Mixed Greens

Guest Post: “Gleaning” by Anna Tredway

In honor of National Food Day, Anna Tredway of Charles Ellis Montessori Academy has allowed us to post her findings on Gleaning: Gleaning is the act of collecting leftover crops from farmers’ fields after they have been commercially harvested and giving it to those in need. It is shown to be a cost-effective way for […]

Forsyth Farmers’ Almanac event video is live!

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Last November, the Mixed Greens presented an exhibit and live storytelling event at the Sentient Bean, featuring past, present and future farmers.  The video from the live event is available now on YouTube.  Take a look:  

Ella Washington

Ms. Ella Washington was born in the small community of Montgomery, near Skidaway Island in 1943. In addition to farming, her stepfather and mama both worked outside of the home Ms. Ella, her brother, stepsister, and stepbrother were responsible for helping to keep the farm life going. She recalls farming from Monday to Saturday, going […]

Have a story to tell about growing food?

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The Mixed Greens would like to hear your story about growing food.  Stop by the Mixed Greens tent this Saturday, September 14, to tell your story!

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The Mixed Greens are interested in capturing stories from farmers.

Plant Yourself

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In early March, the Mixed Greens started setting out chairs near their tent to see if they could initiate conversations at the market.  Last week, we hosted quite a few discussions and learned a lot about our neighbors.  Stop by and plant yourself for a while with us – you never know who you’ll meet!

Will you be our Friend?

To help us cover our basic expenses, we started a Friends’ program a few years back.  Friends that donate at least $25 receive a discount with a different vendor each week and a free tote bag.  Our big rooster hangs out with the Vendor of the Week to signal Friends the discount of the week. […]

South GA Growing Local & Sustainable Conference

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A day-long, information-packed mini-conference for organic gardeners, modern homesteaders, sustainable farmers, and do-it-yourselfers in the southern Georgia region. This one-day conference will take place on Jan. 26, 2013 from 9am-6pm at Tattnall County High School, Highway 23/57 South in Reidsville, Ga A taste of the offerings: Farmer Herman of Turkey Hill Farm near Tallahassee will […]

AASU’s ‘The Inkwell’ reports on the Digging In initiative

Digging in Event at the Forsyth Farmers Market
Forsyth Farmers’ Market celebrates autumn by Ashley Moore of The Inkwell Underneath the shade of trees in the crisp fall air, visitors stopped by the “Digging In” tent as they walked from East Park Street into Forsyth Park. A table featuring fresh apples, coffee, cheese and hummus to sample awaited them. Hanging inside the tent […]

Well Fed’s Food Day Festival is October 28

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In 2011, good food advocates across America celebrated the first ever Food Day.  Our friends at Well Fed Magazine held the largest event in the country at the Mother Matilda Beasley park.  This year, Well Fed is planning an even bigger event and we’ll be there, too.  We plan to recreate Forsyth Farmers’ Market on […]