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!

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