The Field of Greens Festival is one of my very favorite festivals in the Atlanta area. It is a festival that celebrates local food, and it takes place at Whippoorwill Hollow Farm out in Covington, Georgia.
What better way to celebrate local food, than at a local, organic farm?
Of course, you would find me snapping photo after photo of the animals at the farm.
This sheep was my favorite. She was such a sweetheart, while the others ran away from people at the fence, this little lady came right up and started licking our hands.
And of course, knowing us… we then found our way over to the kids area and milked a goat. Since we don’t have kids, I felt that we were allowed to play instead.
Aside from the animals, the farm grows some amazingly beautiful produce.
The highlight of the festival: The Chef’s Tent. Where some of the top restaurants in Atlanta came together under one big, white tent and created some amazing tastings from local produce.
This was the most memorable dish for me: Huitlacoche Quesadilla by Taqueria del Sol.
Huitlacoche, also known as Corn Smut, is a fungus that grows on corn. Only one farm in Georgia sells huitlacoche. The lady who grows it wasn’t even trying to grow huitlacoche, it just happened.
And this stuff… it tastes very similar to truffles. And… it’s expensive. Three ears of it costs about $15. You learn something new everyday.
There were very few vegetarian/pescetarian options (as expected), so I spent most of the time pushing my way through the throngs of people and snapping photos when I got the chance.
It’s just so great to get away and be outside for a few hours on the weekend. I’m already looking forward to next year’s Field of Greens festival!
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