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Published on October 2nd, 2015 |

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Opening hour of Peachtree Rd. Farmers Market changes to 9 a.m. Oct. 3

Just a warning! Those who show up at 8:30 a.m. at the Peachtree Road Farmers Market on Saturday, Oct. 3, likely will end up cooling their heels for a half-hour. The Market’s new fall hours begin Oct. 3 and that means the market opens at 9 a.m. on Saturdays through Dec.19.

Also, don’t get discouraged if you don’t see the usual tents in the parking lot of The Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road in Buckhead. Due to the expected rain, the market this Saturday, Oct. 3, is moving inside the church to the Child Hall. So, stay dry and enjoy Saturday morning.

The Peachtree Road Farmers Market, which is usually located in the parking lot of The Cathedral of St. Philip , has a bunch of goodies lined up for October and November in addition to all the

Chef Todd Richards

Chef Todd Richards

home-grown food items offered by the vendors.

Self-taught chef, Chef Todd Richards, who has worked as Executive Chef at the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead, Partner/Chef at The Shed – where he was recognized as a James Beard Best Chef Semifinalist – and The Pig & The Pearl, will perform the chef demonstration at the market Oct. 3 at 10 a.m.

Chef Todd Richards was also concept developer for One Flew South, the nation’s top rated airport restaurant, and now is at the helm of the kitchen at White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails where he works to leverage the classical nature of his experience at The Ritz-Carlton with the unpretentious nature of neighborhood restaurants.

For those who shop the market, here is an opportunity gain an additional benefit. Buy 7 different types of fruits and vegetables from the farmers and be entered to win $20 in Market tokens, good at all of the vendors.

After shopping, just bring your purchases to the Info Tent, fill out an entry form, and winners will be notified before the next Market. The contest takes place every Pumpkin PatchSaturday through November.

Market Pumpkin Patch, Oct. 24, 9 a.m.-Noon
Bring your cameras, kids, and pups to take Halloween photos at the Market Pumpkin Patch. Pick out your pumpkins for harvest decorating and stock up for your Halloween party on healthy snacks from the vendors!

7th Annual Halloween Parade – Oct. 31, 11 a.m.
Parade steps off at 11 am at the Info Tent. The Market welcomes kids of all ages, dogs and their people to the Market Halloween Parade. Bring the kids and pups in their favorite costumes and join the parade around the Market to have a chance at the following prizes.

Dog Costume Prizes: Most Farmers-Market Inspired, Best Duo Costume (person & dog in complementary costumes) and Most Original.

People Costume Prizes: Most Farmers-Market Inspired, Best use of Recycled & Green Materials, I’m too young to protest (under 18 months).

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