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Athens: Farm to Table Tour – September 12th

Posted by cmh gourmand on September 9, 2009

The information below was sent to me by Kirsten Graham of Kirsten Graham PR. It is a pretty cool event that features the best of Athens area farmers and restaurants. I have eaten at many of these restaurants and visited some of these farms so having all of these people in one place is pretty amazing. This also pairs nicely with the Field to Table event at Franklin Park Conservatory this weekend.

All of the content below is a direct copy from an e-mail.

TOYOTA HYBRID FARM TO TABLE TOUR
Toyota’s Farm to Table Tour Heading to the Athens Farmers Market to Celebrate the Connection Between Farmers, Chefs, and the Local Community on Display at the Market

WHAT:
12 local beloved chefs are paired with market farmers to highlight the bounty of locally grown food and product available at the Athens Farmers Market. The chefs will prepare special tastings showcasing their partner farm’s fresh ingredients and visitors will have the opportunity to sample the chefs’ creations while also learning more about the market vendors, their products, and how to buy and eat seasonally.

Toyota will also provide interested market goers with the opportunity to take a ride in the 3rd Generation Prius or a 2009 Highlander Hybrid.

WHERE:
The Athens Farmers Market is located at 1000 East State Street.

WHEN:
The event starts at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 12, 2009 and concludes at 1:30 p.m. the same day.

CHEF/FARMER PAIRINGS SCHEDULE:
Pairings subject to change

TENT 1:
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Scott Bradley of Zoe Fine Dining + Gillogly Orchards

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Sandy San of China Fortune + Yankee Street Farms/Mitch’s Produce and Greenhouse

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Doug Weber of Rhapsody + Chowdery Farms/Gillogly Orchards

Tent 2:
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Michelle Wasserman of Casa Nueva Restaurant and Cantina + Shew’s Orchard/Shade River Organics/Green Edge Organics/King Family Farms/Companion Plants/Snowville Creamery

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Kevin Hurst of Latitude 39 + Chowdery Farms/King Family Farms/Green Edge Organics

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Ryan Stolz of O’Betty’s Red Hot + Integration Acres/Chowdery Farms/Green Edge Organics/Crumb’s Bakery/Athen’s Own/Shew’s Orchard

Tent 3:
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Hilarie Burhans of Restaurant Salaam + Integration Acres/Shade River Farms/Sassafras Farms

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Bee Vacca of Heaven’s Oven + Arnold Farms

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
John Gutekanst of Avalanche Pizza + Rich Organic Farms/Chowdery Farms/Starline Farms/Yankee Street Farms

Tent 4:
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Jana Durham of Jana’s Soul Food Café + Rich Organic Farms

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Barbara Fisher + Harmony Hollow/Green Edge Organics/Rich Gardens Organic Farm

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Jade Mu of Lui Lui + King Family Farms/Shew’s Orchard/Sassafras Farms/Green Edge Organics

EVENT BROUGHT TO ATHENS FARMERS MARKET BY:
The Toyota 3rd Generation Prius and 2009 Highlander Hybrid

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One Response to “Athens: Farm to Table Tour – September 12th”

  1. Jane said

    Oh Jim! It was SO GOOD!!!! Thanks for the heads-up about it – glad I didn’t miss!

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