Local nonprofit’s signature event returns for the ninth year of cool confections
Slow Food Atlanta, the local chapter of an international nonprofit that celebrates good, clean and fair food, welcomes guests to cool down on Saturday, June 20, at its ninth annual Ice Cream Social from noon to 2 p.m. just after the Peachtree Road Farmers Market. The event will be located in Child Hall at the Cathedral of St. Philip.

A sweet summer tradition in the Atlanta community, the Ice Cream Social invites families, friends and supporters to grab a spoon and taste a variety of cool and creamy delights. Churned by renowned local chefs and ambitious amateurs, the homespun ice creams and sorbets will feature classic and creative flavors for guests to enjoy. This year’s participating restaurants include, but are not limited to:

- Beverly Jean Bakeshop

- Castellucci Hospitality Group (Double Zero Napoletana, Sugo, The Iberian Pig, Cooks & - Soldiers)

- Community Smith

- di Paolo

- Empire State South

- King of Pops

- RO Hospitality (Osteria Mattone and Table & Main)

- PARISH

- Portofino

- Queen of Cream Ice Cream + Coffee

- Seed Kitchen & Bar and Stem Wine Bar

- Seven Lamps

- Shake Shack

- The Pinewood

- The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead

- TRACE Atlanta at W Midtown



After tasting the dozens of ice creams, market goers will cast a vote for their favorite flavor. A special category will be “Produce,” featuring ice cream with seasonal fruit and vegetable combinations bursting with the bright, lush flavors of summer. Winning flavors will be selected from Best Overall and Produce categories.

Tickets, which include a taste of each flavor and a ballot, are $15 for adults, $5 for children age five to 10 and free for children under five. The event is BYOS – guests are encouraged to bring their own spoon! Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1559440 or at the door on Saturday, June 20, until the event sells out. 

Proceeds from the Ice Cream Social will benefit the Atlanta chapter of Slow Food International and the Peachtree Road Farmers Market. For more information regarding participation, please contact Jennifer Maley at jenniferamaley@gmail.com. For additional event information, please visit www.slowfoodatlanta.org

About Slow Food Atlanta

Slow Food Atlanta is a local chapter of Slow Food International, a non-profit, eco-gastronomic member-supported organization founded to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how food choices affect the rest of the world. Established in 1989, Slow Food’s mission is to inform and educate communities on a local, regional, national and international level about food production and making choices in support of good, clean and fair food. With more than 120,000 active members in 132 countries, Slow Food continues to organize fairs, markets and events to showcase products of excellent gastronomic quality while offering discerning consumers the opportunity to meet producers. For more information, please visit slowfoodatlanta.org.

About Peachtree Road Farmers Market

Founded in 2007, Peachtree Road Farmers Market is the largest producer-only farmers market in Georgia. Peachtree Road Farmers Market is proud to have more GA farmers selling their own goods than anywhere else in state. Housed in the parking lot of The Cathedral of St. Philip, this centrally located weekly market brings the community together around local food. For more information, please visit http://www.peachtreeroadfarmersmarket.com_
 


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