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Omnivore - Your Saturday brunch

Hit the Collard Greens Cook-off

I know where I'm going to be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. this Saturday, May 1 — at the East Lake Farmers Market.

The market will be hosting its first Collard Greens Cook-off.  For a donation of $10, you'll be able to sample collards by home cooks and restaurant chefs. This is from the event's Facebook page:

Too many folks in this city of transplants missed out by not growing up with this southern staple on their plates. And too many folks in this town wake up to face an empty plate. Help us raise money for a worthy cause — Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless — and bring attention to healthy, back-to-roots, real food!

Judges for this fun and funky event include Gina Hopkins (co-owner of Restaurant Eugene and secretary of Georgia Organics) and Chef Mike Deihl (East Lake Golf Club), as well as Atlanta City Councilwoman Natalyn Archibong and a representative from HFTH. There is a rumor that a celebrity mystery judge may join us...