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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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Chris and Jenny of Jenny Jack Farm are in their 13th season farming a few acres of veggies and fruits in Pine mountain, Ga.. They have a 125 member CSA, a thriving on-Farm Market, and have recently expanded their added value products to include microgreens and chocolate. Chris will be speaking at the Alternative Funding: Farming […]

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It was not a lighthearted greeting. As an occupation, farmers rank third in the nation for suicide rates. Suicide rates in rural America are 55 percent higher than they are in urban areas. Rural Americans are twice as likely to die from opioids as a car accident. A major contributing factor to these trends: “Access […]

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Nancy Campbell combines her training in nutrition and integrative health with over a decade of professional culinary experience.  She teaches a range of cooking workshops, and supports clients seeking nutritional clarity and accountability.  She also offers pantry rehabs, personal chef services, and meal planning support.  Nancy believes that food can both be medicine and entertainment.  […]

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By Aja Arnold Joe Reynolds didn’t mean to become a farmer. At least not in the beginning. “I’ve been obsessed with farmers for a really long time,” said Reynolds, farmer at Love is Love Farm at Gaia Gardens and current Chair of the Georgia Organics Board of Directors. “But I didn’t necessarily think I was going […]

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Michael Wall is a true Georgia Organics veteran. A former environmental journalist, Michael began working at Georgia Organics more than 10 years ago. He began his journey as the Communications Coordinator and worked his way to leading the Farmer Services team. As the Farmer Services Director, Michael has helped Georgia Organics’ strengthen relationships throughout the […]

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  Chef Zu is the creator of Kings Apron and a plant based chef and a certified holistic nutritionist. He has facilitated instructional healthy food programming for a number of organizations including the Families of Atlanta Falcons, Truly Living Well, Morehouse School of Medicine, the City of Atlanta, and Georgia Organics. Chef Zu will be […]

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Angela Hagen is a chef and the Lodge Manager at Terra Chula Plantation in Quitman, Ga. She is a graduate of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College and an overall food enthusiast inspired by her mother and grandmother’s cooking. Angela will be hosting the Herb-an Cookery session on Feb. 9.  What role do you play in the local, […]

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Lori Freeman is the Co-founder of Land-to Hand, Inc. Land to Hand creates community connectedness by bringing together farmers and consumers and to develop a more sustainable approach in managing our two local farmers markets in Houston County. She is dedicated to promoting organic, sustainable, and locally grown foods throughout the Middle Georgia region. Lori will be […]

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Farmers are essential. This fact drives Perri Campis’ work on a daily basis. “You might need a doctor once a year, but you need a farmer three times a day,” said Campis, Georgia Organics’ Farmer Services Coordinator, pictured above on the right as she helped Rahul Anand and Carson White, of Snapfinger Farm, sign up […]

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