“Field of Greens” local food event will feature local farmers from across the Southeast!

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This week, my CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Moore Farms and Friends sent along this announcement about the upcoming local food event, Field of Greens:

Will and I [Laurie] are so excited to play a larger role in this year’s Field of Greens event! This festival is becoming one of the premier local farm events in the Southeast. A celebration of local food, farms and chefs, this is an affordable day of fun that we hope you can enjoy with us this year! (We are coordinating donations for the raffle so if you have an item or gift certificate you would like to be included please let us know.)

  • What: Field of Greens (“This popular farm festival brings together locally grown food, live music, and green living education, all in a family-friendly, fun environment.”)
  • When: Sunday, October 4th, 2009 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. 3 p.m. is the Three Not-So-Little Pigs Cookoff!
  • Where: Whippoorwill Hollow Organic Farm is a 74 acre certified organic family farm run by Andy and Hilda Byrd. The farm is located 35 miles east of Atlanta, in Walnut Grove.
  • How much: Ticket price is $15 for adults, and kids 12 and under enter for free (includes small-plate tastings that showcase locally grown food, prepared by fifteen of the most talented chefs in Georgia!)

Slow Food Atlanta (see below) is the repeat sponsor of Field of Greens this year and will welcome 50 vendors / exhibitors with an expected attendance of 1,000 people! Restaurants and chefs include Food 101 and Leon’s Full Service of Decatur. Plus, the 3×3 Three Not-So-Little Pigs Cookoff: 3 pigs from 3 farms bar-b-qued by 3 chefs!

About Whippoorwill Hollow Organic Farm:
This 74-acre certified organic family farm is run by Andy and Hilda Byrd. You can frequently see Hilda at local Atlanta farmers’ markets around town. She’s great – I’ve spoken to her at the Morningside Organic Farmers’ Market and the Decatur Organic Farmers’ Market about growing onions and a variety of other vegetables. One Wednesday afternoon, Hilda was headed to Leon’s Full Service restaurant in Decatur to drop off an order of lettuce heads. So for those Decatur residents who enjoy the food and drink of Leon’s, know that some of it comes from just 35 miles outside of Atlanta!

About Slow Food Atlanta (from their website):
Slow Food 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.

Today, we have over 120,000 members worldwide.

We believe everyone has a right to enjoy good, clean and fair food. We believe the food we eat should taste good, that it should be produced in an earth-friendly manner, and that food producers should receive fair compensation for their work. We consider ourselves co-producers, because by being informed about our food production and making choices in support of good, clean and fair food, we become a part of the process.

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