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Brookhaven Farmers Market

Great food market in the heart of Brookhaven.

The Brookhaven Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 9AM to 1PM until mid-November and supported by HAVEN and Valenza restaurants. The campaign was at the Farmers Market on Saturday September 29th talking to residents of Brookhaven. Residents expressed concerns regarding fiscal responsibility, parks, public safety, and the rest of the services that we will be taking over from DeKalb County.

The Farmers Market is centrally located in the heart of Brookhaven so it is convenient for Brookhaven residents. The market is a great place to get foods such as organic farm raised eggs and meats, southern artisan cheeses, coffee and tea, breads, breakfast sandwhiches, and a large assortment of vegetables. Some of the vendors include West Wind Farms, The Cheese Course, Fat Lady Baker, and Phoenix Gardens.

Hope Bawcom for Brookhaven City Council, District 3
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Jack of Kings October 01, 2012 at 02:53 AM
I hope the Farmer's Market gets the attendance it deserves. They have a great location--right behind Haven restaurant off of Dresen. And it is a unique market. Where else can you buy a Bloody Mary as you shop for fresh produce, bakery goods, premium artisianal cheeses, home made sauces etc? Breakfast croissants? Got 'em. Seating with tables? Yep. Sometimes there is a band on the Haven patio. But--you have to keep on attracting more vendors to get the critical mass to attract the crowds--which attract and keep the vendors. I hope more Brookhaven residents discover the Farmer's Market so it does not go away. They have some restrictions on where they can put up the temporary signs on Dresden...so pass the word.
Jack of Kings October 01, 2012 at 03:17 AM
Information on some vendors are at www.brookhavenfarmersmarket.com: Scott Stroud’s Cheese: among the usual spread of cheeses, this cheese vendor periodically offers Sequatchie Cove’s ‘Dancing Fern’, recently named the best farmstead cheese in America. ‘Farmstead’ denoting that the cheese, the milk for the cheese, the animals that produce the milk as well as the feed for the animals must all come from the same farm. Based on a French reblochon ‘Dancing Fern’ is a raw cow’s milk cheese, rich, creamy and tasting of all the vegetal notes of the fields in which the cows graze. Mad Mama Gourmet: Mad Mama Gourmet will offers great homemade gourmett soups at reasonable prices. http://brookhavenfarmersmarket.com/2012-vendors/mad-mama-gourmet/ Fat Lady Bakers brings their freshly baked breads. Ezekiel Breads are a specialty http://fatladybaker.com/ These are just a few of the vendors at your Farmer's Market.
Thomas October 01, 2012 at 07:02 PM
I was one of those who did not know where the Brookhaven Farmer's Marker was. It used to be on Dresden behind the office building near the tracks, but they are now behind Haven restaurant with more space and easier parking. I was there last weekend and I agree that Brookhaven had better get cracking and support the market if people want to have a growing Farmer's market here and not have to go to St. Philiips or Piedmont Park to get a good selection of produce, bakery, soups and others. We got a loaf of the Ezekiel bread and still enjoying the high fiber bread. And the soups tasted great, but we will go back this weekend to buy some. I would not mind seeing the place fill up and get more selections. But it is a Catch 22, like you said here, you get more vendors after they see the crowds and the crowds do not come until they see more selections. We can just help in my little way be going down there with my wife and shopping and getting friends to do the same. Pass the word and go.
Corey Self October 02, 2012 at 10:08 PM
My family has been at the market nearly every week since it opened a few years ago in Chamblee. We were super excited when it moved behind Haven and we could walk there. I love that I can go up there hungry and buy breakfast and then enjoy said breakfast over casual conversation with neighbors in a relaxed environment. Just about every week we pick up our staples from Fat Lady Baker, Westwind Farms, Dillwood Farms, Phoenix Gardens, and of course King of Pops for my daughter. This year we've also really enjoyed the organically grown Watsonia peaches. I think it's a shame that more people don't make this a regular weekly visit to support the vibrant community of farmers willing to set up each week. The quality of the food far exceeds anything you can find in a grocery store.
Joe The Plumber October 03, 2012 at 12:36 AM
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Jack of Kings October 03, 2012 at 03:34 PM
Does anyone know if there will be pumpkins,gourds and indian corn being sold this weekend? I would rather purchase these Halloween and Thanksvgiving decorations from a family farm than from a grocery store--assuming the prices are comparable. Just might bring the kids down there Saturday to see for myself.
Thomas October 04, 2012 at 03:07 PM
PUMPKINS will be at the Brookhaven Farmer's Market this Weekend According to Dillwood Farms, they will be selling pumpkins. I asked if they are ggoing to be pricey compared to the grocery stores--but he said that they would be price at $3, $4 and $5.00, depending on the size. Good to know you can support local farmers and still get a good deal. The fresh honey I bought there tastes great compared to the standard grocery store fare. I would like to see a vendor come in with deli quality smoked meats like you see in New York delis.
FreddieK October 04, 2012 at 05:12 PM
I don't mean to be rude (nor political), but this is a stupid article that has far more substantive content in the comments than by the author. Hope Bawcom feels like a person who simply likes to see her photo published for her own vanity's sake. I tried to see if she had greater depth by looking at her website, its a "lite" version of what a serious candidate would have. She has the same photo there though?!?
Thomas October 04, 2012 at 05:57 PM
