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By Donata Defilippi Yes, it’s winter and there are farmers markets selling fresh organic produce. Unfortunately, not as many customers are buying. In recent years, farmers have converted winter to the 4th growing season with hoop houses. Consumers have been slower to extend their summer market habits into chilly, rainy winter days. “If they’re growing,” […]

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In what was a huge month for local and organic agriculture, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) made major announcements in December, 2016, regarding federal reimbursement for Organic certification and relaxing marketing restrictions for farmers markets. Just as importantly, the USDA released a monumental report that revealed impressive economic benefits of local agriculture. Starting on […]

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Sagdrina Jalal has suffered through health issues for as long as she can remember. It wasn’t typically incapacitating, that is, until she became pregnant. During her first pregnancy, doctors thought her symptoms were a one-off experience of preeclampsia. When the symptoms reappeared during her second pregnancy, the one-off was ruled out. When it got even […]

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About five years ago, in community listening sessions around the state, several farmers told the staff at Georgia Organics that too often they were leaving their farmers markets with fresh, beautiful produce that was likely bound for compost piles. These conversations led to the creation of the My Market Club, a program designed to attract […]

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By Danielle Moore Meet Sagdrina Jalal, the Executive Director of Project Generation Gap, the facilitator of the My Market Club at Lilburn Farmers Market & Stone Mountain Farmers Market. Unfamiliar with My Market? Here’s a quick refresher. G.O.’s My Market Club offers new farmers market shoppers great rewards like $5 in market tokens to spend on local food, […]

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Timothy King is one of our valued My Market Ambassadors, supporting the Forsyth Farmers Market. You can find him on Saturday’s from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. rain or shine. Unfamiliar with My Market? Here’s a quick refresher. G.O.’s My Market Club offers new farmers market shoppers great rewards like $5 in market tokens to spend on […]

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Our farmers and local vendors appreciate everyone who comes to our markets every week. For all the folks who go the extra mile and bring a new person along to one of our My Market Club markets, we want to thank you! As a token of our gratitude, each month, My Market Club will hold a raffle for […]

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