Holidays + Stock Up for Winter

Start prepping for Thanksgiving now...and Fill your pantry for winter, too!

What's in season? Arugula, Asian pears, beans, beets, bok choy, cabbage, carrots, collards, cucumbers, eggplant, fall squash (acorn, butternut, spaghetti), flowers, garlic, ginger, green beans, herbs, kale, lettuces, loofah, melons, mustard greens, okra, onions, peppers, persimmons, plants, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, spinach, Swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips, turmeric. Plus, duck and chicken eggschicken, duck, rabbitpork, beef, bacon, honey, jam, cheese, bread, butter, nut butters, pastries, coffee, tea, milk, oil, vinegar, flavored salt, salsa, pasta, and more!

Save these dates for holiday shopping...

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HOLIDAY ARTISTS MARKETS (two dates!)
Saturday, November 25
Saturday, December 16*

9:00am - 12:00pm
Find gifts for you and yours from over 35 local artists, plus the full farmers market and live music by Alex Gordon!

*last market of the year

Pumpkin Patch is GO!

This Saturday, October 14
9:00am - Noon  

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Bring the whole family (dogs, too!) to capture your fall pumpkin patch photos at the Market. You bring a camera. We'll set up the perfect photo moments. Also, farm-fresh pumpkins are just $5!

Save the dates for more fall fun...

Oct 21 - Chef Demo by Rusty Bowers - Grilling on the Big Green Egg; Culinary Yard Sale; live music by Jon Payne 

Oct 28 - Chef Demo by Zach Meloy of Better Half; Halloween Parade; live music by Peach Fuzz Jug Band

Join us to mark 10 years of PRFM!

10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
October 9, 2017
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Tickets from $20 at http://prfm10thanniversary.brownpapertickets.com 
All proceeds will be directly invested in keeping our farmers and our market strong.

Join us at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta for an evening of local food, live music by our favorite brass band Funkcake (previously Half Assed Brass), dining, and dancing as we celebrate ten amazing years of memories.

The reception will feature chefs that have been instrumental in the success of the market over the years. This is our opportunity to celebrate Atlanta’s thriving food scene and the importance of the local sustainable movement in this region.

Thank you to our Chef partners:

Thomas McKeown, Hyatt Regency ~ Rusty Bowers, Pine Street Market ~ Nick Leahy, SaltYard ~ Jenn Robbins, Chef of the Farmers ~ Terry Koval, Wrecking Bar ~ Jenny Levison, Souper Jenny ~ Cameron Thompson, Farm Burger ~ Suzanne Vizethann, Buttermilk Kitchen ~ EJ Hodgkinson, King & Duke ~ Craig Richards, St. Cecila, ~ Nick Anderson, City Winery ~ Pat Pascarella, The Optimist ~ Justin Gottselig, No. 246 ~ Dolores Svensson ~ Simply Fresh ~ Jesse McDannell, Grand Hyatt Buckhead ~ Ben Barth, Local Three, ~ Savannah Sasser, Hampton + Hudson ~ Andreas Mueller, Revival ~ Chris Edwards, Restaurant Eugene ~ And more!

Attire is farmers market chic. Leave your tie and little black dress at home. Bring the whole family to have fun, dance and enjoy!

Lyft has partnered with us to get you downtown and home safe! Enter the code: PRFMATL into the "Promos" section of your app.

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Thank you to Hyatt whose commitment to thoughtfully sourced and carefully served foods has supported so many of our farmers and food creators. We are honored to celebrate our 10th Anniversary with Hyatt Regency. All money raised will benefit Peachtree Road Farmers Market.

Stock up for the holiday!

This week at PRFM stock up on summer favorites perfect for a Fourth party or for a low-key grill-out (or in!). Look for hot dogs and other meats, cheeses, fresh buns, arugula and other lettuces, blueberries, cabbage and carrots for your perfect slaw, cucumbers ripe for dipping, flowers to dress your table, herbs for kicking things up, zucchini ready to be kicked up, sweet peaches, juicy tomatoes, prepared dips including party-ready salsa, and pastries, just to name a few things. 