Sorry, I do not care about who wrote the article (Ms. Bawcom is not in my District, but I do applaud her public engagement in all things beneficial to Brookhaven even before she is in political office. I would rather vote for someone that I have seen around on these threads than just see a sign in a yard, JMO). My interest is in Brookhaven building on this nascent Farmers' Market. I agree with the sentiment that we should not feel we need to travel down Peachtree to go to the bigger Farmers' Market with a bigger selection of vendors, because we can "build" that here. Right off Dresden Drive. "Build it and they will come"--really means--"Build the crowd and more vendors will come." We are kind of on a teeter totter of sorts. Let's support the Farmer's Market and we will have a Farmer's Market that other people in other parts of the county and other cities have to travel to. Sigh--I feel better already.
FreddieK October 05, 2012 at 02:13 PM
Then Thomas, you should write the next article and carry the ball. I would support that article and the Farmer's Market.
Thomas October 06, 2012 at 01:10 AM
Brind the kids and get your pumpkins at the Farmers' Market at prices lower than the grocery stores this Saturday morning on Dresden Drive behind Haven Restaurant. We need to support the Farmers' Market here so that they stay, expand and attract more farms, bakeries, cheese purveyors, sauce and honey sellers and the like. And, yes the Bloody Marys, coffees and breakfast offerings will be there with seatng for all. At 10:00am we’ll have Carlin Breinig doing our weekly chef demo! On top of that, we’ll have our usual posse of great vendors, including Double B Farms, Fat Lady Baker, Bakeshop, King of Pops, Phoenix Gardens, West Wind Farms, Dillwood Farms, Mad Mama soups and dips, and Nazifa’s Middle Eastern delicacies. Make sure to stop by and see us this Saturday, 9-12:30pm. Here’s some information about some of the goodies you can expect from this week’s vendors: West Wind Farms is now taking orders for fresh, never-frozen Thanksgiving turkeys. Click here for more information. Phoenix Gardens will be doing the first week of its CSA. Make sure to come sign up! Dillwood Farms will have ornamental pumpkins for sale! 3, 4, or 5 dollars apiece. The Cheese Course will be out of town this weekend, as its owner Scott Stroud will be in Nashville presenting at the Southern Artisanal Cheese Festival. Don’t worry; Scott will be back next week!
Christie B. October 20, 2012 at 06:41 PM
Awesome market this week. I saw so many new faces this morning. Thanks Brookhaven for supporting our local vendors. By the way, did you know that the Brookhaven Market is the ONLY market in Atlanta that brings you West Wind Farms? This small family farm out of Deer Lodge brings us the most incredible 100% organic grass-fed beef, free-range chicken, and incredible heritage-breed pork? You can't get this stuff on P'tree!
Thomas October 22, 2012 at 04:08 PM
The Farmer's Market this week was good. Good to see two new vendors there. One was the Cupcake truck which was selling various fresh cupcakes. The other was a new produce vendor to give more variety for shoppers. I went a little late and missed out on the fresh Shitake mushrooms because they were sold out. I was shocked to see tomatoes for sale. The cheese vendor must have had a great day because he sold out of some varieties of cheese. All in all, very encouraging. Brookhaven may build a large Farmer's Market after all. The more the merrier.
Thomas October 24, 2012 at 04:49 PM
When does the Brookhaven Farmer's Market post the list of vendors for the weekend's market? IMO, it would help if those in charge could confirm the vendors that will be there. When I talked to some vendors this past weekend, it is obvious that their business has been goin gup--so I would not be surprised to see new ones join in. West Wind Farms --www.westwinfarms.com-- was doing great on selling their meats and poultry. I would like to see a vendor that was selling smoked meats like you would get at a deli. Does anyone have any ideas on what kinds of vendors you would like to see join the Farmer's Market? No harm in asking and getting the organizers to seek those type vendors.
kimberlie cole October 24, 2012 at 08:06 PM
West Wind Farms here...we would be happy to sell more smoked meats. We now sell sliced smoked grassfed beef salami, summer sausage, bologna and smoked hams. We have in the past offered mortadella and other deli-type meats. What other deli meats are you looking for?
Jack of Kings October 26, 2012 at 01:50 PM
October 27 Farmer's Market Saturday, 9-12:30pm Off Dresden Drive--Behind Haven Restaurant Pumpkin Decorating Your kids can decorate their very own pumpkin to take home for Halloween. Chef Demo: Gena Berry Serving Virginia Willis Heirloom Grits (demo starts at 10 AM) SOME OF THE VENDORS THIS WEEK: Mad Mama Gourmet Soups Dillwood Farms will be there with lots of fresh produce and maybe some of the season’s last bit of tomatoes Mercier Orchards will return with apples and cider. Pink Lady and Arkansas Black apples are two newsworthy varieties! This will likely be the last week for apples, so make sure to stop by and get your fill! Double B Farms will be there with mushrooms, peppers, honey, and more Suzie’s Little Duzie’s Fat Lady Baker will have honey whole wheat loaves, made with 100% freshly ground organic whole wheat fluor Monica’s Bath and Body West Wind Farms – Make sure to reserve your Thanksgiving turkey from them! Haven Restaurant serving their Bloody Marys and Breakfast options Link: http://brookhavenfarmersmarket.com/
Thomas October 26, 2012 at 06:46 PM
Do you have prosciutto at West Wind Farms, Kimberlie?
Thomas November 03, 2012 at 02:00 PM
Farmer's Market Today Behind Haven Restaruant--off Dresden Drive 11/3 Linton Hopkins of Restaurant Eugene/Holman & Finch will be shopping the market and talking about how to cook with local, seasonal foods. Check out the new vendors with fresh produce. Get there early if you want Shitake mushrooms.

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