Community Farmers Markets invites you to our inaugural solo fundraising gala, the Red Clay Soirée!
Georgia Red Clay is the ground that connects us all and is the foundation from which our farmers grow and nourish our community. The event will highlight the best of the local food movement with the top Farmers, farm-to-table Chefs, and Bartenders in Atlanta, the Red Clay Soirée will be an exciting, elegant, and mission-driven event.
We are hosting the event in the beautifully-designed Summerour Studio, where we will bring the spirit of Community Farmers Markets into this luxurious space for a night filled with taste delights, enticing entertainment, and farm-inspired decor. The Red Clay Soirée will be a blend of high-class service with a touch of farm grit - the makings for the most unique night of the year!
Our local celebrity Chefs, Bartenders, and Farmers are curating the menu featuring the top talent and rising stars of the Atlanta food scene, including CFMs educational chefs. Guests’ tastebuds will be greeted with oysters and bubbly, followed by a cocktail and canapés hour, a farm-fresh seated dinner, and a selection of delectable desserts.
Live and silent auctions will feature unique items and once-in-a-lifetime experiences - every locavore’s dream! And for the night owls, we have a special “night-cap” experience. Join us for an evening of delicious local food, entertainment, immersive experiences, and community: the Red Clay Soirée!
Your support for this event helps Community Farmers Markets achieve our mission by:
• Hosting five weekly Farmers Markets and four Fresh MARTA Markets
• Supplying access to healthy, fresh, and local food to metro Atlanta communities
• Supporting low-income families through our double SNAP program
• Providing jobs for over 130 local farm and small food businesses
• Providing educational programming to farmers, producers, customers, and the community
Thank you for your passion and dedication to the local food movement and to our community. We look forward to continuing to work with you to transform the local food system in Atlanta and beyond.
Stay tuned for more information about entertainment, participants, and auction items.
Farm Lead: Chris Edwards of Mayflor Farms
Chef Lead: Duane Kulers of Octopus Bar
Beverage Lead: Kellie Thorn of Empire State South
Dessert Lead: Sarah O'Brien of The Little Tart Bakeshope
Decor and Photobooth by Brutal.Studio
Attire is "Farmer Fancy". Black tie, cocktail attire, or barefoot... all are welcome!
Parking is limited—we encourage guests to carpool or take Lyft (first time riders can use the code "eatlocalyall" for a free ride) or Uber.