In Full Swing

This week at PRFM…
Make mom proud by visiting PRFM to get your fruits and veggies—and score some extra points by picking up a spring bouquet and sweet or savory treat for her to enjoy, too!

Chef Demo with Megan McCarthy
and Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Edible Garden
10:00 a.m. on 5/12
Chef Demos are sponsored by
Whole Foods Market
Looking to put a spring in your step this (um) spring? Look no further than Megan McCarthy, healthy lifestyle consultant and chef extraordinaire, to get a few tips on incorporating good-for-you-foods in a good-tasting way. At Healthy Eating 101 and through her work with the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s edible garden, Let’s Move campaign, and Healthy Kids Across America Foundation, Megan teaches kids and adults how to incorporate fresh food into their everyday lifestyles. If simple, fast, and fresh sounds good to you, don’t miss her demo this Saturday.

Canning with Martha! 
9:00 a.m. — Blueberry jam
11:00 a.m. — Pickling 
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Q&A
New this year at PRFM, join us for a series of seasonal canning demos with expert Martha McMillin. Up this week, blueberry jam and pickling! Stop by the demonstration tent at any time for information and to have your questions answered. The farmers market has all the produce you need, and Martha will explain canning techniques for how you can easily put up market produce to store and enjoy throughout the year. Nothing like a juicy tomato sauce or fruity jam in the dead of winter, eh? Agreed.


June 1st from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
One night only! PRFM is bringin’ it on a Friday instead of a Saturday, y’all. Tunes by bluegrass band The Farmland Trio, snackies and dinner from Atlanta’s best food trucks, produce and such from your favorite farmers market vendors, and (as if that weren’t enough to get your weekend going) our own PRFM Iron Chef-style competition. Oh, it’s gonna be brought. So plan to stop by for groceries, dinner, and then a show: the competing chefs will have $45 dollars to shop for ingredients to create plates for 100 patrons (you) to enjoy (and vote on) at 6:00 p.m. The price of tickets is $5 (on sale beginning at 4 p.m.). The price of this much foodie fun on a Friday? Priceless. Participating chefs: Jared Lee of HD1, David Gross of Market, Patric Bell, Justin Balmes, Suzanne Vizethann of The Hungry Peach, and Meghan Lewis of Whole Foods.

- Jennifer Maley