Event to feature picnic baskets curated by local chefs, as well as beer, wine, live music and games
On May 6, 2018, some of Atlanta’s favorite chefs and restaurants will fill the picnic baskets for Wholesome Wave Georgia’s (WWG) annual Picnic in the Park. Guests will receive a blanket and a picnic basket with a 3-course, chef-crafted lunch, including: ham biscuits from Wrecking Bar Brewpub, roast chicken salad from Richards’ Southern Fried, pasta salad with mushrooms and truffles from Muss and Turner, veggie tamales from El Ponce, strawberry thumbprint cookies from Zeb Stevenson, multigrain rolls from General Muir, chips from Farm Burger, gelato from Honeysuckle Gelato, and more. Guests will also enjoy beer and wine, live music, and lawn games against the beautiful backdrop of Atlanta’s Historic Fourth Ward Park.
Sunday, May 6
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Historic Fourth Ward Park
680 Dallas Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
Picnic in the Park, a sold-out event last year, is perfect for families, couples, an early Mother’s Day outing, or a girls’ day out to relax with good food, good friends, and a good cause. Tickets are $35 for a two-person picnic basket and $70 for a four-person basket. Beer and wine open bar tickets are an
additional $5 per person. Guests will also have the opportunity to bid on silent auction items from local Atlanta businesses like New Realm Brewing, 1,000 Faces Coffee, Spotted Trotter, Fresh Harvest, Sacred Thread Yoga, Georgia State Athletics, Georgia Tech Athletics, and so much more.
All proceeds benefit Wholesome Wave Georgia’s two core programs: Georgia Fresh for Less (GF4L) and the Fruit & Vegetable Prescription Program® (FVRx). Georgia Fresh for Less matches FNA benefits spent at local farmers markets, dollar for dollar, resulting in healthier communities for those with the greatest nutritional needs. The statewide program serves more than 10,000 families per year across more than 38 counties. GF4L has also grown from 3 partner farmers markets in 2009 to a network of 62 farmers markets and direct-marketing farms in 2018 that serve both rural and urban communities. The Fruit & Vegetable Prescription Program acts as a food-as-medicine intervention by promoting affordable access to fruits and vegetables in underserved communities through partnerships with healthcare providers like Grady Hospital, community organizations, and fresh produce retailers. The FVRx program also received the 2017 World Changing Ideas award from Fast Company, Inc., which named the 12 “most innovative ideas to make the world better.”
ABOUT WHOLESOME WAVE GEORGIA
Wholesome Wave Georgia believes that all Georgians should have access to fresh, wholesome and locally grown food. Founded in 2009, WWG strives to strengthen local food communities by empowering networks of farmers to facilitate access to and awareness of healthy food choices. By increasing the affordability of healthy, locally grown foods, WWG makes healthy, nourishing choices accessible for Georgia’s food insecure population. WWG realizes our mission through two core programs: Georgia Fresh For Less and the Fruit & Vegetable Prescription Program. For more information, visit www.wholesomewavegeorgia.org.