Public interest in local, sustainable and organic food has never been higher. In celebration of Georgia farms, Georgia Organics sponsors Atlanta's I'M A LOCAL campaign, which begins Thurs., Sept. 20, with a sold-out appearance by author Barbara Kingsolver at Emory. Kingsolver will speak about her recent book, Animal, Vegetable, Mineral and her family's experience of eating a strictly local diet. The 10-day series of "eat local" events focuses on flavor, freshness and community. There's a pig roast at the Cabbagetown market (Sept. 22), a Georgia Organics open house and art show (Sept. 24), and a Beehive Co-op-sponsored Fall Fashion & Food Fête (Sept. 29). Through Sept. 30. Prices, times and locations vary. www.buylocalgeorgia.org.