Fired Up

This week at PRFM…

Chef Demo with E.J. Hodgkinson
Woodfire Grill
10:00 a.m. on 10/22
Chef Demos are sponsored by
Whole Foods Market
Remember our friend Kevin Gillespie and a little outfit known as Woodfire Grill? Thought so. Then you won’t want to miss this week’s demo with Kevin’s right-hand-man (sous chef, for you industry folk), E.J. Hodgkinson. A native Californian, E.J. knows the value of organic local foods and the importance of sustainable agriculture. His previous work at Idaho’s prestigious Sun Valley Resort, California’s Tomei restaurant, and Austin’s 34th St. Café prepared him well to join Woodfire in 2008, just after moving to our fair city. There, he and Chef Gillespie work together in creating the daily menu and promoting locally-sourced, ingredient-driven cuisine. The result, as Woodfire fans know well, is locally-sourced, Woodfire-driven diners.

PRFM supports Food Day
Saturday, October 22
Food Day is a national program (similar to Earth Day) dedicated to uniting consumers, farmers, chefs, and more to push for healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable way. Food Day Georgia is organizing an “I Eat Real” social media campaign to spread awareness, and PRFM is excited to partner with them on this exciting project! Stop by the Food Day tent this Saturday where you can write your own poster listing your favorite healthy food, have your photo taken with it, and a volunteer will post your photo to the Food Day Georgia Facebook page in support of Food Day 2011 (October 24th). Bringing a whole new meaning to say cheese!

Thanks and save the date…

Market (S)mash!
Thanks to each and every shopper who supported last week’s Mash-up! PRFM raised $5,877 of our $6,000 goal. The judges’ favorite Mash-up dish was Quick Pickled Turnips by Lisa Rochon, Heirloom Gardens, Greenleaf Farm, and Fairywood Thicket; and shoppers’ favorite was the Savory Tart from The Spotted Trotter, Red Queen Tarts, and Indian Ridge Farm.

To raise the remaining funds PRFM needs to pay yearly city fees, Farm Burger Buckhead will sell market-inspired sliders on October 29th at Peachtree Road Farmers Market’s annual Halloween Parade and Costume Contest! A portion of the proceeds will go to support PRFM, so don’t miss this fun-fest. The parade and costume contest is open to kids of all ages (and dogs, too!), and steps off at 11:00 a.m. at the October 29 PRFM.

- Jennifer Maley