#235 – Field of Greens Farm Festival This Weekend – Sunday, October 3, 2010 – PLUS Win a Pair of Tickets to the Festival!

This Sunday, October 3, 2010, is the popular Field of Greens – A Festival Celebrating Local Food at Whippoorwill Hollow Farm in Covington, Georgia. Located just 35 miles east of Atlanta, Field of Greens Festival celebrates organic farming and food, farm-to-table chefs and restaurants, locally-grown food, and green living – it’s a family-friendly festival you definitely don’t want to miss.

One admission price includes full access to the entire festival for the entire day. There will be live music, a kids’ zone, local farmers’ market and educational expo. From 12:00 noon until 3:00 PM, attendees can also enjoy small plates at the chefs’ tasting tent, featuring some of the best chefs and restaurants from Atlanta and Athens. Some of my favorite chefs will be there, including Ron Eyester from Rosebud, Terry Koval from Farm Burger, Eric Ottensmeyer from Leon’s Full Service, and Drew Van Leuvan from One Midtown Kitchen. Some chefs will also be presenting cooking demonstrations.

In addition, from 3:00 until 5:00 PM, Atlanta Street Food Coalition will be in attendance to offer up tastings of their fare from street food carts and trucks at the festival – including Westside Creamery, Good Food Truck, Grace’s Goodness, and Farm 255’s Farm Cart. You can also “walk the farm’s trails, visit the farm’s animals, check out the fruit trees and see what’s growing in the fields at Whippoorwill Hollow Farm, a 74-acre certified organic farm that sells at farmers markets in Atlanta” – it’s a rare opportunity to explore a working farm at your leisure and really experience all it has to offer!

Tickets are only $15 in advance or $20 at the gate (children 12 and under enjoy free admission). You can purchase tickets at selected locations of Whole Foods Market (Briarcliff, Ponce, Buckhead, and Harry’s in Marietta stores only) or online by clicking here. The festival is sponsored by Slow Food Atlanta, a nonprofit building a good, clean, and fair food system. “Event proceeds benefit and help to increase Georgia’s small-scale organic and sustainable farms through Slow Food Atlanta’s programs.” Festival hours at 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM.

Want to win tickets to Field of Greens? 365Atlanta.com is giving away two pairs of tickets to the festival – you could be a lucky winner! Here’s how to enter:

  1. Subscribe to 365Atlanta.com by entering your email address on our home page (you will have to confirm your subscription with the link that will come to your Inbox, and “Like” us on Facebook. And then…
  2. Comment on this blog post (#235 – Field of Greens Farm Festival This Weekend – Sunday, October 3, 2010 – PLUS Win a Pair of Tickets to the Festival!) and tell us why you want to win a pair of tickets to the Field of Greens Festival.
  3. You can also get an additional chance to win by tweeting about this post on Twitter – be sure to include #365Atlanta in your tweet! (Maximum of two entries per person total – via blog comment and Twitter).

You must enter by 12:00 noon on Friday, October 1, 2010. The winners will be notified via email and announced on 365Atlanta.com by 2:00 PM on Friday, October 1, 2010.  Winner will be required to pick up the prize the Field of Greens Will Call starting at 11:00 AM on Sunday, October 3, 2010. The festival hours are 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM. Tickets are non-transferable – no exceptions. Click here to review Contest Rules. Entering a comment on this blog post constitutes your entry in this contest and your affirmation that you have read and accepted the Contest Rules.

WHERE: Field of GreensWhippoorwill Hollow Organic Farm, Covington, GA

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  1. Frankie says:

    I just heard about Field of Greens from a friend last weekend. She raved about it, sounds like a great time to spend with my family especially my son-in-law who is a chef!

  2. Dionne says:

    I’ve lived in Covington for 6 years and this is the first I’ve ever heard of the festival. I’m always trying to buy local and organic food and would love to win tickets to get to know the local farmers and area chefs. I’ve never even been to Atlanta to eat.

  3. Vivian says:

    I would love to be able to go to this festival! I’m always looking for ways to get involved in food in the Atlanta area before I head off to culinary school in the spring. Sounds like lots of fun :)

  4. Amanda says:

    yet another great suggestion from 365ATL which I would have never known about otherwise! I’d love to be able to get the tix–esp if this fall-like weather stays around for the weekend!

  5. Jacqueline K says:

    Wowza! Thanks, 365ATL !! Winning tickets to this event would be a wonderful start to my favorite month, October! As a newbie to Atlanta, I cant wait to support local businesses and learn about living green!

  6. Donna says:

    I would love to win tickets to this festival! I love cooking and am a fan of Rosebud and Farm Burger. I’m always interested in buying locally.

  7. angela says:

    I have been looking forward to Field of Greens all year to see Drew, Ron, Hector, Hugh, and the food trucks. Can’t wait for a cone from The Good Food truck.

  8. Emily R says:

    I subscribed and liked you on FB. I want to win tickets because I want to take my brother who is unemployed and doesn’t really have an entertainment budget right now. I went last year and had a blast.

  9. Emily R says:

    I also tweeted the giveaway

  10. Lynn says:

    Have been enjoying the buzz about Field of Greens – it would a fun day to spend with dH sampling the food, getting out of ATL to enjoy an early fall day – and of course eating the amazing bounty.

  11. Maura says:

    And the winners are (randomly generated and in no particular order):

    Pair number 1: Angela!

    Pair number 2: Lynn!

    I have emailed you both – congrats on your tickets and I hope to meet you both on Sunday! =)

    THANK YOU to everyone who entered – please check back for more great giveaways and contests soon!

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