Last month I headed to Atlanta for my sister-in-law’s college graduation, it also gave me an opportunity to check out the food scene, and see if there was anything interesting to bring to our Savory Pantry customers. In terms of food this trip exceeded my highest expectations. We packed a lot in during a 4-day trip and I wanted to share some of my favorite stops and things I loved most about this trip to Atlanta, GA. Today I will start with all the good finds at the Peachtree Road Farmer’s Market.
Peachtree Rd Farmer’s Market, 2744 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
This Farmer’s Market was the perfect size and had a wonderful variety of products. The Peachtree is known as the largest producer-only farmers market in the state. What does this mean you ask? Well everything at the Market has been grown, raised, or made by the seller, which helps keep the pricing down. Some notable highlights:
The Little Tart Bakeshop Grant Park, Atlanta, GA www.littletartatl.com or 404-348-4797
Everything obviously looked good, but I decided to with the Bacon Cheddar Scone and I was not disappointed. The French-style bakery focuses on baking with local products and likes to lean towards the savory side of pastries. Oh and I also picked up their lemon tea cookies, so crisp and the flavor was buttery and lemony, it was perfect for a late-night snack in the hotel.
Doux South, Decatur, GA www.douxsouth.com
Doux South Pickles has great packaging. It's fresh, clean and with the glass jars you could see the freshness of the product inside. I tried the Drunken Tomatoes they were good. A nice person at the booth, said they are perfectly blended for bloody Mary’s, which I could imagine. I also tried the Little Rock Caviar, I’m a northern girl, so this was my first time having this delicacy and I loved it. It is a mix of black-eyed peas, sweet red and green peppers, onions garlic, Worcestershire sauce and vinegars. (Hopefully you will see them soon on the shelves of The Savory Pantry).
Two other notable finds at this market, was Banner Butter and Verdant Kitchen Ginger.
Banner Butter, Atlanta, GA, bannerbutter.com or 404-401-3735
Banner Butter sells small batched butter that is naturally cultured in Atlanta, GA, using grass fed, hormone-free cows and the freshest ingredients for their flavors. They let the cream set out before churning, so that the natural cultures start to grow. I’m really not sure how to say this, but IT’S THE BEST BUTTER I HAVE EVER TASTED!! Clean, fresh, not waxy, all good components to a great butter. My only heart break was that I could not buy it to bring it back home with me!
Verdant Kitchen, Savannah, GA, www.verdantkitchen.com or 912-349-2958
"Our roots are in the sandy loams of the Coastal Low lands of Svannah, Georgia. Live Well & Eat Well with our delicious farm to table products based off our organic ginger crop."
Verdant Kitchen, is all about ginger! Most of the ginger that we eat or that is used in products made in the USA, comes from China, Indonesia, Brazil, and Peru. Verdant Kitchen is one of the very few that grow the root. They then take these roots and make delicious products, including Ginger Candied Pecans, Ginger Syrup, Crystallized Ginger and Bare Ginger. The woman that was at the booth, was very knowledgeable and let me try everything… The ginger was spicy and warming but wasn’t overpowering. We are hoping to have this product grace our shelves soon!