Photos of Decatur Farmers Market 1/5 and 1/8/11
January 16, 2011 by Susan
Here are bunch of photos of the Decatur Farmers Market. Also, please visit my description of the Decatur Farmers Market at Examiner.com.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Patrons brave the rain and cold to see what's at Wednesday's Decatur Farmers Market.
Beautiful produce grown by Steve Miller in Clarkston (The carrots and beet greens were especially tasty.)
Steve's full line-up including lettuce, parsley, cabbage, and greens
Steve is happy to talk about his produce and his gardening methods. He credits his late in-the-ground growing season to lots of compost and protection from westerly winds.
Patrons browse what's on hand at Besmaid Garden Essentials owned by Bobby Britt on Wesley Chapel Rd. Bobby provides produce for many local restaurants. (And some top-notch arugula to me. It was so good I went back for more at the Saturday market.)
Broccoli from Besmaid Garden Essentials
Mustard greens from Besmaid Garden Essentials
Bobby with a beauty of a Savoy cabbage
Barbara Pearson of Simply Scrumptious brought baked goods and chili for sale. Boy, did that chili look good!
Luis Martinez of Zocalo Salsas (www.zocalosalsas.com) had chips and salsas on hand to try as well as tamales!
Mary and Duane of Magnolia Bread Company (www.magnolia-bread.com) selling whole-grain breads and crackers.
Magnolia Bread Company booth (sans Mary and Duane)
Paul of Johnston Family Farm (www.johnstonfamilyfarm.com) proudly selling milk, heavy cream, and some mozzarella cheese
Tink of Tink's Beef (www.tinksbeef.com) deep in discussion with customers. Tink's Beef sells grass-fed, all-natural beef...
... and all-natural, farm-raised pork.
Duane Marcus, the market manager, selling kale, Komatsuna, and a collection of preserves
Ross, Rebecca, and little Josephine were handing out eggs for their egg CSA subscription program. Soon their farm, Many Fold Farm (www.manyfoldfarm.com), will be producing sheep's cheese as well.
Lauren makes Big Daddy Biscuits - all-natural, organic dog biscuits made with food you'd eat yourself. (www.bigdaddybiscuits.com)
Saturday January 8, 2011
Lauren treats a regular client at the Saturday Decatur Farmers Market.
Saturday's market patrons braved a blustery January morning.
Bobby and Steve talk shop (presumably).
Arugula grown by Steve Miller
Bok Choy from Bobby Britt and Besmaid Garden Essentials
Goodness Gracious Granola (www.goodnessgraciousgranola.com) brought the goods - including this delicious cranberry-pecan-almond variety.
Parking is a snap at the metered spots heretofore unpatrolled on Saturday mornings.
Joseph Costa of Costa's Pasta (www.costaspasta.com) made my trip with some homemade egg fettuccine. Currently on the hunt for some AtlantaFresh Artisan Creamery crème fraiche...
So visit the Decatur Farmers Market! Go on a Saturday morning or a Wednesday afternoon, but brave the weather and go!