PEACHFEST 2018 THANKS YOU!

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Dear Everyone - THANK YOU for taking valuable time out of your schedules to make the 2018 PeachFest amazing! 

We appreciate your time assisting, planning and building fantastic vibes. We are Georgia, a group of mindful, active friends leading a discussion of a safer food future. We believe in the sustainability of our state's agriculture and together, we are on the way to serving a greater mission with PeachFest that builds a community of young farmers, chefs and brands dedicated to bringing educated consumers together with a cause.


We were honored to have you participate. Thank you all from the bottoms of our hearts for all you did to celebrate Georgia. We can’t thank you enough for your support! Please do not hesitate to reach out anytime if you have any questions, feedback or want to be a chair for next year. Feedback tastes good, we love the honesty, that is the only way we can grow! 

🍑 TEAM

PeachFest Raises more than $60,000 for Piggy BankGood Food Festival Brings Crowd of 1,200 to Celebrate Sweet Georgia Grown Peaches Atlanta -- The second PeachFest celebration catered to more than 1,200 guests July 29 to benefit Piggy Bank. Flatiron City in downtown Atlanta provided the backdrop for 65 food artisans, pastry chefs and barkeeps to provide peach-infused culinary innovations to celebrate this year’s flavorful peach crop. PeachFest also received special accolades from the Georgia Peach Council (www.gapeaches.org) and Pearson Farm (www.PearsonFarm.com) for its work on highlighting Georgia’s favorite fruit in Atlanta. 

PeachFest photos are available at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/151639243@N06/albums.
Proceeds from the event benefit Piggy Bank, a start-up farm-in-the-making devoted to supporting new family farms and providing aid to those facing disaster including fire, flood and disease. With each bite and supporting sip, guests celebrated a great cause while enjoying peach inspired dishes created by Georgia’s most forward thinking food leaders paired with a variety of beverages from local breweries, distilleries, and cellared wines. 

Hats off to the stunning lineup of culinary participants including: Andre Gomez of Porch Light Latin Kitchen; Julio Delgado of New Realm Brewing Company; Jose Mendin of Pubbelly Miami; Archna Malhorta Becker of Bhojanic; Chad Clevenger of Alma Cocina; Elodie Westover of Golden Eagle and Muchacho; Joy Jessup and Rebecca Weil of Sugar Spun Fun; Lasheeda Perry of Bar Margot at Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta; Paul Westin of Rathbun’s; Kristia Paz of One Eared Stag; Drew Van Leuvan of Seven Lamps; Charmaine Enslin of Pouch Pies; Rebecca Williamson of Holmsted Fines Chutney; Mykel Burkhart of Miller Union; Derrick Green of APRON at Solis Two Porsche Drive; Nate Singer of Carter Country Meats; Michael Yang of Char Korean BBQ and Grill; Richard Bradford and Amy Crites of True Fare; Matt Marcus of Watershed; Nick Leahy of Ai;, Jeb Aldrich and Claudia Martinez of Tiny Lou’s at Hotel Claremont; Ramesh Kaduru and Katrina Pagan of The Ritz-Carlton Atlanta; Terry Koval and Stevenson Rosslow of Wrecking Bar; Hudson Rouse of Rising Son; Marc and Lydia Mousseau of Hamthropology; David Larkworthy of Five Seasons Brewing and Bob and Leslie Lewis of Southern Crust. 

Rounding out the all-inclusive culinary experience are this year’s partners and sponsors including: “The Peach Stand” presented by John Short of Georgia Proud Provisions, the Georgia Peach Council and Pearson Farm; Smoke Free Atlanta; Turnip Truck; King of Pops; Pouch Pies; True Fare; FlatironCity; Peachtree Center; Westland Distillery; Chareau; Flor de Cana Rum; Breckenridge Distillery; Creature Comforts Brewing Co.; Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co; Simple Man Distillery; Wrecking Bar; Wines of Rioja; From the Earth Brewing; DRY Sparkling; Topo Chico; Holmsted Fines; Joel & Granot Real Estate; Royal Oak Charcoal; Carter Country Meats; Niceland Sustainable Seafood; Revolution Doughnuts; Georgia Farmers Market Association; Luxury Exposure Magazine; Aglanta; Moose Exhibits; Staffing911; Impress Events; soofa; Gourmet Foods International; M2 Public Relations; Shimon Presents; Central Atlanta Progress; True North Salmon; Cooke Seafood and Peachtree Tents and Events. 

Eight of Atlanta’s best barkeeps competed in the “Peach Punch Royale” presented by Breckenridge Distillery. Dylan Ogozelec of The Painted Pin took home the win against an amazing lineup of friends serving up tasty peach inspired bourbon punches including: Stephanie Heggood of Brezza Cucina; Jose Pereiro of Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar; Bobby Gover of The Mercury; Iván GoitĂ­a of Himitsu; Parris Emon Broadus of Chicken + Beer; Kelsey Kenny of The Painted Duck; and Rori Robinson of The Painted Pin. 

Media Contact:
Marsha Archer, M-Squared Public Relations
marsha@msquaredpr.com(404) 303-7797 ext. 4 

About Piggy Bank (www.piggy-bank.org)Launched in 2015, Piggy Bank is creating a farming sanctuary for heritage breed pigs, many of which are endangered. Piggy Bank will provide genetics and access to shared business plans for raising heritage pigs to emerging family farms. Piggy Bank aims to change the future of food by creating a community in which small farmers can learn about safer, more responsible practices and share genetics, livestock, and the very information needed to thrive as small businesses. Piggy Bank is building a model of socially responsible agricultural transparency. Piggy Bank proudly operates as a project of the Multiplier, a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization which accelerates impact for initiatives focused on protecting and fostering a healthy, sustainable, resilient, and equitable world. For more information or to donate, visit www.piggy-bank.org and watch the video http://j.mp/piggy_bank, or follow @PiggyBankOrg on Twitter and Instagram.  

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Brady Lowe