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Atlanta Farmer’s Markets

June 10, 2009

Atlanta Farmer's Markets 2009

These are the local markets that I have found. Does anyone know of any others in Atlanta that I am forgetting?

Dunwoody market


We did the Wednesday markets today. Both were small, “producer only” markets meaning they only allow people to sell what they actually grow (or make) themselves. We filled our reusable shopping bag with collard greens and arugula at the morning market. For lunch, I made a simple salad with the arugula. It might be the spiciest leaf I have ever put into my mouth.

In the afternoon we were happy to see the farmers with the delicious lettuce at the Decatur market. This time we bought zucchini, onions, and an unusual looking yellow cucumber. Sadly we will have to wait until autumn to buy fresh, local lettuce again.

On the way home from the second market of the day, we stopped by Rainbow Natural Foods. It’s a little obsessive, I know, but… we love buying food! We were driving right past it and had 15 minutes before our appointment with the Vet across the street! I needed an avocado. Really, we don’t usually make 3 stops for groceries.

For dinner we had Grated Beet Salad. Cool and crunchy. Next time I would add another orange and avocado.

Grated Beet Salad

Grated Beet Salad

Grated Beet Salad

Ingredients
* 2 cups grated jicama
* 2 cups grated raw beets (3 medium beets)
* 1 avocado, thinly sliced
* 1 navel orange, peeled, sectioned, each section cut into thirds (save any juice)
* 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
* 1 Tbs. lime juice
* 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
* 1/2 tsp. ground coriander
* 1 1/2 Tbs. olive oil
* pumpkin seeds

Directions
1. Place beets in medium bowl along with jicama, avocado, orange, and cilantro.
2. Whisk together any orange juice you save from cutting the oranges, lime juice, cumin, and coriander. Whisk in oil. Pour over beet mixture, and toss to mix. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Sprinkle each serving with pumpkin seeds.

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  1. Elvis permalink
    June 12, 2009 5:50 pm

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