ABOUT: Since our start in 2015, Collective Harvest has provided fresh, sustainably grown produce to the Athens-area community while helping support local, family-owned farms. Collective Harvest began when three member farms– Diamond Hill Farm, Front Field Farm, and Full Moon Farm– decided that instead of competing, we would collaborate to run our wholesale and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs.
In the beginning, they operated out of the Full Moon Farm basement in Winterville and had around 80 CSA members and a handful of wholesale customers. By 2018, they’d outgrown their space so they moved to their current headquarters near downtown Athens and added several more farms and over a dozen other local food producers to help meet demand. This year, they expect to have over 300 CSA members, and continue to grow their wholesale partnerships in the Athens area while reaching out to Atlanta businesses. Their produce is grown by Certified Organic or Certified Naturally Grown farms and they are committed to being honest stewards of this land.
About this award: In 2009, Georgia Organics established the Barbara Petit Pollinator Award to honor an individual or organization for outstanding community leadership in Georgia’s sustainable farming and food movement. The award acknowledges exceptional success in advancing Georgia Organics’ mission by spreading—pollinating—the movement throughout community life, such as the food industry, faith communities, public agencies, schools and institutions. The award is named after Barbara Petit, a committed leader, culinary professional and organizer who served as President of Georgia Organics from 2003-2009. Petit passed away in October, 2015.
2009 Barbara Petit
2010 Julie Shaffer
2011 Teri Hamlin
2012 Christine Anthony & Owen Masterson
2013 Helen Dubose
2014 Teri Schell
2015 Eric Wagoner
2016 Erin Croom
2017 Tony & Linda Scharko 2018 Kim Hines
2019 Shirley and Charles Sherrod