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Beer, Babes and Broccoli

                                                                                          

Now that I have your attention, you should know that  I’m not referring to your average beer, average babe or average vegetable! I’m talking about local hand brewed ales paired with several courses of organic local foods that were grown by female farmers right here in Georgia. 

This Saturday, September 18th we’ll be at 5 Seasons Restaurant and Brewery in Alpharetta for a very special event they are calling “Fall in Love With a Female Farmer Beer Dinner”. Each course will be paired with one of their hand brewed ales and all of the food served will have been grown by local female farmers, many of whom will be attending. So plan on coming out to chow down with us and hear about some of the amazing farms in the area!

 Check out the 5 Seasons website to find out more and reserve your spot.

Just down the road, about 40 miles from rockstar farms, lies the quaint yet progressive small town of Athens, GA.  In recent years, Athens has quickly become known for its abundance of small local farms; farms that produce everything from fresh milled grains to grassfed beef, wild turkeys and just about every vegetable imaginable. A few short weeks ago a group of bicycling foodies got a unique oppportunity to visit, learn about and enjoy the fruits of labor from these farms – CNN was along for the ride.

On April 30th, 30 cyclists parked their cars at the UGA Poultry Center and tuned up their bikes for a 3-day, 100-mile ride to 7 farms.  The first day saw us at Woodlands Gardens where Celia showed us around their pristine intensively managed operation.  Next, we headed to Mills Farm for lunch and an introduction with Luke the mule, who plows the field and grinds the grits that Mills Farm is so famous for.  We ended Friday at Sundance Farm, greeted by the smiling faces of the Janosik family.  With approximately 35 miles under everyone’s belt, we were treated to a delicious meal prepared by Peter Dale of the National using produce harvested just feet from were it was served.  Everyone set up their tents and settled in for the night with roosters for alarm clocks. 

Read the entire article on the P.L.A.C.E. website

Read about our friends Ed and Kim Janosik at Sundance Farms (featured in the CNN video above)