A couple years ago, my mother and her hippie friend forced me to go into the Buford Highway Farmer's Market. Upon entrance, my first thought was "EWE IT SMELLS NASTY!" This was because of the abundant array of fish and meats in the back of the store, an odor which emanates throughout the entire ediface. As we walked through the produce section I was somewhat impressed, but then instantly discouraged by all the Mexican stuff. I'm just not interested in Spanish foods. but then as we traveled towards the left portion of the store, I was pleasantly surprised. LIKE THREE AISLES OF JAPANESE FROZEN FOODS, PACKAGED FOODS, AND CANDY!!! One could say I'm a fanatic when it comes to the Japanese culture and cuisine, so of course I was taken aback. They provide so many different Asian foods, including Korean and Chinese. They even have specialty foods like umeboshi and aburaage! O_o If you have even a minute interest in Asian or Hispanic foods GO HERE NOW!
We love that they support the community. They sponsored the annual Candler Park Easter Egg Hunt. My son and his 6-year-old classmate have their afterschool Friday "date" every week. The sandwiches are exceptional. The prices on bread from Holeman and Finch are so competitive, why would you even bother going anywhere else? Comparison: Baguettes $2.49 at CPM (from H&F bakery) and nice walk, the YDFM is $2.99, bigger but you have to get in car. Also you can pick up local resident, Kate Carter's Treehouse Milk. The cashew milk is a winner! Sit at the counter and watch a Turner Classic black and white on mute. You and fellow counter mates fill in the dialogue.
I am thoroughly impressed with the selection and, more importantly, the prices at Sprouts. They just opened last week and we stopped in for a quick visit to check it out. We weren't really intending to buy anything but the prices we so good, we left with a bagful of fruits, veggies and snacks. I know I'll be coming back here for more. My only concern is the parking and lot exit. I could see the driveway getting clogged and backed up. But that's the price we pay for getting such an amenity intown on such a small footprint. And I just love that it's not surrounded by acres of asphalt parking lot.