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).

Sincerely,
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!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Stock up + buy gifts - last market of the season!


Don't miss the last market of the season! Stock up for the winter and check out our holiday artist market to cross off those last "to-do's" on your list. A little music while you shop? Why yes, the Cathedral choir will be on hand to keep things festive.

Holiday Artists Market
In addition to our fantastic line-up of farmers and prepared food vendors, more than 35 artists will bring their locally made wares to help you shop for the holidays! Our artists are producing fine jewelry, original paintings and photography, hand-stitched and knitted clothing items & accessories, doggy treats and pet goodies, bath and body collections, pottery, fiber and paper art, woven baskets, and much more. NaturAlmond, Verdant Kitchen, Beautiful Briny Sea, and Doux South all have gift packages for that hard-to-shop for foodie in your life. Garnish and Gather is offering a specialty gift card with an extra 20% added just for Market shoppers. Fabulous holiday wreaths are available from Heirloom Gardens. Support your local farmers, chefs, and artisans this holiday season!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Local. Food. Royalty.


This week at PRFM...
Atlanta's queen of local food, Anne Quatrano, joins us for the Chef Demo at 10:00 a.m., followed by a special cookbook signing (books available at the Cathedral store) just in time for the holidays! You know and love her from destinations like Bacchanalia, Floataway CafĂ©, Little Bacch, Star Provisions, and most recently, new Ponce City Market restaurant W. H. Stiles Fish Camp (aka Dub’s).

Next Saturday, December 19...
Don't miss the last market of the season! Stock up for the winter and check out our holiday artist market to cross off those last "to-do's" on your list.

Holiday Artists Market

In addition to our fantastic line-up of farmers and prepared food vendors, more than 35 artists will bring their locally made wares to help you shop for the holidays! Our artists are producing fine jewelry, original paintings and photography, hand-stitched and knitted clothing items & accessories, doggy treats and pet goodies, bath and body collections, pottery, fiber and paper art, woven baskets, and much more. NaturAlmond, Verdant Kitchen, Beautiful Briny Sea, and Doux South all have gift packages for that hard-to-shop for foodie in your life. Garnish and Gather is offering a specialty gift card with an extra 20% added just for Market shoppers. Fabulous holiday wreaths are available from Heirloom Gardens. Support your local farmers, chefs, and artisans this holiday season!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

This week at PRFM


This week, join Your Happy Nest for kids' activities all morning and story hour at 9:30 a.m. Don't miss the Chef Demo at 10:00 a.m. with "prince of pop-ups," Jarrett Stieber. And remember, PRFM is open 9 a.m. to noon now through 12/19!

Save the date...

Holiday Artists Market
On Saturday, December 19, in addition to our fantastic line-up of farmers and prepared food vendors, more than 35 artists will bring their locally made wares to help you shop for the holidays! Our artists are producing fine jewelry, original paintings and photography, hand-stitched and knitted clothing items & accessories, doggy treats and pet goodies, bath and body collections, pottery, fiber and paper art, woven baskets, and much more. NaturAlmond, Verdant Kitchen, Beautiful Briny Sea, and Doux South all have gift packages for that hard-to-shop for foodie in your life. Garnish and Gather is offering a specialty gift card with an extra 20% added just for Market shoppers. Fabulous holiday wreaths are available from Heirloom Gardens. Support your local farmers, chefs, and artisans this holiday season!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Artist Market + Santa = holiday kick-start!


This week at PRFM...
Remember, PRFM is open 9 a.m. to noon now through 12/19!

Holiday Artists Market
On Saturday, November 28, in addition to our fantastic line-up of farmers and prepared food vendors, more than 35 artists will bring their locally made wares to help you shop for the holidays! Our artists are producing fine jewelry, original paintings and photography, hand-stitched and knitted clothing items & accessories, doggy treats and pet goodies, bath and body collections, pottery, fiber and paper art, woven baskets, and much more. NaturAlmond, Verdant Kitchen, Beautiful Briny Sea, and Doux South all have gift packages for that hard-to-shop for foodie in your life. Garnish and Gather is offering a specialty gift card with an extra 20% added just for Market shoppers. Fabulous holiday wreaths are available for pre-order from Heirloom Gardens. Support your local farmers, chefs, and artisans this holiday season!

