Time to celebrate!

This Saturday...

Celebrate the Market's ninth birthday with us! We'll have visits from friendly farm animals, live music, and birthday cake from Flora & Flour. At 9:00 a.m., PRFM and COUNTRY Financial will announce the winning design for the 2016 Market shopping bag, which means we're the ones giving out presents (reusable shopping bags, y'all). And at 10:00 a.m. don't miss the chef demo with loyal PRFM supporter, Thomas McKeown of Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Chef Thomas has influenced the culture of the Hyatt by expanding their support of local farms in Atlanta and across the country.

This Wednesday...

Our Chef Pop-up of the week is the one and only Nick Melvin of Venkman’s, and beer

will be on hand from Second Self Beer Company (donations for beer go to programs supporting the farmers—this season PRFM bought $5,000 worth of fruit trees & bushes to give to our farmers as an investment in more fruit at the market). Stop by for your midweek shopping and supper!

- Jennifer Maley

Happy Birthday to Us!

This Saturday you're invited to Peachtree Road Farmers Market's eighth birthday party (don't worry, we'll be nice and dry inside)! Bring the whole family to visit our special guests of honor, farm animals from Fairywood Thicket Farm, and enjoy birthday cake from Sweet Auburn Bakery. After visiting with the animals, you and the kids can keep the celebration going by stopping by the Your Happy Nest tent for creative activities celebrating PRFM's birthday all morning long. And all that partying will work up an appetite, so don't miss this week's Chef Demo at 10 a.m. with Nick Leahy of Saltyard. Party on, y'all!

- Jennifer Maley

Celebrate with us this Saturday!

This week at PRFM we celebrate our seventh birthday in style! Join us for the announcement of our reusable bag design contest winner, birthday cake and hats, farm animals, and chef demo by our founder Linton Hopkins (we thought he was busy last year, but this year he's launching Eugene Kitchen—bringing his restaurants' from-scratch pantry products to the masses—and a pre-prohibition style beer in collaboration with Red Hare Brewing). Cheers, y'all!

- Jennifer Maley

PRFM Reusable Bag Design Update

PRFM Bag Design Winner To Be Announced,
Birthday Celebration Planned for April 26

The Peachtree Road Farmers Market and COUNTRY Financial are gearing up for a party on Sat., April 26 as the Market celebrates its seventh birthday and COUNTRY announces the winner of this year’s reusable bag design contest.

Three Atlanta high school students have been selected as finalists for the “Grow Your Own Way” themed bag design contest. The finalists are:

· Kinley Davis, 9th grade, Grady High School
· Tahj Mitchell, 11th grade, Mays High School
· Mei Nathan, 9th grade, Grady High School

The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship from COUNTRY; the two runner-ups will receive a $500 scholarship.

The winning design will be unveiled during the Market’s seventh birthday celebration, which will include cake, birthday hats and a singing of “Happy Birthday.”

A demonstration by Chef Linton Hopkins of Restaurant Eugene is also planned, along with a visit from our farm animal friends featuring baby goats, chickens and a pony, weather permitting.

For more information on the contest, visit

About COUNTRY Financial
COUNTRY Financial ( serves about one million households and businesses throughout the United States. It offers a full range of financial products and services from auto, home and life insurance to retirement planning services, investment management and annuities.

About Peachtree Road Farmers Market
Founded in 2007, Peachtree Road Farmers Market is the largest producer-only farmers market in Georgia. Peachtree Road Farmers Market is proud to have more GA farmers selling their own goods than anywhere else in state. Housed in the parking lot of The Cathedral of St. Philip, this centrally-located weekly market brings the community together around local food. To learn more about how Peachtree Road Farmers Market aims to grow, nourish and inspire the community, become a Twitter follower, Facebook fan, blog reader and visit

Happy Birthday to Us

Peachtree Road Farmers Market is 6 years young. Celebrate with us this Saturday—we think you’ll like how we roll—cake, animals to pat, and a good ol’ round of Happy Birthday singing. Extra points if you get the animals to sing.

Also, you won’t want to miss a chef demo with one of our PRFM favorites…

Thomas McKeown of 
Grand Hyatt Atlanta
10:00 a.m. on 4/20
Chef Demos are sponsored by
COUNTRY Financial 
Maybe you’ve joined Chef Thomas on one of his super-fun market tours at PRFM. Maybe you’ve seen those happening and thought, “That chef is pretty cool and smart.” You thought right. He’s passionate about local and sustainable, putting his talents to work as executive chef of Grand Hyatt Atlanta’s Cassis restaurant. For more on Chef Thomas, check here. And don’t forget to stop by the demo tent this Saturday after you’ve had a nibble of birthday cake. That’s the perfect time to ask Chef T about hopping on a market tour this season, we think. 

- Jennifer Maley