Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tuesday night grocery shopping - YDFM

The majority of our food shopping is done at YDFM (Your DeKalb Farmer's Market). The expansiveness and variety of YDFM borders on indescribable. But amazingness aside, I do have two minor complaints: 1.They rarely stock leafy greens grown closer to home then California. 2.The chickens could be more genuinely free range. Fortunately those are both problems I can solve on my own. The first by growing my own greens (which we do) and the second by finding a local free range chicken vendor (something on our to-do list).

I'll expand more on YDFM's greatness in the future. For this evening, I'd like to leave you with -

The first rule of YDFM is - don't talk about YDFM!

No, no, no. That's not right. The first rule of YDFM is:
2. The second rule of YDFM is, BRING A SWEATER!!! Even in the summer I need a hoodie. In the winter I need a winter's coat, hat and gloves. It's freezing in there.
3. The final rule of YDFM is, BE VERY WARY OF WHEN YOU GO. Tonight, a Tuesday after 7:30pm, it was great. A Saturday afternoon or Sunday after church - forget it. It's bananas. If you go when it's at maximum capacity your best bet is to bring a buddy, leave the cart in a stationary location, and tag team the shopping list.


  1. I have often wondered about the no photogrophy rule. Why do you think that is?

  2. It's because they don't want the place packed with "photographers" getting in everyone's way. It's annoying enough as it is with people wandering around in wide eyed wonder. Just imagine all those people with cameras.