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One very cold January mid-morning, I visited the Morningside Market located on N. Highland Ave. just south of University. I was late. At 10:15, one of the vendors (Woodland Gardens) was packing up and headed out and others had just bits and pieces left. So heads up! Get to the Morningside Market early; the winter market starts at 8:00. There are many committed market-goers ready to beat you to the punch – even on a blustery winter morning.

For more details about the market, please visit my article on the Morningside Market at Examiner.com.

All produce at the market must be certified organically grown.

Customers examine produce brought by Crystal Organic Farm. (crystalorganicfarm.wordpress.com)

Got this photo of microgreens from Woodland Gardens on the back of their truck as they were nearly sold out and calling it a day.

So many lovely varieties of soap from Hazelbrand Farm soaps ...

... and so nicely packaged! (www.hazelbrand.com)

Crackers from Magnolia Bread Company (www.magnolia-bread.com),

treats from Pure Bliss Organics (pureblissorganics.com),

and warm clothing were all for sale.

It was an excellent day to purchase a warm hat!

People lined up to buy Riverview Farms' ...

grass-fed beef ...

and Berkshire pork. (www.grassfedcow.com)

So come out (early and often) to Morningside Market (www.morningsidemarket.com) and see what you can find!

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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!

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I’ve taken on a new position as Atlanta Farmers Market Examiner for Examiner.com in order to learn more about the larger local food scene in Atlanta.

So I’ll do my best to keep track of farmers market happenings in the area, too.

Here’s my first article highlighting farmers markets holding their forts during winter: Atlanta farmers markets open in January.

See all my articles here.

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