Tuesday, April 7, 2015

April 11 is Opening Day!

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 ninth season will welcome a few new faces: 100% Artisan Foods (fresh tamales and salsas made from our farmers' produce and Georgia farm-raised animals), Boom Biscuits (biscuits and sweet and savory biscuit sandwiches), Oliver Farms (cold-pressed nut and seed oils from locally sourced ingredients and home-milled nut and seed flours), Proof Bakery (artisan breads including baguettes, country sourdough, multigrain rye, and more), White Oak Pastures (goat, lamb, leather goods, and beef tallow soap out of Bluffton, GA), and Yalla (handcrafted sodas made from local fruits, vegetables, and herbs). Check out all of our vendors here and come on by to meet them this Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Opening Day Happenings

At 9:00 a.m., COUNTRY Financial and Peachtree Road Farmers Market will announce the third annual PRFM Reusable Bag Design Contest winner. Atlanta high school students were invited to use their creativity to show what the market and this year's theme, "Live, Love, Be Green," mean to them. We'll unveil this year's design and award the winning student a $1,000 scholarship. Be sure to pick up a free 2015 bag, hot off the presses!

At 10:00 a.m., check out our first Chef Demo of the year, sponsored by Piedmont Hospital. Join frequent market shopper, Chef Thomas McKeown of Grand Hyatt Atlanta under the demo tent. If you've ever walked with Chef McKeown on one of his market tours, you know just how passionate he is about local foods. See how this European born and trained chef creates delicious dishes out of the sustainable ingredients indigenous to the South. Chef McKeown highlights local and organic as the executive chef at Grand Hyatt Atlanta’s Cassis restaurant and oversees all of the hotel’s weddings, social gatherings, and corporate shindigs. He’s also a member of Hyatt’s Sustainable and Responsible eating team—yes, that is a thing, and yes, it is very cool. Don't miss his intro to spring this Saturday! 

Coming next week!
Join us on Saturday, April 18 at 10:00 a.m. for a special Chef Demo and cookbook signing by Chef Steven Satterfield. Root to Leaf is not a vegetarian cookbook, it's a cookbook that celebrates vegetables, and a must-have for your kitchen!  

- Jennifer Maley

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