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  • Outreach Spotlight: East Atlanta Kids Club at EAVFM

    The East Atlanta Kids Club visited the market yesterday to go on a My Plate scavenger hunt. They learned about the fruits and vegetables that provide them with vitamins and nutrients, the protein that makes their muscles strong,… Read More

  • Recipe: Herbed Carrot Dip

    Herbed Carrot Dipe Recipe by Chef Carolynn Ladd of A Date with Figs Demonstrated at East Atlanta Village Farmers Market on May 4, 2017 Ingredients Market Ingredients: 1 bunch carrots – sliced (Crack in the Sidewalk Farmlet) 1 spring onion-… Read More

  • Recipe: Creamed Greens with Parmesan Chips

    Creamed Greens with Parmesan Chips Recipe by Chef Paola Villafane Demonstrated at Decatur Farmers Market on May 3, 2017 Ingredients Spinach (Furrowed Farms) 1 lb Green onions (Global Growers) 4 small Infused Sunflower seed Oil (Oliver Farms) 2 Tablespoons Whole… Read More

  • Recipe: Spring Salad with Nut Butter Dressing

    Spring Salad with Nut Butter Dressing Recipe by Porter Mitchell Demonstrated at East Atlanta Village Farmers Market on April 27, 2017 Ingredients Makes enough for potluck sized salad bowl: 3 gem lettuces Crack in the Sidewalk – $8 2 bunches… Read More

  • Recipe: Spring Arugula Salad with King of Pops Dressing

    Spring Arugula Salad with King of Pops Dressing Recipe by Chef Andrea Blanton Demonstrated at Grant Park Farmers Market on April 30, 2017 Ingredients Dressing: 1 King of Pops Popsicle – Raspberry Rosewater or Strawberry Basil 1/4 cup Sunflower oil –… Read More

  • Recipe: Peanut Butter Protein Bites

    Peanut Butter Protein Bites Recipe by Chef Liz Crawshaw Demonstrated at Decatur Farmers Market – Saturday on April 29, 2017 Ingredients Market Ingredients: 2/3 cup Sourwood Honey – Bee Wild, $15.00/12 oz, 1 cup Crunchy Peanut Butter – Georgia Grinders,… Read More

  • Recipe: Macerated Georgia Strawberries with Lemon Diplomat

    Macerated Georgia Strawberries with Lemon Diplomat Recipe by Chef Matthew Ridgway of Gypsy Kitchen – Atlanta Demonstrated at Ponce City Farmers Market on April 25, 2017 / East Atlanta Village Farmers Market on May 18, 2017 Ingredients Macerated Strawberries 3 cups… Read More

  • Recipe: Grilled Hakurei Turnips Over Wilted Mustard Greens

    Grilled Hakurei Turnips Over Wilted Mustard Greens Recipe by Chef Liz Crawshaw Demonstrated at Decatur Farmers Market on April 22, 2017 Ingredients 1 punnet Hakurei Turnips @ $4 (Furrowed Earth) 1/2 lb Hakurei Turnips @ $2 (King of Crops) 2… Read More

  • Outreach Spotlight: Asparagus Salad with DHA Adults

    Once a month, we work with the Wylde Center to host cooking classes for a class of seniors and two classes of adults living at the Decatur Housing Authority. This month, we made a shaved asparagus ribbon salad, dressed… Read More

  • Outreach Spotlight: Strawberries and Granola at Trinity Walk

    Families living in Trinity Walk learned another way to enjoy locally-grown strawberries – with homemade granola! Special thanks to Cooking Matters for hosting the six-week class series around cooking techniques and recipes for families. 

  • Recipe: Grilled Market Veggies

    Grilled Market Veggies Recipe by Chef Liz Crawshaw Demonstrated at Decatur Farmers Market on April 15, 2017 Ingredients 2 x bunches of asparagus (Watsonia, $11) 2 x bok choy heads (Furrowed Earth, $7) 1 x Radicchio (Jody’s Farm, $3) 4 TBSP cold… Read More

  • Recipe: Spring is Here! Rolls

    Spring Is Here! Rolls Recipe by Chef Paola Villafane Demonstrated at Decatur Farmers Market on April 12, 2017 Ingredients Global Growers carrots Global Growers green garlic Global Growers Broccolini Soy sauce Apple cider vinegar Rice paper rounds Dragonfly Designs Studio Hot and Regular Pepper Jelly… Read More

  • Recipe: Salad with Yin Yang Dressing

    Salad with Yin Yang Dressing Recipe by Chef David Sweeney Demonstrated at Ponce City Farmers Market on April 11, 2017 Ingredients 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 tbsp. tamari 2 tbsp. Raw Coconut Vinegar 1 tsp Honey ½ tsp Umeboshi Paste 5… Read More

  • Outreach Spotlight: Touch-a-Truck in Decatur

    Local families turned out in droves for Decatur’s Touch-a-Truck event March 25 and our Decatur Farmers Market crew was a part of the fun. This annual event is must for young kids and their parents. Decatur gathers all… Read More

  • Outreach Spotlight: Drew Charter Pop-up Markets

    In March, we organized a farmers market Pop Up at Drew Charter Elementary in East Lake. Kids and parents alike were excited to see our big table full of greens, root veggies, eggs and other goods. We worked… Read More

  • Outreach Spotlight: Raw and Pickled Root Veggies

    With the students in the YMCA’s after school program this week, we read “Tops and Bottoms” by Janet Stevens and talked about all of the yummy food that surprises us growing under the ground. Then we did a taste… Read More

  • Outreach Spotlight: Kids Day on the Farm

    In collaboration with Georgia Organics, we hosted “Compost Critters: Kids Day on the Farm” at Love is Love Farm as part of the Atlanta Science Festival. Families from all around Atlanta visited the farm to learn about the… Read More

  • Outreach Spotlight: Mini Quiche with DHA Seniors

    For our March cooking class with the seniors at the Decatur Housing Authority, Chef Liz led participants in making mini quiches with seasonal produce. The recipe is nutritious, easy to freeze and store, and adaptable to any season…. Read More

  • Outreach Spotlight: Seasonal Greens 101

    With the Stewart Center Wellness Cooperative, we learned about the many different greens available this season. The ones we like in salads like lettuce, spinach, kale, and spicy greens like dandelion greens; as well as, the ones we like… Read More

  • Outreach Spotlight: “Bottoms” (Root Veggies) with Decatur YMCA Preschoolers

    For our lesson with the Decatur YMCA preschoolers this week, we picked up carrots and beets from the Decatur Farmers Market.  To begin the lesson, we read the book “Tops and Bottoms” by Janet Stevens – a story… Read More

  • Root Vegetable Pastelillos

    Recipe: Root Vegetable Pastelillos

    Root Vegetable Pastelillos Recipe by Chef Paola Villafane Demonstrated at Decatur Farmers Market on February 22, 2017 Ingredients One large rutabaga — Jody’s Farm Two medium carrots — Jody’s Farm Three medium beets — Local Lands Oliver Farms Pecan oil… Read More

  • Outreach Spotlight: Pickled Radishes with DHA Seniors

    With the seniors at the Decatur Housing Authority this week, we pickled radishes. We simmered the below ingredients into a brine and poured it over sliced radishes in a glass jar. Then, the radishes just sit for about… Read More

  • Salad with Nut Pate Dressing

    Recipe: Salad with Nut Pate Dressing

    Salad with Nut Pate Dressing Recipe by Chef Paola Villafane Demonstrated at Decatur Farmers Market on February 8, 2017 Ingredients Half tub of walnut tomato basil pate — Nuts for Pate Head lettuce — Jody’s Farm Bag spinach — Local Lands Bunch radishes (about 5-6 radishes) — Jody’s… Read More

  • CFM Market Ambassard

    Farmers Market Ambassador

    CFM seeks part time Farmers Market Ambassadors: Community Farmers Markets seeks part time seasonal Farmers Market Ambassadors to join our farmers market teams. The Farmers Market Ambassadors serve as the welcoming face of the market and will be… Read More

  • Thank You to Our Chefs & Bartenders!

    Our partnerships with local chefs, bartenders and restaurants are crucial to the success of our markets. Our chefs and bartenders volunteer to demonstrate preparation of seasonal produce during markets; they work tirelessly to contribute to our fundraising and community… Read More

  • Thank You to Our Musicians!

    We are so grateful for all of the musicians that have donated their time, energy, and talent to make each of our neighborhood markets a fun, warm, and welcoming place throughout our 2015 season. Please support these musicians… Read More

  • Outreach Spotlight: Chili Night at the Stewart Center

    The Stewart Center’s Health Cooperative participants made up their own chili recipes – including market veggies for added vitamins and nutrients. Even the kids jumped in to help chop up all of the veggies. We diced garlic, onions, carrots,… Read More

  • Recipe: Golden Ghee/Milk

    Golden Milk/Ghee Recipe by Carolynn Ladd of A Date with Figs Demonstrated at East Atlanta Village Farmers Market on November 10, 2016 Ingredients Banner Butter Turmeric (Crack in the Sidewalk)  Directions Ghee Heat the unsalted butter ( I like Banner… Read More

  • Outreach Spotlight: Mushroom Lesson with Atlanta Public Schools

    This week, we worked with students from Atlanta Public Schools on a lesson about mushrooms – their parts, their life cycle, and how they are the same and different from other plants that we grow and eat. 

  • Thank You to our Small Business Vendors!

    We are immensely grateful for our community of dedicated vendors. In addition to the vendors who return to our markets each year, we are fortunate to have so many fantastic new vendors this season as well! We’re honored to… Read More

  • Thank You to Our Sponsors!

    We are beyond grateful for the support of our foundation and grant partners and to our sponsors. Thanks to these generous organizations below, we are able to go above and beyond the role of a traditional farmers’ market… Read More

  • Thank You to Our Staff and Board!

    The CFM markets and community could not exist without our passionate and dedicated Board and Staff.  Our staff work tirelessly behind the scenes to run our markets, educational programs and events. Each week they build a platform for our… Read More

  • Thank You to Our Market Community Group Members!

    Our markets could not exist without the support of our communities. Our greatest community champions and advocates for the markets are the members of our Market Community Groups. These individuals wear many hats, acting on behalf of CFM as volunteers,… Read More

  • Thank You to Our Volunteers!

