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Old 04-15-2008, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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We currently live in the Appleton WI area and are considering a job transfer to the Atlanta area. We have four kids ranging in age from 8-13, and we homeschool. My husband drives truck for a large national company and would move in the company, so he wouldn't be searching out a job. My questions are how is the area for/towards homeschoolers, how is the truck driving industry in the area, and what is the cost of living for basic things like a gallon of milk, loaf of bread, etc? Also, we are into whole foods and try to eat as organically and naturally as possible, and I'm wondering if there are a lot of health food stores or large health food sections in the grocery stores (I'm not sure which chains of stores are in the area, but I am assuming they aren't the same that we have up here) I belong to a whole foods co-op up here to buy in bulk, and would love to find something similar in the area.
Thanks so much!
Heidi
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Old 04-15-2008, 01:30 PM
 
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You could contact UGA/Cooperative Extension for information on organic food.

Here>>
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension

Groceries: Kroger, Publix, Walmart, Whole Foods, Trader Joes, the DeKalb Farmer's Market near Decatur and several Asian markets at Pleasant Hill Rd/Duluth/Gwinnett County.

There are several health food stores located in different parts of metro Atlanta.
Google's results>>>
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There are support networks for those who choose to homeschool.

hth
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Old 04-17-2008, 09:13 PM
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Location: Gwinnett County
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Atlanta is the transportation center for the South. The Atlanta Airport is the busiest in the US.

I agree with another poster that you'll be able to find organic foods at the markets around town. Whole Foods has several locations in and around town.

Home-schooling is also growing in popularity. I've lived in Atlanta all my life and have been in Gwinnett County since 1972. It's a fast growing area that's northeast of downtown Atlanta along Interstate 85.

Check it out, you might like it.
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Old 04-17-2008, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Atlanta/Decatur/Emory area
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There are a number of organic grocery stores intown -- out in the burbs I have no idea.

Sevenanda in Little 5 Points is very popular. Rainbow Natural Foods near Emory is also very popular. There's the DeKalb Farmer's Market too (don't know so much about organic, but certainly whole foods), and of course, we have Whole Foods grocery stores.

http://www.sevananda.coop/

http://www.rainbowgrocery.com/

http://www.dekalbfarmersmarket.com/

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/
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