GRIST FOR THE MILL SPRING 2013

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Georgia has a long agricultural history and there has been tremendous growth and progress in the local food movement here in Atlanta.

Spring is the time for new beginnings. We are proud to bring Edible Atlanta back to this dynamic city and to share with you the stories that make up our food culture. Georgia has a long agricultural history and there has been tremendous growth and progress in the local food movement here in Atlanta. We look forward to sharing stories that will connect us to our agrarian past as well as inspire all of us to do our part to create a sustainable food economy within our community.

Knowing where your food comes from and who grew it is powerful. In these pages, you will be introduced to the extraordinary people who bring the food to your table season after season. After learning about the individuals, artisans, farmers and producers, we hope you are inspired to visit a farmers market, try new recipes, buy fresh seasonal ingredients and, most importantly, buy local. A sustainable food supply starts with each of us and the choices we make every day.

Spring is one of my favorite times of year because our gardens begin to flourish. Gardens give us more than food; they connect us back to our roots. In this issue we feature thriving school gardens that teach our next generation that great-tasting food doesn’t always come packaged in a box. We also highlight urban dwellers with amazing green thumbs who volunteer their talents for Atlanta Crop Mob. Nestled between are delicious recipes that celebrate the bounty of spring. We hope they inspire you to try something new.

We want to thank everyone who helped make this magazine possible, especially our advertisers. These businesses share our mission and are committed to sustaining the local food culture in Atlanta. Please support the amazing products and services they provide. We hope you enjoy the return of Edible Atlanta as much as we have enjoyed bringing it to you.

Terri Tubbs
Publisher

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