And at 10:00 a.m., don't miss the Chef Demo with Aaron Russell. An all-star chef with five James Beard nominations (and a 2012 "Rising Star Chef" title), Chef Russell most recently worked as Pastry Chef at Restaurant Eugene before he and his wife opened Poor Hendrix, a casual neighborhood bar and restaurant in East Lake. In its first 6 months, the restaurant has received a 3-star "excellent" rating from Atlanta Magazine and has appeared on numerous Eater Atlanta lists. I think we can consider this chef's star to have risen, y'all. Catch this hot demo on Saturday!

Ice Cream Social this Saturday!

Slow Food Atlanta's Ice Cream Social, in collaboration with Peachtree Road Farmers Market, is Atlanta's coolest and sweetest summer tradition.

The 11th annual two-hour, mouth-watering event on Saturday, June 24th, 12:30-2:30pm, has local chefs and ambitious amateurs partnering with local farmers, all working together to create unique and flavorful ice cream. "Chef + Farmers = Better Together."

What will the flavors be? You'll have to wait until Saturday, June 24th. Be ready to vote for your favorite flavors!

Advance Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for children (5 & over) and include an all-access pass to each and every flavor!

This event is open to everyone - so bring a spoon and enjoy good, old-fashioned summertime fun! Kid Friendly!

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Farm Fresh Father's Day!

Wednesday, June 14

Kick off Father's Day weekend in style! Treat dad to dinner al fresco, live music, and a delicious brew from Orpheus Brewing at tonight's market. Plus fresh veggies and other treats for midweek shopping! This week: Burge Organic Farm, Flora & Flour Biscuits, Garnish & Gather, Georgia Sourdough Co, Heirloom Gardens, Heritage Farm, JSR Kitchen, Lisa Rochon, Little Tart Bakeshop, Midnight Marauder hot dogs, S&J's Woodfired Pizza, Simply Fresh, King of Pops, and more. 

Saturday, June 17

Whether you're whipping up a meal for dad or just picking up a few treats, PRFM has you covered! Enjoy tunes from Fiddles of November, peruse farm-fresh produce and delectable prepared foods, check out quick cooking demos by Nourish, and don't forget to stop by the Culinary Yard Sale, brought to you by The Cathedral of St. Philip Thrift House! If you love to grill and entertain all summer long, this event is not to be missed. Come see what treasures, both vintage and contemporary, await! All proceeds benefit the Thrift House and PRFM. Donations of culinary items also accepted at the sale.

Tickets on sale now!

Slow Food Atlanta Ice Cream Social
Saturday, June 24 at 12:30 p.m.

Coming Soon: 5th Annual Sunday Supper!

Sunday Supper
June 11 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Cathedral of St. Philip

Join Peachtree Road Farmers Market for the 5th Annual Sunday Supper! Atlanta chefs will prepare a family-style dinner featuring local ingredients from our farmers. Enjoy festive libations and live music while supporting our Market! 

Tickets are $75 per person or $550 for a table of 8 and can be purchased at the Market by check/cash or online by credit card.

Chef Line-up:

Thomas McKeown of Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Nick Leahy of Saltyard
Jenn Robbins of JSR Kitchen
Rusty Bowers of Pine Street Market
Suzi Sheffield of Beautiful Briny Sea
Sarah O'Brien of The Little Tart Bakeshop
Savannah Sasser of Hampton + Hudson
Lauren Raymond of Flora & Flour
TGM Bread
Banner Butter

Make mama proud with PRFM

Wednesday, May 10

Lead up to Mother's Day in style. Treat mom to dinner al fresco and a delicious brew from Creature Comforts at tonight's market (psst, pick up a present at PRFM, too)! Check our Facebook page for all the goodies on tap this evening.

