Eat locally this Thanksgiving (and Christmas) with seasonal food from the Decatur Organic Farmers’ Market!

Thought you missed your share of seasonal Thanksgiving food from Georgia farmers? It’s not too late – be sure to make a last-minute stop by the Decatur Organic Farmers’ Market tomorrow, Wednesday, Nov 25th, between 3 – 6 p.m. The farmers’ market is open all winter (November – February), with daylight savings time hours of 3 – 6 p.m. every Wednesday and will resume summer hours of 4 – 7 p.m. in May. Located at 163 Clairemont Ave, Decatur, 30030 in the Bank of America parking lot. They have a new blog you should check out, too!

And go ahead and plan for your winter holiday, too! No matter what you celebrate, you can get your root vegetables and winter squashes from our local farmers. And don’t forget about Whole Foods for meat selections. I’ve been trying to eat only locally raised, pasture-fed meat (Thanksgiving will be my first big challenge, especially in the south, where we like to flavor everything with meat, usually starting with bacon grease 🙂 ) and Whole Foods has been the only place I’ve shopped so far.

At most Georgia farmers’ markets (and at Whole Foods right now), you can donate to the Georgia Flooded Farms Relief Fund, sponsored by Slow Food Atlanta. Local farms suffered major damage during Georgia’s September floods – learn more here – and can use our help through donations and patronage.

Happy eating! I’m off to spend Thankgiving on the 2,000+ acres of Paulk Vineyards in south Georgia – our own family farmers with three generations of grape growers on the largest muscadine and scuppernong farm in the world!


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