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Is using a certified kitchen required in GA (farmers markets)

Started this discussion. Last reply by SELAH Farm Mar 2, 2012. 3 Replies

It looks like my local farmers market in Georgia requires that all food items be cooked/prepared in a certified kitchen. Is this a state requirement, or is it up to each individual market? If it is a…Continue

Ideas for best use of 65 acres

Started this discussion. Last reply by dfr1973 Mar 12, 2012. 4 Replies

Hello! Just looking for some ideas on how best to utilize 65 acres in a warm climate (southeast). 15 of these acres are wooded and the rest are not being used for anything.If any of you have a few…Continue

How big is the demand for land?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kim Gates Feb 11, 2012. 43 Replies

My family has about 100 acres of land in middle Georgia. It is a mix of woods and open land with a pond and well for irrigation. We used to lease it to a guy who grew cotton and peanuts, but have not…Continue

 

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dfr1973 replied to Jim Hunt's discussion Ideas for best use of 65 acres
"Sounds like you have my "dream" property - large enough to have some woods that can be left as woods, with enough left over to still do quite a bit.  I wrote out a homesteading plan with a more realistic 4-15 acres in mind…"
Mar 12, 2012
Evergreen East Farm replied to Jim Hunt's discussion Ideas for best use of 65 acres
"Some quick advice...start with the soil...get a soil test...I like Kinsey Ag's tests, but any of the options in Acres mag should be good.  Find out what needs to be done to balance your soil, and get that done first.  Pigs and…"
Mar 6, 2012
Heather S replied to Jim Hunt's discussion Ideas for best use of 65 acres
"That's certainly what I've heard and have experienced - master one thing (or a couple of things) before moving on to others. There is SO much to learn! I think a lot of us dream of having bountiful (and for some of us, marginally…"
Mar 6, 2012
Maciej Ogonowski replied to Jim Hunt's discussion Ideas for best use of 65 acres
"There are an infinite number of permutations for land use depending on what you would like to do. You can try a little of everything (small garden with many different plants, one chicken tractor with 50 meat birds, one eggmobile with layers, a…"
Mar 6, 2012
SELAH Farm replied to Jim Hunt's discussion Is using a certified kitchen required in GA (farmers markets)
"Look for old schools that have been turned into "Community Centers." The kitchens in the old schools are certified and can be used for the purposes that you need. There are a lot of these popping up over Georgia. They are to promote small…"
Mar 2, 2012
Brian (BubbaTanicals) replied to Jim Hunt's discussion Is using a certified kitchen required in GA (farmers markets)
"Yes and no. Much of that depends on the particular market.  If that market is run by a non-profit organization, then you are subject to certain exceptions under the Georgia Food Law.   If that's the case, you can sell fresh produce,…"
Mar 1, 2012
NHF replied to Jim Hunt's discussion Is using a certified kitchen required in GA (farmers markets)
"Well each market will have their own rules and no doubt will follow the state's guidelines. A couple of years ago there was an exemption for baked goods below a certain annual dollar figure, but you need to contact the market you'll sell…"
Mar 1, 2012
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Is using a certified kitchen required in GA (farmers markets)

It looks like my local farmers market in Georgia requires that all food items be cooked/prepared in a certified kitchen. Is this a state requirement, or is it up to each individual market? If it is a state requirement, is there any way around it? I was thinking about trying to sell some baked goods and crafts this summer, but access to a certified kitchen will likely be a problem. Thanks for your time.See More
Mar 1, 2012
Jim Hunt posted a discussion

Ideas for best use of 65 acres

Hello! Just looking for some ideas on how best to utilize 65 acres in a warm climate (southeast). 15 of these acres are wooded and the rest are not being used for anything.If any of you have a few minutes, I would love to hear your ideas for how to make this amount of land productive and ideally generate some income. (i.e. plant fruit trees, large garden, chickens, cows, goats, etc.) We will assume that starting a CSA is possible. Thanks so much for your time. JimSee More
Feb 29, 2012
Kim Gates left a comment for Jim Hunt
"Hey Jim....just saw your request. I ordered Joel Salatins Poultry book and am reading it. Written in 1993....I was surprised! See you Sunday."
Feb 21, 2012
Kim Gates replied to Jim Hunt's discussion How big is the demand for land?
"Thats a little far....I was thinking you were closer. Your yurt is beautymus!  "
Feb 11, 2012
Kim Gates replied to Jim Hunt's discussion How big is the demand for land?
"Great information...thanks! "
Feb 11, 2012
PlayRite Farm replied to Jim Hunt's discussion How big is the demand for land?
"Nigerian Dwarf are great for the smaller homestead but like most goats you can't have just one..:) they have fantastic dog like personalities. their size makes it easier for smaller children to also enjoy doing chores and developing great self…"
Feb 10, 2012
Kim Gates replied to Jim Hunt's discussion How big is the demand for land?
"I raised Nubians for years but have heard a lot about people raising Nigerian Dwarfs and crosses for milk. What are the advantages of the Dwarfs? What is there conversion, milk fat, temperment etc? I loved my Nubians but they are big and LOUD!…"
Feb 10, 2012
PlayRite Farm replied to Jim Hunt's discussion How big is the demand for land?
"Hi,, i am having a hard time believing that your post is for real.. i know what i would do with 100 acres, i would continue living my dream.. I currently raise show quality Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats for both milk and show, , however…"
Feb 8, 2012
Tiffany Vaughan Rogers replied to Jim Hunt's discussion How big is the demand for land?
"Hey LH Young My husband and I live in fl and we would liver to find that same kind of deal! We have a dream and desire to live more off the land and have our own farm and then to share our excess. I wish ya'll lots of luck in achieving your…"
Feb 8, 2012

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At 5:21pm on February 21, 2012, Kim Gates said…

Hey Jim....just saw your request. I ordered Joel Salatins Poultry book and am reading it. Written in 1993....I was surprised! See you Sunday.

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