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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 Renee De Shay Gina Cook is the Nutrition ECE Specialist in Nutrition and Health at Quality Care for Children, a Georgia non-profit focused on improving the quality of childcare in GA, and ensuring parents can access and afford high-quality care. She manages Chefs for Young Children and Farm to Early Care and Education quality improvement initiatives. She […]

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By Renee De Shay Dr. Linette Dodson is a keynote speaker at this year’s Farm to School and Early Care Education Summit. Linette is the Director of School Nutrition for Carrollton City Schools in Carrollton, Ga and has been for nearly 20 years. Throughout her tenure, she’s built an award-winning nutrition and Farm to School program. Carrollton City Schools’ […]

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By Renee De Shay Jennifer Delorme is the Quality Rated ERS Assessor Manager at Bright from the Start; DECAL, Quality Rated. She has worked in the early childhood field since she was 16 years old. Jennifer has years of experience with teaching Montessori, infant/toddlers and preschool, providing technical assistance with best practices and the Environment Rating […]

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By Porter Mitchell Whole Foods’ new flagship location, located in Midtown, is a behemoth of a grocery store spanning the entire block on the corner of 14th and Spring Streets. It’s a massive 70,000 square feet, and features multiple hot food stations, a coffee shop, a bar, and an enormous array of produce, meat, fish, […]

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  By Jeff Romig It’s easy to be overwhelmed when you reach the top of the escalator at Whole Foods Market’s new flagship Southeastern location. They opened their 500th location to residents of their building and members of Atlanta’s food community for a preview, which isn’t something that typically happens when they open a new […]

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The mission of Georgia Food Oasis is to empower Georgians to healthier ways to eat, cook and grow local, fresh foods. Through building and supporting local coalitions that organize around the goal of creating resilient local food economies, GFO seeks to facilitate communities in self-developing innovative, affordable ways to increase healthy food access, improve the […]

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The Seventh Georgia Farm to School and Early Care and Education Summit will be hosted June 7-8 at Helms College in Macon, Ga. Registration is open NOW. Wande Okunoren-Meadows is delivering a keynote speech at the 2019 Farm to School  and Early Care Education Summit. Wande is the Early Childhood Program Administrator at Little Ones Learning […]

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By Renee De Shay Kelli C. Cook is the School Nutrition Coordinator at Carrollton City Schools. She is a wife and mom of two boys. A former collegiate women’s basketball player at the University of Tennessee and former head women’s basketball coach at Maryville College, Kelli spent the past nine years developing her passion for school […]

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Small scale sustainable farmers continuously face an ongoing struggle to create and maintain relationships with buyers. While the barrier for entry into direct farmer to consumer platforms like farmers markets can be fairly low and transparent, selling to schools, restaurants, stores, and medical facilities can be far more challenging. To help address this challenge, Georgia […]

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