Wednesday, July 30, 2014

New restaurant, new school year, new tricks

This week at PRFM...

Chef Demo with Todd Richards of The Pig & The Pearl and The Shed at Glenwood. For more on chef Todd, take a look at this. And be sure to visit the demo tent at 10:00 a.m. this Saturday to ask him all about his newest venture, The Pig & The Pearl, opening soon in Atlantic Station!

Also this week, bring the family by for a back-to-school Whole Foods Kids Activity. Stephanie Watson, Healthy Eating Specialist at Whole Foods Market Buckhead, will show your kids how to make both an open-faced breakfast sandwich and veggie skewers—perfect for healthy, quick, and easy breakfast, lunch, or snack options! Plus, all of the ingredients will be on hand from our PRFM vendors (think NaturAlmond and fruits and veggies from your farmers!).

- Jennifer Maley

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Farm Fresh Summer

This week at PRFM...

Chef Demo with Brent Banda of La Tavola. Check out our notes about this fabulous Fifth Group chef and see him at the demo tent at 10:00 a.m. for a summertime treat!

Also, this Saturday, don't miss Ag Tourism Day with a special book signing by Jodi Helmer. Jodi's Farm Fresh Georgia is a go-to guide for visiting all of the great farms and agricultural events in our fair state (farmers markets, farm stands, farms, u-picks, kids' activities, lodging, dining, dairies, festivals, choose-and-cut Christmas trees, wineries, and more). In addition to picking Jodi's brain about all things agriculture, you can also sign up to tour our PRFM farmers' farms!

- Jennifer Maley

Friday, July 18, 2014

This week at PRFM

Chef Demo with E.J. Hodgkinson of JCT. Kitchen & Bar. To learn more about E.J. (and why you shouldn't miss his demo), check here. Also, Happy Nest Kids’ Activities. Visit the Happy Nest tent for family fun from 8:30 a.m. to noon!

- Jennifer Maley

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Bringing the coast to PRFM

This week at PRFM…

Chef Demo with Craig Richards
of St. Cecilia
10:00 a.m. on 7/12
Chef Demos are sponsored by
COUNTRY Financial
Don't miss this week's demo with Craig Richards, chef de cuisine at Ford Fry’s latest hit restaurant, St. Cecilia. With a culinary pedigree that began with Pachamama’s in Kansas, then training with the “first lady of Italian cuisine,” Lidia Bastianich, and working as executive chef at Lidia’s in Pittsburgh, Richards knows how to create fresh, crave-worthy dishes. His Atlanta journey has included La Tavola Trattoria and Ecco before heading down the road to Buckhead for St. Cecilia, where he delivers tasty coastal European fare. Stop by this Saturday to see chef Richards' summer tips and tricks!

Special Guest
Holy Comforter Middle School Arts Program
Also this Saturday, check out The Friendship Center Arts Program, who will have representatives on hand to share about this initiative at Holy Comforter Church. The arts program offers a supportive studio environment that fosters creativity, self-direction, and mutual encouragement. A part-time arts director and a corps of volunteers offer skilled one-on-one instruction in painting, ceramics, woodworking, fiber arts, photography, and stained glass. Instruction caters to all ability levels, and the artists may sell their work at church and community art festivals. This program, with its individualized instruction, its freedom to pursue creative projects, and the opportunity for the artists to show and sell their work, instills a sense of confidence and self-worth.

- Jennifer Maley

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Keeping it healthy this summer

First things first...thanks to all of the chefs, breweries, ticket buyers, and auction bidders who made our 2nd Annual Sunday Supper a success! Funds were raised for PRFM's Wholesome Wave program (doubling the value of SNAP benefits spent at local farmers markets) and our city-of-Atlanta-required police officer (helping pay for this part of the market so that we don’t have to pass on the additional cost to our vendors).

This week at PRFM...

Chef Demo at 10:00 a.m. with Jenn Robbins of Avalon Catering (check here to read about how awesome she is and why you won't want to miss this demo). Also, physicians from Piedmont Healthcare will be at the market offering free skin cancer checks from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Early detection is key in treating skin cancer—take care of you!

- Jennifer Maley

Thursday, June 26, 2014

National favorite, local address

This week at PRFM...

What better way to spend a summer Saturday morning than at the farmers market: Chef Demo at 10:00 a.m. with Peter Dale of The National (one of Hugh Acheson's acclaimed Athens restaurants)—we've raved about him in the past, and so has Food & Wine magazine, naming Dale "The People’s Best New Chef Southeast" for 2012. Also, Chef Demo sponsor Country Financial will be on hand with free market tote bags, and we'll all relax to the sounds of live music and market shopping. Saturday made.

- Jennifer Maley

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Sunday Supper is here! Also, cocktails.

This week at PRFM...

Don't miss our Cocktail Demo with rock star mixologist Paul Calvert of Paper Plane and Victory Sandwich Bar. Stop by this Saturday at 10:00 a.m. for a summertime refresher. Something else you won't want to miss? PRFM's Sunday Supper! Check out details below, and buy tickets at the market this Saturday (cash/check), at the Cathedral's atrium kiosk, or online (create an account and choose the "make a payment" option).

2nd Annual
PRFM Sunday Supper
June 22 at 5:30 p.m.
The Cathedral of St. Philip
Buy your tickets now for this fantastic event 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 (including vacation stays in places as far as Italy and as close as Sea Island to fabulous wine dinners at some of the city’s best restaurants). Purchase tickets ($70) at the market this Saturday (cash/check), at the Cathedral's atrium kiosk, or online (create an account and choose the "make a payment" option).

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