|Meals from the Market at Field of Greens 2011|
Held at Whippoorwill Hollow Farm, a 74-acre certified organic farm located 45 minutes east of downtown Atlanta, Field of Greens is a down-on-the-farm food festival. Fun has deep roots this year at the September 30 event, starting with the legendary Chef's Tent featuring 30 chefs from Atlanta- and Athens-area farm-to-table restaurants. Alma Cocina, Bantam + Biddy, Chicken and the Egg, Ecco, JCT. Kitchen & Bar and Woodfire Grill will all be under the big top with samples from 12:30-3:30 p.m. (or until the food runs out). There's lots more to see and do: an interactive Kids Village, live music, a festivalmarket, exhibits, craft demonstrations, silent auction, trails to hike, and the "Meals from the Market" where you can chat with local farmers about what they're growing and pick up simple recipes. Festival hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; see the complete schedule for event times. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the gate and include unlimited tastings from the Chef's Tent. Children 12 and under enter for free. Rain or shine, but sorry Fido, not this time.