      CFM could not complete its mission without the hard work of so many generous members of our community. We’re talking about all of you, Volunteers! Our awesome volunteer base is integral to the success of our markets, vendors,… Read More

  • Thank You to Our Partners!

    Our community partners help us create dynamic farmers markets that not only serve as a local food access point but also as a gathering place for the neighborhood to share their knowledge, skills, and talents. We are grateful… Read More

  • Thank You to Our Farmers!

    We are immensely grateful for our community of dedicated farmers. We are so proud to be able to work with such an incredible group of farmers who work tirelessly to grow fresh and nutritious food for our communities…. Read More

  • Outreach Spotlight: Root Vegetable Salad with DHA Seniors

    Our winter vegetable taste test include winter greens like arugula, spinach, and varieties of kale along with root veggies like carrots, radishes, and hakurei turnips. We diced and sliced them and combined them so they could be combined… Read More

  • Recipe: Pink-eyed Pea Stew

    Pink-eyed Pea Stew with Toast Recipe by Paola Villafane Demonstrated at Decatur Farmers Market on November 9, 2016 Ingredients One pound of pink eyed peas (Local Lands) Five medium carrots (King of Crops) Two Cubanello peppers (Local Lands) One medium tomato (Mealor… Read More

  • Recipe: Braised Fall Vegetables

    Braised Fall Vegetables in Barley Miso and White Shoyu with Frilly Mustard Green Salad Recipe by Matt Ratcliffe of BLT Steak Demonstrated at Ponce City Farmers Market on November 1, 2016 Ingredients Braised Vegetables (Veggies from Aluma Farms and… Read More

  • Recipe: Squash Chaat with Apples and Dried Fruit

    Recipe by David Choquette of Botiwalla Demonstrated at Ponce City Farmers Market on October 25, 2016 Ingredients Butternut Squash – Aluma Farm Apples – Mercier Orchards Raisins Dried mango Dried pineapple Onion – diced Cilantro – chopped Sev… Read More

  • Bee Wild: The Cadillac of Honey

    Photographs by Jenna Shea Mobley, Words by Bang Tran About an hour north of Atlanta, on a small piece of land tucked away on Lake Lanier, John Wright scales a sourwood tree with youthful grace and speed. He… Read More

  • Recipe: Sauteed Radishes and Arugula Salad with Cider Vinaigrette

    Recipe by Jessica Harlan Demonstrated at Grant Park Farmers Market on October 16, 2016 Ingredients For the vinaigrette: 1/4 cup apple cider (Mercier Orchards) 1 tablespoon cider vinegar 2 teaspoons honey (Verdant Kitchen) 1 teaspoon grainy Dijon mustard Kosher salt… Read More

  • Pickled Peppers with Sourdough Bread by Steven Satterfield

    Recipe: Pickled Peppers on Sourdough with Fresh Chevre

    Recipe by Steven Satterfield Demonstrated at Ponce City Farmers Market on September 24, 2016 Ingredients For pickled peppers: 2 pounds of mix of sweet and hot peppers from Aluma Farm, Truly Living Well, Cosmos Organic Farm and King… Read More

  • Outreach Spotlight: Cooking Matters at EAVFM

    We are so grateful to the volunteers from Cooking Matters who offered a class and market tour at the East Atlanta Farmers Market for low-income families in our community! During the event, Open Hand brought their Cooking Matters… Read More

  • Outreach Spotlight: Celebrating Fall with the Seniors of DHA

    The seniors at the Decatur Housing Authority were thrilled to celebrate the beginning of apple season by making an quick apple crisp together! It’s the perfect time of year for warm, gooey desserts! 

  • Recipe: Sweet Potato and Li Ren Choi Stir Fry With Noodles

    Sweet Potato and Li Ren Choi Stir Fry With Noodles Recipe by Paola Villafane Demonstrated at Decatur Farmers Market on October 12, 2016 Ingredients 6 medium sweet potatoes (Local Lands) 6 small heads if Li Ren Choi or bok choi (Global… Read More

  • 3 bean chili from Seth Freedman of Peach Dish

    Recipe: Butternut Squash and Three Bean Superfood Chili

    Recipe by Seth Freedman Demonstrated at Ponce City Farmers Market on October 11, 2016 Ingredients 1 tbsp. cooking oil 1 onion 2 cloves garlic 3 green onions, divided 2 stalks celery 2 ounce roasted red pepper 1 butternut… Read More

  • Recipe: Chilaquiles

    Recipe by Sean Allen and Robin Pappas of Better Half Atlanta Demonstrated at Westside Farmers Market on October 8, 2016 Ingredients Fried Chips 4 cans tomatoes 1 can chipotle in adobo 3 white onions split and charred 1-2… Read More

  • Outreach Spotlight: Boys Scouts Meeting at Drew

    This week, the Community Farmers Market team had the opportunity to visit the Boy Scouts at Drew Charter School.  With the boy scouts, we led them in acting out how pollinators help farmers and sent them each home with… Read More

  • Radish and Pear with Chevre and Basil

    Recipe: Radishes and Pears with Chevre and Basil

    Recipe by Porter Mitchell Demonstrated at Decatur Farmers Market on September 24, 2016 Ingredients Watermelon radishes from Furrowed Earth Farm Pears from Partnership Farm Fresh Chevre (goat cheese) from Formaggio Basil from Jody’s Farm Directions Slice watermelon radishes… Read More

  • Outreach Spotlight: Seasonal Planting at Springdale Park

    We had a great time planting a seasonal garden with the students at Springdale Park Elementary. We planted sugar snap peas, cauliflower, broccoli, chard, and varieties of kale – all seedlings from our partners at the Wylde Center…. Read More

  • Recipe: Marinated Squash Salad

    Recipe by Michael Bertozzi of Two Urban Licks Demonstrated at Westside Farmers Market on September 18th, 2016 Ingredients Mizuna or arugula from Little Fox Farm Delicata squash from Little Fox Farm Apples from Mercier Orchards Dried Michigan Cherries… Read More

  • CFM Market Ambassard

    Eat Local Y’all: Eat Local Challenge (Learn About Food)

    Where does you food grow? When is it at its most flavorful? How was it grown? After you buy that weird shaped squash, what do you even do with it? Sometimes it can be hard to figure out… Read More

  • Recipe: Red Veggie Toss with Walnut Cumin Pate

    Recipe by Chef Paola Demonstrated at Decatur Farmers Market on September 14, 2016 Ingredients 1 pint of cherry tomatoes from Mountain Earth Farms 8 large red okra from Mealor Family Gardens 5 medium sweet peppers from Mountain Earth… Read More

  • Recipe: Chicken Soup “Avgolemono”

    Recipe by Chef Pano Karatassos Demonstrated at Ponce City Farmers Market on September 13, 2016 Ingredients For the chicken: 1 half chicken breast 2 cups milk 1 clove garlic 3 sprigs of thyme salt and pepper to taste For… Read More

  • Recipe: Fried Apple Pie with Milk Jam

    Recipe by Deborah Van Trece Demonstrated at Westside Farmers Market on September 11, 2016 Milk jam: 1 quart whole milk from Formaggio 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise, include scraped… Read More

  • Eat Local Y’all: Nourish Yourself and Your Family

    As summer comes to a close, you’ll start to find that the produce from farmers markets starts to change. We’ll start seeing fewer tomatoes and more radishes, less peppers and more kale. Although all of us would love for… Read More

  • Recipe: Apple Pancakes

    Recipe by Chef Paola Demonstrated at Decatur Farmers Market on September 7, 2016 Ingredients 1/2 cup of flour (we used Bob’s Red Mill whole wheat flour) 3 1/2 t baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons sugar 1… Read More

  • Recipe: Apples & Pesto

    Recipe by Matt Weinstein of One Midtown Kitchen Demonstrated at Ponce City Farmers Market on September 6, 2016 Ingredients Apples, from Mercier Orchards, sliced into one-inch wedges Pesto from Pesto Grino, such as their classic basil Goat cheese… Read More

  • Recipe: Fruit & Cheese Kebabs

    Recipe by Chef Paola Demonstrated at Decatur Farmers Market on August 31, 2016 Ingredients Peaches from Watsonia Figs from Mealor Family Gardens Watermelon from Mealor Family Gardens Cheddar Cheese from Formaggio Bamboo skewers or kebab skewers Directions Cut… Read More

  • Eat Local Y’all: Support Small Businesses

    One of the great things about going to farmers markets is that you’ll often be able to talk to producers directly. Whether it’s talking to the farmer who grew and picked the tomatoes that morning or talking to the… Read More

  • Recipe: Market Vegetable Bibimbap

    Recipe by George Yu of Makan Demonstrated at Ponce City Farmers Market on August 30, 2016 Ingredients Sweet peppers, serrano peppers and jalapeno peppers – chopped, from Truly Living Well Garlic – sliced thin, from Riverview Farms Cooked… Read More

  • Recipe: Summer Salad with Peaches, Watermelon, Purslane and Lemon Thyme

    Recipe by Jessica Elizondo of More_Than_Food Demonstrated at Westside Farmers Market on August 28, 2016 Ingredients Purslane from Little Fox Farm Lemon Thyme from Little Fox Farm Watermelon from Little Fox Farm Peaches from Watsonia Farm Directions Dice… Read More

  • Recipe: Coconut Creamed Corn with Jalapeno, Curry, & Lime

    Recipe by Joey Ward of Gunshow Demonstrated at Grant Park Farmers Market on August 28th, 2016 Ingredients 12 ears sweet corn 1 can coconut milk 2 jalapenos, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon  ginger, minced 1 medium… Read More

  • Recipe: Corn grits with Tomato and Arugula Salad

    Recipe by Julio Delgado of JP Atlanta Demonstrated at Ponce City Farmers Market on August 23, 2016 Ingredients Fresh yellow whole corn on the cob Parmesan cheese – grated Butter in 1-inch chunks Sungold tomatoes – sliced, from Cosmos Organic Farm… Read More

  • Eat Local Y’all: Foster Sustainable Farming

    This week in our Eat Local Y’all campaign, you can visit farmers markets to help Foster Sustainable Farming! Sustainability is a word that gets thrown around all too often these days. Simply put, sustainability just means long-lasting, right?…. Read More

  • Recipe: Summer Quinoa Salad

    Recipe by Paola Villafane Demonstrated at Decatur Farmers Market on August 17, 2016 Ingredients 2 cups of quinoa 2 small patty pan squash from Local Lands 3 large banana peppers from Mountain Earth Farm 1/2 pound sweet potato… Read More

  • Eat Local Y’all: Taste Real Food

    Last week we found out why our market goers and market vendors love their local farmers markets. Thanks for sharing with us all of your thoughts! This week, we’re exploring the idea of “real food.” What is real… Read More

  • Recipe: Salmon Escalope with Arugula, Tomato and Cucumber Salad

    Recipe by Gary Donlick of Bistro Niko Demonstrated at Ponce City Farmers Market on August 16, 2016 Ingredients Thinly sliced salmon (escalope is the name of the way you slice it) Cucumbers from King of Crops Arugula from… Read More

  • Recipe: Peach Pops

    Peach season is almost over! Now’s your last chance to grab a box of peaches, and if you don’t end up eating the whole box raw, maybe you can get around to some of our awesome peach recipes…. Read More

  • Recipe: Market Slaw

    Recipe by Paola Villafane Demonstrated at the Decatur Farmers Market on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016 Ingredients: 1 red cabbage (Global Growers) 1 bunch carrots (King of Crops) 1 onion (Local Lands) 1 large cucumber (Local Lands) 5 to… Read More

  • National Farmers Market Week: The Start of Eat Local Y’all!

