HONG KONG, 8 November 2012 – For travelers interested in learning about the connection between the land and food, the new Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta offers a unique educational opportunity to visit a local farm with its Experience Farming package. In partnership with Daron Joffe (known as Farmer D), founder and president of Farmer D Organics in Atlanta, guests of Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta can enjoy a day trip to Burge Plantation located an hour from the hotel. Guests will engage in a variety of farming activities, such as picking fruit and tending to vegetable gardens.
The farm field day begins with a farm-to-table breakfast at the hotel’s Café & Bar restaurant where Farmer D will share his experiences as an organic farmer and talk about sustainability, food and agriculture. Following a lovely drive to Burge Plantation, Farmer D will teach the day’s activity followed by a delectable lunch provided by the hotel for guests to enjoy.
Suitable for singles, couples and families, the Experience Farming package includes:
- Luxury accommodations for two nights
- Farm-to-table breakfast at the hotel
- Luxury car transfer to the farm
- Hands-on farm activity
- Boxed ‘lunch and learn’ with Farmer D
- Gardening tool gift provided in room
The package is priced from USD 870 per night in a Deluxe guestroom, based on a two-night stay with double occupancy and valid through 30 September 2013.
“We are delighted to partner with Farmer D who has a passion for farming and empowering people about growing healthy food,” said Robert Lowe, general manager, Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta. “Our guests will enjoy an incredible and memorable hands-on farm experience.”
For reservations, please contact the hotel directly on +1 (404) 995 7555, toll free +1 (800) 526 6566; or Mandarin Oriental’s direct online reservations service at www.mandarinoriental.com.
About Farmer D
Born in South Africa, Daron Joffe “Farmer D” has traveled the world and farmed across the nation. He founded his company, Farmer D Organics, to cultivate his passions and entrepreneurial spirit into a biodynamic business that teaches people to grow their own food and build sustainable communities.