Dekalb Farmers Market
3000 E Ponce De Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030
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Phone: (404) 377-9274
Phone: (404) 254-5430
Your Dekalb Farmers Market Cafeteria
Your Dekalb Farmers Market
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
This place has everything from seasoning , fresh veggies, meats, seafood and a hot bar. You can find just about everything you need to bring out your inner Top Chef. I mean you will truly find things you can't find anywhere else here so, stop in and take you time .... you will be happy you did.
I ❤ this place! The best selection of fresh veggies and hand cut meats. I love the fresh seafood department and the staff is always friendly. The cut and core my pineapples for me as well as my watermelon. I LOVE this place wish it were closer to buckhead but overall best value for weekly shopping.
I ❤ the Dekalb Farmers Market. It is my Zen place (except if I end up there on a weekend Friday thru Sunday...way too many people). They have just about everything you could want to craft the ideal meal. From fresh fruit & vegetables to fresh fish to butchered meat and all kinds of dairy. You will be inspired to get in the kitchen with one visit. Would submit pictures but no photography is allowed on the inside of the market.
This place is amazing! The produce is always fresh! Their coffee is amazing! The pastries are divine! I wish that it wasn't CASH ONLY to purchase the pastries and coffee. Sometimes I don't have cash on me. Take a jacket. It's a bit frosty inside because they have to keep everything so fresh.
I am always pleased with the selection of the produce, breads and seafood. The service is fair. The location is convenient.
I usually bring out-of-town guests here for the spectacle, so I don't mind the crowds at all. In fact, I take a good peak at other people's baskets and end up circling back to get it. Best place to buy fresh produce for international cooking and to spot country flags. Bring a coat whenever you go, especially if you bring kids, it's chilly in there. They sell bulk spices and unique flours (ground chickpea, sorghum four, blue cornmeal, gluten-free flours). Bring cash for a cup of coffee or to get a samosa in the cafeteria. Over the years, their prices have creeped up. Still, you can get items here that sell to restaurants like pork belly. Alas, low-profile ethnic ingredients start out cheap but when they achieve superfood status they end up getting pricey. Case in point, coconut oil and moringa (Filipino poor-man's food). For now, collard greens at 49 cents a pound-a bargain and are so huge you can easily use the leaves as edible wraps for fish and meats as you would use banana leaf.
Fresh food, love it. Spices, too many! Bread is good quality, important
This is a great place to shop for groceries. There are food choices available for any diet, age, and cultural.
What CAN'T you find at YDKFM? My only complaint is that it is SO crowded, especially on weekends, but if you go at opening on weekends or late evening on Monday or Tuesday, you can avoid the crowds. Oh, and bring a sweater. Brr!
Whatever fresh fruit, vegetable, spice or protein you may be looking for, you will find it here! Bundle up though, it's easily a cool 60° inside!
What's not to like? Most every fruit and vegetable you can imagine. My family loves their whole wheat bread, already sliced, and they have a great selection of coffee (whole bean, or they will grind it for you). Go early on the weekends to avoid the crazy crowds.
One of the best markets in Atlanta for organic meats, cheeses and veggies. Excellent selection of bakery items and wine too!
11/20/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I am furious. I just left the Dekalb farmers market and am now home at 9:39pm. At 8:59pm tonight there was an announcement that the store was closing, at 9pm a police officer was walking around the store with a flash light trying to direct people out of the store. I was confused considering it was just 9pm, I asked one of the workers where the sugar was and she showed me and the cop literally stood at the aisle I was on. At this point you can imagine how upset anyone would be if a cop is following them around a store as if they were a thief! I was walking towards the exit and he was walking next to me, I see a man and asked if he was the manager and he says yes. I then ask if this was normal procedure, of being ushered out of the store by a cop. He says ""the store closes at 9pm"". Obviously this makes me even more mad, I proceed to the cash register. Start paying for my purchases, I ask him his name he says Mike and the cop does not respond. I pulled out my camera phone to record the situation and Mike gets in my face at the register and says ""you can cut that off, no cameras allowed"", and I apologize and say I did not know. He continues to stand over me and says if you want to cause problems, you can leave and we can cancel your order (as if there are no other places to grocery shop in Atlanta). I said ""when you asked the first time it was off"". When I walked through the parking lot I mentioned the situation to another cop, and by the time I got to my car it was 9:06pm.
I have never been so humiliated in my life, to be treated like a criminal because I was already in the store and grabbing my last items and it was 9:01. What happened to customer service? As someone who has worked in the customer service industry for over 10 years you are taught to treat your customers with respect and this did not happen here. It was 9:06 when I had already been to the register and headed to my car, the manager and the cop were both inappropriate and need a lesson in how to treat people.
11/04/2011Provided by Citysearch -
HUGE variety of ingredients I either can't find quickly elsewhere or they're overpriced.
You grab a cart outside. Variety includes an aisle all about grains and pastas. You can get thing called for in special diet recipes like sucanat, rapidura, and other unusual things along with containers of all of the various flours, whole grains, varieites of lentils of all colors, various couscous types, and many more things. I even found my soba noodles there.
Their condoment aisle is a wonderland. They have a great fruit juice section including boxes pomegranate juice that tastes great and is much less expensive than a regular grocery store. They have my favorite organic Muir Glen marinara sauce. They have several major brands of great teas including a huge selection of Yogi and Natural Pharmaceuticals. I can get a large deli tub of loose black tea for $1 with similar deals on other looseleaf teas. They have a speciality asian tea counter. The wine selection is great. The spice section is extremely inexpensive. I can get a deli tub of curry powder for $1, a half-tub of garlic powder for about $.50.
There is a whole section of meats and one for seafood. If you want a good variety, it's best to go on the weekend. There is a lot of organic grass-fed meats. They make all of their sausages in lamb casings, so you can even buy chorizo and it's pork free. They have great oxtails,and the prosciutto they sell has the best flavor without being overly salty. Their cheese section is great and includes many specialty cheeses I can't find elsewhere.
In the refrigerated section they have all of the dairy and things as well as fresh pastas, desserts, a huge selection of fresh olives, homemade organic pizzas, packages of lox and smoked salmon, and a lot more. Near the meat there is a section full of a variety of salsa's and salads. There is also a freezer area along the back wall behind the produce with a lot of international stuff. There are huge bags of various grains along the back by the spices.
I love being able to buy a large bunch of a fresh herbs for $1 versus spending $2 at a regular grocery store, and the $2 bunches are smaller. Oh, reminds me they sell whole tamarind seed, whole LARGE aloe leaves, and many vegetables you won't find anywhere else without having the demand for them. Some things you don't find after summer is over.
The bread section is fantastic.
I could go on more, but I hope it's clear that you should take an hour or two to check it out.
The downside - a ton of employees who don't look like they're American because they act different and many don't speak English. Also, you have to bring cash. If you're aware and plan ahead you're fine, but there is an ATM there just in case. I get cash ahead of time from my credit union to be prepared and save the ATM fees.