    This week, from August 7–13th, we celebrate our local farmers, producers, artisans, and the communities surrounding them with National Farmers Market Week. It marks the beginning of Eat Local Y’all, where we’ll explore different benefits and aspects of… Read More

  • Recipe: Sichuan Pepper Pork Loin with Spiced Vegetable Relish

    Recipe by Matthew Basford, Canoe Demonstrated at the Ponce City Farmers Market on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016 Ingredients: For the loin: 1 cup panko breadcrumbs 2 cups buttermilk 1 cup plain flour 1 pound pork loin 2 tablespoons… Read More

  • Recipe: Okra Chaat

    Recipe by Tyler Williams, TAP Demonstrated at the Westside Farmers Market on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016 Ingredients: Toasted cumin Toasted coriander Salt Chat masala Lemon juice Squash (Little Fox Farm) Okra (Little Fox Farm) Cucumber (Little Fox Farm)… Read More

  • Yeah Burger Feel Good Tuesday Benefitting WFM on August 9!

    On Tuesday, August 9 from 6-9 p.m., 10 percent of proceeds from sales at Yeah! Burger West Midtown will be donated to the#WestsideFarmersMarket – Come and join us!

  • Recipe: Seared Halibut with Tomato Water

    Recipe by Charlie, Buckhead Diner Demonstrated at the Westside Farmers Market on Sunday, July 31, 2016 Ingredients: Maine halibut or local fish Tomatoes, plus cherry tomatoes (Little Fox Farm) Basil (Cosmos Organic Farm) Salt and pepper Garlic (Riverview… Read More

  • Recipe: Market Salad with Balsamic Dressing

    Recipe by Tony, Georgia State University Demonstrated at the Decatur Farmers Market on Saturday, July 30, 2016. Use your favorite market fruits and veggies — these are the ones Tony demonstrated. Ingredients: Peaches (Pearson Farm) Greens (Jody’s Farm)… Read More

  • Recipe: Pickled Peaches

    Recipe by Carolyn Ladd Demonstrated at the East Atlanta Village Farmers Market on Thursday, July 28, 2016. These treats are ready to eat immediately, but will develop more flavor overnight. They’ll keep for an additional week or two… Read More

  • Outreach Spotlight: Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

    Market visit with residents of the Oliver House (Decatur Housing Authority) on July 27, 2016 as part of a long-term wellness program implemented in partnership with the Wylde Center. Photo Credit: Jenna Mobley The Decatur Farmers Market has been chosen… Read More

  • Recipe: Roasted Leg of Lamb with Onions and Potatoes

    Recipe by Paola Villafane Demonstrated at the Decatur Farmers Market on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 Ingredients: 3 pounds leg of lamb, bone-in (Four Bellies Farm) 6 cloves garlic (Local Lands) 2 pounds small potatoes (King of Crops) 2… Read More

  • Recipe: Emily Anne’s Tomato Pie

    Recipe by Joey Ward, Gunshow Demonstrated at the Ponce City Farmers Market on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Ingredients: 1 pie crust (store-bought or homemade) 3 to 4 ripe tomatoes, sliced a quarter-inch thick (Cosmos Organic Farm) 1 sweet… Read More

  • Recipe: Bread and Butter Pickles

    Recipe by Thaddeus Keefe, 1Kept Demonstrated at the Westside Farmers Market on Sunday, July 24, 2016. This recipe also works well with watermelon rinds, peaches, okra, cauliflower and many other things! Ingredients: 5 pounds cucumbers (Little Fox Farm)… Read More

  • Recipe: Summer Fruit Salad with Honey Cream

    Recipe by Dani San Filippo Demonstrated at the Decatur Farmers Market on Saturday, July 23, 2016 Ingredients: 1 pint heavy cream (Formaggio) 5 to 2 teaspoons honey (Bee Wild) Blueberries and blackberries (Mountain Earth Farms) Figs (Furrowed Earth… Read More

  • Recipe: Market Toast Caprese

    Recipe by Paola Villafane Demonstrated at the Decatur Farmers Market on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 Ingredients: Bread (Lion Tamer) Arugula (King of Crops) Tomatoes (Partnership Farm) Mozzarella (Formaggio) Optional: balsamic vinegar, olive oil Directions: Slice bread and toast… Read More

  • Recipe: Sicilian Caponata with Pasta

    Recipe by Gizzy Barton, Bellina Alimentari Demonstrated at the Ponce City Farmers Market on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 Ingredients: 500-gram pack of small dried pasta, such as Paccheri 4 tablespoons salt 2 large eggplants (Aluma Farm) 6 tablespoons… Read More

  • Recipe: Indian Chaat with Market Vegetables

    Recipe by Joseph McCoy, Tabla Demonstrated at the Westside Farmers Market on Sunday, July 17, 2016 Ingredients: Eggplant, cubed (Little Fox Farm) Cherry and beef tomatoes (Cosmos Organic Farm) Corn, removed from cobb (Riverview Farms) Red or white… Read More

  • Recipe: Blistered Shishitos

    Recipe by Dani San Filippo Demonstrated at the Decatur Farmers Market on Saturday, July 15, 2016. This recipe can also be found in our Summer Cookbook! Ingredients: 1 pound shishito peppers 1 cup sesame oil Mushroom salt (Beautiful… Read More

  • Recipe: Summer Salad with Ghee Dressing

    Recipe by Paola Villafane Demonstrated at the Decatur Farmers Market on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 Ingredients: Lemon ghee (Mixte Cuisine) Peaches, sliced (Pearson Farm) Cucumbers, sliced (Local Lands) Salad greens (King of Crops) 1 tablespoon honey (Bee Wild)… Read More

  • Recipe: Tomato and Peach Bruschetta

    Recipe by Dan Latham, Farm Burger Demonstrated at the Ponce City Farmers Market on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 Ingredients: Sourdough loaf (La Calavera) Peaches (Watsonia Organic) Large tomatos (Cosmos Organic) Cherry tomatoes (Aluma Farm) Onion, red or white… Read More

  • Recipe: Almond Butter and Peach “Sandwiches”

    Recipe by Jessica Elizondo Demonstrated at the Grant Park Farmers Market on Sunday, July 10, 2016 Ingredients: Peaches (Pearson Farm) Oatmeal cookie granola (Sweet Georgia Grains) Almond butter (NaturAlmond)   Directions: Slice peaches, then cut into halves. Add… Read More

  • Recipe: Peach Salad with Ancho Chile Dressing

    Recipe by Cameron Thompson, Farm Burger Demonstrated at the Westside Farmers Market on Sunday, July 10, 2016 Ingredients: 4 peaches, sliced (Watsonia Farms) 2 large mint leaves, julienned 3 tablespoons toasted pecans (Pearson Farm) 1 tablespoon crumbled feta… Read More

  • Recipe: Mid-Summer Aqua Fresca

    Recipe by Dani San Filippo Demonstrated at the Decatur Farmers Market on Saturday, July 9, 2016 Ingredients: 1 medium cantaloupe, chopped, OR two pints blueberries OR half a medium watermelon, chopped (Really, this can be made with any… Read More

  • Recipe: Quail Mortadella Sandwich

    Recipe by Michael Perez, Coletta Demonstrated at the Ponce City Farmers Market on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Ingredients: 4 ounces cherry tomatoes (Aluma Farm) 4 ounce lambs quarter greens (Truly Living Well) 1 ounce wildflower honey (Bee Wild)… Read More

  • Recipe: Smoked Salmon with Avocado, Tomato, and Cucumber Salad

    Recipe by Jackie Chang of O-Ku Sushi and Umi Demonstrated at the Westside Farmers Market on July 3, 2016 Ingredients: Vinegar Sauce Rice Vinegar Soy sauce Extra virgin olive oil Pineapple juice Sugar Dijon Mustard Black Pepper Coriander  … Read More

  • Recipe: Flag Fruit Salad

    Recipe by Staff Demonstrated at the Grant Park Farmers Market on July 3, 2016 Ingredients: Sugar Baby watermelon from Rag & Frass Farm Blackberries from Fitzgerald Fruit Farms White Lady peaches from Pearson Farm Balsamic vinaigrette   Directions: Clean all… Read More

  • Recipe: Tomato Basil Gazpacho

    Recipe by Carolynn Ladd Demonstrated at the East Atlanta Village Farmers Market on June 30, 2016 Ingredients: Tomatoes from Jody’s Farm Garlic from Jody’s Farm Basil from Cosmos Organic Farm Carrot pumpkin-seed bread from La Calavera Bakery Cumin… Read More

  • Recipe: Mini sausage biscuits

    Recipe by Chef Paola Villafane Demonstrated at the Decatur Farmers Market on June 29, 2016 Ingredients: Mild pork sausage from Riverview Farms Blueberry jam and peach jam from Dragonfly Design Studios Your favorite biscuit dough   Directions: Using your favorite… Read More

  • Recipe: Roasted Pork Suckling on Sourdough

                  Recipe by Eric Roberts Demonstrated at the Grant Park Farmers Market on June 26, 2016 Ingredients: Pork form Mary’s Ranch Sourdough bread from The General Muir Rivertown Cambemert from Many Fold Farm   Directions:… Read More

  • Recipe: Zucchini Panini

    Recipe by Carolynn Ladd Demonstrated at the East Atlanta Village Farmers Market on June 23, 2016 Ingredients: Onion from Crack in the Sidewalk Farmlet Garlic from Crack in the Sidewalk Farmlet Zucchini from Crack in the Sidewalk Farmlet Arugula from Cosmos… Read More

  • Outreach Spotlight: East Atlanta Kids Club at EAVFM

    The EAV Farmers Market hosted the East Atlanta Kids Club for two activities – sorting foods by the nutrients they provide and making salsa with fresh veggies full of vitamins and minerals.

