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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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On Friday, October 28, Alice Rolls, the Executive Director of Georgia Organics, stepped onto one of the many stages at the Woodruff Arts Center to deliver an address about Transparency in front of over 400 young professionals and creative thinkers for Creative Morning Atlanta’s monthly event. Naturally, Rolls focused largely on food. After taking the […]

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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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The 19th Annual Georgia Organics Conference is nearly upon us! In anticipation of the featured In Depth Workshops and Educational Sessions, we reached out to presenters for some additional information about their topic. In this edition of Behind The Conference, we spoke with Jon Jackson, founder of STAG Vets. Jackson founded the organization to help other veterans with […]

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Eminah Quintyne is one of our valued My Market Ambassadors, supporting the Main Street Statesboro Farmers Market. You can find her on Saturday’s from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from April until November. The Main Street Statesboro Farmers Market is an assembly of local growers, craftsmen and chefs coming together to provide fresh and locally produced products. Looking for […]

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The Georgia Food Oasis kicked off their pilot program on Sept. 3, 2015 in Augusta, GA with over 80 local residents, growers, community organizations, school nutrition directors and small business owners.   GFO, which is managed by Georgia Organics, helps communities develop innovative and affordable ways to discover, taste and learn about food. By working […]

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Eugene Cooke is the founder of Grow Where You Are, a dynamic full-service social enterprise in the field of local food systems. Grow Where You Are partners with organizations and individuals to bring food abundance to communities and those who value real food, designing, installing, and maintaining multiple public and private spaces where food is […]

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Heirloom Café & Fresh Market celebrates local farmers and our community by crafting fresh takes on heritage dishes. Heirloom Café & Fresh Market strives to create that passion, community and joy for others. The Boulevard Neighborhood in Athens, Ga. is a special place, full of historic homes of many different styles and full of many different people, […]

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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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