Growing food—whether it's vegetables or livestock— is incredibly hard, incredibly beautiful work. The good people of Georgia Organics spend their best days around the state's organic and sustainable farms. This time of year there's a bevy of beautiful sights to be seen out in the fields. Now – thanks to the power of social media (and some farmers who are certified aces at smart phone photography), we too can get a glimpse at where some of the best food comes from. We asked our pals at Georgia Organics to round up some of the best farm feeds instagram has to offer. Turns out these folks are great stewards of the land and capable of making pretty things for our eyeballs.

Grass Roots Farm
Brandon Chonko is a hell of a chicken farmer, and Grass Roots Farm's Instagram account is the gold standard by which all other farming social media should be judged. It's wildly entertaining – he's as likely to post a possum selfie as he is to showcase adorable baby ducks – but also gives a good look into #datpasturedpoultrylife from field to processor to plate.

Where can you find him? Grass Roots Farm is in Southeast Georgia's Tattnall County, but you can find Chonko's chicken, duck, turkey, and eggs at the Freedom Park Farmers Market and several area restaurants.

Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture
Atlanta's wealth of urban agriculture is one of the best things about this city, and Truly Living Well is a real jewel in the crown.

Their Instagram account focuses on the great food they grow and the great community they grow it in. Happy people tending happy plants – an instant mood-lifter!

Where can you find them?: Truly Living Well has two on-farm markets —one at East Point on Wednesdays, and one at their Wheat Street location on Fridays. Their produce can also be found at area restaurants. Truly Living Well also has a great summer camp!

Good Shepherd Agro Ecology Center
This urban farm behind a church in the West end is stunning. (And thanks to urban ag imagineers Eugene Cook and Nicole Bluh—and a cool German farming method called hugelkultur that involves growing crops in mounds--the view from above is just as great as the views on the ground.)

  This farm is new to Instagram, but if the photos on their Facebook page are any indication, we are all in for some beautiful things.

  Where can you find them?: Good Shepherd Agro Ecology Center is at the West End Farmer’s and Artisan’s Market at the Wren’s Nest. Their produce is on the menu at The Shed at Glenwood, Empire State South, and H. Harper Station, and an on-farm market is also in the works—follow them for more details!

Love Is Love Farm at Gaia Gardens
Joe Reynolds & Judith Winfrey run this legendary farm—Gaia Gardens, where Love is Love Farm is based, is a certified organic, five acre farm owned by the East Lake Commons Home Owners Association that has been around since 1998— and oh boy do they see a lot of pretty things. (Didn't expect to gape at a bunch of sun-dappled shiitake logs when you woke up this morning, did you?)

Love is Love Farm also plays host to fun events throughout the year—including regular plant sales— and following them on Instagram is a great way to make sure you don't miss out on on-farm funtimes and the glamour of getting organic certification.

Where can you find them?: The East Atlanta Farmers Market, and they also have a CSA and sell to good restaurants throughout Decatur and Atlanta.

The Funny Farm
Duane Marcus of the The Funny Farm in Stone Mountain describes himself in his Instagram bio as as a "Radical farmer herbalist permaculture practitioner," and where you and I might see weeds, he sees medicine and tasty, tasty food. (Turns out violet leaves are edible and stinging nettles make a great soup!)

Marcus is also a total source of hatspiration! He also makes beautiful gourd rattles, medicinal teas (that chai!) , bath salts, and more.

Where can you find them?:The Green Market at Piedmont Park, the The Decatur Farmers Market, and the The Freedom Farmers Market. Marcus also has an herbal CSA, and he hosts organic gardening and permaculture workshops at his farm.

The Sun Dog Farm
Seeds are pretty magical (not to mention scientific), and thinking about them too much makes us think of that famous line from the movie Contact:"They should have sent a poet."

So it's great that we've got Darby Smith of the The Sun Dog Farm in Blairsville, whose poetic thoughtfulness ("Time capsule of the cosmos") is a lovely addition to photos of vibrant flowers and farm animals who are straight kicking' it.

Where can you find them?: The Peachtree Road Farmers Market and their CSA.

Darby Farms
Daniel Dover's farm in Good Hope is a great one, and we do not mean to undercut that by squeezing at all the baby farm animals on his instagram.

If this video of a mother cow licking a baby cow doesn't soothe your soul, congratulations, you are a robot. There's even a video of a lamb being born. (You literally cannot get a baby animal fresher than that!)

Where can you find them?: Darby Farms has a meat CSA, and is served at great restaurants around Atlanta.



Summerland Farm
If you know food in Atlanta, you know Anne Quatrano is the woman behind some of the best restaurants in town (and the country). Summerland Farm has been in her family since 1836. The farm is in Carterville, but lots of the beautiful produce grown there ends up on plates in her restaurants.

There's no official Instagram account, but farmers Ryan Graycheck and Maya Velasco post plenty of great harvest photos.

Where can you find them?: At Quatrano’s restaurants: Bacchanalia, Quinones at Bacchanalia, Star Provisions, Floataway Café, and Abbatoir.

Did we leave an awesome farmer out of this list? Let us know.