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INAUGURAL NIGHT MARKET AT THE HOME DEPOT BACKYARD

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/29/19

Thursday, October 3rd at 6 pm

Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Info here.

The Home Depot Backyard at Mercedes-Benz Stadium hosts its inaugural Night Market.  This Night Market will consist of live music, specialty cocktails from beverage experts like Kellie Thorn from the Hugh Acheson Restaurant Group and delectable dishes from Atlanta area favorites like Nick Leahy from AIX and Tin Tin, Conner Slewitzke from Gracious Plenty, Kevin Outz from The Spotted Trotter and Howard Hsu from Sweet Auburn BBQ. Guests will also be able to shop the indie artists market curated by the Indie Craft Experience, taste Shake Shack’s signature Backyard burger and sample dishes from Kyma, a contemporary seafood tavern. Official sponsors include – Bulleit Bourbon, Captain Morgan, Don Julio tequila and Creature Comforts. This evening experience is free and open to the public and guests can purchase a food and beverage package which includes three hearty food samplings and two crafted drinks for $25.

The vision of Mercedes-Benz Stadium was to create a more connected and accessible downtown area for the city of Atlanta and its surrounding communities. On the first Thursday of every month until December, The Home Depot Backyard will host a Night Market in the heart of downtown Atlanta, offering residents an opportunity to gather for a fun, cultural food and beverage experience.

There are two more nights in November and December. Check out the above link for the next Night Market.

PONCE CITY FARMERS MARKET OPENING DAY 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/5/19

Opening Day: Tuesday, April 9th

Ponce City Farmers Market runs Tuesday, April 9th through October 29th

Ponce City Farmers Market (PCFM), the weekly producer-only market held at Ponce City Market, is excited to share opening day activations, season offerings, community partners and more to kick off the 2019 season! Featuring fresh produce and goods from farmers and food makers, the market offers an outdoor shopping experience and hangout with good vibes.

Located at the Shed by the entrance to the Atlanta BeltLine, PCFM will be open each Tuesday from April 9 through October 29. Hosted from 4-8pm, it will feature live music and educational chef demonstrations, alongside offerings from local farmers and food artisans.

On opening day (Tuesday, April 9), there will be a pasta ribbon cutting at 4:30pm; pasta-making demos from Bellina Alimentari and So Good Pasta; a Kind Bar pop-up; a TurnTable Yoga class with a live DJ, hosted by fitness app Activvley and CorePower Yoga; SNAP/EBT sign-up with Wholesome Wave Georgia; and reusable snack bag sewing from 5:30-7:30pm with sewing studio and shop Topstitch.

Subsequent markets throughout the season will feature tarot readings from Modern Mystic, weekly “Locally Sewn” craft classes from Topstitch, TurnTable Yoga on the first Tuesday of the month and pop-ups from restaurants at Ponce City Market. The Ponce de Leon Public Library serves as a weekly community partner, hosting fun kids activities, library card sign-ups and books available for check-out.

This season’s vendors include the following:
Cosmos Organic Farm
Cultured South
Dana Burmeister
David’s Seedy Bars
Dickey Farms
Formaggio
Franklin Farms
Happy Camper
Herb’N Eden
Honey Next Door
Levity Farms
Mercier Orchards
OMM YEAH!
Pearson Farm
Proof Bakeshop
Raw Head Bread
Rosanna’s Dairy-Free
So Good Pasta
Val’s Kale Chips
Vanilla Crepes LLC
Watsonia Farms

Each vendor accepts cash and credit, and SNAP/EBT dollars are accepted at qualifying vendors. The Ponce City Farmers Market will also double the dollar amount of any SNAP swiped. Guests may access the market via the Atlanta BeltLine or Ponce City Market, and complimentary parking for guests of PCFM is available through ParkMobile, as users can enter code “FARMERS2019” for one free hour of parking in Zone 22200.