  • Outreach Spotlight: Market Tour with International Rescue Committee

    The International Rescue Committee joined us at the East Atlanta Village Farmers Market for the first time today! Last November, they visited our Decatur Farmers Market – see the photos here. We’re so grateful that their leadership team continues… Read More

  • Recipe: Summer Veggie Toast with Balsamic Blackberries

    Recipe by Chef Paola Villafane   Demonstrated at the Decatur Farmers Market on June 22, 2016 Ingredients: Blackberries from Mountain Earth Farms Lemon cucumbers from Partnership Farm (but any cukes will do!) Tomatoes from Partnership Farm Wheat/Rye Bread from Lion Tamer (any crusty bread will do) Arugula from Global Growers Sprinkle of goat… Read More

  • Recipe: Prosciutto-Wrapped Peaches with Housemade Ricotta & Marcona Almonds

    Recipe by Michael Bertozzi of TWO Urban Licks Demonstrated at the Ponce City Farmers Market on June 21, 2016 Ingredients: Prosciutto Peaches from Pearson Farm Housemade Ricotta Marcona Almonds Fresh Mint from Truly Living Well Olive oil   Directions: Slice peaches into 1/2-inch… Read More

  • Recipe: Fresh Cabbage and Kale Slaw with GA Peach and Fresh Corn Hoe Cakes

    Recipe by Deborah VanTrece Demonstrated at the Westside Farmers Market on June 19, 2016 Ingredients: GA Peach and Fresh Corn Hoe Cake 2 Cups cornmeal, self-rising 1 1/4 Cups milk 2 Tablespoons brown sugar, light Pinch of house seasoning (salt… Read More

  • Recipe: Fresh Summer Salad

    Recipe by Jessica Elizondo Demonstrated at the Grant Park Farmers Market on June 19, 2016 Ingredients: Beets from Mayflor Farms Cucumbers from Freewheel Farm Basil from Cosmos Organic Farm Peaches from Pearson Farm Salt and pepper Extra virgin olive oil   Directions: Dice… Read More

  • Recipe: Tomato and Cucumber Salad

    Recipe by Dani San Filippo Demonstrated at the Decatur Farmers Market on June 18, 2016 This recipe is great to make in bulk for summer potluck parties! It also keeps really well for 2 days or until the… Read More

  • Recipe: Squash and Tomato Salad

    Recipe by Philip Meeker Demonstrated at the East Atlanta Village Farmers Market on June 16, 2016   Ingredients: Tomatoes from Scharko Farms Squash from Scharko Farms Arugula from Scharko Farms Leeks from Crack in the Sidewalk Farmlet Young garlic from… Read More

  • Outreach Spotlight: East Atlanta Kids Club at EAVFM

    The East Atlanta Kids Club visited the EAV Farmers Market today. We learned how peaches grow and learned some basic knife skills to help us slice our peaches. We also shook up some heavy cream with a drop… Read More

  • Recipe: Asian Zoodle Salad

    Recipe by Chef Jamie Demonstrated at the Decatur Farmers Market on June 15, 2016 Ingredients: Carrots from King of Crops Spring onions and cucumbers from Global Growers Summer squash from Local Lands Garlic from Riverview Farms Sesame oil Rice vinegar Salt… Read More

  • Recipe: Pearson Peaches & Cream with Pickled Blueberries

    Recipe by Chris Edwards of Restaurant Eugene Demonstrated at the Ponce City Farmers Market on June 14, 2016 Ingredients: Peaches from Pearson Farm Olive oil Salt Crème fraîche (or Atlanta Fresh heavy cream, whipped) Blueberries 3 Cups water 2 Cups Vinegar… Read More

  • Recipe: Cucumber Slices with Nut Pâté

    Recipe by Chef Paola Villafane Demonstrated at the Decatur Farmers Market on June 12, 2016 Ingredients: Spread from Nuts for Pâté  Cucumbers from King of Crops Green onions from Global Growers   Directions: Slice cucumbers Spread nut pâté on cucumber slices Top with… Read More

  • Call for Mentors for Vendor Professional Development Program!

    Community Farmers Markets (CFM) works with over 130 small business owners, ranging from farmers to small food businesses. CFM has launched a vendor professional development program in partnership with the Food Well Alliance. We are seeking professionals who… Read More

  • Recipe: Peach and Pesto Sandwich

    Recipe by Chef Carolynn Ladd Demonstrated at the East Atlanta Village Farmers Market on June 9, 2016 Ingredients: Peaches and pecans from Pearson Farm Arugula from Scharko Farms Purslane from Crack in the Sidewalk Farmlet Carrot Spelt from La Calavera Bakery… Read More

  • Recipe: Spicy Summer Stir Fry

    Recipe by Chef Paola Villafane   Demonstrated at the Decatur Farmers Market on June 8, 2016 Ingredients: Zucchini from Mealor Family Gardens Sugar snap peas from Mealor Family Gardens Pattypan squash from Local Lands Red onion from Local Lands Ginger from Local Lands Kohlrabi from Partnership Farm Chili powder Salt and pepper… Read More

  • Recipe: Squash Blossom Boats

    Recipe by Chef Beee Demonstrated at the Grant Park Farmers Market on June 5, 2016 Ingredients: Squash blossoms from Crack in the Sidewalk Farmlet Purple basil from Freewheel Farm Pecan curry cilantro from Nuts for Pâté   Directions: Open squash blossoms length-wise to form a… Read More

  • Recipe: Root Veggie BBQ

    Recipe by Wesley True of The Optimist Demonstrated at the Westside Farmers Market on June 5, 2016 Ingredients: Carrots from Truly Living Well (trimmed of greens) Beets from Little Fox Farm (trimmed of greens) Parsley and thyme from Little Fox Farm (chopped) Peaches… Read More

  • Recipe: Summer Produce Quick Pickle

    Recipe by Chef Dani Demonstrated at the Decatur Farmers Market on June 4, 2016 Photo by Chef Carolyn Ladd Ingredients: 6 Lbs. produce—kohlrabi, cucumbers, onions, radishes, carrots, beans, etc.—select crisp veggies and have fun with it! Slice up… Read More

  • Currently Seeking Farmers Market Musicians!

    Our neighborhood musicians create such a fun, warm, welcoming space in our markets. We are so grateful for their presence week to week throughout the season! We are currently seeking musicians to play at the following markets: Tuesdays… Read More

  • Recipe: Cucumber Zucchini Gazpacho

    Recipe by Carolynn Ladd Demonstrated at the East Atlanta Village Farmers Market on June 2, 2016 Ingredients: Cucumbers from Jody’s Farms Onions from Scharko Farms Zucchini and wild onion from Crack in the Sidewalk Farmlet Basil from Freewheel Farm Carrot… Read More

  • Recipe: Farrotto with Spring Vegetables

    Recipe by Nick Leahy of Saltyard Demonstrated at the Ponce City Farmers Market on May 31, 2016 Ingredients: Green Beans from Grant Wallace Farm Zucchini from Grant Wallace Farm Carrots from Truly Living Well Cauliflower from Cosmos Organics Kohlrabi… Read More

  • Recipe: Spring Beans for People that Don’t Like Beans

    Recipe by Dani San Fillipo Demonstrated at the Decatur Farmers Market on Saturday, May 28, 2016 Ingredients: Wax Beans and Purple Beans from Furrowed Earth Farm Rattlesnake Beans from Jody’s Farm Garlic from Jody’s Farm  Lemon Butter Salt… Read More

  • Outreach Spotlight: Start of the Summer for Decatur Housing Authority!

    We celebrated the last day of school with our kids from the Decatur Housing Authority by potting mint plants and decorating the pots. The kids are excited to take care of their plants’ needs and have mint to… Read More

  • Recipe: Kohlrabi Slaw

    Recipe by Carolynn Ladd of A Date with Figs Demonstrated at the East Atlanta Village Farmers Market on Thursday, May 26, 2016 Ingredients: Vegetables Fennel from Cosmos Organics – $2 Kohlrabi from Jody’s Farm – $1/lb Carrots from Jody’s Farm… Read More

  • Recipe: Chickpea Pancake with Farmer’s Cheese and Torn Herb Salad

    Recipe by Matthew Ridgway of Gypsy Kitchen and Southern Gentleman Demonstrated at the Ponce City Farmers Market on May 24, 2016 Ingredients: Farmer’s cheese (Shanklish) 1/2 Cup feta cheese from Formaggio 1/2 Cup goat cheese or cream cheese from Formaggio 3 Tbsp. yogurt or labneh 1 Tbsp…. Read More

  • Recipe: Skirt Steak with Fennel Slaw

    Recipe by Rebecca Lang Demonstrated at the Grant Park Farmers Market on May 22, 2016 Fennel brings a light and bright flavor to a grilled skirt steak. Skirt steak is packed with flavor and delicously tender after marinating. It’s a… Read More

  • Recipe: Peach Salad with Yogurt

    Recipe by Chef Brian Horn of JCT Kitchen and Marcel  Demonstrated at the Westside Farmers Market on Sunday, May 22, 2016 Ingredients: Peaches from Pearson Farm Radishes from Little Fox Farm Basil from Little Fox Farm Kale from Truly… Read More

  • Recipe: Summer Peach and Squash Salad

    Recipe by Dani San Filippo Demonstrated at the Decatur Farmers Market on Saturday, May 21, 2016 Ingredients: Peaches from Pearson Farm Pattypan Squash from Jody’s Farm Garlic Scapes from Jody’s Farm Basil from Jody’s Farm Goat Cheese from… Read More

