Georgia's small farms took a devastating hit with the record-setting rains. Some even lost all their crops. Judith Winfrey, owner of Love is Love Farm near Atlanta, saw an overflowing Aneewakee Creek ruin most of their fall harvest completely.
To help, a series of events and fundraising efforts will be happening in the coming days. Slow Food Atlanta is a great place to start if you'd like to help out these growers. Visit SFA here.
WHOLE FOODS: All 7 Metro Atlanta Whole Foods (including Harry's Farmers Market) stores will be hold a 'Donate Your Dime' program for the entire month of October. You can donate your $0.10 per bag refund to the Georgia Flooded Farmers Relief Fund when you shop at any Whole Foods store and bring your own bags. On Wednesday Oct 21st, all 7 Metro Atlanta Whole Foods stores will be donating 5% of their net sales to the Georgia Flooded Farmers Relief Fund. This includes the Harry's Farmers Market stores in Marietta and Alpharetta. In addtion, the Briarcliff, Cobb, and Duluth stores will be holding special farmers' markets at the stores where you can purchase produce directly from local farmers.
Oct. 7-11, Rosebud: Rosebud is hosting a week-long dine out to raise money for the Georgia Flooded Farms Relief Fund. Dine at Rosebud anytime between Monday, October 5 – Sunday, October 11 (lunch, dinner or brunch) and 15% of the proceeds will be donated to this important fund. 1397 North Highland Ave Ne
Oct. 8: Brick Store Pub and Leon's Full Service in Decatur will donate 20% of all profits to the relief efforts. Click here for more.
Oct. 11, Woodfire Grill: Woodfire Grill will host a fundraiser for Love is Love Farm, starting with a cocktailm party at 6, followed by a seated dinner.
Oct. 11, Canoe: Chef Chris Hall & friends will be cooking for Canoe on Sunday, $33 per person for three-course prix fixe menu. All proceeds benefit the employees and staff of Canoe after it was wrecked by epic flooding in Atlanta last week. Please contact them for more information at 770-434-1114.