Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A newer kind of farmer's market

There’s a new kind of market headed to Atlanta — one that founder Michaela Graham refers to as a “playground for foodies.”

Beginning in AprilThe Atlanta Nosh will feature 150 food-related vendors each Sunday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. In addition to a farmers market, it will offer a selection of ready-to-eat items in sample sizes and prepared foods to take home. According to Graham, they are also working to make beer and wine available for purchase.

For now, the venue is secret, but we do know it will be outdoors. Graham says that it will be in the “best, most central location in Atlanta you can imagine.”

To partake in this food fest, you’ll have to register on the event’s website. The Atlanta Nosh will function as a private club and attendees will be responsible for an entry fee. Season passes will also be available.

The Atlanta Nosh is designed not only to provide a weekly foodie haven, but also to “support new, small and local businesses who believe in good food and are willing to make things happen.” If you’ve ever wanted to start a food-related business, here’s your chance to get started. Whether you’re a cook or baker, have a cookbook or have designed a new kitchen gadget, The Atlanta Nosh can be your proving ground.

If you’re interested in getting your foot in the door, food auditions for ready-to-eat items and packaged take-homeables will be held on Feb. 18 from 2-5 p.m. at Atlantic Station in the former Pier 1 store. You’ll need to bring ten bite-sized portions for the ten judges who will select the best and most interesting dishes and vendors to join the roster. Graham’s advice to hopefuls, “Just have a dream and be willing to follow it.”

For more information on the food auditions, visit the Atlanta Nosh website.

------reprinted from The Food and More blog with John Kessler

1 comment:

  1. Wow! This sounds like a great new market. Glad it's on Sunday afternoon.