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Sweet Auburn Curb Market’s Urban Picnic, December 11th

Sweet Auburn Curb Market’s Urban Picnic, December 11th

Loose Change literary magazine hosts The Good Word, a casual, community-driven gathering at Sweet Auburn Curb Market’s Urban Picnic, on Saturday, December 11, 2010, from noon to 2:00 p.m.

The Urban Picnic is a bimonthly celebration of local mobile food vendors and Atlanta Street Food Coalition members, held at the Sweet Auburn Curb Market at 209 Edgewood Ave SE in the historic Sweet Auburn District of downtown Atlanta. The Good Word will take place in the center of the market and will feature Loose Change-style word play and a drop-in poetry discussion and workshop hosted by Loose Change Poetry Editor, Molly Dickinson.

While The Good Word is free and open to the public, attendees are asked to donate one or more non-perishable food item in lieu of an entry fee. Food donations may also be purchased on-site from the Curb Market. All food items generated by the event will be donated to the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

Join Councilman Hall for the Groundbreaking of a 4 Acre Urban Farm in O4W

Join Councilman Hall for the Groundbreaking of a 4 Acre Urban Farm in O4W

Atlanta, GA--  City dwellers will soon be able to receive all the trappings of the country life with the addition of a new 4 acre urban garden.  The site will be called The Truly Living Well Wheat Street Garden and Mayor Reed and others will breakground on Sunday 12/5 at 2pm. 

The site came into fruition via an agreement with the Wheat Street Baptist Church to lease the 4 acres in the historic Old 4th Ward.  The site is to serve as not only a working/profitable farm but also a learning center to help educate the surrounding community about healthy eating.

The site, which used to be a housing project, will now grow vegetables in regenerated soil, raised beds, greenhouses and hoop houses.

The work is being funded by generous investment from the Arthur M.Blank Foundation and the Environmental Protection Agency. 

 

City Officials Break Ground for O4W Urban Garden, December 5th

On Sunday, December 5th at 2:00 p.m., the Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture will break ground for their new urban garden, the site will be called The Truly Living Well Wheat Street Garden.

The developers hope this urban farm will be embraced by the greater Atlanta community as a source of quality food, a learning center and an essential element in building community. The site was formerly a housing project. The garden will grow in regenerated soil, raised beds, greenhouses and hoop houses.


Mayor Reed recently released a plan that, among other things, seeks to bring "local food within 10 minutes of 75 percent" of Atlanta residents. Truly Living Well will assist him in reaching this goal.

The work is being funded by generous investment from the Arthur M. Blank Foundation and the Environmental Protection Agency. 

The Salvation Army serves Thanksgiving Dinner with Help from Cheesecake Factory Employees

Atlanta, GA--  Staff from The Cheesecake Factory, Grand Lux Cafe and RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen will join together this holiday season to host the annual Thanksgiving Day Feast at the Salvation Army. Hundreds of volunteers from the restaurants in metro Atlanta will help prepare and serve festive holiday meals of freshly roasted turkey with all of the trimmings including mashed potatoes, stuffing, candied yams, green beans and salad plus The Cheesecake Factory’s popular Pumpkin Cheesecake.

Atlanta Fire Department Gives Away 100 Turkeys for the Holiday Season

Atlanta, GA--  On Saturday, November 18, 2010, the Atlanta Fire and Rescue Department (AFRD) will be sponsoring their very first turkey give away to kick off the holiday season!  The event will take place at the AFRD Training Academy at 11am.  In addition to giving away 100 turkeys, AFRD will also be giving away smoke detectors and literature about staying safe during the holidays. 

 

 

WHO:             Atlanta Fire Rescue Department

Georgia Turkey Pardon 2010 at East Atlanta Village Farmer's Market

Atlanta, GA--  The East Atlanta Village Farmers Market, located at 1231 Glenwood Avenue, Atlanta, will be the scene of the Georgia Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon of 2010.

The pardoning ceremony will take place TODAY, Thursday, November 18 at 5:00 p.m. 

Voted “2010 Best Farmers Market in Atlanta” by Creative Loafing readers, the market operates on Thursdays from 4-7 p.m. from May through the week before Thanksgiving.

Sunday Brunch at Ciao Bocca Ristorante Italiano

It’s true, there isn’t exactly a shortage of Sunday Brunches in Atlanta but Ciao Bocca Ristorante Italiano has decided to add one more into the mix.

On Saturday, November 20th, the Italian café located right in the Sweet Auburn Curb Market in downtown Atlanta, will host its first weekly Saturday brunch from 11 AM – 2 PM.  This brunch will feature special dishes like: “Italian Toast” (Panettone dipped in a rich custard, prepared like French toast), an artichoke as well as a zucchini fritatta, Nutella crostini’s and polenta topped with wild mushrooms.

Nearby restaurant, Café Campesino Coffee Bar, the fair-trade independent coffee shop located in the market, will provide the freshly-brewed beverages.

For more information about the Sweet Auburn Curb Market, its variety of café’s and fresh food vendors, check www.sweetauburncurbmarket.com.