Thursday, April 28, 2016

We've moved (our blog)!

Friends, remember that swanky new website we mentioned PRFM getting just in time for the 2016 season? The blog has now officially moved there, too. Check us out here!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Eat local. Eat well.

Chefs at PRFM...
On Saturday, Chef Zach Meloy is teaching us how to cook with fennel (Demo - 10:00 a.m.).

Next Wednesday, the 27th, don't miss the Chef Popup by Hector Santiago of El Super Pan! Also, Monday Night Brewing.

In season...
Asparagus, arugula, beets, bok choy, carrots, collards, fennel, garlic, herbs, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuces, mustard greens, peas, plants, ramps, radishes, spinach, spring onions, strawberries, sweet potatoes, swiss chard, tatsoi, turnips...and more!

Want to learn more about seasonal veggies and see some tasty recipes? Check out this super-fun guide from our friends at Piedmont Healthcare.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Time to celebrate!

This Saturday...

Celebrate the Market's ninth birthday with us! We'll have visits from friendly farm animals, live music, and birthday cake from Flora & Flour. At 9:00 a.m., PRFM and COUNTRY Financial will announce the winning design for the 2016 Market shopping bag, which means we're the ones giving out presents (reusable shopping bags, y'all). And at 10:00 a.m. don't miss the chef demo with loyal PRFM supporter, Thomas McKeown of Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Chef Thomas has influenced the culture of the Hyatt by expanding their support of local farms in Atlanta and across the country.

This Wednesday...

Our Chef Pop-up of the week is the one and only Nick Melvin of Venkman’s, and beer will be on hand from Second Self Beer Company (donations for beer go to programs supporting the farmers—this season PRFM bought $5,000 worth of fruit trees & bushes to give to our farmers as an investment in more fruit at the market). Stop by for your midweek shopping and supper!

- Jennifer Maley

Friday, April 8, 2016

Double the PRFM, double the fun

This week at PRFM...

Get doubly fit at the market this Saturday—start the morning with a free barre class from Pink Barre (register here and bring water + yoga mat), then get your healthy shop on to the live acoustic music of Bailey.

In season this week? Asparagus, arugula, beets, bok choy, carrots, collards, fennel, garlic, herbs, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuces, mustard greens, peas, plants, ramps, radishes, spinach, spring onions, strawberries, sweet potatoes, swiss chard, tatsoi, turnips...and more!

At 10:00 a.m. Chef Nick Leahy of Saltyard joins us for a demo featuring seasonal ingredients available at the market.

Also this week? Opening day of Wednesday PRFM! Starting on April 13 from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m., you'll be able to get your local food fix midweek, too. Also, dinner to enjoy onsite or to-go. Also, beer (onsite, please). This week's pop-up chef is Nick Leahy and brewery is Orpheus (artisanal brewery overlooking Piedmont Park and the Beltline; lineup features saisons, sours, hops, and barrels). Y'all come!

- Jennifer Maley

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

April 2 is Opening Day! Also, Wednesday Markets are a thing.

It just doesn't feel like spring has sprung until Peachtree Road Farmers Market opens for the season. Good thing that’s happening. This Saturday. So ready your shopping bags, y’all, cause it’s going to be a great year at the Cathedral of St. Philip. The tenth season kicks off, 8:30 a.m. to noon this Saturday, and you won't want to miss the line-up of beautiful farmers and makers. Our first chef demo is the indomitable Jenn Robbins of Avalon Catering (10:00 a.m., you'll learn somethin'). 

Also, PRFM is launching Wednesday Markets starting April 13, 4:30 – 8:00 p.m. Midweek farmers market? Check. Grab-and-go dinner options? Check. Beer? Check. Let's do this.

Other new things? Our website. You'll find updated calendars and handy recipes there. And if you really like us, you can volunteer or donate online, too. 

Whether you shop with us on Saturday or Wednesday (or both!), you can count on PRFM for the freshest local produce, lovingly crafted specialty foods, soulful art, and live music. You bring the bags. We'll bring the smiles. Happy market season!

- Jennifer Maley

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Reusable Bag Art Design Contest

4th Annual Peachtree Road Farmers Market
Reusable Bag Design Contest
Deadline: Friday, March 4, 2016, 4 PM

Winning Designs for 2013, 2014, and 2015

COUNTRY Financial® and Peachtree Road Farmers Market invite all Atlanta high school students to participate in the fourth annual Peachtree Road Farmers Market Reusable Bag Design Contest.

The winning design will be revealed April 16, 2016 at Peachtree Road Farmers Market. Three finalists will be invited to the unveiling.

The student with the winning design will receive a $1,000 scholarship. The student's design will also be displayed on thousands of reusable canvas bags distributed to shoppers this season at Peachtree Road Farmers Market. Two runners-up will each receive a $500 scholarship. Their designs will be showcased at the kick-off press conference.

Students' designs should reflect this year's theme: "Our Farms, Your Tables." Participants are asked to include imagery inspired by the spring/summer season and corresponding regional market goods, such as fruits, vegetables, flowers, etc. We also ask students to illustrate the spirit of the city. All entries must include the phrase "2016 Peachtree Road Farmers Market."

All participants must submit their entries by Friday, March 4, 2016, at 4 pm ET to Peachtree Road Farmers Market office at 2744 Peachtree Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30305.

Ask your principal or art teacher for more information or visit Country Financial for a look at last year's winner.

To enter, go to Country Financial where you can download the official rules and entry forms.

Join us Saturday, April 2, 8:30 am-12 pm and Wednesday, April 13, 4:30-8 pm for our 2016 Season Opening Days!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Thanks + Wednesday Night Market

From our market manager...

Peachtree Road Farmers Market is a special place. Since its founding in 2007, we have become the state's largest producer-only farmers market, which means all items are sold by the farmer/maker with no reselling. The early leadership saw that Atlanta demanded farm-fresh produce, meats, and dairy, and the community supported their idea with open arms and shopping baskets!
The Market continues eight years later as a nonprofit organization housed at The Cathedral of St. Philip. Our farmers and vendors bring the best produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, pasta, prepared foods, and artisan goods from around Georgia to market Saturday mornings rain or shine. The relationship between the vendors and chefs and shoppers creates a sense of community that brings people together to laugh, share, and enjoy each other. We've seen couples come to the market on their first date, taken engagement photos here, and now their children race through the market to greet their farmer friends.
As our 9th season comes to a close, we are so grateful for another successful season. The market would not be possible without support from our sponsors, Country Financial, Piedmont Healthcare, Wholesome Wave Georgia, Whole Foods Buckhead, and Beautiful Briny Sea. We are grateful to our host, The Cathedral of St. Philip, our team of 29 volunteers, our farmers, vendors, and artisans. Most importantly, it is our shoppers who support the market in sun, rain, cold, and blistering heat. Without your commitment to the market and to buying local, none of this would be possible.
This year we have grown our outreach and programs thanks to your support. Please take a look at our 2015 Annual Report for more details. We wish you a wonderful winter season and look forward to seeing you at our Saturday Market from April 2-Dec 17, 2016, and our new Wednesday Evening Market from April 13-Oct 26, 2016 (see details below).

Lauren Carey
Executive Director

Wednesday Night Market this spring!

Take a break from cooking and enjoy a locally sourced meal for you and your family at our new addition, the Wednesday Evening Market! On the run? "Grab & go" dinners will be available, too! You'll find familiar Market vendors and a few new ones serving up delicious whole meals, farm-fresh eggs, meats, and produce available for your midweek needs. April 13 through October 26 from 4:30 - 8:00 p.m. See you on Wednesdays next spring!