at the City Hall Athens Farmers Market
(Washington Street & College Avenue)
Wednesday, October 24
4 - 7pm
Food Day is a day of national action designed to strengthen and unify the food movement in order to improve our nation’s food policies. On this day we’ll enjoy fun, family-friendly activities in a setting that epitomizes our strong local food community–The Athens Farmers Market.
Food Day is also the world premiere of the new film Food Mythbusters . There are some interesting ideas presented in this documentary aiming to debunks the claim that factory farms, chemical-intensive agriculture, and genetically engineered crops are the solution to the world’s food needs. Check out the trailer here
Events at the Athens Farmers Market Food Day
HOMETOWN THROWDOWN Cooking Competition
Home cooks battle Athens’ finest chefs with market produce as their inspiration in an Iron Chef-style competition. Mixed doubles - one home cook and one restaurant cook each on a team - starring Nathan Brand of The National, Aaron Phillips of the Last Resort, Zachary Burgess from Our Daily Bread, and others.
Five for Food Day Auction
Buy 5 different products from our market growers and you’ll be eligible for a $50 market gift certificate, free tote bags and bus passes, a Gift Certificate to Farm 255, and more. Eat your fruits and veggies!
Family Activites including face painting and live music!
Food Day Athens is brought to you by the Athens Farmers Market, Farm 255, Slow Food Greater Athens, and Action Ministries.