Dekalb International Farmer’s Market
After looking up local markets where I could get great foods for my health-conscious diet for affordable prices, I stumbled across this giant of a market. So after a visit to a favorite lunch spot of mine, we set the GPS straight for the Dekalb Farmer’s Market. We arrived at 1:14 on Friday, July 23rd 2010:
So where to begin. Lets start with the obvious shall we? THIS PLACE IS HUGE! Even from the outside, the building incredibly bodacious. But I suppose it has to be with it being an entire farmer’s market in one large building. And the variety is just incredible.
With prices like these, it is hard to go wrong here. I have been successful in finding the rare items I have been searching for quite some time. At the whole foods market, the prices of coconut oil is over $20 while here I was able to get for $3.49. A pound of almond butter that is a usual cost of $8 a pound? Get the roasted almonds ground right in front of you and sold for less than $5 a pound. Anything from all spices you can imagine, to organics you may find at your local store. This is where you can find anything and everything you may need.
The only complaint I had was not with the store itself, but with the people shopping in it. There are some angry shoppers in Decatur. I was hit with shopping carts numerous times with the end result of cursing under other’s breathe. And this was on a Friday. I do not even want to know what this places history for crowded Saturdays and Sundays looks like.
But other than that, the staff is great. They look bored out of their mind and like they couldn’t care less. But give a smile and ask them how their day was, and they will just love you to death. So if you are looking for a place to shop where you can find anything you need and do not mind large crowds but love low priced all natural grocery items, then this would absolutely be the place to go.
-Andrew “VegMuffinMan” Morrison-