30 October 2017

I may never step foot in a grocery store again : The Farmers Market


I haven't been to the Farmer's Market in years. In fact, I believe the last time I went was for a school field trip many years ago. I got a mini burst of energy a few days ago and decided I'd go see what it's like to visit as an adult who actually enjoys cooking these days. With the holidays approaching I'd say my little trip kinda fueled me into being excited about doing all the cooking this year lol.

I went to the Dekalb Farmers Market here in Atlanta and boy was the whole experience refreshing. If you've never been to your local farmers market it is definitely something you should experience; as most are rich in fresh, cultural and organic foods. Some of which you'll probably never find in regular grocery stores and the prices are insanely reasonable. My market had some of the most fresh and colorful fruits and vegetables I've ever seen. Even exotic fruits like Dragon and Kiwano fruit. I literally wanted to try one of everything but I paced myself as I didn't want to go overboard on my first visit.

Kale


Purple Potatoes


Dragon Fruit


Kiwano Fruit


The seafood section was literally a dream and had everything you could imagine. Various fish, shrimp, crabs, mussels, calamari...even a few live fish and creatures. The prices of the fish was super cheap and I wish I had gotten more. I ended up sticking with fish I've cooked before. I got tilapia, catfish and salmon. Waiting in line for your fish selections was a little hectic and unorganized but definitely worth it if you wanted them cleaned and the heads cut off. (there was no way I was bringing home fish with the head still on lol)



There was just so much food! I can't wait to go back. There were so many farm raised meat selections, pastas, pastries, they even had their own custom sausages. I picked up a few links of a delicious custom Italian Turkey sausage.  There was also a floral department with some of the most beautiful arrangements I've ever seen.


And of course I couldn't leave without visiting the cafe and trying some of the cooked dishes. Everything was so good!


I made dinner last night with some foods I bought and it was incredible. Organic Kale & Greens, Berkwood Pork Chops and oven roasted Red, Purple & Yellow Potatoes. So delicious!



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