Atlanta Real Food is run by the Atlanta area chapter leaders of The Weston A. Price Foundation. Here you will find the latest news from local farmers, get information on how to properly prepare real foods, and stay up to date on local events.
July is a busy month at RFAM! Bring your kids and dogs to the K-9s & Kids Carnival this Saturday (rain date July 22nd). You Lucky Dog and Paw Prints Dog Treats is sponsoring this day of small kids games and activities. Don't miss the Cutest Dog Contest at 10am!
Our Pie Contest is scheduled for July 29th, so bakers, keep an eye on our Facebook for rules and regulations! If you're a fan of eating pies, you can also sample and vote for our People's Choice pie.
Scroll below to read our feature "Ask the Artisan" on honey vendor Bee Wild.
Gainesville, Georgia (Find at RFAM on the City Hall side, far from the musician)
About the Honey:"Our honeys are all done in small seasonal batches. Just like fine wine, each year there is a new batch with its own unique flavor profile. We love showcasing this true art of nature to our farmers market customers because we know they have an appreciation for real food. We are most known for our "Sourwood Honey". Our Sourwood Honey recently won the 2017 Good Food Awards of which we are very proud.
History Lesson:Bee Wild is a 3-generation family-owned-and-operated honeybee farm in Gainesville, Georgia. My great grandfather started the business over 75 years ago. When my dad was a child, he took a special interest in his grandfather's honeybee business. When he turned 10, his grandfather gave him 10 beehives for his birthday so he could start an apiary of his own. John's vision is to continue his 3-generation family legacy by expanding into more markets, cultivate a vibrant & fun team culture, and have sustainability as the mantra of the brand.
Bee Wild at RFAM: Randy is our team ambassador at the market and we consider ourselves very blessed to have someone as talented and bright spirited as Randy on the team. Randy is a musician, father, and the sweetest soul you'll ever meet.
Lessons Learned: The biggest lesson I've learned is that control is an illusion. We may feel we have control over certain things at certain times but we are only fooling ourselves.
Some find this concept scary at first but the freeing and liberating aspect of this is that we can choose to live in a 'flow state' and consciously create our lives from that place. It's a lot more easy, effective, and fun!"