Photography by Sara Craig-Goodell
I wanted to share an inspiring, thoughtful partnership that is making a huge difference for those right in our backyard. The Farm-to-Table for Seniors in Need collaboration between Peachtree Road Farmers Market & Meals On Wheels Atlanta (MOWA) packs three incredible punches at once:
- Eliminates food waste
- Supports local farmers
- Provides local seniors in need with access to fresh vegetables
Currently, one in six Atlanta seniors struggles with hunger.
Through this young partnership, over 5,000 lbs fresh, locally grown produce have been supplied to Atlanta seniors. Each week Peachtree Road Farmers Market purchases around 150 lbs of unsold produce from their market vendors and sells to MOWA at a highly discounted rate. The program is the brainchild of Saltyard's Nick Leahy who is an advisory member of both MOWA and the Peachtree Road Farmers Market. Creative Loafing ran a piece about the program in October, but it still needs support to fulfill its potential! The market reopens April 1, 2017 and you can find out more about the market here.
ALPHARETTA, GEORGIA (February 6, 2017) – With so many tasty restaurants participating, there is something to please everyone’s inner foodie during Alpharetta Restaurant Week. This weeklong celebration of Alpharetta’s restaurant scene will take place February 19-25, 2017.
Whether you are craving one of your favorite restaurants or are in the mood to try something new, there is a restaurant offering the perfect cuisine to make your taste buds jump for joy. Participating restaurants currently include: Alpine Bakery, Benihana, Butcher & Brew, Cabernet, MADE Kitchen and Cocktails, Mittie’s Café on Main, PURE Taqueria, Sage Woodfire Grill, Salt Factory, South Main Kitchen, Spice Brick Oven Kitchen and Vinny's on Windward.
For an updated list of participating restaurants, visit www.awesomealpharetta.com.
Restaurants have a variety of options on prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner. Most menu prices are $15 for lunch and $25 for dinner. (These prices do not include tax, beverage or gratuity).
Reservations at restaurants are recommended if possible. Browse the menus, pricing and a complete list of participating restaurants on the Alpharetta Restaurant Week page at www.awesomealpharetta.com.
“Alpharetta is filled with several locally owned and chef-driven restaurants,” said Janet Rodgers, president and CEO of the Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Events like Alpharetta Restaurant Week highlight these eateries and give locals and visitors the chance to try out a new restaurant or re-visit one of their favorite spots and try something new on the menu.”
With limitless dining options, exciting food events and authentic culinary experiences, Alpharetta has gained the reputation as the foodie destination of the Southeast. Whether it is learning how to create a mouthwatering dish at one of the three cooking schools, picking up fresh produce at the local Farmers Market, choosing to dine at many of Alpharetta’s numerous dining options, or checking out events like the Taste of Alpharetta and Food Truck Alley, epicureans around the U.S. have started putting Alpharetta at the top of their lists of places to visit. For more information on where to shop, dine, sleep and play visit www.awesomealpharetta.com. For questions about Alpharetta Restaurant Week, please contact Flavors Magazine at 770-698-9292 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau serves as the official destination marketing organization for the city of Alpharetta, promoting tourism and attracting visitors to all 23 of Alpharetta’s upscale and modern hotels. Visit awesomealpharetta.com for more information.