Thursday, September 24, 2015

Fall into PRFM!

This week at PRFM, celebrate the beginning of fall weather and fall produce. Join us at 10:00 a.m. for a Chef Demo from Bocado's Adam Waller and, if you're feeling snackish, stop by the Chef Pop-up before or after—Chef Thomas McKeown will have market-fresh grits bowls on offer!

- Jennifer Maley

Thursday, September 17, 2015

A Gillespie Revival

This week at PRFM...

The Buy 7 contest is back! Let the cooler mornings inspire you to add sweet potatoes and winter squashes to your list this week. Remember, you just need to buy seven different types of fruits and vegetables from our farmers to be entered to win a $20 Peachtree Road Farmers Market gift certificate! After you've filled up your bags, bring them to the info tent to enter; now through November.

Demo + BBQ Pop-up + Book-signing
with Chef Kevin Gillespie
10:00 a.m. on 9/19
Chef demos are sponsored by
Piedmont Hospital
It’s safe to say that the city of Atlanta is proud of our nationally acclaimed chefs. It’s also safe to say that PRFM has a particular love for the ones who live local food, too. So it goes without saying (even though we said it here, here, and here) that PRFM and its shoppers look forward to our annual Kevin Gillespie chef demo. What’s he been up to since last year? Oh, you know, continuing to draw crowds at Gunshow while also opening up new hot-spots Terminus City and Revival.

Join Chef Gillespie this Saturday for a delicious demo, chef pop-up (BBQ will be for sale), and cookbook signing (get started early on your holiday shopping with autographed copies of "Fire in my Belly" and "Pure Pork Awesomeness").

- Jennifer Maley

Thursday, September 10, 2015

This week at PRFM

Chef Demo with Jenn Robbins
of Avalon Catering
10:00 a.m. on 9/12
Chef demos are sponsored by
Piedmont Hospital
Chef Jenn Robbins was born and raised in Atlanta where she grew up active and hungry for tasty food! Her culinary interests led her to “the other South” when she enrolled in the Texas Culinary Academy in Austin. Her first professional kitchen work? With none other than Texas legend Kent Rathbun at Jasper’s Austin (y’all might be familiar with our own legendary Rathbun brother, Kevin). Speaking of Kevin…when Jenn moved back home to Atlanta, she joined the kitchen of Kevin Rathbun Steak, where she worked until deciding to follow her foodie passion to the world of catering—with Avalon Catering under Chef Cathy Conway, Jenn develops personalized menus and experiences. And congrats are in order, since her last demo she's also joined the Les Dames d' Escoffier Atlanta Chapter! Jenn’s considerable talents combined with her love of using high quality local ingredients make her one chef to watch—so come on over this Saturday and do just that.

- Jennifer Maley

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Shop for the holiday weekend with us!

Pick up meats and veggies for the grill, fruit and cheese for the bar, and much more at PRFM this weekend!

Chef Demo - 9/5 at 10:00 a.m.
Lesley Cavender | Avalon Catering
Avalon Catering's pastry chef Lesley Cavender has baked professionally for 12 years, but has been in the kitchen since she was a small child watching her grandmother and mother bake and cook. Her professional career began in Birmingham and has taken her from fine dining restaurants to a small French-inspired bakery to Atlanta and her current position at Avalon Catering. Lesley is also the only chef whose demo sample - muscadine tarts - had shoppers bidding to buy the samples! No bids required this Saturday, so grab a seat under the demo tent and see what Lesley whips up.

Central Fulton Master Gardeners
9/5 ongoing all market
Let your Central Fulton Master Gardeners help you grow your fall garden! Not sure what insect is decimating your herbs? Want tips on planting spring bulbs now? Need a recommendation for year-round blooms? Ask the Master Gardeners this Saturday!

Piedmont Healthcare 
Healthy Eating Tips - Salsa!
Not only does fresh salsa taste amazing, it's great for you and packed with superfood nutrients. Health benefits of fresh salsa:
  • Tomatoes: Rich in the cancer-fighting antioxidant lycopene.
  • Bell peppers: Full of vitamins A and C, folic acid, fiber and potassium
  • Red onion: Packed with anti-inflammatory flavonoids like quercetin, which gives these onions their color.
  • Hot peppers: Some studies show eating spicy foods can boost metabolism.
  • Fresh garlic: Antiviral, antibiotic and heart-healthy.
  • Cilantro: Adds tons of flavor for about 1 calorie per 1/4 cup and contains vitamins A, C and K.
Lauren Carey, Market Manager, shares this easy recipe for fresh salsa.