White Oak Pastures in Georgia expands to include free-range poultry with an on-site abattoir

White Oak Pastures in south Georgia is building an on-site abattoir for organic poultry

We’ve talked about White Oak Pastures on Our Green Atlanta before and about how much we love their beef, but if you’re more of a white meat kind-of person, then read on for White Oak’s expanded poultry operations on-site!
White Oak Pastures in Georgia is set to produce local chicken and poultry in addition to beef in the animal welfare 5-step model →

Find local food near you in Atlanta restaurants, Georgia farms, and CSAs with Georgia Organics google map

Georgia Organics has assembled an extensive google map as a local, organic directory. This wonderful resource identifies with colored balloons our Georgia growers, farmers, and CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture); farmers’ markets (and not just in Atlanta, but also other major cities in Georgia); restaurants that sustain farm-to-table practices; and grocery stores and specialty shops that support local Georgia farmers.

Calling all Georgia [farm to table] schools! The USDA wants to visit with their Farm to School Tactical Team in support of local food systems.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is making a national push for farm to table programs in schools and is accepting applications from schools across the country who already have sustainable food programs underway in their local communities. The goal is to study the start-up, struggles, and success stories of current programs in order to develop a model for others to follow. The long-term goal is to then help school districts implement their own farm to school programs with assistance reaching out to local farms, communicating with stakeholders, and identifying and overcoming obstacles.

Get your orchard growing with a grow-it-yourself tree sale (and support the Atlanta Local Food Initiative!)

The 2010 Atlanta plant sale season begins with the Incredible-Edible-Grow-It-Yourself Fruit Tree, Vine and Berry Bush Sale, presented by the Atlanta Community Food Bank with proceeds benefiting the Atlanta Local Food Initiative! Saturday, January 23, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Food Bank in northwest Atlanta.

Georgia Organics October Farm to School Roundtable: Your Edible School Garden

Georgia Organics invites you to join them and the Edgewood Community Learning Garden for this month’s Farm to School Roundtable Discussion! This month’s topic is Community Resources for Your Edible School Garden and Farm to School Projects. Come learn about community resources for your school garden and farm to school projects.

Local Georgia farmers, happy pigs, and organic food at Field of Greens!

Thanks to Whippoorwill Hollow Farms and Slow Food Atlanta for a great Field of Greens celebration this year! Local Georgia farmers, happy pigs, and organic food – delicious!

Moore’s Farm and Friends welcomes you to their first annual Open Farm Day!

More’s Farm and Friends welcomes you to their first annual Open Farm Day in July 5th, 2009, from 11 a.m. EST onwards! Complete with pasture-raised meats and vegetables from local Georgia farms!

Support Decatur’s “Farm to School” program (and local Georgia farms) this Friday!

Support Decatur’s “Farm to School” program (and local Georgia farms) this Friday at the Senate Committee on Agriculture hearing!

Go Green Get Rewards Festival this Saturday in Underground Atlanta!

Go Green Get Rewards Festival this Saturday, May 16th, 2009, in Underground Atlanta! Enjoy live music, win giveaways from vendors, purchase environmentally-friendly products, recycle your electronics, and more!