Friday, April 10, 2009

Last Saturday was the kickoff of The Peachtree Road Farmer's market. This is a very nice market with lots of local produce, artisanal cheese, gourmet pastas, coffee, baked goods, artwork, and just all around good stuff. The market is going into its third year and is the brainchild of Atlanta chef Linton Hopkins and is run superbly by Julie Bartholomew and Kimberlee Riccio, pictured here in front of fellow artist Tracy Hartley's paintings. Tracy makes some really cool folk art furniture and paintings. You can find his work here Check out Tracy's blog, he writes about one of my favorite subjects food. Our neighbors last Saturday were Dave and Leslie Lennox and their daughter Hope. They are the proprietors of Hope's Garden and they make a most delicious pesto. Here's their website. Their daughter Hope is also a very talented artist and makes very cute miniatures in polymer clay. Another one of our favorites, that makes it oh- so- worth- it to get up that early on Saturday morning, is H&F Bakery. Their scones, croissants, breads, cinnamon twists, you name it, are delicious! And the beauty of all of their baked goods is that they're calorie free and totally non-fattening! (I wish...) They go down well with a cup of Dancing Goats coffee that's always hot on those cold market mornings. The market runs Saturday mornings from eight until noon, April through December. It's located in the parking lot of St. Phillip's Cathedral in Buckhead. Check it out, you'll be glad you did, especially if H&F has their date and ginger scones or their almond croissants or the cranberry walnut bread or their...well, you get the picture.


  1. The market looks wonderful! And the food, YUM!

  2. Keep up the good work!! I love attending these type of things because they give me new and fresh ideas for my menu. It also helps with at-home preparations and customer options.