  • Recipe: Boiled Peanut Hummus

    Recipe by Sumer Ladd of Food Corps Demonstrated at the East Atlanta Village Farmers Market on Thursday, May 19, 2016 Ingredients: 1 quart of Boiled Peanuts from Rusty’s Nutz – $5 Arugula from Cosmos Organics – $4 Red… Read More

  • Recipe: Fruit and Yogurt Parfait

    Recipe by Paola Villafane Demonstrated at the Decatur Farmers Market on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Ingredients: Greek Yogurt from Atlanta Fresh Peaches from Watsonia Farms Strawberries from Watsonia Farms Good Morning Granola Blend from Sweet Georgia Grains  Directions: … Read More

  • Recipe: Turnip, Radish & Carrot Top Pesto

    Recipe by Chef Terry Koval of Wrecking Bar Demonstrated at the Ponce City Farmers Market on the Beltline on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 Ingredients: Turnips from Cosmos Organics Farm Radishes from King of Crops Carrot Tops from Grant Wallace… Read More

  • Recipe: Sweet and Gingery Quick Pickled Peaches

    Recipe by Sumer Ladd of FoodCorps Demonstrated at the Grant Park Farmers Market on Sunday, May 15, 2016 Ingredients: 8 firm Peaches from Pearson Farm – $7 (peeled, pitted, sliced) Goat Cheese from Formaggio  Baguette from The General… Read More

  • Recipe: Grilled Peach Caprese Salad

    Recipe by Chef Scotley Innis of Ormsby’s  Demonstrated at the Westside Farmers Market on Sunday, May 15, 2016 Ingredients: 4 Heirloom Tomatoes 4 Peaches 1 lb. of Frozen Peaches 1 lb. of Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella Cheese 1 bunch… Read More

  • Outreach Spotlight: Celebrating Strawberry Season at the Decatur Housing Authority

    Today at the Decatur Housing Authority we celebrated strawberry season! We tasted strawberries and read two books – one about the nutritional benefits of the fruit food group (“Apples, Cherries, Red Raspberries“) and another one that tells a… Read More

  • Recipe: Peach Salsa

    Recipe by Carolynn Ladd Demonstrated at the East Atlanta Village Farmers Market on Thursday, May 12, 2016   Ingredients: Peaches from Pearson Farm – $7 Spring Onions from Scharko Farm – $4 Garlic from Crack in the Sidewalk… Read More

  • Recipe: Leeks and Beets Salad

    Recipe by Paola Villafane Demonstrated at the Decatur Farmers Market on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 Ingredients: Kale from Mountain Earth Farms Beets from Global Growers Cilantro from Global Growers Leeks from Local Lands Lemonade from Rusty’s Boiled Peanuts… Read More

  • Outreach Spotlight: Strawberries 3 Ways with the Decatur Housing Authority

    For our May classes with the parents and older adults at the Decatur Housing Authority, we focused on strawberries – the first fruit of the season! We worked together to create three recipes… A strawberry salad with a homemade… Read More

  • Recipe: Duck Tostado with Market Vegetables

    Recipe by Kevin Outz of Spotted Trotter and Cockentrice Demonstrated at the Ponce City Farmers Market on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 Ingredients: Kohlrabi from Cosmos Organics Spring Onions from Scharko Farms Sweet Onions from Scharko Farms Cilantro from… Read More

  • Recipe: Vegan Mulberry Whipped Cream with Herbs and Scarlett Radishes

    Recipe by Chef Chris Harper Demonstrated at the Grant Park Farmers Market on Sunday, May 8, 2016 Ingredients: Scarlett Radishes from Crack in the Sidewalk Lemon Balm from Crack in the Sidewalk Mint from Crack in the Sidewalk… Read More

  • Recipe: Stirfry Market Greens

    Recipe by Chef Shante Donnelly Demonstrated at the Westside Farmers Market on Sunday, May 8, 2016   Ingredients: 1 bunch of Stir Fry mix from Truly Living Well 1 bunch of Onion Chives from Truly Living Well  Directions:… Read More

  • Recipe: Spring Veggie Crudite

    Recipe by Dani San Filippo Demonstrated at the Decatur Farmers Market on Saturday, May 7, 2016 Ingredients: Snap Peas from Mealor Family Gardens Squash from Furrowed Earth Hakurei Turnips from Partnership Farm Baby Carrots from Furrowed Earth Broccoli… Read More

  • Outreach Spotlight: Strawberry Day at the Decatur Housing Authority Kids Class

    Today we introduced the first fruit of our local season – strawberries! The kids were excited to dig in to the strawberries especially after we shook up some of our own whipped cream.We also took a trip to… Read More

  • Recipe: Asian Stirfry with Quinoa

    Recipe by Carolynn Ladd Demonstrated at the East Atlanta Village Farmers Market on Thursday, May 5, 2016 Ingredients: Turnips from Cosmos Organics – $4 Mustard Greens from Crack in the Sidewalk Farmlet – $3 Cilantro from Jody’s Farm… Read More

  • Recipe: Fresh Fruit and Nut Spread

    Recipe by Paola Villafane Demonstrated at the Decatur Farmers Market on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Ingredients: Granola Pecans and Pecan Meal from Pearson Farm Strawberries from Mealor Family Gardens Ginger from Local Lands Pear Spice Jam from Dragonfly… Read More

  • Cookbook Release: “Spring 2016”

    CFM is proud to release the first edition of our new, community cookbook series! Spring: A Community Farmers Markets Cookbook features recipes and narratives collected from our farmers, vendors, market supporters, and chefs, including Steven Satterfield, Billy Allin and Virginia Willis…. Read More

  • Recipe: Farmers Market Kale Salad

    Recipe by Chef Ian Winslade of Murphy’s Demonstrated at the Ponce City Farmers Market on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 Salad Ingredients: Red Russian Kale from Cosmos Organics Baby Carrots from King of Crops Scarlet Turnips from Cosmos Organics… Read More

  • Announcing our Spring Chef Demos at Ponce City Market!

    We are so thrilled to announce our spring chef demos at the Ponce City Farmers Market. All chef demos will begin at 6:00 PM. Hope to see you all there! 

  • Recipe: Raw Turnip, Red Kale and Strawberry Salad

    Recipe by Chef Julio Delgado of JP Atlanta Demonstrated at the Westside Farmers Market on May 1, 2016 Ingredients: 3 medium Turnips from Cosmos Organics (peeled and grated or cut julienne) 2 bunches of Red Russian Kale from… Read More

  • Recipe: Root Veggie Rolls

    Recipe by Paola Villafane Demonstrated at the Decatur Farmers Market on Wednesday, April 27th. Ingredients: Carrots from King of Crops Turnips from Global Growers Beets from Mountain Earth Collard Greens from Mayflor Farm Olive Oil Soy Sauce Directions: Destem collard… Read More

  • Recipe: Chilled English Pea Soup

    Recipe by Chef Joseph Ramaglia of White Oak Kitchen and Cocktails Demonstrated at the Grant Park Farmers Market on Sunday, April 24, 2016 Ingredients: Veggie Broth Shrimp Ceviche Pea Shoots English Peas Onions Garlic Heavy Cream Croutons Mint… Read More

  • Recipe: Soft Scrambled Eggs with Salmon + Spring Onions

    Recipe by Chef Andrew Smith of West Egg Demonstrated at the Westside Farmers Market on Sunday, April 24, 2016 Ingredients: Eggs from Local Lands Spring Onions from Local Lands Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Fresh Dill Directions: Beat eggs with some salt… Read More

  • Outreach Spotlight: Wylde Center Earth Day Festival!

    Our table at the Wylde Center’s Earth Day festival was a hit! From our prime spot right next to the festival’s (excellent) live music, our market staff and wonderful community volunteers distributed samples of market-fresh strawberry salad and… Read More

  • Recipe: Honey Hakureis

    Recipe by Dani San Filippo Demonstrated at the Decatur Farmers Market on Wednesday, April 23, 2016. This recipe works best in spring or fall when hakureis are in season. In the fall, when apples are also in season,… Read More

  • Farm Workday: Jody’s Farm with Agnes Scott

    On Saturday April 23rd, Environmental Residents from the Center for Sustainability accompanied Elizabeth Rowe, the Sustainability Fellow and Lois Swords, the caretaker of the Agnes Scott gardens, to a farm in Rutledge, Georgia to learn more about sustainable… Read More

  • Outreach Spotlight: Exploring Flavors at the Decatur Housing Authority

    For our first class with our new group of kids at the Decatur Housing Authority, we explored flavor. We created dressings using sour, sweet, and salty flavors to dip our locally grown greens in. 

  • Recipe: Spicy Green Dip

    Recipe by Carolynn Ladd Demonstrated at the East Atlanta Farmers Market on Thursday, April 21, 2016.  Ingredients: Arugula at Scharkos Farm ($4) Green Garlic ($4) Mustard Greens from Cosmos Organics ($3) Bread from La Calavera Bakery ($6) Pumpkin Seeds Olive Oil Salt… Read More

  • Recipe: Spring Salad

    Recipe by Paola Villafane Demonstrated at the Decatur Farmers Market on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.  Ingredients: Gai Lan from King of Crops Strawberries from Watsonia Farms Asparagus from Watsonia Farms Brie from Formaggio Carrots from King of Crops Italian… Read More

  • Outreach Spotlight: Asparagus 3 Ways with Decatur Housing Authority

    We celebrated asparagus in class today by preparing it in 3 different ways. One group roasted asparagus, while another group did a quick sautee on the stovetop. The last group created a shaved raw asparagus salad with a lemon parmesan… Read More

  • Recipe: Radish Bread

    Recipe by David Sweeney Demonstrated at the Grant Park Farmers Market on Sunday, April 17th  Ingredients: La Pan from La Calavera Shunkyo Radishes from Crack in the Sidewalk Black Lotus Blossoms from Crack in the Sidewalk David’s Home Butter (butter,… Read More

  • Recipe: Spring Panzanella

    Recipe by Maggie Huys, Saltyard Demonstrated at the Westside Farmer Market on Sunday, April 17th  Ingredients: Spinach from Local Lands Pecan Meal from Pearson Farms Asparagus from Watsonia Farms Radishes from Little Fox Farm Chives from Little Fox Farm Six-Day… Read More

