#ChopItUpATL - Collective Impact Dinner #5

Let's chop it up at the grand finale of our Collective Impact Dinner series! We want to continue the dialogue around the lack of good food access to the underserved communities at large.

We are honored to feature Umi Feeds, a food rescue orgainization here in Atlanta.

On the evening of December 14th, we’ll get to here Umi's story.

The food system goes as follows

  • Production

  • Processing

  • Distribution

  • Consumption

  • Food Waste Recovery

A portion of this conversational dinner will benefit Umi Feeds and complimentary cocktails will be provided by Cathead Vodka. The conversation will be moderated by James Carr of Longleaf Media.

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Farmers Jam

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The Farmers Jam celebrates local fruit and those who grow it. Join us at Star Bar for a benefit concert starring local farmers and locally made jam.

Did you know many local farmers are also talented musicians? Come and see your favorite farmers jam out on stage as we sell locally made jam to raise money to plant fruit on local farms.

We are partnering with The Learning Kitchen, Fruit Forward Orchards, and Concrete Jungle to engage people in the planting, picking, and preserving of local fruit. Enjoy the sounds created by local farmers as we raise money for these incredible organizations, and stay tuned for volunteer opportunities to plant, pick, and preserve local fruit.

We'll also have a raffle featuring bread from local bakeries and other local goodies -- make sure you bring cash so you can participate and tip your bartenders.

Just Food Pop Up Market

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Join us on November 3, 2018 from 10am-2pm at Sevananda for a sneak peak of the Just Food Market, a sliding scale CSA/farmers market hybrid launching in Atlanta in 2019. No matter how much an individual family can afford to contribute, everyone gets the same selection of fresh, local produce. SNAP/EBT are also accepted at every Just Food Market!

Shares range in price from $6-$40. $6 shares are available for families that currently participate in the SNAP/EBT program. $40 shares are for those who want to intentionally support Food Justice. The retail price is $25 however, we also have a $12 price option for families that do not qualify for SNAP/EBT but still need food assistance. This tiered pricing allows for a genuine community experience around local food.

Improv Farm Party: Halloween Extravaganza

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FarmProv is thrilled to announce Improv Farm Party: Halloween Extravaganza! at Urban Sprout Farms on Thursday, October 25 at 7 pm.

Tickets are $10 presale, $15 at the door. Purchase presale tickets here.

Wear your best costume for an evening of improv, stand-up comedy, outdoor bonfire debauchery, and live music. We’ll be awarding prizes for the scariest and funniest costumes of the night.

Stay tuned as we announce performers!

Demystifying the USDA: Connecting Metro Atlanta Growers to USDA

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Did you know there are 17 agencies that make up the U.S. Department of Agriculture?

With so many entities and programs, it can be difficult to know what opportunities apply to growers in metro Atlanta.

Fortunately, metro Atlanta’s USDA Regional Beginning Farmers Program Coordinator Rodney Brooks is coming to Food Well Alliance on September 27, 2018 to help us.

Food Well Alliance is hosting this convening to help growers navigate resources and opportunities that are available to them in metro Atlanta, as well as offer insights to help farmers connect to local and national USDA services.

Resources for urban agriculture include the following:

- Instruction for obtaining high tunnel hoop houses
- Registering for a farm serial number
- Funding for everything from operating expenses, supporting value-added producers to scale, and helping develop and implement direct-to-consumer marketing strategies

We hope we’ll see you on September 27 as we learn how to use our federal resources to further the local food movement.

Refreshments will be served.

#ChopItUpATL - Collective Impact Dinner #4