Published on August 12th, 2016 |


Chef demo at Saturday’s Farmers Market is by 2 kids from a farming family

This Saturday’s 10 a.m. chef demonstration at the Peachtree Road Farmers Market is going to be something special. The chef duo for Aug. 13 is two kids who love to cook and have family ties to good produce and meals.

Brother and sister

Brother and sister Anthony and Danielle of Garlic Clove Foods will be providing the Chef Demo at the Peachtree Road Farmers Market Saturday, Aug. 12

Danielle and Anthony have been Peachtree Road Farmers Market regulars since their family business, Garlic Clove Foods, began participating in the Market in the fall of 2009.

Growing up with access to the fresh fruits and vegetables at the Market has given them an unique perspective and an appreciation for good food.

“They both love to cook and are excited about sharing one of their favorite meals with you this weekend,” said PRFM Manager Lauren Carey. “You can find them helping out with various vendors at both markets (Saturday and Wednesday), and Anthony is also one of our special volunteers.”

Carey issued a special invitation to mothers and fathers: “Bring the kids to learn how easy it is to fix basil meatballs and watermelon salad.” That’s the menu for Saturday morning in the parking lot of The Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road. The market is open 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Take a Wednesday break for cooking

Every Wednesday from 4:30 pm to 8 pm, take a break from cooking with food and drink from familiar Peachtree Road Farmers Market vendors, new vendors, and a rotating popup schedule of Atlanta’s favorite chefs. Food is available to-go or to enjoy at on-site picnic tables at the same location.

And, plan ahead for the special “Veggie ThrowDown” on Wednesday, Aug. 24, from 5-8 p.m. that will feature four chefs cooking with 3 mystery ingredients from the market and Craft Breweries Creature Comforts & Terrapin Beer.

Tickets are $10 for a tasting of all four dishes and can be bought online or at the market. Proceeds go to support PRFM and Slow Food.

2nd Annual Farmer Fund Calendar Party

Can you believe it’s been a year since the inaugural Farmer Fund Calendar Party? Farmer Fund 2016

The 2nd annual calendar release party Aug. 22 will feature lots of local food and beer, courtesy of the Atlanta chefs and breweries, a chance to meet and mingle with local farmers, and live music. And, The Farmer Fund 2017 Calendar  will be revealed, featuring Atlanta chefs in nothing but Hedley & Bennett aprons.
The fun starts at 6pm Aug. 22nd at The Cathedral of St. Philip (2744 Peachtree Road NW). Click here for tickets.

The Calender of Chefs includes: Suzanne Vizethann, Buttermilk Kitchen; Jeff Wall, Kimball House; Ryan Smith, Staplehouse; Hugh Acheson, Empire State South, 5&10; Savannah Haseler, Twains Brewpub & Billiards; Hector Santiago, El Super Pan; Zach Meloy, Better Half; Thomas McKeown, The Hyatt Regency; Hannah Chung, Simply Soul; Andreas Muller, Revival; Rachel Hennon & Crew, Wrecking Barn; Sarah O’Brien, Little Tart Bakery; Lis Hernandez, Arepa Mia and Rusty Bowers, Pine Street Market.

And, the farmers represented are: Belinda & Dave Bentoski, Red Earth Farm; Linda, Tony, Mary & Lisa Scharko, Scharko Farms; Isia Cooper & Chris Clinton, Crack in the Sidewalk Farmlet; Nicolas Donck, Crystal Organics; Ras Kofi, Truly Living Well; Michael Hendricks, Indian Ridge; Nuri Icgoren, Urban Sprouts Farm; Robin Chanin, Global Growers; Brennan & Gwendolyn Washington, Phoenix Gardens; Brent Hall, Free Wheel Farm; Wes & Brad Swancy, Riverview Farms and Matthew Bagshaw & Christi Hansen, Hungry Heart Farm.

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