Farm Star Living

This weekend marks the Second Farm to Table International Symposium in New Orleans, LA, and I'll be moderating a panel there along with some of the movers and shakers in the Farm to Table world, Farm to School World and more. Chaired by Michel Nischan, Founder of Wholesome Wave, this will be one event you won't want to miss!

Love grapes? Did you know they're not just for snacking? Thanks right, you can cook with them! And in SO many ways! Read more to find out how I spent breakfast, lunch, and dinner with Sun World grapes!

The Festival is almost here, and it's going to be big! Chef Ford Fry's sixth annual Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival is coming up on Sunday, July 20. If you haven't been to this event before, read the blog, learn about it, keep your calendar open, and buy a ticket - benefit Georgia Organics and The Giving Kitchen!

It's important to be in-the-know with the trend-setters in our food system, and that's why I want to introduce Wholesome Wave to you. What they've done has made an impact on our country's system of buying fresh food, and chances are you'll see their SNAP program at any Farmer Market you visit. Take a read for yourself and meet our guest blogger, Wholesome Wave!

I had the privilege of spending some time with the brothers of TO-JO Mushrooms! One thing I can relate to is wanting to honor the legacy of family - all out of love, passion and the sheer joy it brings. And the joy a great mushroom dish brings - like Tony and Joe's to-die for Portobello sliders! Read on ...

Recently I attended UNITED FRESH in Chicago to learn more about the companies bringing their food to the public. I saw a lot of new things on the market that caught my attention, as well as a few staples that I always gravitate towards in the stores. The few things I really loved, however, came as a surprise even to myself!

One thing that sings summer is gorgeous, beautiful fruit! And one thing we love is the lemon. We decided to treat ourselves to a little piece of sunshine and looked over the Limoneira website for something special, but simple. And here's what we came up with!

The Southern Foodie event of the year is here! The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is about all things Southern and delicious. With a ticket at this event you get to learn about Southern wines, craft beer, raw chocolate and more. And don't worry, your taste buds will stay delighted throughout the whole journey! Read all about it and get your tickets while you still can!

Laurie David (pictured here with me) recently screened her latest documentary film Fed Up!. She and Katie Couric just recently completed it and screened it to some of us here in Atlanta. It opens nationwide this weekend, but is it worth your time and money? You bet it is! Even 51% of skinny people are OBESE! Read my two cents on this film shining the spotlight on childhood obesity and what's happening behind the scenes!

Calling all farmers and foodies! Mark your calendars for May 18 and get ready for a fun, food-filled day at Gaia Gardens for Bizaar Bizarro - a fundraiser to help support Slow Food Atlanta. Buy your tickets soon and come enjoy great music, fun games, and (of course) some absolutely delicious food!