  • Recipe: Spring Breakfast Salad

    Recipe by Dani San Filippo Demonstrated at the Decatur Farmers Market on Saturday, April 16th Ingredients: Green Onions from Furrowed Earth Farms Swiss Chard from Mountain Earth Farms Eggs from Jody’s Farm  Sea Salt from Beautiful Briny Sea Lemons Vinegar (Red… Read More

  • Recipe: Spring Breakfast Crostini

    Recipe by Dani San Filippo Demonstrated at the Decatur Farmers Market on Saturday, April 16th Ingredients: Green Onions from Furrowed Earth Farm Radishes from Furrowed Earth Farm Asparagus from Watsonia Farm Eggs from Jody’s Farm Sea Salt from Beautiful Briny Sea… Read More

  • Recipe: Shaved Asparagus Arugula Salad and Ramp Dressing

    Recipe by Carolynn Ladd, A Date with Figs  Demonstrated at the East Atlanta Village Farmers Market on Thursday, April 14, 2016 Ingredients: Ramps from Crack in the Sidewalk Farmlet Arugula from Crack in the Sidewalk Farmlet Strawberries from… Read More

  • Spring Delicacy: Wild Ramps

    Photos and story by Katie Hayes, Executive Director of Community Farmers Markets Ramps are one of the true wild delicacies of spring. Also known as wild leeks – ramps have a unique flavor profile reminiscent of garlic and green… Read More

  • Recipe: Market Toast

    Recipe by Jeffrey Wall, Kimball House  Demonstrated at the Decatur Farmers Market on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Ingredients: Pecan Oil from Pearson Farms Pecans from Pearson Farms Asher Blue Cheese from Formaggio Strawberries from Watsonia Farms Arugula from… Read More

  • Recipe: Confit Fingerling Potatoes

    Recipe by Kevin Outz, Cockentrice  Demonstrated at the Westside Farmers Market on Sunday, April 10, 2016  Ingredients: Fingerling Potatoes Bacon Butter (Spotted Trotter) Spring Onion Chives Mustard Green Florets Breakfast Radish English Peas   Directions: Slice potatoes in… Read More

  • Announcing our Spring Chef Demos for the Westside Farmers Market!

    We have some great chef demos lined up for ya’ll at the Westside Farmers Market this spring. All chef demos will begin at 12:00 PM. Hope to see you all there!

  • Recipe: Pesto Chango

    Recipe by Carolynn Ladd, A Date with Figs Demonstrated at the East Atlanta Village Farmers Market on Thursday, April 7, 2016 Ingredients: Arugula from Scharko Farms Carrot Tops from Scharko Farms Wild Salad from Crack in the Sidewalk… Read More

  • Outreach Spotlight: Community Wellness Day at the Decatur Housing Authority

    Last weekend, the Wylde Center and Community Farmers Markets hosted a Community Wellness Day for the residents of the Decatur Housing Authority. This event built on the children’s programming, senior programming, and market tours that have been implemented in… Read More

  • Recipe: Grits & Eggs

    Recipe by Andy Gonzalez, Steinbeck’s  Demonstrated at the Decatur Farmers Markets on Wednesday, April 7, 2016 Ingredients: Grits from Riverview Farms Eggs from Local Lands Ghee from Mixte Cuisine Rabe from King of Crops Asparagus from Watsonia Farms… Read More

  • Outreach Spotlight: Market Tour with Decatur Housing Authority

    Residents of the Decatur Housing Authority came to visit the Decatur Farmers Market last Wednesday on Opening Day as part of their ongoing educational programming from the Wylde Center in collaboration with Community Farmers Markets. They had a… Read More

  • Outreach Spotlight: Breakfast Tacos with the Stewart Center

    Students at the Stewart Center learned about the food groups with a lesson on creating breakfast tacos. They learned knife skills while previewing summer veggies, bell peppers. Cracking and scrambling eggs with the bell peppers and onions was… Read More

  • Recipe: Cosmos Organic Greens & David’s Seedy Bars

    Recipe by Chef David Sweeney  Demonstrated at the Grant Park Farmers Market on Sunday, April 3, 2016 Ingredients: Greens from Cosmos Organics Farm Radishes from Cosmos Organics Farm David’s Seedy Bars Directions: Chop greens, thinly slice radishes. Make… Read More

  • Announcing Our Spring Chef Demos at Grant Park Farmers Market!

    We are excited to announce our spring chef demos at the Grant Park Farmers Market. All chef demos will begin at 11:30 AM. Hope to see you all there!

  • Recipe: Maple-Glazed Carrots

    Recipe by Carolynn Ladd, A Date with Figs Demonstrated at the East Atlanta Village Farmers Market on Thursday, March 31, 2016 Ingredients: Rainbow Carrots from Crack in the Sidewalk Farmlet, $3 Parsley from Cosmos Organic Farm, $3 Mustard… Read More

  • Outreach Spotlight: Touch-a-Truck in Decatur

    The Decatur Farmers Market team had a blast at the City of Decatur’s Touch-a-Truck event – despite the slight drizzle of the day. The team brought two of our farmer’s trucks complete with produce baskets and boxes as… Read More

  • Outreach Spotlight: Farm Scavenger Hunt

    This weekend, Community Farmers Markets joined Georgia Organics to host the 3rd Annual Farm Scavenger Hunt at Love is Love Farm as part of the Atlanta Science Festival. Families investigated soil types…  And learned about how compost is formed with… Read More

  • Outreach Spotlight: Decatur Housing Authority Seniors Program

    Once each month, Community Farmers Markets teams up with the Wylde Center to provide programming for the seniors living at the Decatur Housing Authority. The goal of the program is to teach cooking skills and to adapt recipes… Read More

  • Outreach Spotlight: Decatur Housing Authority Kids Program

    Each Friday, Community Farmers Markets teams up with the Wylde Center to provide after school programming for the elementary school students that live at the Decatur Housing Authority. The Wylde Center works with the students to increase the… Read More

  • Photo Essay: Brasstown Beef

    The CFM staff had the pleasure of driving up to visit Brasstown Beef of Ridgefield Farm in Brasstown, NC, right on top of the Georgia border. The farm prides itself on its pasture raised, vegetarian fed beef cattle without… Read More

  • Photo Essay: Stolen Flowers Farm

    Stolen Flowers Farm grows cut flowers to sell in bouquets and custom arrangements out of a town called Armuchee, just north of Rome, GA. These photos are from our staff’s visit to the farm in early March, at the very… Read More

  • Outreach Spotlight: Atlanta Public Schools Student Wellness Fair

    Community Farmers Markets was proud to be a part of Atlanta Public School’s Student Wellness Fair!

  • Farm Workdays: East Atlanta Learning Garden

    We are so grateful for the help of the students in Vanderbilt University’s Alternative Spring Break program. So much progress was made on the East Atlanta Learning Garden lot! Looking forward to seeing you all here on opening… Read More

  • Farm Workdays: Global Growers

    Community Farmers Markets had the pleasure of hosting a team of students from Vanderbilt University through the Alternative Spring Break program. One of the projects during their week of service was a work day at Global Grower’s Decatur… Read More

  • Outreach Spotlight: Taste Test at Toomer Elementary School

    Community Farmers Markets, in partnership with Captain Planet Foundation, served 350 students “Radish Bruschetta” – radishes with cream cheese on toast. The vast majority of students “liked it” or “loved it” and would try it again!      

  • Outreach Spotlight: Seasonal Garden Planting at Springdale Park Elementary

    Community Farmers Markets has enjoyed hosting Vanderbilt University students throughout the week for different projects around the city – including planting broccoli and arugula on a local school’s rooftop garden. 45 days until our arugula will be ready to harvest… Read More

  • Outreach Spotlight: Radish Taste Test at Springdale Park Elementary

    Community Farmers market had the opportunity to lead a taste test at Springdale Park Elementary. Students participated in a taste test of four different radish varieties with the help of Vanderbilt University’s Alternative Spring Break program. Students tasted red radishes… Daikon… Read More

  • Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip for Winter Veggies

    This recipe comes to us from the students of Georgia State University’s School of Nutrition and works well as an appetizer, a dip to serve with any seasonal veggies. Instead of the conventional platter of baby carrots, cherry tomatoes,… Read More

  • How to Eat Locally: Community Supported Agriculture

    Community Supported Agriculture shares or CSAs are an excellent way to enjoy the bounty of fresh produce each season has to offer while supporting a local farm. CSAs offer mutual benefits to both farmer and customer. Farmers are… Read More

  • Recipe: Bok Choy in Garlic Sauce

      This recipe comes to us from students in Georgia State University’s Department of Nutrition. We are incredibly grateful to partner with such a wonderful group of students and are excited to host them as regular fixtures at… Read More

  • Recipe: Kale, Pecan, and Strawberry Salad

      Kale Strawberry Pecan Salad “A vibrant fresh salad packed with vitamins A, C, E, & K and minerals such as iron, calcium, & potassium”   Prep Time: 15 minutes Servings: 4-6 servings INGREDIENTS: For salad: 1 bunch kale,… Read More

  • Outreach Spotlight: Whitefoord Wellness Night

    Community Farmers Markets was grateful for the opportunity to participate in the Whitefoord Wellness Night at Whitefoord Elementary School. Our Decatur Famers Market Ambassador, Doug, taught the families about the produce that is available through the winter in… Read More

  • Nutrition and Preparation: Arugula

    Arugula Plant Family: Brassicaceae (mustards/cabbage family), which includes broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, mustards, turnip, radish, and kohlrabi. Taste: mustardy, peppery, tart, spicy, hints of nut flavor. Very robust and rich! Health benefits: Leaves are high in vitamin… Read More

  • Recipe: Mayhaw Glazed Chicken with Collard Slaw

    This delicious recipe comes to us from PeachDish, an Atlanta-based company that delivers delicious farm-to-home meal kits for chef-created recipes right to your door. We’re excited to have them as a newer fixture to our markets, and over this winter,… Read More

  • Recipe: Veggie & Eggs Skillet with Brown Rice

    This tasty, one-skillet recipe comes to us from PeachDish, an Atlanta-based company that delivers delicious farm-to-home meal kits for chef-created recipes right to your door. We’re excited to have them as a newer fixture to our markets, and over… Read More

  • Recipe: Roasted Salmon with Greens and Casarecce Pasta

    This tasty recipe comes to us from PeachDish, an Atlanta-based company that delivers delicious farm-to-home meal kits for chef-created recipes right to your door. We’re excited to have them as a newer fixture to our markets, and over this winter, you… Read More

  • Outreach Spotlight: Feeding the Brain and Belly with the Andrew P. Stewart Center

    Community Farmers Markets works out in our communities in a variety of outreach and education programs. Porter Mitchell, the new market manager for our Decatur Farmers Market on Wednesdays, has been working with the youth at the Andrew… Read More

  • Thank You to Our Vendors!

