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This week’s Around Atlanta guests on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio are Dale DeSensa, president and founder of Taste of Atlanta, and Ryan Costigan with the Georgia Restaurant Association. Together, these two organizations have collaborated to create Georgia’s Edible Agricultural Tour, also known as EAT GA.
So far this year, EAT GA has hosted six events, including those in Athens, Savannah, Thomasville and Atlanta. The next event will be held at Kennesaw State University, which has a great sustainability program and its own farm, Hickory Grove. Each dinner event is different, with the chefs and farmers having control over the menu and which vegetables will be showcased. The KSU event in particular will bring local restaurateurs and farmers in to host a dinner using a variety of the items grown right on campus.
The EAT GA organization was created in the wake of the popular farm-to-table, locally grown movement in an effort to support Georgia’s restaurants. More and more restaurants are looking to provide local foods and fresher ingredients for their diners, and this event highlights those possibilities and teaches everyone involved how to support local farmers.
The Edible Agriculture Tour is an inclusive program, and Dale and Ryan heartily encourage anyone that has a food-related mission to get involved. The more people that participate in or partner with the program, the better the outcome will be for everyone in the state – restaurants, chefs, farmers and diners alike.
To learn more about the Edible Agricultural Tour, listen to the full podcast above and then visit www.EATGA.com.
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