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What is Georgia Food Oasis?

Georgia Food Oasis seeks to connect and empower Georgians to healthier ways to eat, cook, and grow local, fresh food through access, events, and education. We collaborate with local organizations, businesses, growers, and residents within communities to self-develop innovative and affordable ways to discover, taste, and learn about food. Georgia Food Oasis is a starting point for communities to facilitate a bigger discussion on increasing access to truly healthy food.

Select your community below to learn more about the Georgia Food Oasis initiatives in your area.


Food Oasis Atlanta

Founded in 2013, the Atlanta coalition of Georgia Food Oasis serves communities within South Atlanta, Old Fourth Ward, and the Westside. Food Oasis Atlanta focuses on providing residents with the information they need to make their own healthy choices while offering resources to become food advocates for their own community.

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Potluck & Pitch: “Share a Meal, Fund an Idea”

Come hear innovative, sustainable ideas to bring affordable, local food choices to Food Oasis residents. Potluck & Pitch provides the seed money to help those ideas grow.

We ask that attendees bring a dish to share while listening to five short pitches from local entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations. Each presenter has five minutes to describe their idea.

Following the pitches, attendees have the opportunity leave written feedback for each speaker on a message board and vote for their favorite idea. The presenter with the most votes win’s the ticket sales for the night, usually around $1,000, and a package of additional support from our partner organizations. They return at the next event to update the audience on the progress of their idea.

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Neighborhood Collaboration Teams

In two Atlanta neighborhoods per year, a diverse team of 9-11 individuals interested in healthy food access come together for 8 weeks to create an action plan for Food Oasis in their community. The teams identifies three top priorities that will be the focus for the next 12-18 months. Funding and leadership support are provided to the teams to make their ideas into reality.

Carver Market 2-For-1

We support South Atlanta grocery store Carver Market by offering 2-for-1 on fresh produce for SNAP (Food Stamps) users on Thursdays. We also organize demonstrations from chefs and volunteers to show shoppers how to use seasonal produce in easy, family friendly meals.

Fresh Produce Markets

  • Organix Matters runs produce markets in our target neighborhoods throughout the summer and fall.
  • Fresh MARTA Market is a pop-up farm stand that takes place in four MARTA public transport stations. The goal is simple: help farmers sell more produce while getting healthy, fresh food into places where people already are.   West End, Five Points, College Park, and H.E. Holmes MARTA  Stations.

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Food Oasis Augusta

The Augusta coalition of Georgia Food Oasis began in 2015 and services Richmond County, Columbia County, Fort Gordon area, Burke County, Aiken, South Carolina and various towns around the metro area. Augusta Food Oasis residents have defined local food as food grown and distributed within a 100 mile radius of the city. Augusta Food Oasis encourages members of the community to question where their food comes from, interact with local farmers, and utilize events provided by Food Oasis as a way to learn about how to gain better access to fresh produce. Through building relationships with grocery stores, hospitals, schools, restaurants, and local farms, Augusta Food Oasis hopes to shape a network of actively engaged producers and consumers.

Ways to get involved in Augusta Food Oasis:

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  • Pot Luck & Pitch
    Individuals are encouraged to submit pitches in advance regarding steps and programs that could be implemented to provide further access to fresh food and produce. Five pitches will be selected to present at Potluck & Pitch and a panel of guest judges will select a winner to receive a cash prize toward putting their pitch into action.
  • Food Hub Working Group
  • Nutrition Education Working Group
  • Cooking and Life Skills Working Group
  • Urban + Local Agriculture Working Group
  • Gardening Education Working Group
  • Burke County Farm to Preschool Pop-Up Market
  • Augusta Local Food Plan

Community Potluck and Pitch Winners:

Community Produce Markets

  • Veggie Park Farmers Market, Tuesdays 4:30-7pm
    Pavilion at 109 Eve. Street
  • The Augusta Market, Saturdays 8am-2pm
    8th Street Plaza , Augusta, GA
  • Veteran’s Hospital Pop-Up Market, biweekly, Friday mornings
  • J and L Farm and Stables On-Site Market, Saturday mornings 8am-12pm                                      2938 Highway 88, Hephzibah, GA


Augusta Locally Grown, Pick-Up Sites

  • Augusta, at the Clubhouse,
    Tuesdays 5-7pm (540 Telfair St, Augusta, GA 30901)
  • Evans, at Augusta Jewish Community Center,
    Tuesdays 4-6pm (898 Weinberger Way, Evans, GA 30809)

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Food Oasis Columbus

Columbus Food Oasis officially launched in 2015 and services Chattahoochee County, Harris County, Marion County, Muscogee County, the Fort Benning area, LaGrange, and other towns up to a 100 mile radius, including Russell County and Auburn, Alabama. Columbus Food Oasis strives to provide education on how eating better food can attribute to a better and more healthy lifestyle. Through providing experiences that bring awareness to the local food movement, Food Oasis Columbus aims to make enjoying fresh food and produce a natural way of life.

Ways to get involved in Columbus Food Oasis:

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  • Potluck & Pitch
    Individuals are encouraged to submit pitches in advance regarding steps and programs that could be implemented to provide further access to fresh food and produce. Five pitches will be selected to present at Potluck & Pitch and a panel of guest judges will select a winner to receive a cash prize toward putting their pitch into action.
  • Community Meetings: public meetings that connect to neighbors committed to building more equitable healthy food access in the Columbus region.
  • Elijah’s Farm, Market Garden
  • Columbus Community Garden Map
  • North Highland Farmers Market

Community Potluck and Pitch Winners:


Community Produce Markets, Accepting SNAP/EBT:

  • Jenny Jack Sun Farm Market, year-round Wednesdays 9am-12pm
    603 White Cemetery Road, Pine Mountain, GA 31822
  • North Highland Farmers Market, seasonal May-Oct, 1st + 3rd Wednesdays 4pm-6pm
    3702 2nd Avenue, Columbus, GA (MercyMed parking lot)
  • West Georgia Farmers Cooperative, year-round pop-up on Saturdays 9am-12pm
    7516 US Highway 27 South, Hamilton, GA  (WGFM location details.)

Columbus Community Garden Map project was led by Columbus State University undergraduate, Bertram Melix, and Geography Professor, Amanda Rees in Nov-Dec. 2016; which culminated into a brochure design project coordinated by Chuck Lawson, graphic design instructor at Chattahoochee Valley Technical College in May 2017.  Download the winning design of the Columbus Garden Map.

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Get Involved

Want to get involved with Georgia Food Oasis?

  • Be a conscientious buyer.
  • Ask questions about where your food comes from.
  • Support your local grocer and farmers market.
  • Become an advocate for healthy food change within your community by attending neighborhood planning meetings.
  • Grow your own food!
  • Participate and attend Georgia Food Oasis events such as Potluck & Pitch.
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