Houston has lost a visionary, a pioneer and a truly kindhearted soul: Georgia Bost, the amazing woman behind Georgia's Grass-Fed Beef and the two Georgia's Farm to Markets that sold natural, organic and local products to thousands of Houstonians, has passed away after an illness. She was 62.
"Her spirit lives on through us," wrote husband and partner Rick Bost.
"Her lifelong passion for the Earth and God's creations lives on through those she touched and with whom she shared her flowers, love of farming, gardening, cooking, singing, dancing and celebrating. Please carry on her mission. This would be her wish. Eat healthy today. And help others to live and eat healthy while protecting the world for future generations."
The Bosts ran Georgia's Texas Grassfed Beef for more than a dozen years and helped to found Urban Harvest, the vast network that now administers farmers' markets across the city. The husband-and-wife team also founded Texans for Urban Sustainability, which helped create the state's first organic certification program, back in 1992.
Said Rick Bost about the second location of Georgia's, which opened on January 27: "It was always a dream of Georgia's."
On the Georgia's Farm to Market Web site, Bost's family requested that donations be made in Georgia's name to any of the following:
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Viewings will take place tomorrow, May 25, from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 26, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Woodlawn Funeral Home (1101 Antoine). Georgia Bost's funeral will take place at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday following the viewing.