Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael has taken a heavy and lasting toll on farmers throughout Georgia.  Some farms hit hard include Lola’s Organic Farm, Atlanta Harvest, White Oak Pastures, Clark Farm & Produce and others.  In conversations with several of our member farmers, the loss is overwhelming and emotional.  This is their land, their business and their heritage.  They have lost crops, livestock, buildings, chicken houses, equipment as well as trees and other landscapes.

You can help today by supporting The Farmer Fund, an emergency relief fund for farmers impacted by natural disasters.  The Farmer Fund, now managed by Georgia Organics, has provided direct financial assistance for farmers suffering losses from  tornadoes, hurricanes or floods. 

Please consider making a donation today to The Farmer Fund to provide critical help in the recovery of Georgia’s sustainable and organic farms impacted by Hurricane Michael.  We will keep you posted on ongoing recovery efforts, but thank you in advance for your generosity in supporting our farmers who took a direct hit.   

At White Oak Pastures, Hurricane Michael gives new meaning to flipping the bird.

At White Oak Pastures, Hurricane Michael gives new meaning to flipping the bird.

Pine Street Market Special Sausage

May Special for The Farmers Fund
May Is Our Month 

In honor of being the feature shot for May, we will have a special sausage for the month: 


Fire Roasted Spring Onion & Goat Cheese Sausage. 


This sausage is the best of Spring on Georgia farms. Riverview Farms pork, Wrecking Barn Farms' Spring onions and Decimal Place Farms' fresh goat cheese. 


A portion of the proceeds go directly to the Farmer's Fund.

After the Mob!

The first official Farmer Fund Crop Mob was a huge success! 13 volunteers shared their time and muscles to help farmers Andy Friedberg & Andrea Ness at Aluma Farm spread several tons of compost to create new planting rows for their spring and summer veggies! Tired, but happy mobbers then enjoyed lunch provided by Wrecking Bar Brewpub

Photography by James Carr

Flash (Crop) Mob!

Date and Time

Sun, April 9, 2017
9:30 AM – 1:00 PM EDT

Attention Mobbers! The Beltline Farm needs your help! They have 60 yards of compost to spread around their farm. Ten wheelbarrows and twelve shovels are standing by, all we need is you. Lunch is generouly being donated by the amazing people at Wrecking Bar Brewpub. Get ready to spread some love, and eat some great grub! We are capping this mob at 20 folks, so hurry and reserve your spot. Join us for the first mob of the year, it will be beautiful.

Don't forget:


Crop Mob Georgia


Owner/Chef of Pine Street Market Rusty Bowers Will Spearhead Initiative

The Farmer Fund is assuming management of the organization Crop Mob Georgia, a program that connects volunteers with local farmers to work together and foster community. The first Crop Mob will be followed by a meal donated by Wrecking Bar Brewpub.

Rusty Bowers, chef/owner of Pine Street Market and newest member of The Farmer Fund Advisory Board, will lead the initiative with collaboration from fellow advisory board member Cory Mosser of Natural Born Tillers. As a veteran of the Atlanta food community, Bowers has an extensive network of both chefs and farmers to make the partnership successful.

“As two organizations that help local farmers, it seems like a natural partnership,” says Bowers. “I look forward to introducing both new and experienced volunteers to the challenges and rewards that come with owning small, sustainable farms.”

Kimberly Coburn started Crop Mob Georgia during a nationwide resurgence of organic and sustainable farming. These farms grow diversified crops on small acreage with low levels of mechanization and no chemical pesticides or fertilizers. The need for community participation on small farms matches the growing community interest in farming and the local food movement. Crop Mob Georgia was conceived as a way of building the community necessary to practice small-scale agriculture and put more power in the hands of future food producers.

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Crop Mob is an extensive network of volunteers who assist local farmers with labor-intensive tasks to ultimately bridge the gap between small-scale farmers and the larger community. With the surge of sustainable farms growing diversified crops using low levels of mechanization without pesticides and fertilizers, more labor is required. Farmers apply to host a Crop Mob and oversee volunteers through the task at hand. At the end of each Mob, a meal is shared donated by a local chef.