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By Porter Mitchell What’s certified organic produce? “It’s the kind people are buying,” said Michael Wall, Georgia Organics’ Farmer Services Director. According to the Organic Trade Association’s most recent report, 82 percent of Georgia households purchase certified organic produce, and national sales of organic produce have skyrocketed to become a $49 billion dollar a year […]

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By Jeff Romig Farmer prosperity is an elusive idea with many variables. But, working to help our farmers achieve prosperity is at the core of Georgia Organics’ daily work. In turn, our Farmer Services team is working to offer individualized, direct support like never before. Organic farmers must prosper to make organic food accessible to […]

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Alabama’s First Certified Organic Dairy Farm Working Cows Dairy & Rinske’s Cheese is selling 180 acres of Certified Organic irrigated land for $4500 an acre. Land includes 110 acre pivot and an 800 square foot house. The address is 5539 North State Hwy 103 Slocomb, AL 36375 Phone 334-886-3839 Cell 334 791 6830 Contact farm owner Rinske […]

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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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Atlanta’s longest-standing, natural-foods cooperative Sevananda  recently joined forces with Georgia Organics to create an education series titled #COOPCONNECT.  #COOPCONNECT’s aims to increase the economic performance of retailers such as Sevananda in their distribution of local food and other Georgia-produced retail items. Facilitated by Georgia Organics Farmer Services Coordinator Tenisio Seanima, and Sevananda’s General Manager Ahzjah Simons, #COOPCONNECT provides […]

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Georgia Organics had a strong showing at the 2018 Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference in Savannah Jan. 11-14. Hosted by the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference is the LARGEST educational conference and trade show in the southeastern United States that unites growers, vendors and suppliers. (taken from […]

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On December 13 Georgia Organics, in partnership with the Southeastern African American Farmers Organic Network (SAAFON), hosted a workshop exploring the opportunity for organic peanut production in Georgia. The workshop was held at the Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center in Lyons, Ga. and was made possible by a grant from the USDA Office of […]

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Georgia Organics stormed Capitol Hill on Nov. 28 – 29 to stress the vital importance of organic agriculture within the Farm Bill with Georgia’s Congressional representatives. Organic agriculture can revitalize Georgia’s declining rural economies; Georgia should be producing its own organic food and not importing it from California or anyplace else; and growing Georgia’s organic […]

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On July 19, the Georgia Organics Farm to School and Farmer Services teams partnered with Global Growers to host a food safety training for approximately 15 farmers in Burke County, GA. The farmers received information about various food safety topics including: tips for maintaining a clean facility hand washing techniques and overall sanitation instructions for […]

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