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We are thrilled to add a farmer to our Farm to School team! Meet Kimberly Koogler, our new Farm to School Assistant. Kimberly will be assisting with workshops, October Farm to School Month, and the Golden Radish Awards. We are so excited for her to join us, and, of course, we had to ask her […]

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Timothy King is one of our valued My Market Ambassadors, supporting the Forsyth Farmers Market. You can find him on Saturday’s from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. rain or shine. Unfamiliar with My Market? Here’s a quick refresher. G.O.’s My Market Club offers new farmers market shoppers great rewards like $5 in market tokens to spend on […]

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Georgia Organics has teamed up with the Georgia Department of Agriculture for the 100 Organic Farms Campaign, which removes the financial barrier to USDA Organic Certification by reimbursing the full cost of organic certification up to $1,000 for farmers pursuing it for the first time. So far, the following three farms have gotten their certification […]

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Anna Hartrampf joined our team to assist with the Atlanta Local Food Initiative as well as the Georgia Food Oasis projects currently housed and managed by Georgia Organics. Anna most recently spent time in Washington D.C. coordinating food access programs for the elderly and disadvantaged and looks forward to bringing her knowledge and expertise to the […]

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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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Mimi Maumus is the acclaimed chef /owner of home.made catering in Athens, Georgia, that has inspired the palate of many avid eaters with what she defines as an “elevated southern cuisine that is always fresh, always seasonal, always from scratch.” Maumus revisits her New Orleans roots and family memories to produce brilliant classic southern inspired creations with […]

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Steven Satterfield is the 2015 James Beard Foundation-nominated executive chef  and co-owner of the award-winning  Miller Union in the Atlanta’s Westside. He’s also a fixture in the good food movement—he’s a board member of Slow Food Atlanta and longtime supporter of Georgia Organics and many other great organizations. He creates simple dishes that are seasonal, sustainable, and […]

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Establishing a connection between farm and school is fundamental to keep children healthy and to teach them where their food comes from. Misty Friedman is a long time supporter of showing children the importance of eating healthier, of food origins, and of how food habits impact the environment and the community. Friedman is the School Nutrition Coordinator at the Georgia Department of […]

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by Paula Maia Fernandes A garden is capable of growing much more than beautiful plants, it can also grow a community. Lola Blum has on her name what she is all about – to help blooming community’s core values such as healthy living skills, community development, environmental education, and artistic expression through growing a garden. Blum is the Co-Founder […]

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Sound Ingredient changes things up a bit this time by taking a break from produce and featuring pasture-raised poultry. We talked to Brandon Chonko, owner and operator of Grassroots Farms in Reidsville, Ga, about how he began raising animals on pasture, the importance of letting animals grow naturally outside, and how partnerships have helped him grow and deliver […]

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