Sunday, October 7, 2012

Fabulous Fall...

We have finally moved into fall, my favorite time of year to garden. The weather is gorgeous, the pests are dying out or going into hibernation, the grass and weeds are slowly dying back. Perfect!

Our fall harvest is much shorter than summer harvest due to the rapid weather change and shortened number of daylight hours. The peak of harvest for fall is October through November.

Despite the shortened season, we'll have lots of great locally grown produce including collards and other greens, lettuces, root crops, and so much more, as well as our usual assortment of value added products like eggs, cheese, bread, jams, jellies and preserves, honey, teas, healthy snacks, peanut brittle, home made soaps, and new items each week as we add more guest vendors through the end of the season.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Summer is Sizzling!

Well the Farmer's Market is definitely finding it's stride. We have had a very good summer this season, even though the heat wave may impact our production a bit.

It is so nice to see so many people making the effort to come out to the market. It's been surprising to see how quickly people have grasped on to the idea of fresh produce versus store produce, and to see how people's tastes have changed.

Last year we couldn't sell kale or other bitter greens to save our lives. Now we sell out rapidly. Fall will bring more of these gorgeous tasty greens as well as some of the best root crops around.

Thank you everyone for helping us make the farmers market a success. I can't wait to see where we go from here!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

We are now open on Tuesdays, as well as our regular Friday market day. The time and location are the same. 3:00 - 7:00pm at 2515 Dallas Hwy/Marietta Hwy, which is the empty lot at the intersection of Hwy.92/Hwy.120 across from Stars and Strikes.

So summer is here, and one of the coolest things to experience is a trip to your local farmers market. Summer is the time of year when local farmers are bringing fresh produce like summer squash, beans, peas, greens, potatoes, onions, garlic, and of course those market staples like corn, okra, melons and tomatoes, apples and lots of fresh peaches!

For more information, contact the market manager at 678-429-8862 or email at tufty68 at

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Opening Day 2012

Opening day is finally here!

The PCFB Farmers Market will reopen on Friday April 6th, 2012. Vendors need to set up from 2-3:00pm, and the market will operate to the public from 3:00 - 7:00pm.

The market will run through November 30th, 2012. We will also open on Tuesdays, same time and location, May 21st through August 14th during the peak of our harvest. 

We are currently accepting vendor applications. In addition to produce vendors we are looking for sustainable living vendors, such as solar, rain catchment, recycling, composting, etc.

Please contact Shannon Davidson, PCFB Market Manager at for an application or more information.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Planning for the 2012 Market

Hey all,

We have officially closed the PCFB Market for 2011 in order to prepare for the 2012 season. We are planning on reopening in early April, date yet to be set as it depends on growing conditions. However, we are likely shooting for the first Friday of the month. I will keep everyone posted as soon as we have a set dat.

In the meantime, we are definitely taking applications from vendors. In addition to produce vendors (direct growers only, no resellers, agents or brokers) we would love to see sustainable living products like rain barrels, hand made/carved items made from products grown by the artisan, beeswax and candlemaking, woven items from locally produced alpaca fiber or wool, etc. All "craft" type items must be in the spirit of farming or sustainable living and have a functional purpose to that end.

I would also love to have processed meat products to supplement our beef supply, such as rabbit, fish, poultry, etc. Anything to do with farming, gardening, livestock raising/handling, or getting the community involved in these in growing or producing their own food, pets, products etc. is where I would like to see the market trend.

In regard to produce, I especially would like to hear from growers who are able to produce crops through Summer and Fall. Traditionally Spring to Summer is a heavy production time, but with planning we can equalize the availability of products throughout the entire season. We have excellent growing conditions here, especially Fall, and we want to provide these products well into the season. I am also very interested in discussing unusual items, such as quail or duck eggs, game birds, etc.

Interested parties may contact me directly at to request info. Applications will be available in January.

Thanks all. Looking forward to another great year!

Shannon Davidson, PCFB Market Manager

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Winter market opening

Well we have officially closed the PCFB Farmers Market for the season. However, a handful of our vendors will have items available for a few more weeks, and want to offer them to our dedicated customers.

If you are not yet receiving the Winter market emails, please email me and ask to be added to the list. We will be sending out weekly emails with available products, which you will order directly from each vendor, and then pick up all your items each Friday at the market lot from 4:30 - 5:00pm.

We will continue as long as we have products and as long as people keep ordering. Otherwise the regular market season will begin in April 2012.

Thanks everyone for making our first year a very successful one!

Shannon Davidson, PCFB Market Manager

Monday, August 15, 2011

Tuesday market closing date

As our produce wans from Summer and we transition in to Late/Summer/Fall planting, our farmers don't have quite the produce we need to run two markets.

As of this week we will be closing the Tuesday market until Fall, but our Friday market will remain open, as we have plenty of product to provide on a weekly basis until lour Fall harvest starts coming in.

So please join us each week in Dallas on Friday through November 18th, 3-7pm.

See you there!