Buford Highway Farmer’s Market – a great break from my weekly Krogering!

Note from Audra:  This is not a paid advertisement.   I just loved this place so much that I had to share with The Aha! Connection. 

 buford highway FMThere are a few things that you need to know about me before reading this article.

  1. I abhor grocery shopping
  2. I love to cook-especially Mexican food
  3. My major in college was International Business/Spanish
  4. I love to travel internationally and whenever I do, I always visit a local grocery store!

 I love Dunwoody and the small town feel of living in a close knit community nestled in the metro limits of “big city” of Atlanta.   Sometimes I get comfortable in my everyday small 10 mile radius and forget to take advantage of the “big city” things nearby.   Yesterday morning I had a meeting near spaghetti junction and planned to stop by Kroger on the way home to pick up a few ingredients for “Mexican supper night”.   As I approached the Buford Highway exit I decided to make a quick change of plans an run over to the Buford Highway Farmers Market.   Remember, I hate grocery shopping,  but strangely enough, I was suddenly getting excited about wandering the aisles.    I found myself taking pictures of all the fruits and vegetables…and the fish!   One of the items on my grocery list was avocados and wouldn’t you know it, the first thing I saw was a mountain of avocados on sale!   Lately I haven’t been able to find “good” avocados at Kroger or Publix.   I quickly found 3 perfect ones just waiting to be turned into guacamole tonight!

I won’t bore you with a long dissertation about how much fun I had and why…..but let’s just say that I felt like I was on vacation  in an international city!    I spent most of my time wandering the aisles designated to the Spanish speaking countries because I LOVE that kind of food and at least I could read those labels!   There are aisles for Korea, Japan, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Eastern Europe, Central America, South America….and on and on and on.  

Bottom line:  It’s 5.3 miles from my house.   Much of the produce seems fresher and less expensive than my usual chain stores.  I go to Kroger once per week so I think I’m going to trade one weekly Kroger visit per month to Buford Highway Farmer’s market just to switch it up a little and put some fun in an otherwise grueling household chore!

 I’m sharing my personal photos here but also wanted you to see the professional  Travel Channel video because it made me feel more normal that they loved the Buford Highway Farmer’s Market as much as I do!   You should go…and take your kids…it’s a really practical field trip!   My kids are going to love the guacamole and chicken tacos on fresh corn tortillas tonight but the real excitement will probably be the international chips….. Doritos Flamas……I’ve already sampled….YUM!

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5600 Buford Highway, Doraville, GA.
(770) 455-0770

8 thoughts on “Buford Highway Farmer’s Market – a great break from my weekly Krogering!

  1. I shop there weekly live that place so many great finds. Also the food court has great food. Since you like Mexican thought I would pass along in the back before you get to the meat section. You can buy the stuff for fajitas already cut and seasoned just have to go home and cook…it’s delicious…

    Melanie Clark

  2. Audra-

    I also have a BA in Spanish and an MBA in International Business (and I also LOVE the Buford Hwy Farmers Market). (Kind of a “small world” thing, I’d say). I love the Dekalb Farmers market too, but it’s too far for regular shopping. A lot of people don’t know about the Buford Hwy market, so it’s a good thing to share.

    Nancy

  3. Todd and I love this place and shop there frequently! It is an education in international foods. One of these days I’m going to buy some strange looking piece of produce and sample.

  4. I LOVE this place, sorry that you had not discovered it sooner, but glad you found it! Since I am at the office on weekdays, I only get to go there on weekends – just a warning you, try to get there during the week because the place is usually a mob scene on Sat/Sun unless you go early.

  5. You should also try the Super H Mart next to Brandsmart.
    Great prices on fruits, veggies and seafood.
    And a great Asian “food court”

  6. Loved it! It was fun and exotic – and I am going back! The organic vegetables and fruit were cheaper and looked better/fresher! And the fish! Wow! I am going to step back and think through how to cook fresh not frozen or packaged fish. So many interesting things (and people!). The pig’s head was the biggest surprise. I just imagine someone lifting that huge head by the ears, putting it into a shopping cart and checking out. Do they bag those I wonder? It was much fun and it will (I hope) become my once a week big grocery shopping place. I am over the top excited to have “found” this place! I thank you SO much – truly had your review not been so inspiring I would NEVER have gone.

    Thank you for ALL you give us/your community!
    Renee

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