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2023 Farmer Champion Award Winners — The Grime



Little Tart Bakeshop  

Farmer Champion Neighborhood Award, chosen in partnership with The Working Farms Fund 

The Farmer Champion Neighborhood Award began in 2022 once we expanded our programming and realized that there have been loads of Farmer Champions who deserved recognition past native meals procurement for his or her contributions to the nice meals neighborhood. We additionally wished to spotlight neighborhood associate organizations that we admire.  

This yr, we partnered with the Working Farms Fund, a undertaking from the Conservation Fund, that protects at-risk farmland and creates a affected person and equitable pathway to reasonably priced farm possession for next-generation farmers. The Working Farms Fund permits for extra resilient regional meals methods to take root throughout the nation, which might correctly feed thriving native economies by supporting the enlargement of sustainable agriculture and offering elevated entry to wholesome, nutritious meals. In Georgia, Love is Love Cooperative Farm, Atlanta Harvest, International Growers Community, Little Fox Farm, Pleasure Street, and Snapfinger Farm all expanded their operations by the Working Farms Fund.  

Collectively, we selected our 2023 Farmer Champion Neighborhood Award winner – Little Tart Bakeshop. Little Tart Bakeshop was based by Sarah O’Brien and has grown from a single stand at a farmers’ market into three storefronts throughout southeast Atlanta whereas persevering with to promote to farmers markets across the metropolis.  

We selected Little Tart Bakeshop due to their excellent dedication to supporting their neighborhood nonetheless they will. From internet hosting an annual “Cookie Seize” in help of Deliberate Parenthood Southeast to co-founding Southern Eating places for Racial Justice, a company giving monetary help to Black-owned meals companies within the South, Sarah has made her mark in service to her fellow neighborhood members. Little Tart has participated in Healthful Wave Georgia’s annual Southern Chef’s Potluck and even held a fundraiser for the Georgia Organics Farmer Fund within the wake of 2022’s Winter Storm Elliott.  

Sarah and her crew perceive the function they will play in uplifting their associates, household, and neighbors by the facility of scrumptious pastries. Georgia Organics and the Working Farms Fund are joyful to current Little Tart Bakeshop with the 2023 Farmer Champion Neighborhood Award! 



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