Last night, Nicolas, his mother Helen and I were invited to a six-course meal at the Whole Foods at Briarcliff and La Vista, the first Whole Foods to open in Atlanta. This was a celebration of their tenth anniversary.
The setting sun provided the beautiful lighting:
Whole Foods magnificent chefs created a feast with the locally produced (including ours) organic produce, meat and goat cheese. Even the wine and beer were local.
Here is beautiful Helen, Nicolas’ mother and the inspiration for Crystal Organic Farm. Of course, she is also our famous egg and flower farmer.
We all had a good time:
The manager of this Whole Foods, a really great young guy named Michael Shively, is extremely commited to local organic producers. In a few weeks, there will be a permanent table set up at this store with Nicolas’ produce. There have been banners with pictures of Farmer Nicolas at Whole Foods before, a slide show about him on their site and the organization has been buying his vegetables for years, but this takes our relationship with Whole Foods to another level and shows just how committed they are to local farmers and those who value their stuff.