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Finding Healthy, Local Food

June 17, 2013
A pack of Georgia Grown Carrots lies ready for purchase.

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.

Georgia Grown is a program from the Georgia Department of Agriculture. To get routine updates, sign up for the Georgia Grown newsletter, or read the latest news on agribusiness in the state.

Photo Courtesy Georgia Department of Economic Development

GeorgiaGov Writer Noralil Ryan Fores

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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.