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.
In the meantime, we have some fun updates to share with you:
Root is a food history and fermentation organization offering hands-on fermentation classes, private coaching, and custom ferments, all designed to get you excited about fermentation and confident enough to explore on your own. Root also offers food history consulting for events, research projects, and creative projects (filmmakers, fiction writers, and more!) Root provides fermentation class scholarships to underserved communities and donates excess ferments from each class so they can be shared with Atlantans experiencing homelessness.
We had SO much fun at the Atlanta Food Swap at Atlanta Fermentation Fest in March, presented by The Homestead Atlanta. At a food swap, everyone brings something to share, such as homegrown or foraged produce, backyard eggs, pickles, canned sauces or salsas, herbs, bread, or other items. Attending a food swap is a great way to try something new, share your favorite homemade treats with others, and meet like-minded people! We can't wait to see everyone at our next swap on June 16 (it's free!)
Exciting stuff happening this month: (Remember, Members save 10% on classes!)
Flint Knapping | Sat, April 6 Learn how to shape flint and other stones into useful tools such as knives, axe heads, spear heads, and arrow heads using techniques developed over thousands of years around the globe. Take home a complete flint knapping kit and the items you make in class!
Solidarity Medicine Making | Sat, April 13 Learn how to create your own herbal home apothecary! Remedies made in class will help stock the Herbalista Free Clinic, providing earth-based care for Atlantans in need of healthcare but unable to afford it. Take home new skills, a sample of your creations, and a warm, fuzzy feeling.
Mead Making 101 | Sun, April 14 Learn how to make wild fermented meads, with a focus on both the mead making process and on building flavor profiles with a range of ingredients. This class includes lots of time for Q&A, and you'll leave with your own customized jar of mead to take home!
Hand Quilting | Sun, April 14 Quilting by hand is a time-honored tradition. If you've been shying away from the practice in the past, join us for this crash course in hand quilting. It's an incredibly meditative process and will lend beautiful details to your creation.
Veggie Gardening | Sat, April 20 This interactive class covers all the basics of summer vegetable gardening from planning to planting to harvesting! Learn all about planning your space for maximum yield, how to plant summer vegetable starts, watering, fertilizing, pest management, and harvesting.
Blacksmithing Garden Tools | Sat, April 27 Create a two-piece set of garden tools that absolutely everyone will envy. The skills you'll learn in this class with Goat N Hammer are forging, forming, tapering, dishing, and riveting. Recommended prerequisite: Introduction to Blacksmithing
Edible & Medicinal Plant Ramble | Sun, April 28 The land around you is chock full of edible and medicinal plants – come discover what's in your back yard and how to properly identify plants. Plus, get to know Atlanta's local Food Forest!
We hope to see you soon at a Homestead Atlanta event!
Looking forward to learning with you, Kimberly & Heather
P.S. Consider becoming a Member of The Homestead Atlanta to get discounted rates on workshops, access to special Members-Only events, exclusive Member content, and more!