Simply Agrarian is a new website that encourages returning to our agrarian roots through the support of localized agriculture and simple, community-sufficient living.
For those of you that don’t know me, I’m Paige. I’m a writer in Milledgeville, Georgia who has a healthy obsession with food and farming. I grew up in a small agricultural community in South East Georgia where industrial farming practices were the norm. It wasn’t until my mother was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease in 2010 that I really began taking an interest in all of the ins and outs of the current food system.
It was then that I learned what a massive impact food production practices have on our health.
In the years since then, I’ve developed my own opinions about how food should be produced, sold, and prepared. I’m passionate about local food and eco-agriculture. I’ve come to spend most of my time in the kitchen. I visit small farms all over the state and beyond. And perhaps most importantly—I’ve decided to become a farmer.
I created this blog to document my discoveries and my progress, but most importantly, I’ve created it to share with others what I’ve learned. When you start talking about “sustainable agriculture” you can get drowned in murky waters pretty quickly.
I want to educate people about some of the most common misconceptions I see when it comes to the local food movement and clean agricultural practice.
I won’t pretend to know it all, but I invite you to join me in my journey of understanding and discovery.
I hope to provide information on how to produce food for yourself, how to find farmers in your area, how to decipher the convoluted list of food labels, and more. I also plan to post stories, recipes, pictures, reviews and farm profiles.
For those of you in Middle Georgia—keep an eye on this! One of my main goals here is to create a comprehensive directory of local food in the Middle Georgia area and introduce you to your local farmers.
I hope you will participate in this blog. Share it with others who have an interest in food and farming. Comment on posts. Let me know what you think! If there’s something you’d like to see, shoot me an email through the contact button above or let me know in an email.
This is a community-based endeavor! I value your feedback.
Until next time,