Andrew Linker

Andrew Linker

Georgia Mountains Farmers Network
Humble Vine Farm
Northeast Georgia Locally Grown
Georgia

Andrew Linker

After working in the food industry for 6 years and seeing the need for positive environmental changes in the South, Andrew started working with local farmers in Northeast Georgia. He has always been drawn to Southern Appalachia, even after many years living throughout the US and world travels. In 2013, Andrew began helping with a small farmer-centric nonprofit and was brought on as Project Coordinator for a USDA Value-Added Producers Grant. This grant significantly increased small-scale chemical-free producer sales in the region, and he continues to help farmers and customers connect through events, markets, and community education efforts. Andrew currently works for an environmental watchdog group, co-manages a regional farmers market, and organizes the Georgia Mountains Farmers Network in Northeast Georgia. His farm in Cleveland, Humble Vine Farm, has been Certified Naturally Grown since January 2017