Visualizing Georgia’s CSAs

Georgia Organics created a list of 2011 Georgia CSAs by drop off location in PDF format. To make things even easier, I created this tool to display the CSA drop offs in a map format. View the...

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Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival

So the Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival at JCT Kitchen (benefiting Georgia Organics) this Sunday is sold out. I’ll see those with tickets at the event but those of you that are unable to attend for whatever reason can still be a part of the event. How to Participate Online for the Killer Tomato Fest Twitter If you have never used Twitter before (or need a refresher) make sure and watch the How To Use Twitter Video. When tweeting about the event please use the #TomatoFest hashtag so others can follow along. What are hashtags (the “#” symbol)? Because Twitter provided no easy way to...

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Mead – A Local Libation

Mead or “honey wine” is an alcoholic beverage, made from honey and water via fermentation with yeast. Its alcoholic content may range from that of a mild ale to that of a strong wine. It may be still, carbonated, or sparkling; it may be dry, semi-sweet, or sweet.(1) Most likely the oldest alcoholic beverage, mead can be made simply by diluting raw honey with water and letting the naturally occurring yeasts ferment it. The majority of contemporary mead producers however add lab-grown yeast to ensure a quick fermentation. Honey is a rather variable agricultural product. The flavor, color,...

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Eat, Drink and Think Local

My interest in local businesses started over 4 years ago. The reasons to start searching for alternatives to the mainstream big box stores were many but the largest one was the sense of community generated by keeping my money local. Buying locally allows you to really get to know the people that own the businesses. Sure the products may “cost” a little more up front but you are investing in a vibrant and resilient local society. Like most of you, my journey started with lots of research. I was hearing mentions from people about how buying local was a good idea but wanted to read up on it...

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Time for the first Crop Mob in Atlanta

It’s time for Crop Mob Atlanta‘s First Mob. Mark your calendars for Sunday, May 2nd. The Mob will be heading to Douglasville, GA for the Mob to begin all Crop Mobs (well, around Atlanta, at least) with The Sun Dog Farmers at Skip’s Garden. What better place to start than at Crop Mob Boss Darby’s flourishing new farm on Skip Glover’s land. It’s going to be a great time with tasks perfect for any skill level. This will be the first of their monthly Mobs which they plan to hold on Sundays. Find out more information...

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Spontaneous Fermentation at EatUpATL

The inaugural event for EatUpATL at Lunacy Black Market was hands down one of the best meetups I have been to. My pleasant experience can be attributed to many things but what really resonated with me was the distinctive vibe in the room. Everyone was there to have a great time eating and drinking with their extended friends. Some networking certainly took place but it was more of an afterthought and occurred spontaneously. The amazing food was served up by small plate master Chef Paul Luna. Cabbage salada with gorgonzola and toasted walnuts, fried okra, fresh homemade sweet potato fries and...

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