Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Market Staycation


This week at PRFM...

Chef Demo with David Gross
of Cook Hall
10:00 a.m. on 5/31
Chef Demos are sponsored by
COUNTRY Financial
Chef Gross has been holding it down in Buckhead since leading the kitchen at the W Hotel's MARKET and now at Cook Hall, where he's continued to use fresh, seasonal ingredients to impress Atlanta locals and visitors, alike. His background includes an education from the Culinary Institute of America and stints at the Atlanta Ritz-Carlton, City Grill, Pricci, Bluepointe, Horizon, Blue Ridge Grill, Bone's Restaurant, and even a global training at the historic Hotel Chateau G├╝tsch in Lucerne, Switzerland. No need to pack your bags to take a little adventure this Saturday—just stop by the demo tent and pull up a chair!

Coming soon...

Slow Food ATL Ice Cream Social
June 7th from 12:15 to 2 p.m.
in the garden of St. Philip’s
Proceeds benefit the Atlanta Chapter of Slow Food International and the Peachtree Road Farmers Market
Buy your tickets now to taste the best frozen treats from Atlanta’s renowned local chefs and ambitious amateurs participating in the Eighth Annual Slow Food Ice Cream Social fundraiser! The event features 30 delicious homemade ice cream and sorbet flavors made from fresh ingredients, and it’s a sell-out every year. Participants include chefs from Miller Union, St. Cecilia, Woodfire Grill, Empire State South, Five & Ten, Cakes & Ale, Local Three, 4th & Swift, Lusca, Seven Lamps, Pricci, Bantam + Biddy, Davio's, Livingston, Osteria Mattone, and more! Tickets, which include a taste of each flavor and a ballot to vote on your faves, are $15 for adults, $5 for children ages five to 10, and free for children under five. Purchase tickets online here. Don’t forget to please BYOS (bring your own spoon)!

2nd Annual
PRFM Sunday Supper
June 22 at 5:30 pm
The Cathedral of St. Philip
Featuring food and drinks from Staplehouse, Restaurant Eugene, Kimball House, Miller Union, Grand Hyatt Buckhead, Avalon Catering, Eat Me Speak Me, Wrecking Bar, Venkmans, Lure, Red Brick Brewing Co., Storico Fresco, Little Tart Bakeshop, S&J Woodfire Pizza, Greendale Farm Cheese, Willamette Valley Vineyards, Eventide Brewing, and more! Plus, live music by Sailing to Denver and both a live and silent auction. Tickets are $70. Purchase tickets online here (create an account and choose the "make a payment" option) or at the market. This fundraiser pays for PRFM's Wholesome Wave program (supporting our local farmers, economy, and community by doubling the value of SNAP benefits (formerly food stamps) spent at local farmers markets) and PRFM’s city-of-Atlanta-required police officer (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).


- Jennifer Maley

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Demo, ice cream, and Sunday Supper! Oh, my!


This week at PRFM...

Don't miss the Chef Demo with Zeb Stevenson of PARISH at 10:00 a.m. For more on Chef Zeb, check out our previous posts about him and his love of all things local! (Photo Credit: Heidi Geldhauser, Our Labor of Love)

Coming soon...

Slow Food ATL Ice Cream Social
June 7th from 12:15 to 2 p.m.
in the garden of St. Philip’s
Proceeds benefit the Atlanta Chapter of Slow Food International and the Peachtree Road Farmers Market
Buy your tickets now to taste the best frozen treats from Atlanta’s renowned local chefs and ambitious amateurs participating in the Eighth Annual Slow Food Ice Cream Social fundraiser! The event features 30 delicious homemade ice cream and sorbet flavors made from fresh ingredients, and it’s a sell-out every year. Participants include chefs from Miller Union, St. Cecilia, Woodfire Grill, Empire State South, Five & Ten, Cakes & Ale, Local Three, 4th & Swift, Lusca, Seven Lamps, Pricci, Bantam + Biddy, Davio's, Livingston, Osteria Mattone, and more! Tickets, which include a taste of each flavor and a ballot to vote on your faves, are $15 for adults, $5 for children ages five to 10, and free for children under five. Purchase tickets online here. Don’t forget to please BYOS (bring your own spoon)!

