Georgia Department of Agriculture

Georgia Grown adds flavor to Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

Five stars of the Georgia Grown program are the ingredients in what promises to be a tasty draw for visitors to the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival this May. The Georgia Blueberry Commission, Georgia Peach Council, Georgia Pecan Commission, Vidalia Onion Committee and Georgia Watermelon Association will collectively exhibit the unique flavors of their crops during the four‐day culinary event, which returns to Midtown Atlanta this May 10-13 for its second year. 

Attendees will sample the culinary creations of select chefs who will incorporate Georgia fruits and vegetables in special dishes and beverages at the “Farm Fresh” Tasting Tent Trail. These Georgia Grown flavors will also be featured at a special Georgia “Cream of the Crop” opening night dinner at Atlanta’s esteemed ARIA restaurant and during a Saturday evening cocktail hour that will feature the fresh favorites.

Gary W. Black, Georgia Department of Agriculture Commissioner notes, “We are delighted to have the opportunity to share the commodities that come from our great state. Our hope is to inspire the community to cook with more delicious Georgia grown products.”

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About Georgia Grown
Georgia Grown is a program designed to help businesses with a vested interest in agriculture become even more successful. Our goal is to aid our agricultural economies by bringing together producers, processors, suppliers, distributors, retailers, agritourism and consumers in one powerful, statewide community.  For more information, please visit

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