TOMORROW, October 15th from 9:00 – 12:00 in addition to the regular Saturday morning fabulousness, Peachtree Road Farmers Market will be holding the 2nd annual Market Mash-Up aiming to “bring together farmers and culinary community for a cause.”
Here’s the Q+DD: Local farmers and purveyors of locally made foods will team up to whip up custom dishes that incorporate their specialties and will be judged by CELEBRITY JUDGES*! There are 10 competing teams including: Spotted Trotter, Red Queen Tarts and Indian Ridge, Hope’s Gardens, Riverview Farms, H&F Bread, Greenleaf Farms, & Il Bel Cuore!
The early bird gets the worm: only 250 tasting tickets are available for sale starting at 9:00AM for a mere $5 a piece! The tasting will run from 10:00 – 11:00 or until they run out.
*This year’s celebrity Judges include:
Kim Severson, Atlanta bureau chief of The New York Times and Author of Spoon Fed
Christiane Lauterbach, Dining Critic, Atlanta Magazine & Knife & Fork
The best part: The proceeds from the Market Mash-Up will help fund the Peachtree Road Farmers Market’s 2012 city permit fees and city required police officer.PRFM hopes to raise the $5,750 needed to cover these expenses so we can avoid raising vendor fees.
Guys, PRFM is not only a super cool and awesome way to get fresh, fabulous fare – but I think it’s really important to recognize the importance of supporting our local farmers.
PRFM strives to support local farmers and provide a welcoming community for them, and believes it is “essential to the health and well being of this community to know the both the farmer and the food they grow.” Lauren Carey, Peachtree Road Farmers Market Manager adds,“Accessibility to fresh local produce is a gift; it means so much more to shake the hand of the farmer that grew the vegetables on your dinner plate.” How true!
I’ll be there – I hope to see you guys too!
Special thanks to my dear friend Adrienne, Peachtree Road Farmers Market volunteer and all-around awesome person, for bringing this fantastic event to my attention!