I picked the most beautiful day to go to the Peachtree Road Farmers Market. The sun was shining early in the morning and driving down Peachtree tons of people walking around, jogging and just enjoying a cup of coffee. I have never been to this market and I will try several more in the near future. I think it is great that these vendors come together to show their fresh produce, herb plants and cheese. The location is in the parking lot of the Cathedral of St. Phillip, 2744 Peachtree Road NW. The market is opened on Saturday mornings from April 10th to December 18 and the hours are 8:30 until 12:30. There is a chefs demo at 10:00 and features some of the top chefs in Atlanta. The chefs create original recipes from the ingredients offered at the market.
Here is the chefs schedule for April and May
April 24th Linton Hopkins of restaurant Eugene
May 1st Todd Ginsberg of Bacado Restaurant
May 8th Shaun Doty of Shaun's Restaurant
May 15th Les Dames culinary yard Sale with live music
May 22nd Carvel Grant Gould of Canoe Restaurant
May 29th Lisa Rochon
There was ample parking, cars coming and going so just be patient and you will find a spot. I decided to park on the side street.
There is a map of the farmers, growers and producers and also a list on the Peachtree Road Farmers Market website http://www.peachtreeroadfarmersmarket.com/.
Taylor Farms is one of my favorites. They have a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) which is a mutually beneficial partnership between a farmer and a community. Members purchase shares of the farm and in exchange receive a weekly delivery of fresh locally grown produce. Taylor farms located in Ellenwood, Ga and is family owned and operated by Neil and Marcia Taylor. I find their blog very interesting http://taylorganic.blogspot.com/
The chefs demos start at 10:00 each day and today we have a demo by Todd Richards of Rolling Bones.
Farmer Jeff's Produce http://www.localharvest.org/farms/M12772 Orchard Hill, Ga
Hidden Springs Farm Williamson, Ga http://www.hsffarm.com/ Ray and Donna Lopes are the beekeepers selling pure raw honey products.
H & F Bread Co. Atlanta Ga. http://hfbreadco.com/index.html Selling artisanal baked breads and pastries.
Heirloom Gardens Cumming Ga. Specializing in heirloom tomatoes, salad greens and premium cut flowers.
Green Ola Acres Mcdonough, Ga http://ola.locallygrown.net/ naturally grown produce, plants and eggs.
Dubberly's Seafood selling fresh Georgia shrimp.
David Jeffries Kitchen Atlanta Ga http://www.davidjeffrieskitchen.com/home Producing hand crafted sweet and savory Biscotti using natural ingredients from old world recipes.
Country Gardens Farm and Nursery Newnan, Ga.
Cole's lake Dairy Carrollton, Ga
The parents of these goats are used to produce their goat cheese!
Caly Road Creamery Villa Rica, Ga http://calyroadcreamery.wordpress.com/ West Georgia creamery producing artisan cheeses.
Caligirl Jewels 404-441-3438
Atlanta Fresh Artisan Creamery, Norcross, Ga http://www.atlantafresh.com/YogurtProducts.html Exquisite local artisan Greek yogurt and fresh mozzarella cheese.
Abundant harvest Gardens Winston, Ga. Selling certified naturally grown fruits, vegetables and eggs.