Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Mmmarket


A friendly reminder...
USA Today has named PRFM one of the country's top ten farmers markets! Now you can vote for our place in the top ten list! Vote daily through August 17 to help PRFM be #1 in the nation. It only takes a couple of clicks—no sign up or email entry required. Thanks for your support!

This week at PRFM...

Photo by Andrew Thomas Lee
Chef Demo with Brian Horn
of Marcel
10:00 a.m. on 8/1
Chef Demos are sponsored by
Piedmont Hospital
This Saturday catch Chef Brian Horn from Ford Fry's hottest new restaurant, Marcel, a European-inspired steakhouse on the Westside. Chef Horn has been a part of the Fry restaurant family for eight years, hired as the first culinary employee at JCT. Kitchen & Bar after working at Canoe and Spice. Since his time opening JCT., the restaurant has been lauded by Travel + Leisure, Zagat, Southern Living, SKY magazine, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and been named one of the top restaurants in Atlanta. He's brought his culinary "chops" across the bridge to Marcel, where the buzz is already good for the new steakhouse. Stop by the demo tent for his tips on meats and threes, y'all!

Man in the Moon Story Hour & Singalong
9:00 and 11:00 a.m.
Man in the Moon illustrator Erin the Great will be at PRFM this week to read the book and lead a singalong with your little ones at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. and will be selling autographed copies from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

"Man in the Moon is a beautifully illustrated story about an inquisitive little girl who reaches for the moon and finds a friend. This sweet rhyming tale follows our young heroine on a magical journey as she learns that any acquaintance can easily become a friend and no matter how small you may feel (especially compared to the great big moon) you are special to someone."


- Jennifer Maley

Thursday, July 23, 2015

We're on fire!


VOTE: USA Today's 10 Best Markets
USA Today has named PRFM one of the country's top ten farmers markets! Now you get to vote for our place in the top ten list! Vote daily through August 17 to help PRFM be #1 in the nation. It only takes a couple of clicks - no sign up or email entry required. Thanks for your support!

This week at PRFM...
Our Buy 7 Contest continues, so don't forget to stop by the info tent and enter to win!

Chef Demo with EJ Hodgkinson
of King + Duke
10:00 a.m. on 7/25
Chef Demos are sponsored by
Piedmont Hospital
This Saturday, don't miss the winner of The Attack of the Killer Tomato Fest, chef EJ Hodgkinson, as he shows us what to do with the beautiful chanterelle mushrooms and juicy tomatoes available now at PRFM. And maybe take the opportunity to ask chef EJ about the 24-foot open-fire hearth he uses to cook responsibly butchered meats and locally sourced veggies at King + Duke!

Exercise Popup with Cyc Fitness
Get in shape with a popup Cyc Fitness Spin Class at the market! Classes are at 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. this Saturday. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Cycfitness.com. For more info, contact Cyc Fitness directly at dsteele@cycfitness.com or 404.698.4343.

Wholesome Wave Georgia at PRFM
The Market partners with Wholesome Wave Georgia to double the value of every SNAP/EBT dollar spent at the market. This means that $1 of SNAP benefits is actually worth $2 at PRFM. The benefits doubling program provides access to good food while supporting sustainable farmers and contributing to the local food economy.

This Saturday, Wholesome Wave Georgia will be at the market all morning to answer questions and to assist those who qualify for SNAP benefits to sign up. If you know anyone who could use food assistance, invite them to come to the Market. Check the Wholesome Wave Georgia website for the info required to sign up.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

PRFM for all


This week at PRFM...

Our Buy 7 Contest continues, so don't forget to stop by the info tent and enter to win! While you're picking out those fruits and veggies, enjoy the sounds of Irish music, bring the kids to Your Happy Nest (story time at 9:00 a.m. and farm animal crafts all morning), check out the Chef Demo with The National's Peter Dale at 10:00 a.m., and grab a bite from our Chef Pop-Up with Nick Leahy (benefiting the PRFM Meals on Wheels program). Saturday made.


- Jennifer Maley

Thursday, July 9, 2015

A market of plenty (to do!)


This week at PRFM...
From July 11-25, buy seven different fruits and vegetables from our farmers to enter the Buy 7 Contest! Two winners will be selected each week to win a $50 gift certificate to the market. Just bring your bags to the info tent and fill out an entry form; the weekly winners will be notified before the next market. Need some inspiration for what to do with all of your fresh produce? Check out recipes from our weekly chef demos and watch a video of the demos, too!

Chef Demo with Josh Hopkins 
of Empire State South
10:00 a.m. on 7/11
Chef Demos are sponsored by
Piedmont Hospital
Josh Hopkins has been the Executive Chef at Empire State South since the summer of 2014. He was raised in Atlanta, where he learned how to cook from the women in his family and by watching cooking shows like "Wok with Yan." Chef Hopkins' philosophy is simple, "cook good, local food." In lieu of culinary school, Hopkins started his career with a formal apprenticeship for French Master Chef Christian Chemin. He's since worked in many acclaimed restaurants throughout the Southeast. In Charleston, he cooked at Slightly North of Broad and High Cotton. Returning to Atlanta, he worked as the chef de cuisine of Bacchanalia and at Abattoir, where he served as chef and co-owner. He next took the lead at STG Trattoria before making the move to Empire State South. In his free time, Josh enjoys spending time with his wife, Kristine, and their two dogs, playing frisbee golf and cooking with family.

Komen Breast Health Education
Join Komen Atlanta and learn how to upcycle your old or spare t-shirts into fun and unique market bags! They'll have shirts and supplies on hand to help you walk through the steps to make your very own no-sew market bag using spare t-shirts from their 2015 Race for the Cure. They'll also have pink shirts available for breast cancer survivors. This craft is fun for children and adults alike!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Closed on July 4th


Peachtree Road Farmers Market is closed on July 4th due to the Peachtree Road Race. Good luck to everyone participating!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Summer living


This week at PRFM...
We're rain or shine (see us inside Child Hall if there's rain!)

Chef Demo
with Graham House | 4th & Swift
10:00 a.m. on 6/27
Chef Demos are sponsored by
Piedmont Hospital
Wanderlust doesn't begin to describe chef Graham House's culinary journey. He started out in Asheville and Atlanta, then decided to give Italy a try, working at a 140-year old kitchen in a small town outside of Lake Como. After a year, he headed back to the states and served as the opening sous chef under chefs Jay Swift and Chris Hall at 4th & Swift, where he continued to develop his love for local and seasonal. Next he took that passion across the country to work with California veg, cooking at renowned restaurants in Napa and San Francisco with a focus on using not just the whole animal, but also the whole vegetable. Lucky for us, his travels have brought him back to Atlanta and 4th & Swift, where he's been putting his spin on the menu since May. Join him under the demo tent this Saturday for a fresh look at what to do with your summer market haul!

Tips from Piedmont Better Living...
Here, from our partners at Piedmont Hospital, is a quick article on just how great raw veggies are for you. Bonus: they taste wonderful, too (especially PRFM's farm-fresh heirloom varieties).

Of note...
Peachtree Road Farmers Market is CLOSED on JULY 4th due to the Peachtree Road Race. Good luck to everyone participating!


- Jennifer Maley