Today was rainy, blah and the kid was home from school for Spring Break so I decided to take a trip to the Buford Hwy Farmer’s Market. Of course it took the old “will ya buy me lunch at the market?” Sometimes when you go out with a teen, you either get silence because they decided to take a nap or you get a really fun conversation. Well I got the really good conversation. πŸ™‚

The trip took about 35 minutes to drive in the yucky, dreary, misty rain. I only had about twelve items on the list (mainly rose water, real rose water) to get at the international market, the market I only get to go to about once every two months BUT can you really only get just those TWELVE items?! HECK NO!!!!!!

I believe there were approximately 30 items in the cart including lunch – sushi and shrimp wraps in rice paper. The store was soooooo empty midday on a Tuesday, it was fabulous!

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Just for fun, I took some pictures, just in case you’ve never been. πŸ™‚ Also if you only thought there were five varieties of butter, think again Β there was butter from every corner of the world and all countries in between!


How about cheeses? –

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This beautiful loaf of rye was calling my name, “Anne-Marie come take me home, you must get me sliced too!!!!” Yep it came home and boy oh boy, one of the most delicious rye breads with a super sourdoughy taste and chewy crust.

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It is the loaf on the left, all crackly and giant! So stinking delicious!!!!

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I ATE 3 slices already πŸ™‚

And how many kinds of kimchi do you need? how about like 37?

how many kimchi varieties can there be???
how many kimchi varieties can there be???

The beautiful fruit and veggie section is to die for!

And some random aisles. JUST because!


Fancy rice!
Fancy rice!

OK so these soups are not REAL FOOD friendly but the kid REALLY loves them πŸ™‚

super spicy "fancy" ramen soups
super spicy “fancy” ramen soups

AND Turkish Delight – we all decided is quite, well icky to be nice – anyone want them???

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Hope your day was amazing!


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Looks like a lot of fun. I love going to any type of international market!


The only problem is I spend more than I should!


I enjoyed reading about your trip to the market and the photos. I love going to the one near me, and I always buy something crazy along with what I need. Thanks, but I have to pass on the Turkish Delight. I made some several years ago, and it was okay, but I wouldn’t call it delightful. LOL Thanks for sharing your trip!


Yeah we did NOT like that Turkish Delight – it just has a strange texture. Oh well thank goodness it was only $3!
Thanks Toni!


Hey Anne-Marie, Where is the Buford Hwy Farmers Mkt?? I didn’t know there was one! I always go to Dekalb but would love to check this one out!!

Cheryl Gelatt


Cheryl it is on Buford Hwy where 285 and 85 meet. πŸ™‚

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