Atlanta, Georgia (June 29, 2017) - Piggy Bank announces the debut of PeachFest 2017, a first-of-its-kind culinary festival. FlatironCity welcomes the inaugural event as the Official Host underneath the canopy on Broad Street in the Fairlie-Poplar district of downtown Atlanta on Sunday, August 13th from 3:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Named after Georgia’s most iconic edible, PeachFest aims to celebrate all of this great state’s agricultural diversity – from the namesake peach to blueberries, peanuts, heritage breed pigs, and Vidalia onions. Proceeds benefit Piggy Bank, which is working toward protecting heritage breed pigs, supporting local family farms, and building educational resources and business value for all within the community.
PeachFest 2017 will feature innovative gastronomic takes on a host of local farm products, but there is also another important theme for the day: local communities. By staging a culinary revival in the streets of downtown, the goal is also to highlight the dynamic tastes and energies of Atlanta’s core urban district alongside agricultural spotlights. Among the Atlanta businesses that are to be highlighted are Pearson Farm, The Turnip Truck, The Wrecking Bar, and Hamthropology - Registered Ossabaw Island Pork, and many more to be announced on the website www.peachfest.org.
Top Georgian farmers, chefs, distillers, and brewers will collaborate to give the state’s finest agricultural products flavor and form rarely seen before. Notable participants include, Terry Koval of Wrecking Bar, Bryan Furman of B'S Cracklin BBQ, and Richard Bradford of Pre-Made Paleo amongst many more. Below, please find sampling of what to expect from the day’s, peach-loving lineup:
Wood-Fired Peach Flats – peach and charcuterie flatbreads by notable butchers
“PFT” Peach, Foie, and Truffles – luxury and savory re-inventions with this iconic stone fruit
Peach & Pastry – peach and lard-infused sweets from Atlanta’s top pastry chefs
Peach Punch – spirits and cocktails infused with the day’s signature fruit
Peach Beer Contest & Tasting – sample peach beers alongside culinary experiences
Peach & Paleo – protein-driven, purity-themed food by Richard Bradford and friends
Speak, Peach BBQ – a side by side tasting of heritage breed pigs and peach infused BBQ
Silent Auction for Charity – a collection of rare wines, dinners, and culinary gift packages
“I am pleased to support and welcome the first-ever PeachFest to downtown Atlanta,” said Mayor Kasim Reed. “I encourage both residents and visitors to attend this charitable event which will not only benefit local family farms, but provide educational resources to our community. Over the last seven years, our city’s downtown corridor has seen tremendous growth and investment and I look forward to having the festival in our city for years to come.”
Tickets for general admission start at $60; VIP tickets (early admission + exclusive Silent Auction preview tastings) are $100. To purchase tickets, visit www.peachfest.org.
Where: FlatironCity “Official Host” on Broad Street NW and Poplar Street NW
When: Sunday, August 13th, 2017
Time: 3 p.m. for VIP entry, 4 p.m. for General Admission
About Piggy Bank
Launched in 2015, Piggy Bank is creating a farming sanctuary for heritage breed pigs, many of which are endangered. Piggy Bank will provide genetics and access to shared business plans for raising heritage pigs to emerging family farms. Piggy Bank aims to change the future of food by creating a community in which small farmers can learn about safer, more responsible practices and share genetics, livestock, and the very information needed to thrive as small businesses. Piggy Bank is building a model of socially responsible agricultural transparency. Piggy Bank proudly operates as a project of the Trust for Conservation Innovation, a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization which accelerates impact for initiatives focused on protecting and fostering a healthy, sustainable, resilient, and equitable world. For more information or to donate, visit www.piggy-bank.org or follow @PiggyBankOrg on Twitter. Watch the video http://j.mp/PIGGY_BANK.