Saturday, May 13

Grab last-minute Mother's Day items (brunch foods, flowers, jewelry, you know...) at PRFM this Saturday. And for all those mama-chefs, don't miss the 10:00 a.m. demo with super-star Kevin Gillespie, followed by a cookbook signing with both of his delicious books on offer (Fire in my Belly and Pure Pork Awesomeness). 

Dinner + Live Music Wed. | Souper Jenny Sat.

Wednesday, May 3

Enjoy the calm before the storm with dinner and music at PRFM tonight! Check out the full list of vendors (and beer!) here.

Saturday, May 6

All those perfectly delectable spring veggies are just asking to be...soup! Join Souper Jenny herself under the Demo Tent this Saturday at 10:00 a.m. for her take on all things local, seasonal, and fresh. 

Save the date (and get your tickets)!

Sunday Supper
June 11 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Cathedral of St. Philip

Join Peachtree Road Farmers Market for the 5th Annual Sunday Supper! Atlanta chefs will prepare a family-style dinner featuring local ingredients from our farmers. Enjoy festive libations and live music while supporting our Market! Tickets are $75 per person or $550 for a table of 8 and can be purchased at the Market by check/cash or online by credit card.

Slow Down with PRFM

Wednesday, April 26
4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Why sit in traffic when you can sit at a shady picnic table, luxuriating in some midweek shopping and ready-made dinner (with beer)! Tonight check out Chef Jenn Robbins, CrepeMasters, Heritage Farm, Little Tart Bakeshop, Midnight Marauder hot dogs, Simply Fresh, S&J Woodfired Pizza, and more! On tap is Orpheus Brewing, featuring their Serpent Bite, Lyric, and Atalanta Plum. Reminder, beer is cash donation only. 

Saturday, April 29
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

This Saturday grab some spring goodies (asparagus! strawberries! carrots! sugar snap peas!), listen to live music by Jon Payne, and swing by the Chef Demo at 10:00 a.m. with Stella Dillard of Storico Fresco. An Atlanta native, Stella started her culinary career at Woodfire Grill, then crossed the pond to explore England; there, she was fascinated by neighborhood butchers who had been buying game from hunters and meat from small local farms for centuries. Back in Atlanta, she became a butcher at Holeman & Finch, later worked at One Eared Stag and Star Provisions, and now at Storico Fresco, she looks forward to sharing local, sustainable, and authentic Italian foods with fellow Atlantans. Buon appetito!

Spring (market) Awakening!

Wednesday Market Opens Today!

Every Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., take a break from cooking with food and drink from our Market vendors, occasional popup chefs, and local breweries. Prepared food is available to-go or to enjoy at picnic tables in our new shady location on the Lanier Lawn.

  • Dinner's on from S&J Woodfired Pizza, Chef Jenn Robbins, Heritage Farm + Big Green Egg, Midnight Marauder hot dogs, Little Tart Bakeshop, and more. 
  • Enjoy local craft beer by Second Self, Creature Comforts, and Eventide. Also, live music from Half Brassed Band. 
  • Plenty of parking and lovely new location on the Cathedral's Lanier Lawn.
  • Pick up a free 2017 Market canvas shopping tote!

Speaking of shopping totes...

2017 Market Bag Contest Winners!
The winning design for the 2017 Country Financial reusable bag design contest - "Give, Grow and Be Green" - was announced at last Saturday's market. Three local high school art students were presented awards, and shoppers filled their new canvas totes with Market freshness! 

Coming this Saturday, April 22

Celebrate Earth Day at PRFM! Stock up on all things local and delicious, enjoy breakfast and/or lunch at one of our picnic tables, and listen to live music from Half Brassed Band. And don't miss the 10:00 a.m. Chef Demo with Adrian Villarreal of Rreal Tacos for some more springtime fun! Villarreal's midtown taqueria draws inspiration from his hometown of Monterrey, Mexico, 15 years of culinary experience, and fresh, responsibly-sourced seasonal ingredients. Keep it rreal this spring, y'all. 

