Monday, October 29, 2012

Fire in Our Bellies

Kevin Gillespie – 11/3
Chef Demo & Cookbook Signing
9:00 to 12:00 – books for sale
10:00 a.m. – demo, then signing
Chef Demos are sponsored by
Whole Foods Market
For our comprehensive food-celebrity-crush-love-letter to Chef Kevin Gillespie, check here and here. To catch up with the man himself and learn more about his recently released cookbook, Fire in My Belly, and upcoming Glenwood Park restaurant, Gunshow (spring 2013), check PRFM this Saturday. When he’s not busy repping Southern food to the extreme and accepting praise from critics and fans alike, he’s planning another cookbook. We’re starting to think that fire in his belly comes with extra hours in the day, but we’re ok with it—more Kevin Gillespie hours = more tasty Southern love = balance restored to the universe just in time for the holidays.

Also this Saturday…

Free Health Screenings by
Mercer University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Also just in time for the holidays? For real: blood pressure, cholesterol, and BMI screenings, plus education on cardiovascular disease, stroke, and high cholesterol. Get your veggies & your check-up at the same time. It’s not even Thanksgiving and you’re multitasking like a pro. Boom.

- Jennifer Maley

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Fall Fests = The Best Fests

Coming up at Peachtree Road Farmers Market…

PRFM Fall Harvest Celebration
Friday, October 12: 4:00-7:30 p.m.
Market will also be open Sat. 10/13
Ain’t no party like a farmers market party, y’all. Get your weekend off to a delicious, fall-y start! Join us for a local beer tasting, food vendors, live music, kids’ activities, artists, pumpkins, and a full farmers market to boot. Check it—food vendors include Burge Organic Farms (two words: kettle corn), Crepe Masters, Dumpling Girl, Farm Burger, Hot Doggy Dogg, King of Pops, S&J Woodfire Pizza, Simply Fresh Salads, and Cuisine. Regular market vendors will there as well, including Red Queen Tarts, Pine Street Market, Fairywood Thicket, Spotted Trotter, Pure Bliss, Indigo Soaps, Sweet Auburn Bread Company, H&F Bread, Taj Ma Hound, Cookie Studio, Cardamom Hill Chai Tea, Izzy’s Cheese, and more! Perhaps enjoy your food and shopping whilst sippin’ on that beer of which we spoke? Sweetwater. Terrapin. Red Hare Brewing Company. Oh, and a little something from our friends at H&F Bottle Shop. And you thought the farmers market couldn’t get any more fun? Challenge accepted. See you FRIDAY 10/12.

3rd Annual Market Mash-up
Saturday, October 20
Silent Auction: 9:00–11:15 a.m.
Tasting: 10:00–11:00 a.m.
Last year’s Mash-up? Epic. This year’s Mash-up? It’s gonna be legen(wait for it)dary. Trilogies happen for a reason, after all. For the last two years, your favorite PRFM vendors have paired up to create some amazing dishes, and you won’t want to miss what they’ve got in store for you this year. Plus, the silent auction is back with some incredible lots—“all you can eat” courses with pairings from Local Three’s Chris Hall, anyone? Yes, please. The Market will be open as usual during the Mash-up, so come ready to shop, taste, and bid on great auction items! This fundraiser pays for PRFM’s city-of-Atlanta-required police officer—thanks in advance for helping us fund this part of the market so we don’t have to pass on the additional cost to our vendors by raising their fees. $5 tickets to taste all the dishes and vote for a favorite go on sale at 9:00 a.m. Celebrity food judges (Jennifer Zyman, Kim Severson, and Jenny Turknett) offer their comments plus shoppers’ and judges’ favorites will be announced at 11:00 a.m. After the silent auction closes at 11:15 a.m., PRFM will accept cash, check, debit card and Visa/MC for auction item payments.

Later this season…

Halloween Parade: 11:00 a.m. on October 27th
Chef Kevin Gillespie’s demo and cookbook signing: November 3rd
Holiday Artist Market: Nov. 24th & Dec. 15th (look for us inside)

- Jennifer Maley