we flock to: the farmer fund launch party

At Aviary, we love few things more than our community. And our community is founded upon relationships with local and global farmers—they help us plant the seeds for your renewal by growing the bounty used in all of our products. So we were excited to learn about The Farmer Fund Launch Party, taking place this coming Monday, August 10. The Farmer Fund is a new nonprofit working to serve the Metro Atlanta farmers who feed our families. By focusing on serving farmers in the face of natural disaster, they keep farmers farming and our tables (and stomachs) full. So, in celebration of that, they’re kicking off in the only way they know how—food, community and fun. Lots of it.

The night will include everything from beer and food from local breweries and restaurants to an apron fashion show, live auction and live music from Athens-based band The Darnell Boys. All is included in the price of a ticket, as well as benefits The Farmer Fund, so head here to snag one for yourself. We hope to see you there!

team hidi update (let's do something extraordinary)

On April 15, our friends Ryan and Jen Hidinger announced that they are moving forward with their new restaurant, Staplehouse. They also excitedly announced their new, purpose-driven direction for the restaurant. Staplehouse will act as the flagship for The Giving Kitchen, an entity whose mission is to provide Atlanta's restaurant and hospitality employees financial relief from medical or other unanticipated hardships. Check out the attached documentary for more details, their story, and to see that Ryan and Jen are two of the most extraordinary cats around.

But Ryan and Jen can't do it alone. They're asking for contributions via Indiegogo and we urge you to head over and check it out. In the words of the Hidinger's themselves, "If you love food, contribute
. If you like good people, contribute. If you hate cancer, contribute. If you effing hate cancer, contribute. If you think Staplehouse will make Atlanta a better place, contribute. If you want to take care of the industry that’s taken care of you, contribute. If you want to make history, contribute. If you like awesome chefs with beards, contribute. If you like to contribute, um, contribute. If you don’t have money to contribute, share."

Let's do this, Atlanta.