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When Peachtree Road Farmers Market Manager Lauren Carey sees a problem, chances are she’s about to find a solution. A prime example was creating The Farmer Fund in 2015, after torrential downpours wiped out several farms a few years prior. The Fund, which exists to support farmers in the face of natural disasters and help […]

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Within weeks of accepting the Executive Director role at the Peachtree Road Farmers Market in 2009, Lauren Carey witnessed one torrential downpour after another. The intense rain wreaked havoc on farmland across Georgia, wiping out crops, and destroying the livelihood of farmers. Led by Slow Food Atlanta, the local food community immediately went into what […]

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