Published on July 28th, 2015 |


Fundraiser Aug. 10 to launch Farmer Fund to provide help in disasters

The Farmer Fund—an Atlanta nonprofit founded this year to serve Metro Atlanta farmers in the face of natural disaster—will host a launch party from 6-9 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 10th, at The Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road NW. Tickets are $65 per person.Farmer Fund artwork

The event will take place indoors at the Cathedral, where the Peachtree Road Farmers Market is held each Saturday in the parking lot and will feature food and drink from Atlanta’s beloved chefs and breweries, plus live music and a live auction.

Farmers Fund LogoThe event will also mark the debut of the Farmer Fund’s 2016 calendar, sporting photos of local chefs in nothing but Hedley & Bennett aprons with the farmers who grow their food.

The Farmer Fund helps local farmers get back on their feet after natural disasters, such as flooding or tornados, by providing grants through donations and fundraising.

Darla Synnestvedt (Director of Catering and Events at Farm Burger), and Lauren Carey (Executive Director of Peachtree Road Farmers Market) founded the nonprofit to serve the farmers who feed Atlanta’s families.

Beginning at 6pm, festivities will include local food and beer, courtesy of Atlanta chefs and breweries, a chance to meet and mingle with local farmers, and live music by The Darnell Boys. The organization will reveal The Farmer Fund 2016 Calendar at the event and all guests will receive a free copy to take home. It will be available for purchase after the event for $20.

There will also be an apron fashion show and live auction emceed by Chef Chris Hall featuring blow-up prints of calendar outtakes.

At the event, guests will enjoy food from the chefs of 12 great restaurants and beer from 12 local breweries.

To order tickets in advance and get more information about the event, click here. Or stop by the managers tent at the Peachtree Road Farmers Market on Saturday, between 8:30 a.m. and 12 noon and ask Market Manager Lauren Carey about the event.


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