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Shop TODAY at Metro Atlanta Whole Foods!!

October 21, 2009

Today only (Wednesday Oct 21), all 7 Metro Atlanta Whole Foods stores will donate 5% of their net sales to the Georgia Flooded Farmers Relief Fund. This includes the Harry’s Farmers Market stores in Marietta and Alpharetta. In addition, the Briarcliff, Cobb, and Duluth stores will be holding special farmers’ markets at the stores where you can purchase produce directly from local farmers. There will also be special chef demos at the stores. For more information please contact your local Whole Foods or Harry’s Farmers Market or visit their website at www.wholefoodsmarket.com.

Slow Food Atlanta created the Georgia Flooded Farms Relief Fund to assist local farmers damaged by Georgia’s recent floods. The organization is still assessing the situation as to the number of farmers that will need assistance and the extent of the losses. Some farms have extensive damage; they have lost all of their crops and suffered devastating livestock losses. Unfortunately, FEMA does not provide relief funds to farmers affected by the floods; they will only offer loans.

Slow Food Atlanta is “a non-profit, eco-gastronomic member-supported organization founded in 1989 to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world.”

Please visit Slow Food Atlanta’s Web site via our “Web Sites We Love” link!

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