August is National Peach Month and we couldn’t be more excited.
That’s because our project, Piggy Bank, is celebrating the fuzzy stone fruit and the farmers across the nation who work so hard on August 13 with its first PeachFest in downtown Atlanta.
The festival, hosted by FlatironCity, highlights Georgia’s diverse agriculture, through cooking demonstrations and tastings, contests and barbecue.
“This has been a difficult year for our peach farmers,” says Brady Lowe, project director of Piggy Bank, a farm-in-the-making for heritage breed pigs, many of which are endangered. “Yet, it’s the ideal time to celebrate how important these farmers are to local and national agriculture, especially during National Peach Month. We’re looking forward to making PeachFest a recurring destination event filled with exciting competitions.”
Top Georgian farmers, chefs, distillers, and brewers will collaborate to give the state’s finest agricultural products flavor and form in this urban setting, including three distinct competitions:
- The Peach Beer Tasting and Judging, which will select the best peach beer in the land.
- The Breckenridge Bourbon Peach Punch, which features local barmasters to mix a signature peach cocktail for bragging rights.
- The Gumcreek Farms Peach Grind, featuring local chefs inventing a peach-pork sausage.
Other events include a benefit silent auction, local chef demonstrations, local wine tastings, and music from the Packway Handle Band. To purchase tickets, visit www.peachfest.org.