November 01, 2016 by Katie Kriner

Supplier Spotlight: Organic Prairie

A subset of farmer-owned, organic co-op of 1800 farm families known as CROPP (Coulee Region Organic Produce Pool), Organic Prairie is committed to providing healthy, wholesome, high quality meat to the family dinner table. With respectful awareness of the interrelations of human, animal, plant, soil and global life, Organic Prairie's animals are raised humanely and in accordance to organic practices and procedures. This means that every chicken, turkey, cow, and pig are fed a diet of optimal nutrition under conditions that keep them healthy and happy by farmers who truly care about the land and animals under their wing.

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October 22, 2015 by Hadi Irvani

Employee Spotlight: Chef Seth Freedman

Chef Seth Freedman, who serves as Culinary Director at PeachDish, is a long time member of Atlanta’s good food movement. In addition to the time he spent in some of Atlanta’s most revered restaurant kitchens, Seth worked as the Program Director for Seeds of Nutrition, a farm to school pilot program aimed at developing standards-based, hands-on garden and cooking curriculum for children from kindergarten to fifth grade. Seth also spent several years working with Community Farmers Markets as the official Chef at the East Atlanta Village Farmers Market. During this time, he established and developed connections between CFM and local schools, after school clubs, senior living facilities, and other community organizations. At these community connection posts, he shared his culinary knowledge and expertise, giving hands on cooking instruction as he explained how farmers markets can benefit an individual's health and community.

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October 06, 2014 by Hadi Irvani

In Defense of Getting Lost: An Afternoon with Will Harris at White Oak Pastures

A few weeks ago, I had one of those adventures that can only begin with someone very stubborn getting very lost. I was coming home from a week of eating and drinking on the Panhandle and found myself accidentally passing through a place called Bluffton, GA, which if you’re unfamiliar isn’t quite Florida and isn’t quite Alabama. What Bluffton is though, is a blink on a long, pine-wooded stretch of two-lane highway that runs all the way from Florida to Tennessee. US census data collected in 2010 shows that Bluffton has only 103 residents. At this point in my solo-journey home to Rome, I’d already watched a cow give birth (seriously) purely by being in the right place at the right time (or the wrong place at the wrong time, depending on your level of squemishness), taken several wrong turns, and stopped twice to ask for directions.

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