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.



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Atlanta Botanical Garden | Garden Lights, Holiday Nights
Nov
11
to Jan 7

Atlanta Botanical Garden | Garden Lights, Holiday Nights

  • Atlanta Botanical Garden (map)
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The seventh annual electrical extravaganza features spectacular light displays throughout the Garden, including the new high-tech Nature's Wonders, illuminating the world's natural phenomena through countless strands of synchronized dancing lights strung high over Storza Woods. Through Jan. 7, explore the Walk of Flames and Tunnel of Light along with favorites such as the Orchestral Orbs, Glittering Galaxy, Radiant Rainforest, and Model Trains that continue to make the exhibition a must-see holiday tradition.

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Dec
14
to Dec 16

2017 Bi-National Domestic Fair Trade Association Conference | Linking Up: Creating Fair and Sustainable Agricultural Supply Chains

This year, the Domestic Fair Trade Association is hosting a conference with the theme Linking Up: Creating Fair and Sustainable Agricultural Supply Chains in order to remind us that there are alternatives to our current food system and to inspire us to truly believe that these alternatives can become the norm.

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Jan
11
to Jan 14

2018 Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference

  • Savannah International Trade and Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference is the LARGEST educational conference and trade show in the southeastern United States that unites growers, vendors and suppliers. Anyone with an interest in specialty crop agriculture is invited to be a part of this event.

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Dec
12
5:30 PM17:30

CREATE Information Session

CREATE develops southwest Atlanta entrepreneurs in the AgriFood Technology industry beginning with a 12-week pre-accelerator. The program works with entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs to develop an idea, define the value proposition, validate customer demand and build a prototype.

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East Atlanta Village Farmers Market Tree Lighting & Decorating Party
Dec
7
4:00 PM16:00

East Atlanta Village Farmers Market Tree Lighting & Decorating Party

  • East Atlanta Village Farmers Market (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come ring in the holiday season at the East Atlanta Village Farmers Market!  They'll be a decorating a community tree courtesy of King of Pops Tree Elves. Bring your own ornaments or make ornaments and garlands and string up lights with us! King of Pops - Popsicle ornament craft workshop with the Tree Elves. 

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 2017 Black Farmers & Urban Gardeners National Conference
Nov
10
to Nov 12

2017 Black Farmers & Urban Gardeners National Conference

Black Urban Growers (BUGs) and partners are pleased to present the 7th Annual Black Farmers & Urban Gardeners (BUGS) Conference, convening urban and rural farmers, students, chefs, food product makers, herbalists, nutritionists, consumers, policy makers, educators, activists and organizations from across the country! Rooted and Rising: Black Southern Land Legacies of Resistance & Resilience is the theme of this year’s conference.

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Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

Sustainability Speaker Series with Sally Bethea

Join EarthShare of Georgia at their inaugural Sustainability Speaker Series event supported by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation as environmental legend and keynote speaker, Sally Bethea shares her story and the pivotal moments of her amazing career. This will be a night to remember with food, fun, and business networking.

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Oct
7
10:00 AM10:00

TLW Gardening 101

  • 3353 Washington Road Atlanta, GA, 30344 United States (map)
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Truly Living Well's Gardening 101 classes offer hands-on instruction that teach fundamental to advanced concepts for growing food where you live. The classes are given the first Saturday of every month at our East Point or Collegetown Farm locations. All classes include instruction and hands on experience, meaning that you will be getting your hands dirty!

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Sep
9
to Sep 11

8th Annual Chefs Collaborative Summit

Chefs Collaborative’s 8th Annual Summit, Growing Community – Owning the Future, will take place in Atlanta, GA, Saturday, September 9 – Monday, September 11, set against the backdrop of Atlanta’s most iconic landmarks, such as the Fox Theatre, Atlanta Botanical Gardens and Ponce City Market. Join us for engaging presentations, hands-on workshops, delicious shared meals and celebrations, and networking with other chefs and food professionals who are building a better food system.

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