Published on June 21st, 2016 |


Peachtree Road Farmers Market rated Georgia’s best again

Something that many Buckhead foodies know was once again affirmed this month when “dish,” a product of Hearst home and family digital network, ranked the Peachtree Road Farmers Market Georgia’s No. 1 market.Farmers Market new logo

Ranking the best farmers markets in all 50 states, “dish” called them “the cream of the local, organic crop.”

Of Buckhead’s Peachtree Road Farmers Market, “dish” stated, “The 10-year-old Atlanta market is the largest producer-only farmers market in the state. Guests can enjoy locally grown produce, farm-to-table meals, live music and sample local breweries’ offerings.”

The Peachtree Road Farmers Market is open every Saturday morning from mid-April to mid-December and this year is open on Wednesday afternoons and early evenings at The Cathedral of St. Philip, 2740 Peachtree Road, NW in Buckhead. For more information click here.

Speaking of the Saturday markets, which feature chef demonstrations at 10 a.m., Chef Jason Paolini of Linton’s restaurant will be doing the chef demo June 25. This week will also feature lots of tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, peppers, onions, fresh greens, and more plus plenty of vendor breakfast  and lunch options.

Time’s running out for dinner

One of the regular vendors at the Peachtree Road Farmers Market over the years.

One of the regular vendors at the Peachtree Road Farmers Market over the years.

Only a few tickets remain for the market’s 4th Annual Sunday Supper event June 26, featuring a multi-course family-style meal by Atlanta’s best chefs and featuring the market’s farmers. The cost is $75 per person or $550 for a table of eight. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

A bit more pricey special dinner event

WonderRoot and Community Farmers Markets come together this Saturday, June 25, for WonderFarm, an evening featuring farmers, chefs and artists at the new Armour Yards, 165 Ottley Drive in Atlanta.

WonderFarm brings together fare from Atlanta’s most celebrated chefs, made with ingredients selected by farmer Joe Reynolds of Love Is Love, and an art experience curated by Kris Pilcher. WonderFarm will appeal to all five senses.

Armour Yards, a never-before-open-to-the-public venue, will play host to a cocktail reception, gourmet seated dinner, interactive demonstrations, performances, art installations and a silent auction from 7-11 p.m. The cost is $250 per person, with host levels begin at $750 and $3,500 for a table of 10. CLICK HERE for tickets.

Featured Chefs: Anu Adebara (Avalon), Nick Anderson, Chef Beee (Quiche and Tell), Angus Brown (Octopus Bar), Cathy Conway (Avalon Catering), Carla DeRosa (The Living Foods Institute), Sarah Dodge (Preserving Place), Todd Ginsberg (The General Muir, Yalla, Fred’s Meat & Bread), Nick Leahy (Saltyard), Martha McMillan (Preserving Place), Philip Meeker (Bright Seed), Sarah O’Brien (The Little Tart Bakeshop), Kevin Ouzts (The Spotted Trotter and Cockentrice), Jeff Wall (Kimball House).

Beverages: Kellie Thorn (Empire State South), Shanna Mayo (Amer), Melanie Wade (Golda Kombucha), Chasidy and Billy Atchison (Banjo Coffee).

Featured Artists: Dana Haugaard, Meredith Kooi, Antonio Darden, Mike Stasny, Nikki Zarrabi, Angela Bortone, Llucy Llong, Dale Adams, and Atlanta 360 Interactive Studios.

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