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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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Norcross (Gwinnett County), GA (May 19, 2016) – ‘A place to imagine.’ It’s a simple phrase that evokes emotion and a sense of pride for families living in Norcross. Beautifully maintained and passionately promoted, the City of Norcross is a community where anyone could imagine themselves happy, healthy and thriving. Those are the same feelings […]

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This is the first edition of “My Organic Moment,” a series that details the moment in which folks found the Good Food Movement. From health to economic benefits to taste, people connect with Good Food for a variety of reasons. What was your moment? Feel free to share by emailing james@georgiaorganics.org. If you’ve been to […]

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Unbeknownst to Ross Harding, co-founder of Verdant Kitchen in Savannah, Ga., a cocktail party in New York City was about to change his life. Verdant Kitchen, described as a gourmet wellness business, sells a variety of products but focuses primarily on ginger and turmeric infused delights, like syrup and honey. The majority of their products […]

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“I never would have dreamed that I would come back to South Georgia to farm,” said Relinda Walker, owner and manager of the 125 acres that comprise the third-generation Walker Organic Farm. “Even though I grew up on a farm, I never really had a connection to it. ” At the time she decided to […]

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Want to connect your school with local farmers and farmers markets? Join our webinar for ideas! In honor of Farm to School month in October, the Georgia Department of Education and Wholesome Wave Georgia (WWG) are partnering up to host a webinar to discuss how your school’s nutrition or farm to school departments can work […]

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Lizz Lanius is one of our valued My Market Ambassadors, supporting the Freedom Farmer’s Market at the Carter Center. You can find her on Saturday’s from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Carter Center on Freedom Parkway in Atlanta. Unfamiliar with My Market? Here’s a quick refresher. G.O.’s My Market Club offers new farmers market shoppers great rewards like $5 […]

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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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