Back on the Farm

Back on the Farm

Save the Date!

September 22, 2017

Celebrating its 5th year at the Atlanta History Center with chair Mary Calhoun and James Beard award winning lead chef Virginia Willis, Back on the Farm has become one of our community’s most popular fall social events. Enjoy cocktails and light bites at the Smith Family Farm followed by a delectable supper in the Grand Overlook, all designed by the below team. Back on the Farm provides support for the Smith Family Farm and its unique educational programming that tens of thousands of school children experience each year, as well as the newly established 4-H program run in conjunction with UGA Extension at the History Center.

General tickets to Back on the Farm are $250 each. For more information, please contact Katherine Hoogerwerf at khoogerwerf@atlantahistorycenter.com.

Chefs

Virginia Willis, Event Executive Chef and James Beard Award-winning cookbook author and chef

Colleen Conrad, Regional Chef for Whole Foods Market

Tamie Cook, private chef and former Culinary Director for Alton Brown

Ami Dand, Executive Pastry Chef at Legendary Events 

Cynthia Graubart, James Beard Award-winning cookbook author and PeachDish contributor

Lis Hernandez, Chef and Owner of Arepa Mia

Jiyeon Lee, Chef and Owner of Heirloom Market BBQ

Deborah VanTrece, Chef and Owner of Twisted Soul Cookhouse and Pours

Farmers

Jenni Harris, White Oak Pastures

Jamila Norman, Southwest Atlanta Grower’s Cooperative

Charlotte Swancy, Riverview Farms

Mixologists

Kimya Dongan, Bartender at Miller Union

Mercedes O’Brien, Bartender at Gunshow

Jenique Keyattah Mincey, Bartender

Melanie Wade, CEO and Brewmaster of Golda Kombucha

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SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY INFORMATION

For sponsorship inquires, please contact Katherine Hoogerwerf at khoogerwerf@atlantahistorycenter.com

Anticipated attendance: 250

Tickets: $250 each

Friend of Smith Farm Patron $750

  • 2 tickets to September 22, 2017 dinner
  • Recognition in program

Farm Cat * $1,000

  • 2 tickets to September 22, 2017 dinner
  • Recognition signage for one year and recognition in program*  

Goat * $2,500

  • 2 tickets to September 22, 2017 dinner
  • 2 tickets to a private workshop at the Smith Family Farm on farm-related topic of your choice, such as open hearth cooking, kitchen gardens, etc.
  • Recognition signage for one year and recognition in program*

Sheep * $5,000

  • 2 tickets to September 22, 2017 dinner with reserved seating
  • 4 tickets to a private workshop at the Smith Family Farm on farm-related topic of your choice, such as open hearth cooking, kitchen gardens, etc.
  • 4 tickets to meet and greet the sheep at a breakfast – perfect for kids and grandkids
  • Recognition signage for one year and recognition in program*

Chicken Coop * $7,500 

  • 6 tickets to September 22, 2017 dinner with reserved seating
  • 6 tickets to a private workshop at the Smith Family Farm on farm-related topic of your choice, such as open hearth cooking, kitchen gardens, etc.
  • 6 tickets to meet and greet the chickens at a breakfast – perfect for kids and grandkids
  • Recognition signage for one year and recognition in program*

Feed and Seed * $15,000 

  • 8 tickets to September 22, 2017 dinner with reserved seating
  • 8 tickets to private specialty beverage event at Smith Family Farm
  • 8 tickets to a private workshop at the Smith Family Farm on farm-related topic of your choice, such as open hearth cooking, kitchen gardens, etc.
  • 8 tickets to meet and greet the animals at a breakfast – perfect for kids and grandkids
  • Featured recognition on press materials. Examples of publications that regularly cover Back on the Farm – both pre-and post-event: Southern Seasons, The Atlantan, and The Northside Neighbor, among others
  • Recognition as a farm supporter at both of  the Atlanta History Center’s signature farm festivals, Fall Folklife and Sheep to Shawl, in print promotional materials and on-site at each event
  • Recognition signage for one year and recognition in program*

Historic Farmer Sponsor * $25,000 

  • 10 tickets to September 22, 2017 dinner with reserved seating
  • Special dinner for 12 at Smith Family Farm with docents and farm-cooked meal
  • 10 tickets to private specialty beverage event at Smith Family Farm
  • 10 tickets to a private workshop at the Smith Family Farm on farm-related topic of your choice, such as open hearth cooking, kitchen gardens, etc.
  • 10 tickets to meet and greet the animals at a breakfast – perfect for kids and grandkids
  • Featured recognition on print materials and press materials. Examples of publications that regularly cover Back on the Farm – both pre-and post-event: Southern Seasons, The Atlantan, and The Northside Neighbor, among others
  • Recognition as a farm supporter at both of the Atlanta History Center’s signature farm festivals, Fall Folklife and Sheep to Shawl, in print promotional materials and on-site at each event
  • Recognition signage for one year and recognition in program*

*Recognition signage will be stand-alone and not affixed to any historic structure

Listing in program is dependent upon program deadline

For sponsorship inquires, please contact Katherine Hoogerwerf at khoogerwerf@atlantahistorycenter.com.

Chaired by Angie Mosier and headed by Chef Todd Richards, a dream team of seven chefs and four bartenders made the 2016 Back on the Farm a night to remember. The weather was perfect for the 200 guests, who mingled outside at Smith Family Farm enjoying hors d’oeuvres stations and specialty drinks before moving into the Grand Overlook Ballroom for a seated dinner, courtesy of a collaboration between Legendary Events and the chefs. Angie spearheaded a lively auction before everyone left with a delicious party favor from Chef Erika Council. Funds raised support the animals and educational programming of Smith Family Farm.

Event Chair Angie Mosier of Placemat Productions

Event Executive Chef Todd Richards, Executive Chef of White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails and Chef/Owner of Richards' Southern Fried

Back on the Farm Featured Chefs

  • Erika Council of Southern Soufflé
  • Julio Delgado of JP Atlanta
  • Seth Freedman of Peach Dish
  • Jared Hall of One Flew South
  • Mihoko Obunai of Nexto
  • Matthew Raiford of The Farmer and The Larder, Brunswick, GA
  • Guy Wong of Ton Ton, Le Fat and Mizo Izakaya

Featured Bartenders

  • Tiffanie Barriere of Southern National, Mobile, AL
  • Miles MacQuarrie of Kimball House
  • Jerry Slater of Flying Pig Hospitality
  • Krista Lark Slater of Flying Pig Hospitality

Featured Stylists

  • The Spin Style Agency

For information about the 2017 Back on the Farm, please contact Katherine Hoogerwerf at khoogerwerf@atlantahistorycenter.com.

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