Star chefs provide a fun gift for foodies.

Star chefs (at left) and their farm partners (at right): Stella Dillared and Cameron Thompson (Farm Burger); Lauren Cox and Luca Caffetani (Woodland Gardens).

Star chefs (at left) and their farm partners (at right): Stella Dillared and Cameron Thompson (Farm Burger); Lauren Cox and Luca Caffetani (Woodland Gardens).

Atlanta celebs come in the shape of musical phenoms and executive chefs. And while fans can obtain photos and autographs from their favorite artists, the same has not been true for their favorite chefs—until now.

For a limited time during November and December, 2016 calendars picturing Atlanta’s best known chefs wearing only their Hedley and Bennett aprons will be on sale for a good cause: the Farmer Fund.

The idea for the nonprofit fund came from friends Darla Synnestvedt, director of catering and events at Farm Burger, and Lauren Carey, executive director of the Peachtree Road Farmer’s Market in Buckhead, who lamented the precarious plight of local farmers.

“If their crops are destroyed by natural disasters like floods or tornadoes, our businesses suffer along with theirs,” says Synnestvedt, whose five Farm Burger locations, including one in Buckhead, depend on locally sourced food, right down to Moonshine Meats, their own meat cooperative.

“Fifteen chefs from the area’s finest restaurants and their farmer counterparts signed on,” Synnestvedt says. So did photographer Stacey Bode, who donated her talent.

“Calendar sales at the Farmer Fund launch party in August raised more than $30,000,” Carey says. “It was so successful, we’ll make it an annual affair.”

Calendars are on sale for $20 at the Peachtree Road Farmer’s Market and participating restaurants around the Buckhead area.

For more information:
thefarmerfund.org