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GFMA Welcomes Two FoodCorps Service Members

he Georgia Farmers Market Association is excited to announce that it is hosting two FoodCorps service members this year, Hannah McTier and Deanna Perlman, who will be serving at two elementary schools in Walton County. FoodCorps is a national initiative that serves to connect kids to healthy food in school in order to create a future in which all children, regardless of their location, socioeconomic status, or race, know what healthy food is, care about where it comes from, and eat it every day. 

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July's Note from the Executive Director

Recently I’ve found myself in several targeted discussions surrounding local food. More specifically the role farmers markets play in cultivating communities.  One thing is for sure, it is hard to bring a group of people together without involving food. It is also impossible to discuss the basic food needs of a community without creating space for conversations around topics such as access, sustainability, sovereignty and justice.

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July's Featured Farmer: Shannon Palmquist

Hello, my name is Shannon and I’m a Market Farmer located in Forsyth, GA.  I’ve been farming for 3 years now, and long story short I’ve been in the Spa business for 25 years, 20 of that I was working on the Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas, NV. The majority of my time was at the Spa at Caesars Palace where I ran the Aesthetic Department with 24 Aestheticians under me, and trained themon selling, ingredients, how to work within your treatment room etc. When I married and moved to Georgia, my dream was to live on a small farm, grow food for my family and others, and formulate a natural skin care line.

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