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Celebrate Georgia-Grown Produce at Taste of Atlanta

23 September 2015

All of us at Taste of Atlanta (September 25-27 at Midtown’s Tech Square) are huge supporters of local farmers and the food they grow here in Georgia. At this year’s festival, we’re happy to announce we’ll be offering a stage that speaks specifically to the subject with our Eat GA Stage. Throughout the weekend, you’ll get the chance to eat, learn and discover new knowledge about Georgia’s tasty bounty from a few of the chefs and growers that know it best.

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

2:00 pm
Chef and Author Jennifer Booker will kick off the stage’s programming with her presentation Cooking with Local Black Eyed Peas. The GA Grown Executive Chef works as a personal chef, instructor and menu consultant, and recently released the book, Field Peas to Foie Gras: Southern Recipes with a French Accent.

3:00 pm
Get insider tips about planting and growing herbs at How to Grow Your Garden. Led by Jule-Lynne Macie, agriculture and natural resources development coordinator at UGA Extension, this demo offers numerous suggestions for growing herbs in containers—perfect for the apartment dweller!

4:00 pm
Cheer on three kid cooks during the Iron Chef Kids Cooking Competition. Contestants will be using peanut butter as a key ingredient in this Morelli’s-sponsored event.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

2:00 pm
Get nutty with your salad when you use a few tricks from Don Koehler’s talk, Power Your Salads with Peanuts. As executive director of the Georgia Peanut Commission, Koehler knows a thing or two about the official state crop.

3:00 pm
Learn how to put up those excess fruits and vegetables for winter with tips on how to can fruits and vegetables safely—and deliciously. This presentation will be led by Jessica Hill and Cindee Sweda, both UGA Extension Family and Consumer Sciences agents.

4:00 pm