The Chamblee Farmers’ Market is looking for leaders for their new locally grown market coming this spring!

The Chamblee Farmers’ Market is looking for leaders to spearhead this new effort to bring local food to Atlanta tables from our Georgia farmers! Organizational meeting on March 10th, 2010 at the Chamblee Library.

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.

“Know your farmer, know your food” program launched by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture!

In an effort to increase awareness of local farmers and to strengthen bonds with the food we eat, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is debuting a new program: “Know your farmer, know your food!” Grant money will move from the government down to local farmers markets and projects to make fresh fruits and vegetables available to low-income individuals.

Eating locally in Atlanta and Decatur keeps getting easier! Check out these local food articles for tips…

Thanks to increased media coverage of local Atlanta food, farmers’ markets, CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture), and farm-to-table restaurants, the idea of transitioning to a locavore lifestyle is becoming an easier proposition. With the growing movement of shopping locally growing, more stories have popped up on ways to take the steps towards local, sustainable living, and included are a series of articles from Atlanta Magazine and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

“Field of Greens” local food event will feature local farmers from across the Southeast!

Whippoorwill Hollow Organic Farm hosts this year’s Field of Greens festival with local Georgia farmers, Atlanta’s farm-to-table chefs, live music, green education, and the (3×3) Three Not-So-Little Pigs Cookoff!!

Quick tip: when dining out, bring your own food container to take your leftovers to go!

Quick tip: when dining out, bring your own food container to take your leftovers to go!

Finding local Georgia-grown food in Atlanta and Decatur restaurants…

An increasing number of Atlanta and Decatur restaurants are embracing sustainable eating habits from Georgia farms and producers, which is great news! Here is a little list to get started on eating local Atlanta food!