Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Market finds

One bag of arugula for a certain spoiled bunny. 

One bottle of blueberry honey that will be hidden from a certain teenaged honey-fiend.

I love that there's a year-round weekly farmer's market by the bank up the street, but it's hard to beat the 140,000 sq. ft. Dekalb Farmer's Market for anything you could want.

Note to bunny people: I can buy a huge bunch of parsley, for example, for just 39 cents!

Going there is an experience; it's the sort of place I always want to take visitors to Atlanta to visit. They call themselves a "world market" because they have produce, spices and other products from the world over. They also employ a huge number of Atlanta's immigrant and refugee population; many of my students work there overnight in the bakery or at the checkout line.

The market up the street, on the other hand, gives you the opportunity to deal directly with the farmer or the person who otherwise made the product they're selling. There's value in that. If you're lucky, they might also let you sample something... this afternoon it was kimchi which, thank heavens, tastes better than it sounds!

4 comments:

Jayne said...

I had never heard of the Dekalb Farmer's Market until one of the chefs who was on Top Chef (the winner actually) was giving someone a tour of it and how wonderful the selection there is! I'll have to make a point to get by there when we are in the ATL area.

Rabbits' Guy said...

I don't know the tree you mentioned, but I do know fresh green beans when I see them ... yumm

Jayne said...

Found the video Laura! It was on Anthony Bourdain's show! Is this the market?

http://www.travelchannel.com/video/buford-highway-farmers-market

LauraHinNJ said...

No, that's not it, Jayne... tho I like that one too!