Harvest on the Hooch - October 14th, 1-4pm
From farm to table to your mouth...
Harvest on the Hooch Taste Fest | Oct. 14th from 1 - 4pm | Support CNC’s Unity Garden
Purchase tickets at www.harvestonthehooch.org early as quantities are limited.
Adults $45* in advance, $50 at the door
Children $15 (10 and younger free)
VIP pre-event $100 (includes entry into the main event)
Harvest VIP Table $1,000 (private, shaded table for 8 with champagne)
*Members Receive $5 discount on pre-event sales by entering discount code: MEMBER; Groups of 10 or more receive a 10% discountBy Jon Copsey
22 restaurants and caterers | 8 local breweries
live bluegrass music | 1 afternoon of delicious fun
WHEN FOOD IS FRESHLY-PICKED, it just tastes better, doesn’t it? Those newly ripened tomatoes from the garden or local farmers’ market possess distinct flavors we simply can’t purchase at the grocery store. We are blessed in the north Atlanta area to have plenty of talented chefs in farm-to-table restaurants who use these local ingredients to make amazing dishes.
For one festive afternoon in October, the chefs and sous chefs from 22 of these restaurants, as well as brewmasters from eight local craft breweries will converge in Roswell to share their tastiest items. The annual Harvest on the Hooch taste festival on October 14 is one of the most anticipated happenings of the year for locals. The all-you-can-eat event takes place inside the Unity Garden on the grounds of the Chattahoochee Nature Center (CNC).
Harvest on the Hooch celebrates the vital connection between the garden and the plate, while raising funds for CNC’s Unity Garden and educational programming. This quarter-acre urban farm has grown over 62,000 pounds (that’s over 31 tons!) of produce since 2010, which is all donated to the North Fulton Community Charities food pantry to feed hungry families. These local families in need have access to the freshest produce in town, often having been pulled from the Unity Garden hours before.
This all feeds back to education, which is the third part of the Unity Garden’s mission of production, donation and education. These instructional sessions are usually fascinating revelations to schoolchildren, who were previously unaware of where their food grows or what it looks like in the ground. The Unity Garden can show them this.
“Harvest on the Hooch offers the perfect way for the community to explore and learn where their food comes from and more importantly, how it tastes,” said DeAnn Fordham, development director of the CNC. “We have some of the best chefs around doing what they do best – cook using local ingredients.”
The local restaurants will give out samples of their food with plenty to eat for even the most eager of gourmands. The local breweries will also give out samples, with some beer even made using ingredients from the Unity Garden itself. A special mixed drink will also be available.
Table & Main
Foundation Social Eatery
Mitch’s Meats + Fish
The Whiskey Project
1920 Tavern & Grill
Peach and the Porkchop
The Mill Kitchen & Bar
Talk of the Town Catering
From the Earth Brewing
Variant Brewing Company
Low Country Catering
Chef Cary’s Cuisine
Century House Tavern
Avenue Catering Concepts
Sam’s BBQ 1
Red Sky Tapas & Bar
Parsley’s Custom Catering
With a few exceptions, most events and activities at the Chattahoochee Nature Center are designed to be family - friendly. The Harvest on the Hooch taste festival offers families three hours of delicious and educational fun outdoors on a Sunday afternoon in October.