Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Field of Greens 2013 - October 6

Hallelujah, fall is nearly here. We may still be melting, but can't you just taste the pumpkin pie and hot apple cider? That means it's almost time for one of the best food events of the year, Field of Greens, which will take place on Oct 6 from 11-4.

In its 8th year, Field of Greens celebrates sustainable farming and showcases some of the region's top chefs. Once again, the event will take place at the 74-acre organic Whippoorwill Hollow Farm in Walnut Grove. All proceeds are donated directly to benefit Georgia’s local organic farmers and Slow Food Atlanta.

The main event is a tasting tent with the likes of Ron Eyester (Rosebud, Timone's), Joe Schafer (King + Duke), Linton Hopkins (Holeman & Finch, Restaurant Eugene), Lance Gummere (Bantam + Biddy) and Todd Ginsberg (The General Muir) dishing out farm-fresh eats. But this event is more than just your run of the mill tasting event. The event also includes an organic farmer's market, educational gardening and cooking demos, a kid's village with interactive activities, an art fair and live music.

Tickets for Field of Greens cost $30 if purchased in advance and $35 if bought at the farm gate. Kids 12 and under may enter the festival for free of charge. For more details, schedule of events and directions to Walnut Grove’s Whippoorwill Hollow Farm, visit fieldofgreensfestival.com.

This is truly one of our favorite events. It's a perfect excuse to spend a day in the country enjoying gorgeous fall weather, and the chefs always bring their A-game to turn out exceptionally delicious seasonal bites. Throw in the ability to milk a goat, and what else could you ask for?

Slow Food Atlanta is a non-profit, eco-gastronomic member-supported organization founded in 1989 to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world. Slow Food organizes fairs, markets and events locally and internationally to showcase products of excellent gastronomic quality and to offer discerning consumers the opportunity to meet producers. For more information on Slow Food Atlanta, visit www.slowfoodatlanta.org.



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