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We have been growing this spring, embracing change, expanding.  Getting ready for the bursting, burgeoning summer.

There are times we fight change because well, we just like the way things are. But we can embrace instead of fear change, as it leads us to new challenges and experiences. 

We have grown much since last season. As mentioned in Farm 255's last farm dirt, we took on two new farmers, moved one farmer from animals to crops, expanded one farm and added another.  In a year's time we have increased our cattle herd, added a new field for grazing, and just put the finishing touches on a honeymoon suite for our new boar Big Tenor and his happy sows.  In Athens change has been good.

A few times a year we get our staff up early, like 6.45 early, load up in our cars and head northeast to Athens to spend a day at our farms.  We take our tribe to see our source, spend time with our farmers, weed a row of lettuce, plant a field of peppers, walk through the tall grass with our cows and trip over the wallows of our pigs.  We help our farmers for a day, learn a bit more about sustainability, a bit more about pig slop and potato beetles, and bring that experience and knowledge back to our work in the big city. 

It's no less than awesome to get us all out of our Farm Burger environment, to watch our register fixtures Lisa and Simone mingle with the cows, to see our kitchen stars Fabian and Eric plant the jalapeños they will soon pickle for your burgers, to see father and son Sean and Josh tend to a plot of mustard  greens, and to look on knowingly as our newbies Kerrie and Emily discover the hysterics of a family of Tamworth pigs running amok in the woods of PCH. Most of us visited back in August and we were struck by the growth and change the change in seasons has gifted our farms. And the happiest recipient of change is our Chef Terry. This spring has already given us enormous harvests of tender salad greens, beets for the No. 3 burger, more of our own bacon, carrots, and turnips. Soon the summer will bring okra for frying and all those juicy, dripping summer tomatoes you love.

And the wave of change is spreading to from Athens to Atlanta. We are happy to announce another new Farm here inside the perimeter...or rather, a new Farm Burger.  We have been looking for a patch of land for a bit and found a perfect plot up in Buckhead (3365 Piedmont Road, at Tower Place). Here we are putting down new roots, we have started to turn the soil (demolition) and will be planting our seeds, bringing on a new farmer (Chef) to join our Chef Terry Koval in our growing Farm Burger family. Soon we'll have a whole new staff to take to our farms in Athens.  If the city permitting gods bless us with a good weather report, we are hoping to be open and harvesting our first Buckhead Farm Burgers by summer.  Don't worry, our stalwart Decatur location, chef, and staff will continue to produce their burger bounty in our original spot.

One year folds into the next, a spring trips into summer, and Farm Burger spreads its love like good compost as we grow grow grow.

And the wave of change is spreading to from Athens to Atlanta. We are happy to announce another new Farm here inside the perimeter...or rather, a new Farm Burger.  We have been looking for a patch of land for a bit and found a perfect plot up in Buckhead.  Here we are putting down new roots, we have started to turn the soil (demolition) and soon will be planting our seeds, bringing on a new farmer (Chef) to join our Chef Terry Koval in our growing Farm Burger family. Soon we'll have a whole new staff to take to our farms in Athens.  If the city permitting gods bless us with a good weather report, we are hoping to be open and harvesting our first Buckhead Farm Burgers by mid summer.  Don't worry, our stalwart Decatur location, chef, and staff will continue to produce their burger bounty in our original spot.

One year folds into the next, a spring trips into summer, and Farm Burger spreads its love like good compost as we grow grow grow. Same menu, same beef, same seasonal goodness from local and sustainable farms available everyday, including our own Full Moon Farms. For news on construction and opening, please subscribe to our blog, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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