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Georgia Food Oasis Network seeks to elevate and connect pioneering communities that recognize that food is a powerful tool to unite residents, build local economies, and foster public health. From obesity and dietary-health to food sovereignty and waste, climate change and biodiversity loss to increasing economic and social disparities, food is not only at the […]

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Kimberly Koogler is a farmer and a long-time member of the Georgia Organics team. We are happy to welcome her to the Georgia Organics staff in a full-time role! What was your previous job? I was the CSA Manager and Market Person at Cosmos Farm and the part-time Farm to School Assistant here at Georgia […]

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You may already know Ashley Dowling. She has several years of experience working in Georgia’s Good Food Movement and is passionate about food systems work. She is joining the Georgia Organics team as our Events Manager. She will manage coordination of the Georgia Organics Conference, Georgia Farm to School and Early Care Summit, and Cast […]

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Have you met Lauren Cox? Lauren brings several years of hands on farming and farm operation experience to the team. As the newly minted Organic Procurement Coordinator, Lauren will be leading our new farm to restaurant initiative. What was your previous job? Prior to joining GO, I farmed full time for seven years, first at […]

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Georgia Organics is proud to have participated in the commencement of this study by locating the participating Atlanta family. A groundbreaking peer-reviewed study published in the journal Environmental Research found that switching to an organic diet significantly reduced the levels of synthetic pesticides found in all participants – after less than one week. On average, […]

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My name is Dennis Martin.  I spent the first 20 years of my life trying to get off the farm and the next 30 trying to get back on.  I finally made it when I purchased 15 acres in the country.  I call my farm:  Martin’s Back Acres “The Land of Fruits, Nuts, and Clucks”.  […]

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By Jeff Romig WINDER – Farmer Cass gently pulled the baby carrot out of the soil, and pinched it between his fingers. With a slight twist, the dirt crumbled away. “Try this,” the owner of Finch Creek Farm in Winder recommended. “The flavor’s ridiculous.” Farmer Cass might as well be giving out candy. Biting into […]

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Conference is only a few weeks away and there is still plenty to do to get prepared. Keep reading to make sure you have everything you need. Conference couldn’t happen without our amazing volunteers! If you’d like to volunteer, sign up HERE. In exchange for a four-hour shift, after conference we’ll give you a $40 reimbursement. […]

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The North Highland Farmers Market closed its first season in Columbus, they ran biweekly from June-Nov. 2018 at MercyMed Clinic.  In their first season they had over $1500 in SNAP redemption and doubling! NHFM was a Potluck + Pitch winner from Nov. 2017 for which they won $2100 to plan and implement the market— funds […]

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