    We are immensely grateful for our community of dedicated vendors. In addition to the vendors who return to our markets each year, we are fortunate to have so many fantastic new vendors this season as well! We’re honored to… Read More

  • Thank You to Our Event Volunteers!

    Community Farmers Markets owes a BIG thank you to our outstanding event volunteers. They help us set up, take down and clean up after events, they make sure that everyone has a great time, giving their time and… Read More

  • Thank You to Our Sponsors!

    We are beyond grateful for the support of our foundation and grant partners and to our sponsors. Thanks to these generous organizations below, we are able to go above and beyond the role of a traditional farmers’ market… Read More

  • Thank You to Our Community Partners!

    Our community partners help us create dynamic farmers markets that not only serve as a local food access point but also as a gathering place for the neighborhood to share their knowledge, skills, and talents. We are grateful… Read More

  • Thank You to Our Staff & Board!

    The CFM community and markets could not thrive without our passionate and dedicated Board and Staff.  They run our markets, our outreach and our events! Each week they build a platform for our community to come together and celebrate… Read More

  • Thank You to Our Market Community Group Members!

    Our markets could not exist without the support of our communities. Our greatest community champions and advocates for the markets are the members of our Market Community Groups. These individuals wear many hats, acting on behalf of CFM as volunteers,… Read More

  • Thank You to Our Chefs & Bartenders!

    Our partnerships with local chefs, bartenders and restaurants are crucial to the success of our markets. Our chefs and bartenders volunteer to demonstrate preparation of seasonal produce during markets; they work tirelessly to contribute to our fundraising and community… Read More

  • Thank You to Our Musicians!

    We are so grateful for all of the musicians that have donated their time, energy, and talent to make each of our neighborhood markets a fun, warm, and welcoming place throughout our 2015 season. Please support these musicians… Read More

  • Bamboo Juices

    Earlier this year, a few of us at CFM got to visit Bamboo Juices in Palmetto. Bamboo sources organic ingredients to make cold pressed, nutrient-rich juices and almond milks in small batches. They source some local organic ingredients, too,… Read More

  • Thank You to Our Volunteers!

    Our markets this season were successful in part to our hardworking volunteer base. They helped us setup and take down the market, assisted our customers, gathered content for social media posts, worked with our kids at the kids booth, helped chefs… Read More

  • Outreach Spotlight: International Rescue Committee

    Community Farmers Markets works out in our communities in a variety of outreach and education programs. Our Director of Programs, Jenna Mobley, coordinates most of this work, planning lessons to engage people in local and healthy food. Here’s… Read More

  • Thankful Harvest at a Glance

    Thank you to everyone who came to our Thankful Harvest event this past Sunday evening! It was a beautiful night. We ate delicious canapes made by chefs Sarah O’Brien and David Sweeney and drank very good cocktails mixed… Read More

  • Outreach Spotlight: Decatur Housing Authority

    Community Farmers Markets works out in our communities in a variety of outreach and education programs. Our Director of Programs, Jenna Mobley, coordinates most of this work, planning lessons to engage people in local and healthy food. Here’s her… Read More

  • Recipe: Fall Vegetable Hash

    Fall Vegetable Hash This recipe comes to us from Chef Kate Christman of Three Squares Kitchen. We’re so lucky to have Kate as a regular fixture at our Decatur Farmers Market on Wednesdays and at many of our… Read More

  • A Peek Inside La Calavera Bakery

    Every now and then, the CFM staff will get together and visit our vendors. A couple of weeks ago, we were lucky to visit La Calavera Bakery at their brick and mortar space in Decatur. Run by husband and wife… Read More

  • Recipe: Pumpkin Curry Stew

    Pumpkin Curry Stew This recipe comes to us from Chef Kate Christman of Three Squares Kitchen. We’ve been lucky to have Chef Kate regularly at our Decatur Farmers Market on Wednesdays, teaching market goers delicious ways to prepare locally… Read More

  • Recipe: Kale Salad with Sweet Potatoes, Beets, and Apples

    Kale Salad with Sweet Potatoes, Beets, and Apples This lovely fall recipe comes to us from Chef Kate Christman of Three Squares Kitchen, who made this at our Decatur Farmers Market recently. You can find all of the produce in… Read More

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  • Outreach Spotlight: Stewart Center

    Community Farmers Markets works out in our communities in a variety of outreach and education programs. Our Director of Programs, Jenna Mobley, coordinates most of this work, planning lessons to engage people in local and healthy food. Here’s… Read More

  • Recipe: Basil Baba Ganoush

    Basil Baba Ganoush This recipe comes to us from Jessica Elizondo of More_Than_Food. She’s been cooking regularly under the chef’s tent at the Grant Park Farmers Market, and with her background in nutrition, we love all of the healthy… Read More

  • Defining Value at Decimal Place Farm

    {photos by Jenna Mobley, written by Alex Lampert} Just south of the perimeter, heading down Moreland Ave, the average Atlantan may be surprised to find a small, bucolic goat farm named Decimal Place Farm directly East of the… Read More

  • Recipe: Peanut Pumpkin Soup

    This recipe comes to us from our friends at Global Growers Network, who will be selling a bounty of big, heirloom pumpkins at market on this coming Wednesday. Come by to pick out your own pumpkin for Halloween or for… Read More

  • Recipe: How to Toast Pumpkin Seeds

    With our big pumpkin sale happening this Wednesday with Global Growers Network at the Decatur Farmers Market, you’ll definitely want this simple recipe in your kitchen wheelhouse. Toasting pumpkin seeds is easy and quick, and you can use the… Read More

  • Recipe: India Kalie

    Chef David Sweeney made a delicious vegetarian-Indian inspired kale dish for Kale Fest at the East Atlanta Village Farmers Market last week! Here’s his recipe so you can make it anytime you’d like. He served it with saffron basmati… Read More

  • Kale Fest at a Glance

    We had a spectacular time at Kale Fest last week! In case you missed out, or just wanted to experience it all over again because it was just that amazing – here’s a photo recap. Enjoy! Chef David Sweeney’s… Read More

  • Recipe: Quick Southern Ratatouille

    This week’s recipe comes to us from Chef Savannah Haseler of Twain’s Brewpub & Billiards. We were happy to taste it last week at market during the #EatLocalATL Challenge and hope you get a chance to make it… Read More

  • The #EatLocalATL Challenge at a Glance

    The #EatLocalATL Challenge finished up this past Sunday and we are so excited with the turnout we saw from the community! The images have given us plenty of inspiration for delicious, local things to eat this fall. Thank… Read More

  • Where to #EatLocalATL: The Luminary

      Chef Eli Kirshtein has come to our markets as to conduct cooking demonstrations with what’s in season and sources locally at his brasserie, The Luminary. Much of their produce is sourced from The Turnip Truck, an innovative… Read More

  • Where to #EatLocalATL: Watershed

    Chef Zeb Stevenson of Watershed is deeply connected to the seasons. Their menu revolves around the best ingredients they can find, and that means using produce when it’s at its best, in season. When we visited for the… Read More

  • Where to #EatLocalATL: Kimball House

    Sourcing locally is what determines how we cook and make drinks at Kimball House. We change items daily based on what is brought to us by all of the great farmers of the Atlanta area. Fresh figs from… Read More

  • Where to #EatLocalATL: Home Grown

    Home Grown holds true to its name: the restaurant grows some of its own produce right in their own garden, just outside of the restaurant. Chef Hudson Rouse also sources from a handful of wonderful local farms. If you haven’t… Read More

  • Where to #EatLocalATL: Souper Jenny

        “We are passionate about food and service. It really is simple. We want to do our best, not only for our customers but our community and world. It is becoming more apparent that our country’s current… Read More

  • Where to #EatLocalATL: Cakes & Ale

    “I can confidently say that locally grown food tastes better.” Chef Billy Allin of Cakes & Ale For the week of #EatLocalATL, supporting the restaurants in Atlanta who source locally is just one of many delicious ways to… Read More

  • Where to #EatLocalATL: Twain’s

    “We source locally, because we believe  in celebrating and supporting our community. I love knowing my farmers and their practices. Not only does it support the community, but  it also allows us to change our menu more and… Read More

  • Recipe Ideas for the #EatLocalATL Challenge

    Are you up to the challenge of eating locally for the week of Sept 13th – 19th? We have so many delicious ideas to help you on your quest! Here’s a list of satisfying meals & snacks that you… Read More

  • What’s in Season at our Farmers Markets Now + Prices

    This Sunday, we’re starting the #EatLocalATL Challenge – a week long effort to eat as locally as possible! It’s a great way to get more connected to your food and farmers, and, by sharing your experiences of eating local… Read More

  • Recipe: Banjo Gin-Slinger

      This refreshing cocktail recipe comes to us from the wonderful folks of Banjo Cold Brew Coffee. A new take on a classic Gin & Tonic, this version kicks it up a notch or two with the addition… Read More

  • Recipe: Roasted Greek Style Eggplant

    This recipe comes to us from the folks at Nature’s Garden Express, an online grocery delivery service that sources local & organic foods. Check out their website to see if their services suit your needs and come visit… Read More

  • Finding Home at Furrowed Earth Farm

    {Written by Alex Lampert, Photos by Jenna Mobley} A couple of weeks ago, the CFM staff drove down to Union City to visit Garrett Stephenson of Furrowed Earth Farm. Driving through the short and narrow pine-studded roads that… Read More

  • Recipe: Bacon, Feta, and Veggie Omelette with Roasted Garlic, Basil, & Parsley Butter

    Oh, delicious omelette. You are the classic standby for a hearty breakfast or a simple and quick dinner. When you’re using farm-fresh eggs and cultured butter, the flavors in this traditional recipe shine to create an outstanding meal…. Read More

  • Recipe: Ratatouille Stuffed Eggplant with Squash, Greens & Farro

    This lovely recipe comes to us from Garnish & Gather, a service that provides you with the fresh & local ingredients and instructions you need to assemble seasonal, wholesome & tasty dinners at home. Serves 2 Ingredients 1… Read More

