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Buford Highway Farmers Market
« on: November 22, 2009, 05:22:07 AM »
I go to BHFM just about every weekend, usually early Saturday morning when it's not very crowded. Best grocery section I've found in the city, plus an amazing selection of foods from many ethnicities, and not just Asian & hispanic.

Yesterday, I was poking about in the small African section and bought a package of Nigerian utazi leaves (which kinda looks like pot without buds), some ground 'extra hot pepper' (not sure of exact country this is from) and some plantain fufu flour. I guess you use the flour to make dough balls for use in ... something. You can use it as a batter, too. Dunno, I'll have to do some research.

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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2009, 11:45:13 AM »
BHFM is a frequent destination of mine as well. It's close to home and I can find pretty much anything I need there.

Last visit I brought home seaweed salad, pickled and peppered daffodil stems, frozen naan, various ramen varieties, and paneer.They occasionally carry Lucozade too.  :)

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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2010, 07:31:45 AM »
Have been to H-mart Doraville and BHFM in the same week.  The only thing H-mart has over BHFM is a parking lot without pot holes.  I may have a little trouble finding some things at BHFM but I do eventually find them.  Bigger selection and more variety at BHFM.  Even though we'll have to drive by H-mart to get to BHFM I believe that is exactly what we will do.
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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2010, 08:08:03 AM »
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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2010, 02:20:42 PM »
Nice find!  Those do look like fun.  I'll have to try to check one out.
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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2010, 03:20:32 PM »
They've been holding those Chinese Southern Belle cooking demos for a while now, but I haven't managed to be at BHFM at the right time.

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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2010, 03:36:51 PM »
Very cool. Will try to hit the lunar new year one. Thanks!

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« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2010, 03:02:28 PM »
They've been holding those Chinese Southern Belle cooking demos for a while now, but I haven't managed to be at BHFM at the right time.

Anyone know what time they do them at?

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« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2010, 06:32:41 PM »
Thanks a bunch!  :)

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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2010, 05:44:06 PM »
These events sound like they could be fun:

www.chinesesouthernbelle.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/CSB_Classes_flyer.pdf

Ironically enough, after seeing this mentioned, The Scientist and I just happened to walk in as one of these Saturday demonstrations was starting. We had gone to dim sum, drove up and down BuHi a bit, stopped at Plaza Fiesta and then went to shop at BHFM. Upon entering, I noticed the stand set up for the demo, and Margaret motioned for me to sit down and watch, which was OK by me, except for a couple of things. 1) I teach cooking classes, and these are kind of basic compared to some of the stuff I like to cook. I did like the explanation of some different types of spring roll wrappers, and I might not have thought to pan fry the thinner wrapped ones, but most of this was pretty elementary stuff. 2) The place where she does the demo is in the produce section, right in front of the entrance door, so as we sat there, the door pretty much constantly stayed open, so we were really frickin' cold. Well, at least I was. The Scientist can take some pretty cold weather.

Anyway, I didn't want to be rude and get up to leave, but I was really dying for her to finish so that I could do my shopping and get away from the drafty door. Still, it was a nice demo and quite popular.
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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2010, 07:58:28 AM »
We dropped in on one of her demos yesterday also, sorry we missed you. I liked the hand outs she gave that told what ailes to find all the ingredients she was using. We just walked through the market after she finished and didn't buy anything but did taste a few of the food stations. I don't think we have ever come away from there without a bunch of stuff. Really like the way they have rearranged the fish department and how fresh everything smells. We are so spoiled in Atlanta to have access to such fantastic ingredients.

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Re: Buford Highway Farmers Market
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2010, 05:54:37 PM »
 I think the ones during the week are more "substantive." But I could be wrong.................

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Buford Highway Farmer's Market
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2010, 04:36:58 PM »
Seems we don't have a thread, so here goes:

We headed up that way to pick up some crab legs from Super H and hit BHFM first. This place just keeps getting better and better. It is hands-down the best grocery store in the city, IMHO. THey have expanded the "European" offerings even more. Bought some terrific deli pickles, some absolutley wonderful rye bread - I  have been looking for this kind of rye since I moved from NY state-, great Taramosalata, lots and lots of veggies, meats, and other things. My three-year old was kept happy by an ongoing opportunity to try the samples they were giving out.

Really like that they now have "fancy" meats, the giant seafood selection, and "fancy cheeses". It is truly one-stop shopping.

Oh, and the bathrooms are comparatively deluxe.

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Re: Buford Highway Farmer's Market
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2010, 04:41:41 PM »
Seems we don't have a thread, so here goes:

We headed up that way to pick up some crab legs from Super H and hit BHFM first. This place just keeps getting better and better. It is hands-down the best grocery store in the city, IMHO. THey have expanded the "European" offerings even more. Bought some terrific deli pickles, some absolutley wonderful rye bread - I  have been looking for this kind of rye since I moved from NY state-, great Taramosalata, lots and lots of veggies, meats, and other things. My three-year old was kept happy by an ongoing opportunity to try the samples they were giving out.

Really like that they now have "fancy" meats, the giant seafood selection, and "fancy cheeses". It is truly one-stop shopping.

Oh, and the bathrooms are comparatively deluxe.

Okay, as somebody from another part of town who rarely gets to this part of town, and then only to eat, not to shop, can somebody tell me where this place is?  When I google it, I get someplace outside the loop, but I could have sworn there's a place further down BuHi called the same thing?  Have seen a lot of discussion around here but everyone seems to think it's understood where this place is... or I am simply the last person to find it...

 

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