mother's day

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This week at PRFM...
Mother’s Day weekend is here. Don’t worry, PRFM has got you covered. Pick up some flowers and jewelry plus all the fixings (strawberries, anyone?) for a super-impressive brunch that any mama is sure to love—almost as much as she loves you.

Chef Demo
with Zach Meloy of BETTER HALF
10:00 a.m. on 5/9
Chef Demos are sponsored by
Piedmont Hospital
Chef Zach Meloy is a native Georgian who has experience in kitchens across the Southeast (with chefs like Gerry Klaskala, Jay Swift, and Frank Stitt) as well as in Latin America (including Costa Rica, where he met his "better half," Cristina). In 2011, Zach and Cristina launched their popular supper club, PushStart Kitchen, which gained such a following that the couple decided to open a brick-and-mortar restaurant (funded on Kickstarter by their many fans). At the end of 2013, they opened BETTER HALF, recently named by Garden & Gun as one of the five most exciting new restaurants in the South. Check out this week's demo and see exactly what all the buzz is about!

Master Gardeners Info Tent
Let your Central Fulton County Master Gardeners help you grow your garden! Now is a great time to plant, and the master gardeners will share their tips for getting your spring garden going. Got a garden question? They'll help you identify that mystery plant or figure out why your herbs aren't flourishing.

Food for thought...

Piedmont Healthcare's 
"Living Better"
Berries are coming into full swing now! Not only are they delicious, but they help keep you healthy! Read more about the health benefits of berries at Piedmont Healthcare's "Living Better" website. Lena Beal, a therapeutic dietitian at Piedmont's Fuqua Heart Center, shares the three biggest benefits of these super-food fruits as well as ways to incorporate them into a balanced diet.

Save the date...

3rd Annual Sunday Supper
Join us on June 14th at 5:30 p.m. for the 3rd Annual PRFM Sunday Supper! Nine Atlanta area chefs will serve up family-style dishes made with farm-fresh, local ingredients sourced from PRFM farmers and vendors. Guests will dine at a table with a farmer and enjoy drinks from Second Self Brewing Company and Brookhaven Wines.

Chefs include Terry Koval of Wrecking Bar, Adam Evans of The Optimist, Nick Leahy of Saltyard, Rusty Bowers of Pine Street Market, Jenn Robbins of Avalon Catering, Thomas McKeown of The Grand Hyatt Buckhead, Sarah O'Brien of Little Tart Bakeshop, Suzi Sheffield of Beautiful Briny Sea, and Adam Waller of Bocado. 

Tickets are $75 each, or you can buy a table of 8 for $550. The fundraising dinner will be held in Child Hall at the Cathedral of St. Philip. Tickets are available now at Brown Paper Tickets.

This event is sponsored by Country Financial and funds raised support Market programs including Wholesome Wave GA food stamp doubling, operating costs, children's programming, and healthy eating initiatives.

- Jennifer Maley

A market any mother would love

This week at PRFM...
Mother’s Day weekend is here. Don’t worry, PRFM has got you covered. Pick up some flowers and jewelry plus all the fixings (strawberries and asparagus, maybe?) for a super-impressive brunch that any lady is sure to love almost as much as she loves you.

Chef Demo with Chris Hall
of Local Three
10:00 a.m. on 5/10
Chef Demos are sponsored by
COUNTRY Financial
We've said it before, but it's worth saying again: Chris Hall is good people. The self-taught chef is managing partner of Local Three, a founder of The Giving Kitchen, and a partner of Staplehouse (the upcoming restaurant is his fourth Atlanta venture). Stop by the demo tent this Saturday to check out a chef that we're sure makes mama proud.

Master Gardeners
These experts will be on hand to share tips and help you grow your garden! Get advice on how to use our farmers' transplants to create or add to your veggie patch. Got a garden question? Go ahead, let them help you identify that mystery plant or figure out why your azalea just won’t bloom.

Save the date!
Our 2nd Annual Sunday Supper is June 22 at 5:30 pm at The Cathedral of St. Philip. Featuring ten chefs cooking their take on "Sunday supper," plus local breweries, wine, live music, and an outstanding auction. Tickets are $70 and available online here (create an account and choose the "make a payment" option). Watch for more details!

- Jennifer Maley

A Mother of a Market

Mother’s Day weekend is coming. Don’t worry, PRFM has got you covered. Pick up some flowers and jewelry plus all the fixings for a super-impressive brunch that any lady is sure to love—almost as much as she loves you (aww).

Chef Demo with Chris Hall
of Local Three
10:00 a.m. on 5/11
Chef Demos are sponsored by
COUNTRY Financial
Speaking of love…we love Chef Chris Hall. There, we said it (again). We can’t get enough of his cooking, which, with Local Three’s mantra, “People Matter Most, Local Is Priority, Seasonal Makes Sense, Authenticity Rules, Quality Governs, Delicious Trumps, Pretense Stinks, Comfort Feels Good, Appreciation Tastes Better, Prudence Sustains It All” is guaranteed to please. We’re sure this awesome motto has inspired Chris and partners Todd Mussman and Ryan Turner’s newest ventures, too: planning Common Quarter restaurant for East Cobb and working as consulting partners for Staplehouse. Chris is good people, y’all—don’t miss hanging with him this Saturday!

Reminder: TONIGHT!

Monday, May 6
From 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. the Virginia-Highlands YEAH! Burger will donate 10% of all proceeds to support PRFM! Burger + shake + doing good for your local market = Monday made.

- Jennifer Maley

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

Delicious Demo—And that’s the truth!

Check out this week’s Chef Demo with
Scott Serpas of Serpas True Food - 10:00 am on 5/07
Chef Demos are sponsored by Whole Foods Market

Chef Scott Serpas is known for his honest approach to southern food with Louisiana flair. So it’s fitting that we welcome him back to PRFM on Mother’s Day weekend, a time when we celebrate true love with truly good food. And if you’ve ever stopped by Serpas True Food or if you happened to join us for last year’s demo with Chef Serpas, you know what we mean by truly good food. Check out his bio here and stop by the demo tent this Saturday for a special recipe—one that you might even want to share with Mom! P.S. PRFM is the perfect last-minute Mother’s Day gift spot. Nothing says “I love you” like cooking up something delicious to share or giving the gift of our vendors’ incredible products. Bon Appétit, Mom!

- Jennifer Maley