  • Mid-Summer Bike and Farm Cruisin’

    We’re happy to welcome this story from Jess Collet, of Mind Your Peas & Food, about our recent Mid-Summer Night’s Farm Bike Tour, a bike tour of innovative urban ag projects in our city. Jess is a Registered Dietitian,… Read More

  • Recipe: Fresh Fig Tart with Rosemary Cornmeal Crust & Herb Cheese Cream

    Adapted by Suzanne Welander from GOURMET | JULY 2003 For crust 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup Riverview Farms cornmeal 1 tablespoon sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 stick (1/2 cup) cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces 1 1/2… Read More

  • Growing Golda Kombucha

      {written by Alex Lampert, photos courtesy of Golda Kombucha} Today we’re talking to Melanie Wade of Golda Kombucha. Melanie brews kombucha tea using her grandmother’s recipe, and as fellow granny’s girls (our words, not hers), we wanted to find out… Read More

  • Recipe: Georgia Shrimp with Heirloom Tomatoes & Fresh Herbs

    Chef Kate Christman made this recipe at our Decatur Farmers Market last Wednesday. She works in our community, teaching about local, seasonal food and healthy eating, and we love the wonderful recipes that she makes at the Decatur Farmers Market. See… Read More

  • A Look Inside the New Doggy Dogg Location

    This week, we’re talking with James Hammerl of Doggy Dogg about their newly opened location on E. Howard Ave. in Decatur (across the street from Kimball House). {writing & photos by Alex Lampert, building artwork by Kyle Brooks} Doggy… Read More

  • Recipe: Kale Caesar Salad

    This recipe comes from Chef Jason Assenmacher of Dine with Jason, who recently made this at our Westside Provisions District Farmers Market. It’s a good thing that kale is almost always in season here – it’s an incredibly versatile ingredient. And,… Read More

  • Stories from Scharko Farms

    {written by Alex Lampert, photos by Jenna Mobley} When I asked Tony Scharko if I could write a story about him, he responded, “A story? I can’t imagine what good that would do. What I need is for… Read More

  • Cocoa Chorizo with Peach, Vanilla, Mint & Purple Cabbage Slaw

    This recipe comes to us from Chef David Larkworthy of 5 Seasons Brewing, who made this at our Westside Provisions District Farmers Market in June. Cocoa Chorizo Ingredients 3 lbs organic ground pork 2 tbsp cocoa powder 2.5… Read More

  • At Rag & Frass, Girls Just Wanna Have Farm

    written by Alex Lampert, photos by Jenna Mobley If you find yourself traveling south down GA State Route 80 through Jeffersonville, GA, you’ll see an old sign on your right in front of what once was a convenience store… Read More

  • Community Outreach

    Outreach programs are opportunities for Market Ambassadors to work within the community to share Community Farmers Markets’ mission and promote the incentive programs we have available to first time shoppers and EBT shoppers to ultimately increase attendance and… Read More

  • Peach & Tomato Bruschetta

    This simple, seasonal recipe comes to us from a wonderful market cooking demo (at our Decatur Farmers Market) by Chef Kate Christman of Three Squares Kitchen. We love this particular blend of sweet, savory and acidic produce with green… Read More

  • Building Partnerships

    Our partnerships are established and maintained with the ultimate goal of furthering the missions of both organizations. Time, energy, skills, talents, in-kind donations, funding, or visibility within each other’s networks can be offered to reach these goals. One… Read More

  • SNAP Challenge Recap

    From May 10th to May 17th, some of us here at CFM participated in the SNAP* Challenge. The challenge, held by Wholesome Wave Georgia, was put on to raise awareness about the issues around healthy food access and… Read More

  • Recipe: Herbed Farro with Spring Greens, Shiitake Mushrooms and Daikon Radishes

    This recipe comes to you courtesy of Chef Kate Christman of Three Squares Kitchen, a regular chef at our Decatur market on Wednesdays. In this dish, she utilizes the bright flavors of spring, savory mushrooms, and farro for… Read More

  • Farmers Market Grill Guide: Memorial Day Weekend Edition

    Where to buy meat from our markets and spectacular side recipes We all know that meat tends to be the star of any grill out, and we’re confident that you’ve got enough tricks up your sleeve to do it… Read More

  • Recipe: Preserving Strawberry Season — Strawberry Jam Recipe

    Summer here in Atlanta is truly heating up. And, as we say goodbye to those lovely, relieving, cool nights of early summer, we must also bid adieu to the bright red, sweet-tart fruits of the season. At least for now…. Read More

  • Recipe: Buttermilk Biscuits for Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed

    Nothing lets mom know you love her like setting the table and cooking a delicious meal for her this Mother’s Day. Also, nothing screams “I LOVE YOU, MOM,” like taking mom to the farmer’s market, buying lots of… Read More

  • Arugula Mousse with Fried Chickpeas + Lemon

    Happy Wednesday, CFM friends. I decided to get a bit more involved with this week’s recipe, so bear with me. The result is so delicious and so awesome to pull off for a dinner party or say, an… Read More

  • Brown Butter Roasted Turnips

    Every season should be praised  for it’s simple offerings that require little to no prep work. I love cooking, and I definitely love trying out new and more involved recipes, but sometimes it’s best to let a vegetable… Read More

  • Sweet Potato Bourbon Pie

    Happy almost Thanksgiving CFM friends! It’s one of our favorite times of the year around here and we couldn’t be more excited to share the season with you. Last week at Thursdays EAV potluck, we got to see… Read More

  • Buttermilk Biscuits

    Happy Monday, CFM friends. If you’re like me and find yourself a little tired, a wee bit chilly, and hungry for something comforting on this Monday morning, then this post is for you. I was sadly unable to… Read More

  • Simple Roasted Beets

    I was planning on a little something different for today’s blog post, but I stumbled upon these beet images from last Fall and couldn’t resist posting one of my all time favorite and very simple recipes: Roasted Beets…. Read More

  • Fall Vegetable and Riverview Farms Pork Stir Fry

    Happy Wednesday CFM friends! I hope you’ve been enjoying these last few INSANELY gorgeous days in Atlanta, and as a result I hope you have welcomed this very rainy and very Fall day with open arms. I’m currently… Read More

  • Kale Salad with Miso + Garlic Dressing

    Aren’t y’all loving all the wonderful bounty that’s available at the Community Farmer’s Markets these Fall days? I sure am, and I’m not even able to go as much as I want due to my crazy work schedule…. Read More

  • Butternut Squash + Apple Soup

    Happy Wednesday CFM friends, and what a beautiful day it is. Today, it finally feels like Fall, and I could not be more excited to cook and chow down on one of my seasonal go-tos. Unfortunately for you… Read More

  • Arugula and Many Fold Farm Brebis Wontons

    Fall is officially here and ’tis the season for football and entertaining. It’s the perfect season for warm soups, roast vegetables, and comforting dishes all with ingredients found at your CFM markets. This week, I decided to post… Read More

  • Watching Something Grow from Nothing: Freewheel Farm

    {written by 2014 CFM staff} If you’re driving through Grant Park, you’ll likely miss the hyper-local food production happening in your neighborhood backyard. I almost did. Save the little blue truck with a camper top and cycling and farmers… Read More

  • Muscadine Crisp

    Mmmmm Mmmmm Mmmmmmm… muscadines. I love muscadines. They are the South’s perfect grape variety. Just like a true southerner, they are sweet, yet tough. These sweet grapes along with their close relatives, the scuppernogs,are flooding the markets right… Read More

  • Eat Local Challenge

    Is there anything better than challenging yourself to diversify your habits? Perhaps if the challenge results in positive growth for some of your favorite farmers and vendors too? Beginning this Sunday, September 21, 2014, CFM invites you to… Read More

  • CFM asks ourselves, “What is Good Food?”

    We believe that good food is a right. We believe that good food leads to good health for your body and your community. Good food means harvested within 24 hours. Good food means you can count the food miles… Read More

  • Georgia Pear Clafoutis

    As I mentioned last week, the produce of Summer and the produce of Fall are doing a little dance at the markets, and it’s a great time to get in the kitchen and try out some new recipes…. Read More

  • Ratatouille … CFM Style

    This is one of my favorite times of the year to shop at the markets. It’s an in-between time, and just like there’s still some heat in the air, some of our favorite summer fruits and veggies linger…. Read More

  • Tomato + Peach Panzanella

    I love how the foods we eat, or should eat, follow a cycle. It’s a continuum and it’s so lovely to eat in a way that follows that continuum. For example, peaches and tomatoes, when they first reach… Read More

  • Local Food: Does it Matter? (The Answer is Yes!)

    Good morning Atlanta! Each week we will be sharing a nugget or two of knowledge that the CFM team has come across in our research or everyday experiences. This week we are focusing on “Tastes Better” as the theme… Read More

  • Grilled Balsamic Chicken, Peach, and Sorrel Sandwich

    With Summer creeping towards its final days, that means our beloved Summer produce is nearing its last few moments in the sun (literally). So, as a gesture of love and respect to our favorite Summer heroes that will… Read More

  • Only at the Farmers Markets

    Only at the farmers markets will you find…a giant peach to hang with! Cheers to Big Fuzzy (and Sarah O’Brien of Little Tart Bakeshop) and a happy Thursday to all you market shoppers out there! Love and Peaches,… Read More

  • Abracadabra!

    Farmers Markets are magical places. A seed somehow becomes a butternut squash… A baking hobby becomes a storefront with a handful of employees… Carrots sport fuzzy green tops, faces are painted, and friendships are formed! CFM believes this… Read More

  • 10 Weeks of Local

    It’s a beautiful Tuesday here in Atlanta and we are so excited to share our newest project with you all! Here at CFM we believe a local farmers market can be a critical component to a strong, vibrant community…. Read More

  • Let’s Get in the Kitchen

      Happy Monday CFM friends! Welcome to the new and improved Community Farmer’s Market blog. We’re certainly glad you’ve stopped by and we look forward to bringing you fun stories and pertinent information regarding our awesome Atlanta Community Farmer’s Markets…. Read More

  • Welcome, one and all!

    Welcome, one and all, to the start of a beautiful friendship between the blogging world and the world of local food, farmers markets, and community engagement! CFM, Community Farmers Markets, is the non-profit organization that manages the East… Read More

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