The Peachtree Road Farmers Market aims to provide a place where our customers can reconnect with the food that they eat. The following programs help us meet the needs of our farming community and expand the growing local food movement.
We operate under the 501(c)(3) of the Cathedral of St. Philip. If you enjoy the programs at the market and want to donate to help us continue our mission of providing local food to Atlanta families, you can use the form to the right to donate directly to the farmers market. Your donation is tax deductible and helps us provide programs that not only ensure essential assistance to families in need but make our market one of the best in the country!
On Saturday mornings at 10 am, we invite chefs who are actively buying from our farmers to teach our shoppers how to cook with local products. These chef demonstrations are designed to highlight the seasonal ingredients and be simple enough to make at home. We believe chefs who are buying locally should be celebrated, and we hope you dine with our chef partners.
We are a Wholesome Wave Georgia Fresh 4 Less partner market. Every SNAP/Food Stamp dollar spent at a Wholesome Wave Georgia (WWG) partner farmers market becomes two dollars for the shopper and the farmer. SNAP recipients can double up to $50 Electronic Benefit Transaction (EBT) every time that they attend a market. In 2018, over $9,200 in SNAP benefits were spent on fresh, local food at our market. If you’d like to support this program, please make a donation through our website and add the note “fresh food for all.”
Meals on Wheels:
Each week Meals on Wheels Atlanta purchases leftover produce from the market farmers. Approximately 125 lbs. of food is gathered each Saturday and then distributed to Meals on Wheels recipients –whole and fresh as an additional food source. This program helps reduce food waste and ensures that our community members who are most at risk receive the nutrition they need. In 2018, more than 4,000 pounds of fresh produce were delivered in the meals provided to senior citizens in the Atlanta area. The farmers received more than $9,000 in direct sales from this program. If you’d like to support this program, please make a donation through our website and add the note “MOW.”
Fruit Trees for Farmers:
Investment in the future is an important pillar of how we operate our market. We know our shoppers want more locally grown fruit, and our farmers are willing to invest the 2-4 years to grow it. PRFM bridges the gap by purchasing fruit trees and berry bushes for our farmers who own their land and can demonstrate an orchard plan. If you’d like to support this program, please make a donation through our website and add the note “fruit trees.”