Tomorrow night the Global Growers Network will host a fundraiser for the refugee families that operate a network of collective farms throughout Dekalb County. Many of the farmers will be on hand to offer tastes of food from their native countries, and Decatur barkeeps will create craft cocktails to quaff alongside.
Fresh, local, organic, exotic. Plus drinks.
Chef Asha Gomez of Cardamom Hill will be on hand to discuss the flavors of the various East African, Himalayan and Southeast Asian dishes on hand, and all the farmers will share their stories.
The suggested donation of $40 will go to pay for MARTA passes for the farmers, who use public transportation to get to the farms.
If you are unaware of Global Growers, it’s a wonderful non-profit program that gives refugees training, education and the use of arable land to grow food for their communities, farmers market stands and CSAs.
I’ll be at the event, acting like a wallflower and stuffing my face. Please say hi if you recognize me from the quite accurate caricature in the paper.
- by John Kessler for the Food & More blog