Reusable Bag Contest Winner + PRFM Birthday

Saturday, April 15

Celebrate with us this Saturday! It's PRFM's 10th Birthday (cake! baby farm animals!), plus we'll unveil the 5th Annual Country Financial Reusable Bag Design Contest winner (bag giveaways!), and a Chef Demo at 10:00 a.m. by our friend Thomas McKeown of Hyatt Regency Atlanta. You'll also enjoy music by Jon Payne while you pick up everything you need for your Easter feast—except for the baby farm animals, those need to go home with the farmers.

Wednesday Market Opens April 19!

Every Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., take a break from cooking with food and drink from our Market vendors, occasional popup chefs, and local breweries. Prepared food is available to-go or to enjoy at picnic tables in our new shady location on the Lanier Lawn.

Opening Day: Chef Nick Leahy of Saltyard kicks off the opening Market with a chef popup. Enjoy local craft beer by Second Self, Creature Comforts, and Eventide, and live music from 1/2 Brassed Band.

It's time. PRFM is back!

Spring has sprung, y'all. Time to buy fresh and local from your favorite PRFM farmers and vendors once again. Join us for our 11th season, beginning this Saturday (8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)!

Enjoy the sweet sounds of Fiddles of November all morning, and check out the Chef Demo at 10:00 a.m. with Nick Leahy of Saltyard.

Whether you've been with us for 11 years or you're just breaking in your reusable shopping bags, we want you to know that PRFM is committed to building community; which is why we're excited to launch this new page on our website, dedicated to sharing all of the programs of which we're honored to be a part. Click on over to learn more about:

  • Weekly Chef Demos
  • Wholesome Wave + SNAP/Food Stamp Program
  • Annual Reusable Bag Contest
  • Meals on Wheels + PRFM
  • Fruit Trees for Farmers
  • One Table
  • Old Ways: The African Heritage Diet
  • Nourish - A Guide to Incorporating Local Food at the Family Table
  • AgSouth Farm Credit

From Our Market Manager

Peachtree Road Farmers Market is a home to so many people. 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. Atlantans wanted farm-fresh produce, meats, and dairy, and the community supported the idea by supplying locally grown food and related products.

This year has been special as we've had another day to serve as a place for community. The addition of the Wednesday evening market series has provided all the delights of Saturday with a more casual pace. Families gather for farm-to fork-dinners and mid-week groceries, enjoying the fellowship while the kids enjoy the playground.

We continue to partner with Wholesome Wave Georgia to double food stamp benefits at the market and have provided over $23,000 in benefits. Not only does the program make healthy choices from local farmers more affordable, it keeps the money in the community. One of my favorite programs is our partnership with Meals on Wheels Atlanta. Each week we buy over 150 lbs. of fresh produce from our farmers at market close to provide food to local seniors in need. These are often the only fresh veggies the recipients receive. We are so proud to have supplied over 5,000 lbs. of fresh locally grown veggies to feed our senior community.

As our 10th season comes to a close, we are so grateful for another successful year! The market would not be possible without support from our sponsors: Country FinancialPiedmont HealthcareWholesome Wave Georgia, and Whole Foods Buckhead. We are grateful to our host, The Cathedral of St. Philip, our team of 31 volunteers, our farmers, vendors, and artisans. Most importantly, it is our shoppers who support the market in sun, rain, cold, and summer heat! Without your commitment to the market and to buying local, none of this would be possible.

We wish you a wonderful winter season and look forward to seeing you at our Saturday Market opening April 1-Dec 16 and our Wednesday Evening Market opening April 19-Oct 25.

Sincerely,

Lauren Carey
Executive Director

Stock(ing) up!

Saturday, December 17

You won't want to miss the last market of 2016! Live music. Artists. Filling your pantry and your stockings. Check, check, double-check. You got this.

