5 Ways to Support Georgia Grown
From Rabun Gap to Bainbridge, Waycross to Blue Ridge, agriculture is part of every life in Georgia. While all Georgians do not live on farms, agriculture affects each and every citizen of the state. It is a $70 billion industry providing Georgians with more than 380,000 jobs. Supporting our local agriculture industry can be a great boost to our economy as well as fun and healthy. Below are the Top 5 ways your business can promote Georgia’s agriculture industry.
1. Eat Georgia Grown Ask your local grocer for their selection of Georgia Grown products.
2.Buy Georgia Grown There are several great CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture) that will deliver directly to your office building. Setting up a Georgia Grown CSA delivery to your building will provide your employees an easy way to purchase locally grown products and/or provide your break room with plenty of healthy snacks. Locally grown products are also available at a Georgia Farm Bureau Certified Farm Market near you.
3.Visit Georgia Grown Have your next meeting or retreat on a Georgia farm. Agritourism and You-Pick operations have been sprouting up all over Georgia. Several agritourism locations have packages made for office groups and meeting facilities.
4. Wear Georgia Grown In 2011, Georgia harvested 1.495 million acres of cotton, making Georgia the second largest cotton producing state in the nation. Furthermore, Georgia is home to several apparel companies that make all kinds Georgia Grown clothing.
5. Sponsor Georgia Grown The Georgia Grown program is always looking for partners to help support Georgia’s farmers. We will be happy to work with you to find the best partnership for your business.