The local food movement is ever growing thanks to the individuals and organizations that we fondly call our opportunity makers, who host events for improving access to local foods. Submit your events related to metro Atlanta's local food system below.



All Events

Jun
28
6:00 pm18:00

CREATE Information Session

  • Clark Atlanta Univesrity Cole Research Center for Science and Technology

New and existing entrepreneurs in SW Atlanta focused on integrating technology in agriculture and local food systems can gain business training by participating in the CREATE program.

Jun
29
9:00 am09:00

On Farm GAP & Food Safety Workshops: Infrastructure Solutions & Food Safety Handling, Packaging, Storage and Transport

  • New Communities

New Communities, Global Growers, Common Market Georgia and the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association present On-Farm GAP & Food Safety Workshops. The workshops will focus on practical farm infrastructure for small and limited-resource farms, packhouse management and wholesaler requirements for packaging.

Jul
8
11:00 am11:00

Cocktails and Cacti

  • Atlanta Succulents & Plant Nursery

Learn how to grow your own succulent planter from the experts at Atlanta Succulents & Plant Nursery!

Jul
15
10:00 am10:00

Hyde Farm Cooking Class

  • Hyde Farm

Come out for the second class of a free, four-part cooking class series sponsored by Cobb Parks. The classes will be presented by Terri Carter of UGA Cobb County Extension.

Jul
22
10:00 am10:00

Hands-On Container Gardening

  • Farm Chastain @ Chastain Park Conservancy

Join the North Fulton Master Gardeners for a hands-on workshop covering the ins and outs of container gardening to help you get growing whether you have an acre or just a balcony!

Jul
22
7:00 pm19:00

Taste of Aglanta

  • The Curb Market

Come help fund the future of Atlanta's urban food system, while celebrating the rich culture and agricultural traditions of our city at the second annual Taste of Aglanta!
 

Aug
16
10:30 am10:30

Pollinators at Farm Chastain

  • Farm Chastain @ Chastain Park Conservancy

Join the North Fulton Master Gardeners to learn about the importance of pollinators and steps you can take to help them thrive in your garden and landscape!

Aug
22
8:00 am08:00

Produce Safety Workshop

  • Georgia Organics

The National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC), in partnership with the National Farmers Union, is proud to offer workshops across the country to help familiarize young and beginning farmers with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).


Jun
24
10:00 am10:00

Harmony Park Plant & Pollinator Talk

  • Harmony Park

As part of observance of National Pollinator Week, come out for Oakhurst's Harmony Park for a stroll around the grounds to learn about the pollinator-friendly flowers and plants installed as part of the park's recent make-over.

Jun
22
7:30 pm19:30

EAV Summer Solstice Community Potluck + Picnic

  • East Atlanta Village Farmers Market

Join East Atlanta Village Farmers Market for a lovely evening to celebrate the bountiful start of Summer on Thursday June 22th at 7:30pm. Take an an evening to hang out at the market and enjoy a communal meal with friends, neighbors and the EAV market community. 

Jun
22
9:00 am09:00

2017 School Garden Teacher Training

  • UGA Griffin Campus

For summer 2017 UGA Extension is offering an intensive two-day workshop designed for the school garden challenges of Georgia’s teaching professionals. Join us this June to upgrade your gardening skills, increase the use of the garden in your classroom, and network with other professionals.

Jun
21
9:00 am09:00

2017 School Garden Teacher Training

  • Research and Education Garden, Griffin

For summer 2017 UGA Extension is offering an intensive two-day workshop designed for the school garden challenges of Georgia’s teaching professionals. Join us this June to upgrade your gardening skills, increase the use of the garden in your classroom, and network with other professionals.

Jun
20
7:30 pm19:30

Bumble Bee Film Screening & Native Bee Photography Talk

  • Decatur Recreation Center Lounge

In observance of National Pollinator Week, BeeCity USA: Decatur, GA (Beecatur) presents a free film screening of: “A Ghost in the Making: Searching for the Rusty-Patched Bumble Bee” -- a short film about acclaimed Natural History photographer Clay Bolt’s quest to photograph the endangered Rusty-Patched Bumble Bee.
 

Jun
15
5:30 pm17:30

Beltline Orchard Plum Pick

Concrete Jungle is teaming up with Trees Atlanta to harvest the beautiful Beltline Plum Orchard! And King of Pops is going to make some delicious plum pops for our volunteers to enjoy with some of the Beltline plums (the majority will be donated to several intown shelters).

Jun
14
6:30 pm18:30

Wild and Foraged

  • Bellina Alimentari

Concrete Jungle is sharing a bit of their harvest with Bellina Alimentari to demonstrate the wide variety of local wild flavors readily available to Atlantans throughout the season.

Atlanta Streets Alive
Jun
11
4:00 pm16:00

Atlanta Streets Alive

Atlanta Streets Alive is an initiative of the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition. Join us as we close the streets to cars and open them to people. Bring your bicycle or just your feet, and get ready to explore your community streets in a safer, healthier, more livable way.

Drawdown: Panel Discussion of Paul Hawken’s Book
Jun
8
7:00 pm19:00

Drawdown: Panel Discussion of Paul Hawken’s Book

  • Decatur First UMC Chapel

Can we stop climate change? More importantly, can we reverse it? Join the panel discussion of Paul Hawken's book Drawdown to discuss how we can to start looking beyond how to fix climate change and start working towards reversing it.

May
31
2:30 pm14:30

Gateway International Food and Music Festival Presented by Gwinnett Village CID

Go around the world in just one day without leaving downtown Norcross as the City of Norcross and Presenting Sponsor Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District present the Gateway International Food & Music Festival on September 23 from 4 – 8 p.m. at Lillian Webb Park. Held in conjunction with Welcoming America’s Welcoming Week, this event will showcase the region’s best multicultural talent and highlight the rich cultural contributions of Gwinnett’s diverse communities. 

May
24
10:30 am10:30

Salsa Gardening

  • Farm Chastain @ the Chastain Park Conservancy

Learn how to grow your own organic ingredients to make a variety of salsas!

May
21
3:30 pm15:30

Concrete Jungle's Spectacular Fruit Ramble

  • Orpheus Brewing

Join Concrete Jungle for its annual Fruit Tree Ramble, an event to highlight the bounty of fruit growing right in our backyard, while also raising the funds for us to continue harvesting unwanted fruits and vegetables to donate to Atlanta’s homeless and hungry.

A Toast to the Culture in Agriculture
May
21
3:00 pm15:00

A Toast to the Culture in Agriculture

  • Bamboo Creek Farm

Join Global Growers for the 6th annual Toast to the Culture in Agriculture on May 21th, 2017 from 3pm until 5pm. The event will showcase local brews and spring flavors from around the globe at the idyllic, 15-acre Bamboo Creek Farm, where the farmers are global and the food is local. 

May
20
10:00 am10:00

Composting at Farm Chastain

  • Farm Chastain @ Chastain Park

Join the North Fulton Master Gardeners for a great workshop on increasing the fertility of your soil through compost and the various types of composting available!

Park Pride Community Garden Tour
May
20
9:00 am09:00

Park Pride Community Garden Tour

  • Atlanta History Center

Park Pride annually brings together community garden and urban ag enthusiasts for a tour of plots and farms in the City of Atlanta and to network with local garden enthusiasts. Whether you are an experienced or novice gardener or interested in learning more about community gardens in Atlanta, this tour will provide plenty of insight and inspiration. Come fall in love with our growing community and our city!