Santa Visits the Market
Santa and his Elves will be visiting the Market for free festive photos (please bring your own camera). Kids of all ages  are welcome (and their dogs are, too!). The event is inside the Cathedral and takes place along with the farmers market and holiday artist market. Ongoing all morning; no appointment necessary.

Santa's trip is sponsored by Chef Kevin Gillespie and the elves of Terminus City BBQ, who will be serving up Terminus Whole Hog BBQ sandwiches. 

Chef Pop-up with Nick Leahy
Chef Nick Leahy of Saltyard joins us with another Chef Pop-up tent featuring Market-fresh ingredients! All proceeds from our Chef Popups benefit Meals on Wheels Atlanta in buying produce from Market farmers for seniors in need. We're delighted to see the Market serve as a path to help farmers sell more produce and provide our seniors with healthy, local veggies. Come support this week's Chef Popup for a great cause! Ongoing all morning. 

Friday, November 20, 2015

Prep for Turkey Day the PRFM way


Remember, PRFM is open 9 a.m. to noon now through 12/19!

This week at PRFM...
It's the weekend before Thanksgiving, so don't forget all of your side dish necessities at the Market! We'll have sweet potatoes, winter squash, radishes, turnips, carrots, ginger, mushrooms, peppers, kale, and lots more local produce. Enjoy grass-fed beef and pork for a turkey alternative, as well as farm fresh eggs, local raw honey, jam, and pickled and roasted goodies for your Thanksgiving feast!

Chef Demo - Saturday 10 am
Nick Melvin | Venkman's
Executive Chef and Partner Nick Melvin takes a creative approach to classic comfort cuisine at Venkman's in the Old Fourth Ward. Nick's experience includes Atlanta faves Rosebud, Parish, and Empire State South. Venkman's uses the best quality ingredients and serves wild and sustainable seafood, humanely raised poultry, grass-fed free range meats, and local produce whenever possible. Nick applies his fine dining background to family recipes at Venkman's, where you can enjoy amazing food and drinks with eclectic live music, to boot. Nick's Doux South Pickles are always finding their way into the dishes too. 

SNAP Sign-up Assistance
The Market partners with Wholesome Wave Georgia to double the value of every SNAP/EBT dollar spent at the market, providing access to good food while supporting sustainable farmers and contributing to the local food economy.

This Saturday, Wholesome Wave will be at the market all morning to answer questions and 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.

Save the date - November 28

Holiday Artists Market
On Saturday, November 28, in addition to our fantastic line-up of farmers and prepared food vendors, more than 35 artists will bring their locally made wares to help you shop for the holidays! Our artists are producing fine jewelry, original paintings and photography, hand-stitched and knitted clothing items & accessories, doggy treats and pet goodies, bath and body collections, pottery, fiber and paper art, woven baskets, and much more. Support your local farmers, chefs, and artisans this holiday season!

Santa Visits the Market
Santa and his Elves will be visiting the Market for free festive photos (please bring your own camera). Kids of all ages  are welcome (and their dogs are, too!). The event is inside the Cathedral and takes place along with the farmers market and holiday artist market. Ongoing all morning.

Santa's trip is sponsored by the chefs of Terminus City BBQ, and his elves will be serving up Terminus Whole Hog BBQ sandwiches.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Food is art is food


This week at PRFM...
The Buy 7 contest continues through November, your chance to win $20 at PRFM! Also this...

Chef Demo
Brent Banda | Lure
10:00 a.m. on 11/14
Chef demos are sponsored by
Piedmont Hospital
Before joining the Fifth Group Restaurants team in 2004, Chef Brent Banda honed his skills at some of NYC’s best joints (Maialino, Esca, and Hearth). We’re glad his talents are back home in Atlanta, where he can share his fresh, seasonal dishes at Fifth Group's midtown seafood restaurant, Lure (just prior to Lure, Banda was executive chef at their award-winning Italian spot, La Tavola). Stop by and see him this Saturday at market, then plan to visit him at Lure, where it's patio season year-round!

Live Artist Demonstration by Dozfy
We are honored to welcome local legend Dozfy, who has created art all over the city, to feature his live artwork during the market. Come watch him craft a masterpiece this Saturday.

Your Happy Nest Kids Activities
Your Happy Nest will be at the market all morning to help your little ones make crafty leaf turkeys; and they'll be reading The Night Before Thanksgiving for story time at 9:45 a.m.


- Jennifer Maley