66575_10151111499431134_518855660_nTickets are now available for the 8th annual Field of Greens Festival, Georgia’s sustainable farming fair. The festival, taking place on Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Walnut Grove’s Whippoorwill Hollow Farm, brings together farmers, food producers and some of the South’s best farm-to-table chefs in efforts to educate the community about sustainable eating.

This years’ Field of Greens features an education exposition, a pig roast, a vendor’s market, local music, craft demonstrations, an interactive Kid’s Village and “Meals from the Market” where you can chat up local farmers for tips while learning and tasting farm-fresh recipes. However, the main attractions of the festival remain to be the chef demo tent, sponsored by Springer Mountain Farms, featuring Suzanne Vizethann (Buttermilk Kitchen), Christian Rodriguez (Rosebud) and Terry Koval (Wrecking Bar Brewpub), and the 500-square foot chef’s tent, sponsored by Whole Foods, that highlights some of Atlanta’s best farm-to-table chefs.

Participating chefs include: Ron Eyester (Rosebud; The Family Dog; Timone’s), Carvel Gould (Canoe), Robert Phalen (One Eared Stag), Linda Harrel (Cibo e Beve), E.J. Hodgkinson (JCT. Kitchen and Bar), Joe Schafer (King+Duke), Todd Mussman (Muss & Turner’s, Local Three, Common Quarter), Tyler Williams (Woodfire Grill) and Justin Keith (Food 101). Additional names of participating chefs and restaurants can be found at fieldofgreensfestival.com.

Tickets for Field of Greens cost $30 if purchased in advance and $35 if bought at the farm gate. Kids of or under the age of 12 may enter the festival free of charge. All proceeds are donated directly to benefit Georgia’s local organic farmers and Slow Food Atlanta. For more details, schedule of events and directions to Walnut Grove’s Whippoorwill Hollow Farm, visit fieldofgreensfestival.com.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.