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Finding Healthy, Local Food
On Saturday mornings, families all over the state gather at community farmers markets. During warm months, shoppers find berries, collards, peaches and squash lining producers' stalls. Throughout fall and winter, they purchase apples, carrots and persimmons.
To help link farmers with these consumers, the Georgia Grown website makes it even simpler for families to buy local foods.
When you visit the site, you can check out a listing of seasonal produce, find grocers who sell antibiotic-free meat and review listings of healthy recipes. If you like to travel and try new foods along the way, you can also explore farmers markets outside your community, plan a visit to a pick-your-own farm or check out restaurants that spotlight local ingredients.
Photo Courtesy Georgia Department of Economic Development
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Noralil Ryan Fores writes about business, taxes, elections and the environment for GeorgiaGov. She's a graduate of Florida State University's film school and Syracuse University's journalism program.