farm coop heroes in georgia

posted May 31, 2016

Is there a single thing that we don’t LOVE about this video, idea, and people? Mmm… don’t think so. This sweet band of small farmers have formed a small island of small-scale diversified growing in largely conventional area to form a cooperative marketing organization. While they are committed to proving good food to their rural community, they are finding it difficult to make ends meet with their small rural customer base. They hope that by cooperatively marketing, they will be able to form a broader market without leaving their communities.

To collectively market in a way that reduces cost and expands their markets, they are raising money to buy a delivery vehicle and to cover the administrative costs of forming a cooperative.

Fund their Indigogo campaign here: Middle Georgia Growers Co-op Crowdfunding Campaign! And, while you’re at it, if you liked the video, check out Forage Films on Vimeo.

South Georgia “Growing Local” Conference

posted October 28, 2010

South Georgia “Growing Local” Conference

November 12, 2010 – November 13, 2010

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Registration is now open for the South Georgia Growing Local Food Conference to be held Nov. 12 and 13 at the UGA Black Shank Farm in Tifton, Georgia!

The conference is intended to educate and stimulate the local-food and healthy-food movement in southern Georgia. Events begin on Friday afternoon with a self-guided farm tour, followed by an Okravore Potluck and Bonfire, and a screening of the movie “Fresh” at the Tift Theatre in downtown Tifton. Concurrent workshops will be held all day Saturday in two different tracks. The Homesteading track will offer such topics as cheesemaking, canning, and bread baking. The Growing Local track will offer workshops on growing, animal husbandry, policy, and the local food community.

A delicious lunch that will be as local and organic as possible, catered by chef and farmer Dan Glenn of Osierfield, will be served on Saturday. (more…)