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Head due west on Highway 234 out of Albany and you’ll find a special place. Before the city gives way to the flat horizons of peanuts and cotton, a series of small cultivated fields beside a little red-roofed building signals a different kind of agricultural operation. These unassuming 16.5 acres constitute Healthy Living Farms. As […]

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We recently caught up with Georgia Organics business member Wilbur & Rudy’s Farmtable as their market is set to open on May 16th in Milton! Here’s what co-owner Ryan Bowersox had to say about he and his wife Beth’s upcoming project. Wilbur and Rudy’s Farmtable is located in the old Buice’s General Store on the […]

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Lyn Deardorff started Preserving Now over 5 years ago after she realized no one was offering Canning/Preserving classes in the Atlanta area.  She is a 40-year canner and has taken advanced coursework in food processing in the Food Science Department at UGA.  In May, she will complete her “Master Canner” Certification at Cornell University in […]

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By Darby Smith of Sun Dog Farm in Blairsville, Ga. Life is an explosive force. There is no better time to witness this than early Spring. As the seeds emerge, the buds pop, and the ephemeral wild flowers set into bloom, the lush greenery is once again utilizing the power of the sun to expand, […]

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By Kate Karassik, SoulShine Sprouts Director Growing up, my summer camp experiences revolved gluing wood parts together in an arts and crafts barn and acing my canoeing test.  These days, kids have more options – Space camp, Wild Animal Encounter Camps, Horseback Riding. Those are all well and good, but Farm to School themed camps are […]

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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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By Robin Chanin, Executive Director of Global Growers Network Farming is a hot topic lately.  There are so many perspectives on it, but there’s one thing that just about everyone agrees on: farming is hard work.  It’s not just the sheer physical labor that’s hard, though it certainly is.  The economics are hard work, too.  […]

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As told by Robin Chanin of the Global Growers Network. “Bamboo Creek Farm is aptly named for its characteristic geographic features, namely a large forest bamboo and a polluted creek!! Oh yeah, it’s a farm too. I challenge you to find something more creative out there! The name Bamboo Creek Farm was the first thing […]

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My name is Karen Weaver, and my story is two-fold: one part unexpected, devastating sickness and one part miraculous healing. My husband, son, and I all run my son’s businesses, Bradley’s Pumpkin Patch and Bradley’s Gardens in Dawsonville, where we also host organic agriculture skills seminars and small tours. Why do you farm organically? At […]

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Husband and wife Bryan Hager and Wendy Crager run Crager Hager Farm in Carroll County, Georgia. You can find their grub at the Cotton Mill Farmers Market, the Peachtree City Farmers Market, Little Hawaiian, Sunset Hills Country Club, or get it delivered weekly by Farmers Fresh CSA. What do you do on the farm? I’m a […]

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