The Bottom Line
- Atlanta's best selection of grocery items
- Fresh made pastas, breads and more
- Large recycling center on-site
- Very crowded on weekends
- Some may find the smell unappetizing
- Dekalb Farmer's Market is located on the outskirts of Decatur at 3000 E. Ponce De Leon Avenue.
- The market is open from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. every day of the year except for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
- The market doesn't accept credit cards, so bring cash, debit (including check cards) or checks. There is an ATM on-site.
- There is a large recycling center in the parking lot where you can bring many things you can't recycle at home.
- For more details on the Dekalb Farmer's Market, visit them online.
Guide Review - Dekalb Farmers Market - Atlanta's International Farmer's Market
Dekalb Farmer's Market is Atlanta's go-to source for super fresh produce, meats, seafood and anything else you'll need for your kitchen. Don't be surprised if you run in to chefs from Atlanta's top restaurants shopping the market to pick up their high-end ingredients.
The market is a sprawling facility with what seems like miles of fresh produce at bargain prices. Wind in and out of the dry goods aisles picking up interesting sauces and don't miss the spices section where you'll find huge tubs of every seasoning at rock bottom prices.
Over at the meat counters you'll get the freshest cuts of all your favorites along with unique meats you won't find elsewhere. The seafood selection is vast with several live tanks so you know its fresh!
There are also a variety of specialty counters where you can purchase flowers, baked goods, fresh coffee and more. The buffet and salad bar may seems like a strange find, but it is a great place to grab lunch and you can load up on a variety of dishes that use the quality market ingredients. The buffet is priced by the pound.
First-timers may find the Dekalb Farmer's Market has a strange smell, which I've always attributed to the huge seafood section. It's also quite chilly inside, so if you're staying for lunch you may want to bring a jacket. Don't let these quirks discourage you, every home cook should make a trip (or a dozen!) to this market.