I like to think that every day is Food Day, but tomorrow really is Food Day. An event created by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, it exists to raise awareness of food issues and to advocate for policies that support good food distribution and awareness.
Slow Food Atlanta send over this handy-dandy guide to all the events scheduled around town tomorrow and Thursday to observe Food Day. You can help work a community garden and enjoy a potluck lunch. You can go to a wine tasting. You can listen to music. You can do/eat/drink lots.
Food Day Eat-In: Celebrate Food Day by shopping at the Decatur Farmers Market on Wednesday, October 24! Bring a blanket or chair, grab some delicious picnic food and walk across the street to our Food Day Eat-In outside of the First Baptist Church and enjoy your fresh, local food with fellow Food Day supporters. Local musicians will provide entertainment. Decatur Farmers Market and First Baptist Church, Commerce Dive, 4 to 7 p.m.
Serenbe Potluck: Here’s an open invitation you don’t want to miss! Gather for a Serenbe community potluck to enjoy the bounty of the season on Food Day. Guests are invited to bring their favorite dish to share and BYOB. On the sidewalk in front of Fern’s Market. Seating and tables provided or bring a blanket for the lawn., 6 to 8 p.m.
Celebrate Food Day with Global Growers: Global Growers will celebrate and build the movement towards healthy, affordable and sustainable foods by hosting a volunteer work day and potluck lunch at Decatur’s Kitchen Garden. Activities for the day include wood chipping, orchard cleanup and other around-the-garden fall activities. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., potluck lunch to follow, Decatur’s Kitchen Garden.
Truly Living Well’s Wheat Street Garden Tour: Join Truly Living Well as they celebrate Food Day with a guided tour of their Wheat Street Garden, a premiere demonstration site for sustainable urban agriculture. Visit the herb garden, chicken coop, compost operation, greenhouse and more. A wholesome lunch will be catered by Healthful Essence, Atlanta’s premier Caribbean vegetarian-vegan restaurant. A portion of the proceeds from TLW’s Food Day event will support Wholesome Wave. 11 a.m.: Talk & Tour // 12 p.m.: Lunch & Learn // 1 p.m.: Talk & Tour; TLW Wheat Street Gardens, 75 Hilliard Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30312, Tickets to the event are $25 and can be purchased at www.trulylivingwell.com or at the gate. Walk-ups are welcome, however, pre-reservation is recommended.
Truly Living Well’s East Point Market Tour: TLW’s Food Day celebrations continue at their East Point Market. Children are welcome to participate in fun games and projects while learning about healthy food choices. Tour the farm, meet the farmers and enjoy a vegan or vegetarian meal from the Healthy Essence Food Truck! TLW at East Point, 3353 Washington Road, East Point, GA 30344, 2 to 6 p.m.
Organic Wine & Food Fair: Guests of the Organic Wine & Food Fair on National Food Day will enjoy a complimentary tasting of artisan wines from around the globe, live entertainment, delicious fare and shopping at the local “green” pop-up market. All guests must be 21 or older to attend. Trees Atlanta Kendada Center, Reynoldstown neighborhood, 6 to 10 p.m., General admission tickets are $25 in advance online and includes complimentary wine tastings.
Emory University 100 Mile Meal: Emory dining chefs will source all ingredients for this delicious meal from within 100 miles of Emory University, highlighting the bounty of Georgia’s local food system. Dobbs University Center located in the center of Emory’s campus., 8:12 a.m. to 11:12 p.m.
Halloween Hootenany at the East Atlanta Village Farmers Market: Celebrate our local farmers at the East Atlanta Village Farmers Market for the third annual Halloween Hootenany! Peruse goods and fresh produce from local farmers and artisans and enjoy kids and dog costume contests, pumpkin carving, beer and drink specials, live music and prepared food and picnicking. 4 to 8 p.m. The East Atlanta Village Farmers Market.
Urban Seder at Atwood Community Gardens: SWOOM Atlanta celebrates the fall holiday and an extreme garden makeover with an urban seder. The chef growers of Atwood Community Gardens & Urban Farms will have samples of meals that include vegan delicacies, Creole, Jamaican and traditional Southern-American eats. In addition, there will be plenty of fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables to buy. Atwood Community Gardens & Urban Farm in Atlanta, GA, $5.
- by John Kessler for the Food & More blog