road in the tiny community of Keysville, Georgia. A long driveway, straight as an arrow, runs alongside the fields. Some are tilled and planted, some are covered in tall grasses and riotous yellow wildflowers. A small white house sits at the end of the driveway. Loretta sits under a […]

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By Porter Mitchell When West End farmer Lovey Gilliam’s mother was undergoing chemotherapy for her cancer, Lovey was shocked to see how her diet declined. She lacked the energy and the time to cook, so she relied heavily on fast foods and convenience foods–to the detriment of her health. Alarmed at her mother’s worsening condition, and unable to leave her Atlanta farm to tend […]

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Drew Belline (Decatur) – Drew Belline is currently the Executive Chef / Owner of No. 246 in Decatur, Georgia; a restaurant that focuses on seasonally and locally sourced American-Italian cuisine.  Chef Belline is also the Vice President of Creative Direction and concept development for the Ford Fry restaurant group in Atlanta and has worked in the […]

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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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Michael Wall is a true Georgia Organics veteran. A former environmental journalist, Michael began working at Georgia Organics more than 10 years ago. He began his journey as the Communications Coordinator and worked his way to leading the Farmer Services team. As the Farmer Services Director, Michael has helped Georgia Organics’ strengthen relationships throughout the […]

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At Georgia Organics, we love our farmers. Each month we’ll be showcasing our farmer members and the fabulous products they sell. This month we spoke to John Davis and Kimberly Koogler. John is the owner of Cosmos Farm in Carrollton, Ga. Kimberly is the CSA Manager and a vegetable farmer at Cosmos and the Farm […]

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Porter is a first generation Southerner who grew up in Savannah and transplanted to Atlanta in 2009 to attend college. She stumbled into working at the Grant Park Farmers Market as a vendor in 2012 and felt like she found her family and her purpose in the local food community. She began working for Community […]

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You want me to what? That was my initial thought after being asked by Kaiser Permanente to be a representative on their float at the Rose Parade. I never, ever thought of going to the Rose Parade, let alone being on a float.  It’s not like I volunteered to help with the homecoming float during […]

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Georgia Organics is proud to welcome our new Director of Development Jeff Romig to our team.  Keep reading to learn more about our newest Georgia Organics staff member. What was your previous job? From 2013 through 2016, I was the executive director for VOX Teen Communications, where metro Atlanta teens publish uncensored digital content daily […]

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What role do you play in the local, organic food movement? I chair the Carolina Gold Rice Foundation and also the Slow Food Ark of Taste for the South.  My efforts in the past decade have concentrated on the recovery of the most important and flavorful food crops developed in our region.  This entails knowing […]

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