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Folks we work with & folks who inspire us...

I'm High On Cooking
Our former apprentice Jared Pickard's blogy ruminations on life as a first year farmer and new food and farms fiend. The best place to catch a gentle yet debaucherous view of our brand of tom farmery.

The Greenhorns
America's only grassroots national organization working to promote, recruit, and support young farmers. Their blog is a treasure trove of ag-based anecdotes, event announcements, on-farm opportunities, and celebratory agrarian revelry. The project began with a documentary film project that features Farm 255 and is now premiering across the US. They engage in a constant flurry of new media and community-driven educational and convivial events.

Locally Grown Cooperative 
An Athens-based cooperative of local, sustainable growers & ranchers offering food for sale and pick-up every week in downtown Athens through their website. An easy and convenient and way to support local growers in the area. ITs goals are to promote awareness, increase availability of local food to Athens are residents, to encourage and facilitate education opportunities about and around food, and to create and maintain strong relationships and networks between community members and organizations.

PLACE promotes a strong accessible local food culture in the Athens, Georgia area. It works to develop a strong local food culture through educational programs, networking opportunities, and increased availability of locally grown food.

Sweet Grass Dairy
Artisanal, farmstead cheesemakers in Thomasville, Georgia. The Little family converted their family's conventional dairy farm into a sustainable operation, farming goats & cows in pastures and converting their milk into some of the best cheese in the country. Sweet Grass is one of the only artisanal cheesemakers in the Southeast region.

Riverview Farms
The website for Wes & Charlotte's farm & CSA in Ranger, Georgia.

Heritage Foods USA
Sustainable farm-raised, heritage breed meat & heirloom foods available for sale by mail order, working to foster the link between sustainable land use, small-scale food production and preservation of the foods of past generations for future generations.

Georgia Organics
A non-profit organization working to expand and educate about local, sustainable food in Georgia and the Southeast. Operating numerous programs and publishing helpful resources such as the Local Food Guide (available online as well as in print at Farm 255), Georgia Organics is a one-stop shop for growers, consumers, and retailers in the region needing information about local and sustainable food.

Anson Mills
A company started under the auspices of Clemson University that specializes in artisan milling of heirloom corn & grains of the Southeast, and the restoration through cultivation of heirloom grains across the globe.

Slow Food International
An international organization whose aim is to protect the pleasures of the table from the homogenization of modern fast food and life. It promotes gastronomic culture, develops taste education, conserves agricultural biodiversity, and protects traditional foods at the risk of extinction.

Southern Foodways Alliance
An organization based at Ole Miss University working to document and celebrate the diverse food cultures of the South.  

UGA Institute of Ecology
The University of Georgia's acclaimed Ecology program, with whom Full Moon farms has partnered with in the past.

The Eat Well Guide
A free, online directory of sustainably raised meat, poultry, dairy and eggs from farms, stores, restaurants, inns and hotels, and online outlets in the US and Canada.  

Seafood Watch
The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s full database of information about sustainable seafood: what to eat, what not to eat, from where, and why.

Eat Wild
A comprehensive online database of grassfed & pasture-based farmers (and their products) for the US & Canada.

Stone Barns Center for Sustainable Agriculture
A non-profit 80-acre farm, educational center, and restaurant in Westchester County of New York whose mission is to demonstrate, teach and promote sustainable, community-based food production. Along with Farm 255, one of the few restaurants in the country as closely connected to a local farm as the main source of its ingredients.  

Southern Sustainable Agricultural Working Group (SSAWG)
The region's non-profit leader in creating a sustainable food and farming system. Programs and activities are aimed at helping family farms and those working to improve community food systems in the Southern US. SSAWG works to empower and inspire farmers, individuals, and communities in the South to create an agricultural system that is ecologically sound, economically viable, socially just, and humane.  

Chefs Collaborative
National network of more than 1,000 members of the food community who promote sustainable cuisine by celebrating the joys of local, seasonal, and artisanal cooking.


Community Food Security Coalition
A non-profit organization dedicated to building strong, sustainable, local and regional food systems that ensure access to affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food for all people at all times.

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