2nd Annual 
PRFM Sunday Supper
June 22 at 5:30 pm
The Cathedral of St. Philip
Featuring food and drinks from Staplehouse, Restaurant Eugene, Kimball House, Miller Union, Grand Hyatt Buckhead, Avalon Catering, Eat Me Speak Me, Wrecking Bar, Venkmans, Lure, Red Brick Brewing Co., Storico Fresco, Little Tart Bakeshop, S&J Woodfire Pizza, Greendale Farm Cheese, Willamette Valley Vineyards, Eventide Brewing, and more! Plus, live music by Sailing to Denver and both a live and silent auctionTickets are $70. Purchase tickets online here (create an account and choose the "make a payment" option) or at the market. This fundraiser pays for PRFM's Wholesome Wave program (supporting our local farmers, economy, and community by doubling the value of SNAP benefits (formerly food stamps) spent at local farmers markets) and PRFM’s city-of-Atlanta-required police officer (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).


- Jennifer Maley

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Just add Salt(yard)


This week at PRFM...
Country Financial will be on hand with free market bags featuring this year's winning design, plus a chance to win a $50 PRFM gift certificate! Also check out live music by Alex Gordon.

Chef Demo with Nick Leahy
of Saltyard
10:00 a.m. on 5/17
Chef Demos are sponsored by
COUNTRY Financial
Chef Nick Leahy is one worldly chef. He was born in Bermuda and grew up in England before moving to Atlanta in elementary school. With a mother who's half-French, he was exposed early on to delicacies like duck confit and knew even then that he wanted to be a chef. His culinary career has included stints at Food Studio, Two Urban Licks, Stats, and Parish, among others. But it was in 2011 that he and his wife really took an international leap of faith, traveling (and eating around) Europe and Africa for six months, then living in London for a year. In London, Leahy served as executive chef at Daylesford Organic, a restaurant that sources ingredients from its own farm. He brought back from abroad an even richer global perspective and a strengthened commitment to all things local and organic. Just down the road from PRFM, he opened his own restaurant, Saltyard, almost a year ago. Stop by the demo tent this Saturday to catch up with the chef!

Save the date...

Slow Food ATL Ice Cream Social
June 7th from 12:15 to 2 p.m.
in the garden of St. Philip’s
Proceeds benefit the Atlanta Chapter of Slow Food International and the Peachtree Road Farmers Market
Buy your tickets now to taste the best frozen treats from Atlanta’s renowned local chefs and ambitious amateurs participating in the Eighth Annual Slow Food Ice Cream Social fundraiser! The event features nearly 30 delicious homemade ice cream and sorbet flavors made from fresh ingredients, and it’s a sell-out every year. Participants include chefs from Miller Union, St. Cecilia, Woodfire Grill, Empire State South, Five & Ten, Cakes & Ale, Local Three, 4th & Swift, Lusca, Seven Lamps, Pricci, Bantam + Biddy, Davio's, Livingston, Osteria Mattone, and more! Tickets, which include a taste of each flavor and a ballot to vote on your faves, are $15 for adults, $5 for children ages five to 10, and free for children under five. Purchase tickets online here. Don’t forget to please BYOS (bring your own spoon)!


- Jennifer Maley

Thursday, May 8, 2014

A market any mother would love


This week at PRFM...
Mother’s Day weekend is here. Don’t worry, PRFM has got you covered. Pick up some flowers and jewelry plus all the fixings (strawberries and asparagus, maybe?) for a super-impressive brunch that any lady is sure to love almost as much as she loves you.


Chef Demo with Chris Hall
of Local Three
10:00 a.m. on 5/10
Chef Demos are sponsored by
COUNTRY Financial
We've said it before, but it's worth saying again: Chris Hall is good people. The self-taught chef is managing partner of Local Three, a founder of The Giving Kitchen, and a partner of Staplehouse (the upcoming restaurant is his fourth Atlanta venture). Stop by the demo tent this Saturday to check out a chef that we're sure makes mama proud.

Master Gardeners
These experts will be on hand to share tips and help you grow your garden! Get advice on how to use our farmers' transplants to create or add to your veggie patch. Got a garden question? Go ahead, let them help you identify that mystery plant or figure out why your azalea just won’t bloom.

Save the date!
Our 2nd Annual Sunday Supper is June 22 at 5:30 pm at The Cathedral of St. Philip. Featuring ten chefs cooking their take on "Sunday supper," plus local breweries, wine, live music, and an outstanding auction. Tickets are $70 and available online here (create an account and choose the "make a payment" option). Watch for more details!


- Jennifer Maley