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Mother Nature may have dampened our summer with a peach shortage, but you can still find plenty of juicy Georgia peaches at your local community farmers market or straight from the farm itself. Below is a list of community markets that sell fresh Georgia Peaches and farms open to the public throughout Georgia.
At the University of Georgia Crop and Environmental Laboratory in Athens, lab manager Daniel Jackson and his staff are getting to the root of why onions taste the way they do. The data coming out of the lab is important to Georgia’s multimillion-dollar Vidalia® onion industry and will impact not only the farmers who produce this unique Georgia crop, but also fertilizer manufacturers and onion breeders.
Mascot Pecan Shelling Company has hired Coastal Solar to install a multi million dollar solar array system using ground-mounted solar panels on land adjacent to their pecan shelling and packaging plant in Glennville, GA. For Mascot Pecan Shelling Company, the energy required to shell, cool, and freeze its pecans was increasing each year, culminating to over 2.2 million kilowatt-hours last year, with a whopping $260,000 bill as of last year.
Days before the whirlwind media trip she’s taking to Canada, Emmy-award winning television host and local celebrity chef Lara Lyn Carter took an opportunity Thursday to promote Georgia products, while also saying thank you to Georgia Grown’s chief and state agricultural commissioner Gary W. Black with an intimate luncheon at the Shackelford House.