Our Holiday Artist Market features more than 35 local artists who join your favorite PRFM vendors for some very special shopping inside the cathedral. Think fine jewelry, original paintings and photography, handcrafted clothing and accessories, doggy treats, bath and body collections, pottery, fiber and paper art, wooden bowls, woven baskets, and more! And remember, at the info tent you can pick up a gift sure to warm every heart, The Farmer Fund Calendar.

The real deal

Saturday, December 10

There are just two markets left this season, and they're both inside where it's cozy! So make your list, check it twice, and fill not only those stockings, but also that pantry! And while you're multitasking like a pro, take a quick rest, learn something, and have a little snack at this week's 10:00 a.m. Chef Demo with Atlanta's farm-to-table visionaryAnne Quatrano. You know and love her from destinations like Bacchanalia, Floataway Café, Little Bacch, Star Provisions, and most recently, her Ponce City Market restaurant W. H. Stiles Fish Camp (aka Dub’s). Plan to cross off one more item on that list by picking up a special cookbook, Summerland: Recipes for Celebrating with Southern Hospitality, and getting it signed by Chef Quatrano (books available at the Cathedral store). You're amazing. P.S. In other amazing news, there'll be shrimp for sale this week (because holiday parties need both kinds of cocktails).

Saturday, December 17

You won't want to miss our final PRFM of the season, including a special Holiday Artist Market, where more than 35 local artists will join regular PRFM vendors for some very special shopping inside the cathedral. Think fine jewelry, original paintings and photography, handcrafted clothing and accessories, doggy treats, bath and body collections, pottery, fiber and paper art, wooden bowls, woven baskets, and more! And remember, at the info tent through the end of market season you can pick up a gift sure to warm every heart, The Farmer Fund Calendar.

Comfort and joy

Saturday, December 3

Only three markets remain this season, so start stocking up and don't forget to treat yourself! Stop by our Chef Demo at 10:00 a.m. where Chef Suzanne Vizethann can help you with that. You might remember Chef Suzanne from her catering business, The Hungry Peach, or from her big win on Food Network's CHOPPED. But if you haven't stopped by her most recent success story, Buttermilk Kitchen, what are you waiting for? Suzanne combines her experience working with some of the industry's most creative chefs (Richard Blais and Eli Kirshtein) with her appreciation of time-honored techniques to bring us breakfast and lunch all made from scratch. She uses sustainable, local ingredients, and her monthly fried chicken nights are not to be missed! Let's just say, feeling cozy isn't an issue when Chef Suzanne is around. 

Gift local on December 17!

You won't want to miss our final PRFM of the season, including a special Holiday Artist Market, where more than 35 local artists will join regular PRFM vendors for some very special shopping inside the cathedral. Think fine jewelry, original paintings and photography, handcrafted clothing and accessories, doggy treats, bath and body collections, pottery, fiber and paper art, wooden bowls, woven baskets, and more! And remember, at the info tent every Saturday through the end of market season, you can pick up a gift sure to warm every heart, The Farmer Fund Calendar.

Artist Market + Santa

Saturday, November 26

Shop local this holiday, starting with our Holiday Artist Markets, when more than 35 local artists join regular PRFM vendors for two special shopping days inside the cathedral (November 26 and December 17). Think fine jewelry, original paintings and photography, handcrafted clothing and accessories, doggy treats, bath and body collections, pottery, fiber and paper art, wooden bowls, woven baskets, and more! Plus, bring the whole family (including furry friends!) and take-your-own free photos with Santa on November 26 (special guests: Chefs Kevin Gillespie, Andreas Muller, and Joey Ward!). And at the info tent every Saturday through the end of market season (December 17), you can pick up a gift sure to warm every heart, The Farmer Fund Calendar.

In case you missed it...

Check out this article on PRFM's collaboration with Meals on Wheels Atlanta!