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

Aug
13
4:00 pm16:00

PeachFest

  • FlatironCity “Official Host” on Broad Street NW and Poplar Street NW

PeachFest, a first of its kind event in Atlanta, hits downtown on Sunday, August 13. Named after Georgia’s most iconic product, this festival aims to celebrate all of this great state’s agricultural diversity – from the namesake peach to blueberries and peanuts, heritage breed pigs and Vidalia onions. 

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).

Sep
17
3:00 pm15:00

8TH Annual Southern Chefs Potluck

  • Inn at Serenbe

Wholesome Wave Georgia will host its 8th annual Southern Chefs Potluck fundraiser on the pastoral grounds at the Inn at Serenbe. This year’s event will bring together over 250 guests, chefs, and bartenders from across Georgia for an afternoon of food, fellowship, and fundraising.


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!
 

Jul
22
11:00 am11:00

Local Low Country Boil

  • Lilian Webb Park Norcross

Support local food growers and providers and enjoy a summer picnic prepared by the Chef in Pearls during the farmers market on Saturday July 22. 

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
21
Jul 22

Aglanta Forum

  • Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History

The Atlanta urban agriculture community is kicking off the Aglanta Forum on July 21-22, 2017, hosted at the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History (AARL) in partnership with Historic Westside Gardensand the American Community Garden Association.

Jul
18
11:30 am11:30

Norcross Local Food Forum

  • Norcross Cultural Arts & Community Center

Join us for the Norcross Local Food Forum, which will highlight how Norcross works with community partners like Sustainable Norcross and the Georgia Farmers Market Association to build community and improving the quality of life for its diverse community of residents through sustainable measures and locally-produced food.

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
3
6:30 pm18:30

Feel Rich Documentary Screening

  • 779 Atwood Street Southwest Atlanta, GA, 30310 United States

Join the Urban Conservation Training Institute for its first Monday Movie -- as they are joined by Methuzulah (Chef Zu) of King's Apron, who will share about his work and facilitate a short discussion after the film.
 

Jul
1
10:00 am10:00

Farm Day

  • 1117 Birch Street Southwest Atlanta, GA, 30310 United States

Join Concrete Jungle on their farm at 1117 Birch Street to take care of crops they're growing to donate!

Jul
1
9:00 am09:00

Red, White and Blueberry!

  • Champion U-Pick Blueberry Farm

Join Concrete Jungle for their first 2 adventure picks of the season in Pine Mountain, GA (just 1 hr 15 min SW of Atlanta) to glean from Champion's U-Pick Farm!

Jun
29
9:00 am09:00

Red, White and Blueberry!

  • Champion U-Pick Blueberry Farm

oin Concrete Jungle for their first 2 adventure picks of the season in Pine Mountain, GA (just 1 hr 15 min SW of Atlanta) to glean from Champion's U-Pick Farm!

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.

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
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.